Teaching is a work of heart

“To teach a yoga class well, the teacher must hold back nothing. The teacher’s heart must be entirely open.” – Gates & Kenison. Meditations from the Mat. Page 127. This quote jumped off the pages of my book this morning, the day following my first experience teaching a public yoga class. My yoga school arranged …

“Head”ed out for another great day in Maui

Every time I look at a map of Maui, it looks like a turtle to me. So, if you want to get into a honu’s head, there is a trip around the north shore that won’t disappoint! Our first stop was a lookout over the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. Here there are …

Dreams of travel in the time of the pandemic…

These are strange times. I’m interrupting my series of stories from my beloved Maui to write about our current reality. I’ll try not to use words like “unprecedented,” “pandemic,” or “COVID-19,” but it’s almost impossible while writing about the today’s state of affairs. As you read this, most states have some form of “stay-at-home” order, …

A Whale of a Tale

Greetings from a beautiful humpback whale off of the shores of Maui! Our whale watch excursion was amazing as we journeyed into the protected waters of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary on a 15-passenger raft, where hundreds of migrating Alaskan humpback whales are making their home and propagating their species in these …

With Aloha, Honu

I spent the afternoon with the most amazing creatures at Hookipa Beach in Paia, Maui. The multitude of sea turtles was incredible as they rode in on the waves and made their way to the sandy shore to bask in the afternoon sun. After taking many photos, (with a long lens and maintaining all legal …

Honu

One hour of Yin, or deep stretch yoga at Kom Hot Yoga can transport me to the beach, which is my ultimate happy place. Today I felt like creating Turtle Pose, which opens the hips and stretches the back. Honu is the Hawaiian name for the green sea turtle and envisioning him gracefully propelling through …

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