Community and Family

thoughts on how we fit into the web of community, family and society

State of the Garden (and a Sign)

Long time neighbors and participants in the rose garden yoga posse, who have now retired and are moving to be nearer children and grandchildren, gave me their yard sign.

I will miss them for practice and around the neighborhood. I like, if they must go, that I will think of them fondly every time I come home to this exhortation and its call to practice.

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Ganesha’s Vahana

I don’t have much family, and I know little about the family I have. I am the one living with this photograph (the only one I’ve seen) of my maternal great grandmother because we are the only two with frizzy hair. The story I heard about her was that she gave birth to my grandmother en route from Eastern Europe and carried her across the ocean to the lower East Side.

This Ganesha makes me think about that level of determination –what we can do when we figure out how to turn a rat into a ride.

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Signs Around Town (and Thoughts on Sadhana)

Although incorporation of practice (and the mindset of making everything a dedicated practice) ideally becomes routine, actually practicing should be a never routine, freshly curious, heartfelt engagement. In that regard, I try not to get inured to seeing the signs in the neighborhood.

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New Weekly Offering: Friday Evening House Practice


Fridays 1/4-3/7 all levels practice.

RSVP’s very helpful to make sure there’s room for you and that we listen for your arrival (door stays locked).
Doors will open at 6 for visiting and connecting (including those who may be on the challenges of embodiment list and want the yoga vibe, but are not sure about participating in group practice).
Please show up by 6:30 to make sure we hear you knocking; structured practice will start no later than 6:45 and run until 7:45.
Expect centering (meditation, breath work); slow alignment-based flow (with alternatives for whatever shape you’ve arrived in), balance work, functional movement practices, dance and playful movement incorporated for lightness and perspective when it suits, with savanna and closing.

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