Start where you are

When you are at a loss about where to begin any practice, start where you are. Start where you are, and then again, start where you are. Each time you return to make an effort to change a habit, to shift a perspective, to be more open, start in that space of acceptance. Accept all […]

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Making yoga more accessible to Latinos in Jersey City

In a recent piece by Yoga in the Heights writer Laryssa Wirstiuk,’“Yoga Blend” Brings Yoga to Jersey City’s Latino Community,” I describe how the idea came about for “Yoga Blend,” a bilingual Hatha-Vinyasa class. Check it out:  “Yoga Blend” Brings Yoga to Jersey City’s Latino Community. A new class offering at Yoga in the Heights, Yoga Blend is a […]

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Movement to unlock creativity

When I close my eyes and settle into savasana at the end of a yoga class, the final relaxation pose, I am often flooded with scenes from future stories. In this state of total relaxation, creativity blossoms, characters manifest, and ideas multiply. To explore this state of creative inspiration with fellow writers, I am leading […]

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Celebrating a growing community of writers

When you stumble upon fellow scribes who share a similar passion and joy for writing, hold on fast. Don’t let go of opportunities to connect and get out of your cave to practice, share, and collaborate. In the past few years Jersey City Writers (JCW) has provided ongoing support to local writers through regular workshops, marathons, […]

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Exploring connections within

On New Year’s Eve, I lost my voice. Instead of bringing in the New Year with joyful shouts, I was forced to celebrate in silence. Practicing silence, however, was an invitation to connect to a deeper and more profound voice within. I began to notice and pay closer attention to whatever emotions or thoughts came […]

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