Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winter 2009 Newsletter

Dear Community,

Greetings from Northern California, where the rains have blessed us abundantly after many years of drought.

A quick note to my 7th Heaven community: I made an error in my last Sunday announcement. I will be teaching on Sunday February 7th and there will be a sub for Sunday February 14th. Sorry about the confusion!

Now that my life has calmed down a bit, Joshua and I are finally getting married on July 10, 2010, which was the birthday of my mother. We will have a quiet wedding and then take off for a trip on horseback through Yellowstone National Park.

Joshua and I also decided to adopt a dog! We have been going to the animal shelter frequently to get to know the dogs. It is heartbreaking to see all of these beautiful, abandoned dogs waiting for a kind soul to adopt them. These creatures are to me a symbol of our broken trust with Mother Nature and the callousness we have shown in our relationship with her. As Joshua and I are not going to have any children, I am glad that we are taking this step of caring for another being by sharing our lives with them.
In other news – but somewhat related – after I have had the wonderful opportunity to benefit from the guidance of some of the greatest living teachers, I am happy to report that I have a new guru! His name is Cesar Millan and he is the Dog Whisperer on the National Geographic Channel. Under the guise of helping dogs he really heals people and that broken trust between us and nature. It is amazing to see that the problem with dogs always stems from the owner’s issues, and, as Cesar says – “…you may not get the dog you want, but the dog you need.”

What an inspirational man, he is truly my hero! Check him out…..Click here to visit his website.

P.S. I have lots of events coming up, so the page is rather long.

Step Into Your truth w/ the Bhagavad Gita February 18 10am
My call-in workshop is part of a new program called Up2yoga – a continuous conversation about yoga teachings and practices, and how to live them day-to-day. I’m excited to be part of it. For more info, check out their website.

My Up2yoga workshop offers a fully interactive experience. Through advanced technology, we’ll engage with each other as if we’re together in the same room – with breakout groups, live Q&A, and more. This gives you a chance to get deeply involved with the material and learn from each other, as well as from me.

Register now for access to my workshop, and consider becoming part of the Up2yoga community.

Loving Kindness Yoga and Kirtan
lululemon Athletica Berkeley. Sunday, February 21, 2010 6:30pm – 8:00pm Waking the Buddha in the Sangha with Katchie Ananda Metta or Loving Kindness is to the soul what fog is to nature. It nurtures and heals our wounds. We will learn the basic techniques of Loving Kindness and how to integrate this ancient, Buddhist practice into our daily life, using a slow, deep Asana practice as well as a guided Meditation. Space is limited so please RSVP. Snacks and drinks will be provided after class.

Spiritual Activation
An afternoon of Anusara Yoga and inspiring conversation with Julia Butterfly Hill and Katchie Ananda February 28, 2010 2-5pm at Yoga Kula S.F.

A 10 year anniversary celebration of the Luna treesit.

An afternoon of inspiring, thought- provoking and uplifting conversation and yoga. Julia and Katchie will lead beautifully-woven discussion about spirituality, activism,social change and hope in these challenging times, mixed with a heartfelt anusara yoga class that encourages participants to explore the themes in their bodies and in their

Space is limited.

All proceeds benefit the What’s Your Tree program and the ongoing care and stewardship of Luna, the ancient redwood tree where Julia Butterfly Hill made her home for 2 years.

This event is generously being sponsored by Yoga Kula. For More Information: Call Yoga Kula at 510-486-0264 or email or visit

Upcoming workshops in Europe
Mar 12 15:00- 17:00pm Shri, Satya, Svatantrya: The 3 “S” of Anusara – A Master class Airyoga, Zurich CH
Mar 12 18:00 – 21:00 Tapas, Svadhyaya and Ishvara Pranidhana Airyoga, Zurich CH
Mar 13 14:15 – 17:15 Shiva and Shakti – Inner and Outer Spiral Airyoga, Zurich CH
Mar 14 13:30 – 16:30 The Rasas in Tantric Philosophy Airyoga, Zurich CH
Mar 20 – 21

“Chili und Schokolade”
an Anusara Yoga & writing workshop w/ Milena Moser Airyoga, Munchen DE
Apr. 2

Kirtan Svahayoga
Amsterdam NL
Apr 3 14:30-17:00 Workshop Svahayoga, Amsterdam NL
Apr 4 14:30-17:00 Workshop Svahayoga, Amsterdam NL
Nov 16 – 21

Ansuara Immersion Level 3
w/ Michael Thurnherr Airyoga, Zurich CH

The Sacred Thread of Yoga
Oct 15 – 17 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA Click here for the scoop.

Anusara yoga Immersion
in the Fall
dates to be determined Yoga Kula