A 10-year anniversary is a big thing, and a year ago, coming off the incredible high of the St. Barth Summer Camp Yoga Challenge, I wondered what blow-out features the following year could propose. And then, September 6 rolled around, and 20 years almost to the day that Hurricane Luis had devastated St. Barth, Hurricane […]
It’s a new season and group classes have once again started in my yoga studio at Venus Health & Beauty Spa in the heart of Gustavia, on my favorite island, St. Barth. Group practice is a magical opportunity to deepen your understanding of the poses and investigating what comes up in your mind and body as you do. […]
A few years ago, when I was invited by BA50 creator Felice Shapiro to become a contributing blogger to her site, I immediately said yes. I could feel the value in her mission and vision: to create and facilitate a forum in which an age-specific audience could share life experiences, professional skills and personal practices. […]
This November newsletter is the PS for St. Barth Summer Camp Yoga Challenge and lists new group classes at l’ Institut de Beauté Venus in Gustavia. Welcome! SINCE ST. BARTH SUMMER CAMP Each year, after St-Barth Summer Camp Yoga Challenge ends, I set my self the challenge of writing a synopsis to recap our 5 challenge […]
Greetings, Summer Campers! With our first week completed, the St. Barth Summer Camp Yoga University program week II unfolds with some excellent workshops that will add grist to the mill. WEEK 2 Saturday, July 25 from 7-9 am : Cardio Discovery Hike “The Pathless Path” We’ll be meeting at 6:50 am in Grand Fond for […]
I am so pleased to share with you this year’s Yoga University program of strong teachers. This year’s guests : •Morgane Bertin-Denis, sophrologue / stress management will be leading a workshop on the Synergy of our senses for a fuller, richer life. • Laetitia Santarelli, psychotherapist, will be leading a workshop on the Synergy of […]
I designed my first website with a Macintosh software program years ago. Called Coming Home, it was a supervised selfie mounted with the advice of Apple tutors. In truth, it was a nice-enough first cyberhouse. But as the years went on and the IT industry raced past me, site maintenance and updates – just beyond […]
This is my pre-Amazon jungle post. Soon, I will be in a place with no cell phones or cell towers, no tvs, no prompts or alarms or beeps or bells or surveillance. I will be surrounded by nature’s garden. Hope to see you when I return, just in time to run the St. Barth Summer Camp Yoga Challenge. Here’s an article I wrote that appeared in the International Yoga Teachers Association annual publication. I think it captures the spirit of Yoga in St. Barth, and the spirt of Summer Camp. I hope you’ll join me!
Deep in the heart of yoga, we know it is not about building up the ego, but about learning how to dismantle the tight grip we have on the notion of Me and My and Mine, and on our constant need for approval, that can only be achieved by feeling good enough only when we are better than everybody else.
On this day of Armistice, yoga practice was about letting the war really be over and finding that unless we take the time to intervene, modify or update our deeply ingrained habit patterns and thoughts, the bombs go off over and over again, convincing us that it is not safe to move back into the sacred heart.