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My Story & Experiences

The Om Stone

Here below is the Om Stone, hand-carved with a hammer and chisel in New York Blue Stone by my brother Jeff – a master mason. The slab is 10 1/4″ wide x 15 3/4″ long x 2″ high and weighs 30lbs. Like all of Jeff’s stonework, it […]

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Personal Story: What is the Goal?

As a kid I was not goal-oriented, and I was even less so in my early twenties. I was – well – meandering. Around that time, I made my first India trip – on bicycle(!), along with my brother. We made the big haul from China over […]

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Trip to NY: Alarming Tour

When I went out to my car – it was still dark outside – I started to pull out of the driveway and noticed that the interior light was on in mom’s car. It was 6:30 in the morning; I was running a touch late on my […]

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Morning Meditation

What a treat in the middle of February – a morning meditation outside. The yogis say that doing meditation outdoors opens new vistas. No longer bothered by all the domestic callings a house contains, the aspirant is unfettered and more free to explore within. Natural surroundings and […]

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Pier Review: TV Interview w/ Wendy Rieger NBC-4

Wendy Rieger, the news anchor of NBC-4, approached me for an interview for her new show, “Pier Review”, in early September. So one morning we sat and talked on her pier and she also came to a class and filmed. That interview began airing (Oct 27, 2010) […]

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An Interesting Week…(Cont)

Well, to continue with our interesting week – it kinda goes like this. Wendy Rieger, the news anchor of NBC (Washington DC), was due to come to our 6p class this past Wednesday to get some video for a story she is doing on Renaissance Yoga. Well, […]

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An Interesting Week…

One of the most enjoyable aspects of teaching yoga is sharing this great practice with all kinds of wonderful people – from all different backgrounds, interests, and ages. In addition to my regular 20+ classes per week or so, this past week (Sep 19 – 25) included […]

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: 20 Yrs After

In 1987, as a teenager, I stood at the border with a friend. We peered down the highway past the guards and decided to go for it. We split up and hitchhiked separately into the city, a 3 1/2 hr drive from the West German – East […]

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How Yoga Helps: Please Do Share

Open any yoga magazine or even the health section of any newspaper, and you will read about the many benefits of yoga: Less stress, greater flexibility, lower blood pressure, deeper sleep, faster recovery time, and so many things. In short, there are numerous ways how yoga helps. […]

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Living Our Life

(The below excerpt is the conclusion of an essay I recently wrote (Yoga: Manifesting Our Dharma) in answer to the question, ‘What is Yoga?’. The introduction is here.) Yoga means many things to different people, yet ultimately it seems to be about finding happiness and meaning in […]

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