From Chaos, We will RISE

From Chaos, We will RISE

I’ve heard it preached, I’ve heard it on TED Talks, I’ve heard it from Bikram, and I’ve seen it in my own experience: the world always leans towards chaos, that is it’s nature. I’m not trying to sound dismal. In fact, quite the opposite. Let me explain. Chaos is a...
To the Lost Souls

To the Lost Souls

December 14th is my sister Lori’s birthday. She would have been 51. She passed away at age 7 from Reye’s Syndrome, which thankfully today we mostly prevent now that we know children can be fatally allergic to aspirin, knowledge we didn’t yet have back in the mid...
Gratitude and the Space for Difference

Gratitude and the Space for Difference

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, and confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of...
Rajashree Choudhury

Rajashree Choudhury

Over my 16 years of teaching, I’ve been blessed to be in the presence and in conversations with Rajashree Choudhury, Bikram’s wife. My first encounter was at Teacher Training, 2001 where she not only taught classes but was the “Mother Teresa” to all 300 of us as she...
Beautiful Day – in memory of Chris Canevaro

Beautiful Day – in memory of Chris Canevaro

Chris Canevaro Back in 2005, two years after we had opened BYSJ, I received an email from a BYSJ member telling me that there was someone at the studio that wanted to help out. It wasn’t long after that I received another email from the gentleman himself, asking...