Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hip Hop Asana at the Yoga Journal Conference NYC 2012

I am very excited to be leading two classes during the main part of the conference in April 2012. One of the classes I will be teaching is of course Hip Hop Asana. The class will also double as a fundraiser for The Andrew Glover Youth Program (AGYP) in the Lower East Side. It is a probation program that I use to attend and played a fundamental role in who I am today by keeping me out of jail. All the money that I make for the class will be donated directly to AGYP and there will also be a chance for people to donate at the conference or through Yoga Journals website. The money will be used to provide legal counsel for young adults unable to pay for it themselves. All the music for the class will be played by an incredible DJ Derek Beres of EarthRise Sound System. The warm up of the class will be a Hip Hop dance led by Alex Febre my is going to be crazy... In order to get people excited about this class I will be shooting a video Saturday on what is HHA. Please check in over the next few weeks to see what going on...

Celebrate Living Retreat

20th Year that this amazing event is happening at Ananda Ashram in Monroe NY. Teaching it with Julies Kirpatrick who is also my mom...awwww....daily sanskrit, asana delicious vegan meals and nightly vedic fire ceremonies. For more information please call Jivamukti at 212.353.0214 or visit or check it out on


Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jivamukti Global Satsang

Tonight is the last night here at the Jivamukti Global Satsang / World Peace Conference. It has been such a great time. Today I had the joy of listening to two incredible beings Gabriel Cousens and Will Tuttle. After a tasty vegan feast for dinner Chloe Jo Davis and Alexandra Jamieson gave a beautiful talk on finding love in our communities. They were followed up by the one and only Julia Butterfly Hill. Author, activist and world changer if you are not sure who she is please visit The evening would not be complete without some chanting and we had some of the best. First up was a group called The Jais. Started by Rama himself Jeffrey Cohen. Next up was Donna Delory who's voice is so crystal clear. This is a one of a kind conference.

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Peace, Love and Vegetables

Friday, October 21, 2011

Global Satsang Day 2

Days keep on getting better here in Loveland, Ohio. Took a morning practice with Jeffrey Cohen and then a class with Doug Swenson. In the evening was the incredible Trevor Hall signing in the video. Tomorrow early morning shakti-pat with Shanti and Gabriel Cousens before a plenary with Chloe Jo Davis and Alexandra Jamieson two of the hottest vegans I know. Please check out their blog

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Jivamukti Global Satsang Day 1

Flew in this evening just in time to see David Newman. And another great thing is that Jeffrey Cohen sings at night.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Giving Thanks

On my way back from Japan a few weeks ago i had a very rough trip. I was awake for the better part of the 60 hours it took to get home after having missed two trains and two flights. I found myself getting more and more frustrated, tired and sick of travelling. The plane i was on could not land at Newark and so we circled for so long we ran out of fuel. The pilot announced we would have to stop in Toronto to re-fuel. As we were on the tarmac I felt the frustration slowly subside. What did I really have to be upset about. I spend the majority of my time flying around the world meeting the most incredible people. Being part of the Jivamukti Global Satsang, helping communities to grow and growing myself. Although it took me a long time to get home it was much faster than it would have been just 50 years ago or 100 years ago. At least I did not have to take a boat...I was upset as I flew hundreds of miles per hour through the sky as I sat on my butt. We all have so much to be thankful for but we forget as so many extraordinary things have become common place. It is a strong and powerful not to mention humbling practice to give thanks every day...what are you thankful for today?

Peace, Love and Vegetables

Saturday, October 8, 2011

With That Moon Language

Admit something:

Everyone you see, you say to them, "Love me."

Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise someone would call the cops.

Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us to connect.

Why not become the one who lives with a full moon in each eye

that is always saying,

with that sweet moon language,

what every other eye in this world is dying to hear?


Translated by Daniel Landinsky from the book Love Poems From God.

Peace, Love and Vegetables