Category Archives: Blog
What I really want you to know: you are not alone

When I prepare myself to work on a newsletter, it isn’t always with enthusiasm and zest.  Often I let myself get tongue-tied because there is just so much “out there ” and “in here” (our personal mailboxes). There’s so much accessible information on the web, which used to be harder to find, that I’m concerned anything I might contribute is just so much […]

The Health Benefits of Spiritual Practice

The Health Benefits of Spiritual Practice. Spirituality may mean something different to everyone, but there is ever-growing evidence that the Health Benefits of Spiritual Practice, both those based in non-religious and religious forms, are real.  The growing body of evidence suggests that many people cope better with problems such as physical illness, depression and stress when […]

The 4 Stages of Yoga

This article is not only about the Four Stages of Yoga, but about why they aren’t being taught, my own teaching, and what I want to do about it! Some of you are aware that I have wanted to open up a dialogue with the on-going yoga community I have attracted over the years—it’s interests and needs, in […]

Clear & Ground Your Energy–a Workshop with Kat Allen

Learn to clear and ground your energy using Taoist-Tibetan & Hatha Yoga Practices, and experience how life-changing working with the energy body can be!  Kat has developed an accessible, enjoyable and effective method of exploreing energy practices, which when practiced regularly, support the transformation of old patterns of the body-mind! These simple but profoundly effective exercises from three ancient traditions are skillfully blended by Kat into a unique and […]

Find True Well-being through Energy Practices

This article on Finding (and keeping!) True Well-being through Energy Practices briefly explains the what and the why of “energy clearing.” And by giving you some ideas about the “how,” my hope is that you will seek out some guidance to learn these practices, as tried and true methods with an experienced guide are always most beneficial. Why should […]

Yoga in Bali Retreat

YOGA IN BALI RETREAT: SACRED ADVENTURE 2016 with Shannon McCall and Kat Allen February 9- 22, 2016    Ubud, Bali and Gili Meno Island Early Bird price $2200 by Sept.30th; $2500 by Nov. 30, 2015 Join us for this trip of a lifetime–our Yoga in Bali Retreat is truly a Sacred Adventure and Journey into the Heart of Bali.  Enter […]

The Healthy Mind on CHANGE

The Healthy Mind on CHANGE,  or, Therapist finds enchantment in her Inner Geek! What I  will outline below in this article are some key points in learning to navigate a world where change is happening at a faster place, and more frequently, to almost everyone, including myself.  And trust me, change can be as hard for me […]

Healing trauma through Meditation

Healing our trauma and stress through Meditation.  That is the title of the video, below, presented by my teacher, Tsoknyi Rinpoche. It got me to thinking and comparing.  While there are a number of ways of dealing with the effects trauma and stress here in the West, they differ from eastern traditions in a number of ways. […]

Couples Counseling in West Seattle–Traits of Healthy Relationships

If you are thinking about seeking Couples Counseling in West Seattle for concerns about your relationship, Congratulations!  That is a very healthy thing to do–to stop and wonder, “Hmmm, maybe someone outside the system will be able to see what is going on more clearly, not take sides, and actually be able to TEACH US […]

Special July Yoga Series: Healthy Spine-Healthy Mind!

Give yourself the gift of a healthy = happy body and mind!  July 7-28, 2015   The focus of this short series is to create and/or maintain the ever-so-important foundations of a strong back and core, and a stable, tranquil mind.  Using the four classes to build on one another, we will work up to longer […]