Hammock Time with Ash

“If you think you’re enlightened…go home for a week with your family.”

Days ago, I returned from a spiritual trek to Peru. Each morning of our 10 day journey, Puma, the shaman, would start with an enthusiastic statement, “Today is the best day of our lives!” Our group of 12 women would eventually join him in unison, and we came to embrace the reality that the moment [...]

Navigating Successful Transitions

Understanding the cycle of a transition and our key choices, patterns and circumstances that have led us into various experiences can be valuable to ensure that we skillfully lay the foundation for our continuing evolution. Many years ago, a mentor gave me something to consider that helped me to get out of a spin cycle [...]

Happy Birthday to Me!

I have come to honor my family for who they are, what they have taught me and am beginning to understand my unique and purpose-filled journey into being a part of them. Although I continue to wonder about the influence of nature vs nurture, I humbly acknowledge that I would not be who I am without them. This year's was the best birthday gift that I can remember: the gift of perspective.

Downshifting, Retirement and Reincarnation

I began teaching Yoga in 1999, and never looked back.  My life has informed my practice, and my practice is constantly informing my choices of how I live and make my way in the world today (if you know me and my love of spontaneous life-karyoke, insert the theme song to Cheers and sing along [...]