Writings from Janet

Periodic writings and updates

Committing to a Home Practice

Beginning Again. and Again. and Again. Let’s honor the year’s turning and ask ourselves, What am I longing for in my body, mind, spirit and life circumstances? For me, the answer is almost always strength, clarity, and sustainability in my daily life and beyond. My daily sadhana—practice— reminds me of my deepest longing and calls…

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Thank You. I Love You.

In taking stock of this last year, I’m so wildly grateful for you all. Now, into a New Year. Will it all be different tomorrow? Most likely not. Do we have an opportunity to begin again? Sure do. Reflecting back over the seemingly endless months of isolation, loss, endings, dashed hopes, canceled plans, closed studios…

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Discipline Disrupts Distraction

Discipline disrupts distraction… returning to practice Lack of motivation Depression, anxiety, listlessness I just don’t feel like myself These are just a few of the sentiments that come into my inbox, my DMs, and my online meetups these days. And, to be honest, they are thoughts that have made their way into my own current…

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DEVOTION

  Holiday time? I wonder if this year will be different. I wonder if we will set down the tradition of over-consumption and discern what we deeply value. I’ll be giving attention and devotion this holiday season. Devotion is bringing the full power of presence and complete attention to the moment, to a person, an…

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EXHALE

EXHALE. We must know the shadow to know the light. If we’ve been steeped in the dark gloom, the moment we catch a glimpse of  light, our entire system reaches for it.  This is our built-in response. In order to survive we need the warmth and life giving energy of the light. There are times…

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NOURISH

So, let’s do this. Nourish: Slow Flow and Restorative virtual course. ⁣ ⁣ I’ll be holding space for you to give yourself the gift of healing, slowing down, creating time for silence, for doing “nothing,” for propping your body up and placing it in positions that release the tension we’ve been carrying as a collective…

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SLOWING DOWN

Frenetic laps, incessant news cycle bringing more anxiety, and to do lists that never seem to get ticked off. In this moment, I’m in need of a serious reset, replenishment, and deep rest. For four weeks, we’ll drop into body, mind, spirit to find the spaces between effort and surrender. By making space to slow…

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HOPE

“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it – always.” Mahatma Gandhi How can I find hope in the midst of…

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JOY

Don’t Hesitate by Mary Oliver “If you suddenly and unexpectedly feel joy, don’t hesitate. Give in to it. There are plenty of lives and whole towns destroyed or about to be. We are not wise, and not very often kind. And much can never be redeemed. Still, life has some possibility left. Perhaps this is…

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Let What Goes Go…

Let what comes come Let what goes go And find out what remains.    ~ Ramana Maharshi SANGHA. THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU. To everyone who crossed the threshold into the sanctuary of Yoga Tree Castro: I am humbled and grateful for each breath you took there, every intention you set at the door and on…

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