The main thrust of my work as a healing arts practitioner is well-being. Finding solutions to how we might better live our lives.
Drawn from the depths of personal experience, my approach is holistic and integrative.
Given all the anxiety, stress, and clamoring for power, we live in turbulent and psychologically complex times to be sure. But I also believe we are living at a pivotal period or threshold in our evolution—a very auspicious juncture ripe with possibility.
Think about where we find roots, or an embryo: Much of Life as we know it…begins in the dark.
One meaningful possibility before us is a transformation in perception. A transformation of how we perceive our world and our place in it. It is a transformation from a separatist point of view, to one that recognizes, and understands through embodied knowing, that everything is interdependent and interconnected. This perception not only radically revisions our most fundamental relationship – how we relate to Life itself – but this nondual perception also allows us to view all of our relationships from a different perspective.
In other words, the opportunity before us, individually and as a collective, is to evolve from a dualistic to a non-dualistic way of perceiving, relating with, and Being-in, the world.
By perceiving and living nondualistically we gain clarity on the dynamic aspects of our world. We learn to understand how the parts relate to each other and how the parts relate to the whole. By gaining clarity the fear, power struggles, and corruption that inhibit our wellness have an opportunity to reverse. We unearth our authentic nature and come into alignment with love, harmony, and joy.
Often people ask, “well, what does this transition look like?” or “how do I make the shift out of duality?”
As an author, teacher, and coach, my work aims to bring you possibilities to explore as you navigate a path of transformation and healing.
'Consciousness in Jung and Patañjali is a brilliant analysis of Western and Eastern concepts of consciousness, motivated by the author's personal experience that there's something beyond a materialistic brain-based explanation of consciousness. A deep dive into personal ego, impersonal awareness, dual and nondual realities, and beyond. Highly recommended.’ - Dean Radin, PhD, Chief Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, USA
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If you are interested in learning about Classical Yoga psychology or deepening your practice, or if you are interested in learning about the places where Jungian psychology and Patañjali's Yoga psychology both converge and diverge, I am offering several online study groups this year.
Whatever form of yoga or healing therapeutics you practice, understanding Yoga psychology, and/or Yoga psychology's intersection with Western psychology, will awaken deeper insights, and support your efforts towards alignment and authenticity.
From wherever you are in the world, I hope you will consider relaxing into your own space, grabbing a cuppa, and joining me in exploration of the mind and its functions—and visions of healing, wholeness and wellbeing.
For me, this past decade was one of immense changes and I suspect this coming decade, or at least the first years of it, will continue that trend.
Cultivating the ability to surf change with clarity, authentic power, and alignment to purpose is one of the reasons I have had a long-abiding interest in the practices and overall vision of Patañjali’s Classical Yoga philosophy. His Yoga Sūtras offer considerable insights, and potent tools, to understand, harness and master patterns of energy—and both their repetitive and changing nature.
So as we enter into this new year and decade, I am once again offering online study groups on this ancient wisdom tradition.
I call these ‘study groups’ because I want to encourage critical thinking from all of us over the five weeks that we will share together.
In addition to covering Patañjali’s basic ideas about the dynamics of the psyche and the process of healing/wholing, we will also keep our own levels of discernment sharp so as to walk away with practical insight into our own lives and this very psychologically complex time in which we live—and the collective energy patterns that affect us all.