Paying it Forward and Other News

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be teaching an evening Yin class at the California Yoga Center beginning Monday, January 3rd.

What makes me even more excited is that from January 3rd through February 21st the class will be donation basedThat means you – yes, you – pay what you can afford. The normal drop-in fee is $17, but if that is out of reach for you then you are welcome to contribute what you can, when you can.  Seriously.  No questions asked.

I have always wanted to teach a donation based class and I am grateful to California Yoga Center for allowing me to do so.  I’m also grateful to them for adding this Yin class to their solid Iyengar schedule.

If you’re unfamiliar with Yin you can out more about it here and here.

If you’ve never been to the California Yoga Center studio in downtown Palo Alto you can find out more about it here.

I hope to see you in January.

In Other News:

In between yoga classes, blog posts and weekly word count goals I still have a thriving massage practice.  My training is in Sports Massage, Holistic Massage and Reflexology.  I am also a Level III Reiki practitioner.  I combine these techniques to offer strong yet soothing work that calms the nervous system and facilitates deep relaxation.

I’m happy to announce that I am now offering Assisted Yin as part of my massage work.  Think of Assisted Yin as one part Thai massage, one part Shiatsu, two parts facilitated stretching. We work on the floor and you remain fully clothed.  While you relax I take your body through a series of deep stretches held for three to five minutes.  The treatment lasts between 45 minutes to an hour.  The technique moves through muscle fiber to stretch deeply into our connective tissue.  The effect is profoundly relaxing.  If you’re interested and are in the Palo Alto area, contact me at

And that’s all the news fit to print!