All the latest from your girl Rach.

"God is not a Christian. God is not a Jew or a Muslim or a Hindu or a Buddhist. I honor my tradition. I walk through my tradition. But I don't believe my tradition defines God. It only points me to God."
— Bishop John Shelby Spong




Yesterday my family and I went to the library, hiked a state park, mailed a letter, and waved to a fire truck. ‪#‎ThanksSocialism‬ ‪#‎FeelTheBern‬

Are you afraid to sing OM? Please don't be. Here's why.


"Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love." — Rumi



Interesting thoughts on commodification and the increasing popularity of mindfulness here from the WashPost.

Hey friends!

Love to you from Portland. Hope spring is treating you well.

I'll keep this quick because I know you get a ton of emails.

I'll be back in California hosting a day-long retreat in Point Reyes on Sunday, June 26th. Love to see you and catch up. We’ll gather at YogaToes Studio (MC Yogi and Amanda Giacomini’s home studio) for a 2-hour yoga practice and then head out for a hike in the wilds of Inverness and Point Reyes National Seashore. Details and registration here.

Y'all know philosophy is dear to my heart, and I'm stoked to be teaching a few upcoming workshops at YoYoYogi. Join me Sunday, May 1st for Yoga Philosophy for Dummies. I promise to keep it real. No woo-woo allowed.

I've been writing up a storm. (Childcare is magic!)

Here are a few recent publications:

I think that's it. Whew! Now I'll shut up. Thanks for reading.

Wishing you peace and ease as the days grow longer.


Here's a recent blog post on birthdays, Big Questions, and feeding your good wolf. If you're looking for smart, inspiring yoga & mindfulness podcasts, check out:

On Being
10% Happier w/ Dan Harris
The One You Feed

If you're in the Portland area, please swing by YoYoYogi for a class. It's been such a treat to see lots of Bay Area faces coming through lately. Fills my heart.

Mon at 7:15pm
Weds at 5:45pm
Sat at 8:15am
Sending you book-nerd love from

1306 NW Hoyt St. #101
Portland, OR 97209
Asana and philosophy in a spirit of love, laughter and gratitude.

All life is yoga.  Come get yours.