ROAR … and save the date

Research   Organize   Advocate   Revitalize …. for thyroid cancer.

Join me for a vitalizing mixed level yoga class.  Help raise awareness, and money, for thyroid cancer while raising your spirits and getting your yoga glow on!

Saturday, January 17th 2:30- 4 pm at The Living Seed, New Paltz, NY

Donation: 25.00  ALL of which will go to an organization that is indispensable to  thyroid cancer patients and survivors.

Thyroid Cancer Survivors Association: A non-profit 501(c) (3) organization. More about THYCA and how this will work in my next post about it. Save the date.

Why am I doing this?  Last week I reached my 5 year mark since initial aggressive treatment for thyroid cancer. I’m smiling as I write this.  Time to pay it forward.





















Dropping Into Stillness: A Deeply Restorative Afternoon

This soothing afternoon will combine practices from yoga science such as yoga nidra ( a guided restorative process done lying down), buddhi shuddi ( a guided meditation practice aimed at cultivating wisdom and discernment) and very, gentle fluid movement sequences (no prior yoga experience necessary).

I’ve been using these practices for many years on both a professional and personal basis and  I know how effective they can be in decreasing excessive anxiety, quieting the over-active mind and supporting optimal functioning of the autonomic nervous system.These practices have been known to benefit people with chronic pain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, hypertension, restlessness, poor concentration and high blood pressure.

If you wish to join us, here is the information you need:

Saturday, November 8th 2:30- 5 pm at The Living Seed Yoga Center, New Paltz, NY

Cost: 25.00   Register: 845-255-8212 or on line  (events/workshops) or contact me at

Please bring a thick blanket, eye pillow or scarf, yoga mat ( we have mats you can use of you don’t have one), notebook,pen and wear comfortable,layered clothing.IMG_1772


The Peace of Wild Things

by Wendell Berry

When despair for the world grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.

I come into the peace of wild things

who do not tax their life with forethought

of grief. I come into the presence of still water.

And I feel above me the day blind stars

waiting with their light. For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.IMG_1239

Poolside Yoga at Fox Hill Bed & Breakfast!

It’s that time again……

This delicious class will combine poolside (on the mat) yoga with in the pool stretching and strengthening- all on the beautiful grounds of the Fox Hill B&B in Highland, NY. The on the yoga mat portion of class will take place on a low cut grassy area adjacent to a garden. If the weather is too cool for the in pool portion, we will hold the full class on the garden side lawn with the possibility of a pool dip and quick soak in the hot tub afterwards. Sweet!

For information about, and directions to, Fox Hill and its generous, yoga loving proprietress Sheila Fishman, visit

Here’s how it works: Registering ahead is not essential  however it is strongly suggested since the class will be limited. You can register ahead by e mail, text or calling me at:  or 609.731.7748 Questions? Call, text or email me.


Please note this change:  Thursday evening classes only offered this year.

Thursday evening classes: June 12,19, 26 & July 3rd      5:30-6:45

All poolside yoga classes are for women only.

Cost: 15.00 per class.  Check or cash only. You can attend one class or all classes. No need to register for an entire series- but you can come to all if you wish.   If it’s raining class will be cancelled.

You will need to wear or bring a bathing suit as well as on-the mat yoga appropriate attire and a yoga mat. There is a place at Fox Hill where you can change into dry clothes after class. I hope you join us!  ~~~ DonnaImage