Last spring, I was talking with a 7th grade student about the science fair. At my school we do a Capstone project, that starts with research in 7th grade, and continues to 8th with either experiments or inventions, and then we have a fair in November, with the typical tri-fold display boards. When we introduce… Continue reading The Philosophy Fair
A couple years ago I read Neville Schute’s On the Beach. Set in Australia after worldwide nuclear war, it shows how the Aussies react knowing that they are going to die, as soon as the Coriolus effect brings the radiation down under. I was talking to a group of students about it, 8th grade boys,… Continue reading You do realize you’re going to die someday, right?
It is a mystery to me that in Meet-ups, more that 100 people are signed up on a group I manage called “Loveland Yoga Meet-up” and only 1 of those people regularly comes to my class. There is obviously a desire to practice yoga with a group, yet people can’t seem to get out… Continue reading 5 things to look for in a yoga studio
I’m so excited to offer a new class at a new location, Grace Yoga Studio, 4520 Garfield, Loveland. It is only 10 minutes south of Harmony Road. (Yes, North Loveland is the new South Fort Collins) It is such a beautiful little studio, in an unexpected location- back behind a salon, tucked into an orchard… Continue reading New Class, New Location
So, years ago, when my daughter was a toddler, I was on a walk with some friends. Kate and I had been to the circus the week before, a small, one-ring circus that traveled to mountain towns- I remember their elephant being particularly miserable looking in the rain/snow mix that was falling that June evening… Continue reading The Circus Arts
So, the space where I have been teaching my Monday night yoga class is changing soon. I have been sharing mat space with Oriental Moodo School of Colorado, which is also where I have been studying taekwondo for the last 5 or so years. The Dojang is moving to a space that works better for… Continue reading A school is not just a building, you know
I’ve used anatomy illustrations which I have lovingly colored in, to show ideas here on this blog, and I want to share again how great the source of the material is. The book I have is Kapit and Elson’s Anatomy Coloring Book, and I learn something new every time I look at it. It was… Continue reading If you love that book so much, why don’t you marry it?
When you put down your purse, is there an intense sigh of relief? Are you worried that your mailbag-sized handbag could do some damage? Me, too. I wrote a couple weeks ago about shoulder injuries being hard to heal. Now let’s talk about keeping shoulders healthy. People have told me, “Oh, I can’t do yoga,… Continue reading Let’s bring back the fanny pack…
So, I’m sitting at the table, with garlic bread, pasta, meatballs, and a fluffy mound of fresh grated Parmesan cheese in front of me. My head hurts, my eyes burn and I try to hold back the tears for the umpteenth time today. Nope. The tears come- I was trying to stuff the… Continue reading When a kid comes back to his old school…
One of my colleagues was absent this week, recovering from shoulder surgery. Rumors flew around the teachers’ lounge- no, she didn’t injure it attempting to strangle an 8th grader, it was something else. She had been sure she’d recover fast and be back to work by Wednesday. Ummm…no. Your shoulder joint is super complicated, and… Continue reading Shoulders are a bitch to rehab…