The Five Great Elements – Space

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons JOIN US for the online Yoga Church Sunday Gathering. Click here for the details. Today I'm happy to share the first sermon of a new sermon series with you. I invite you on a journey through the five great elements. If you feel any sense of constriction in your life right now, I offer you this sermon on the element of space. May it help you remember the inherent spaciousness always and already present within and around you. The Five Great Elements ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-07-03T08:25:23-07:00July 2nd, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Yoga Sutra 1.39

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons JOIN US for the online Yoga Church Sunday Gathering. Click here for the details. In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom. We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them. In order to work through the obstacles, we’re given seven suggested objects of meditation. This sermon reviews them all ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-06-25T10:27:39-07:00June 24th, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Yoga Sutra 1.38

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons JOIN US for the online Yoga Church Sunday Gathering. Click here for the details. In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom. We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them. In order to work through the obstacles, we’re given seven suggested objects of meditation. This sermon is all about ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-05-26T15:34:06-07:00May 21st, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Yoga Sutra 1.37

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons JOIN US for the online Yoga Church Sunday Gathering. Click here for the details. In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom. We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them. In order to work through the obstacles, we’re given seven suggested objects of meditation. This sermon is all about the fifth idea, a mind ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-05-14T07:06:08-07:00May 14th, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Yoga Sutra 1.36

Welcome to the Yoga Church Sunday Sermons JOIN US for the online Yoga Church Sunday Gathering. Click here for the details. We've been studying the inner obstacles that keep us stuck (things like doubt, apathy, groundlessness...) and a toolbox of practices that can help calm and clear the mind—so that we can move forward with intention. Today we've come to a teaching that's been at the heart of my personal practice for over a decade. If you've studied alongside me for any amount of time, this week's sermon and the beautiful practice I have planned ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-06-20T11:51:52-07:00May 7th, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|1 Comment

Yoga Sutra 1.35

In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom. We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them. In order to work through the obstacles, we're given seven ideas for practice. This sermon is all about the third idea, our powerful senses. Our senses are a gift (we couldn't know or experience anything without them). But, in our overly stimulating modern world, our senses can also ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-04-15T17:35:19-07:00April 15th, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Yoga Sutra 1.34

In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom. We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them. In order to work through the obstacles, we're given seven ideas for practice. This sermon is all about the second idea. It's about a practice that's dear to my heart. It's a hard practice. It takes effort. But it's worth it. This is my go-to practice for easily ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-04-09T07:25:00-07:00April 9th, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|0 Comments

Yoga Sutra 1.33

In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom. We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them. In order to work through the obstacles, we're given seven ideas for practice. The first idea is found in Yoga Sutra 1.33, which is about our inner life. This teaching is about our automatic patterns of reaction. It's about cultivating inner attitudes of goodwill, compassion, joy, and equanimity. ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-04-02T07:34:10-07:00April 2nd, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|2 Comments

Yoga Sutra 1.30

In the first chapter of the Yoga Sutra, we’re given a list of nine obstacles that get in our way. These obstacles are the inner blocks that keep us from moving in the direction of inner freedom. We all experience them. But we don’t have to be stuck in them. What stands in the way of your inner freedom? (yoga sutra 1.30) REFLECTION QUESTIONS As you move through the river of change, who are you becoming? Are you moving in the direction of oneness and inner freedom (which can feel like ease ... (Continue Reading)

By |2022-03-25T19:56:27-07:00March 25th, 2022|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|2 Comments

What’s the thread you don’t ever let go of?

This meditative sermon is rooted in the poem "The Way It Is" by William Stafford. It takes us into the realms of mystery, memory, practice, and the silence that resides in the heart. What's the thread you don't ever let go of? REFLECTION QUESTIONS What’s the thread you don’t ever let go of?  This question has two parts: the thread itself and the action of keeping hold of the thread. Knowing that words always fall short, what words would you use to describe what the "thread" represents for you? What practices support ... (Continue Reading)

By |2021-11-12T12:00:43-08:00November 12th, 2021|Yoga Church Sunday Sermons|1 Comment

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