Geoffrey NimmerGeoffrey discovered yoga while living in New York, working as a modern dancer. In 2003 he became certified as a teacher, and has since studied with diverse teachers such as; Mary Dunn, James Murphy, Rodney Yee, Dharma Mittra, R.P.S. Symbollah, Cyndi Lee, and Beryl Bender Birch. In January of 2009, he traveled to Mysore, India to pursue his interest in Ashtanga yoga, studying at Sri K. Pattabhi Jois’s Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute. As well as practicing and teaching yoga, he designs gardens on the east end of Long Island, NY, and marvels at the relationships between yoga, the community, and the connection to the earth and all living things.
I got to spend Thanksgiving with my goddaughter, her husband and their 3-month old baby. At the end of the weekend, they were talking about how excited they were to go Ch…
Dropping Into Our Roots
I am so grateful to live in a place where I can feel so connected to my environment. Recognizing my connection to the world around me is a way I practice yoga off the mat…
The word samskara comes from the Sanskrit “sam”- complete or joined together, and “kara”- action, cause, or doing. “All of our thoughts, words, feelings, actions, behavio…
And Now, Yoga
The very first line in the first book of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali is “Atha-Yoganusasanum”, which translates as “Now the discipline of Yoga is explained.” The first wo…
Shifting Your Perspective (Incessantly Talking Woman)
A few years back, I went into Manhattan to take a few Yoga classes. In one of the classes the teacher presented the Yoga Sutra 2-33, “Vitarka Badhane Pratipaksha Bhavana….
Ah September, my favorite time of year. As a gardener and someone who works outside most of the time, I realize that I think that about each season. In the spring, I am p…