Ceremony, Ritual and Shrouded Sheaths – Rishikesh, India 2018

One of the things I love most about the culture here in India, is the ornate ceremony that happens daily, if not multiple times a day. The Hindus have a specific God for just about everything... health, prosperity, family, enlightenment, learning... the list goes on.  Alongside these many gods, there are specific rituals meant to … Continue reading Ceremony, Ritual and Shrouded Sheaths – Rishikesh, India 2018

Higher Pursuits – Rishikesh, India 2018

Ah, the life of a Sadhu. Sadhu’s are Indian yogis, mostly men, who have relinquished mainstream life in pursuit of spiritual gains. Here in Rishikesh, these men are easily identified by their monochromatic, (usually) orange-flavored robes, long beards and matted hair peeking out from some sort of head-dress, and by their side, an Indian style … Continue reading Higher Pursuits – Rishikesh, India 2018

Animal Harmony – Rishikesh, India 2018

  This trip to Rishikesh seemed to have brought me a lot of animal time and for obvious reasons, this first picture might be my favorite river-side photo. This kitty-cutie sat by my side for a long time before we both decided to get up, stretch and move on. Less photographically notable but more personally … Continue reading Animal Harmony – Rishikesh, India 2018

Rishikesh – Near and Dear

Six weeks in India, and hardly a word written! In so many ways, this trip to India was vastly different than my last two. The primary purpose of this trip was four very intense weeks of yoga teacher training which left me energetically depleted, and although I found myself highly inspired in countless ways, I … Continue reading Rishikesh – Near and Dear

Twilight and the Artistic Divine – Isha Yoga Center, India

April 3-8, 2018 There are moments when you just know you’ve landed some place magical, and I am at precisely such a place. I arrive here having traveled through what my driver tells me is an unusually powerful thunderstorm, and I believe that natural intensity was a foreshadowing of things to come. The rain has … Continue reading Twilight and the Artistic Divine – Isha Yoga Center, India

Synchronicity: This Way

This is my third trip to India in as many years, and I can’t help but recall during the planning of my maiden voyage here when, on a whim, I opted to get the 10 year Indian visa as opposed to the 30-day or 6-month version that most visitors get. I had no idea what … Continue reading Synchronicity: This Way

Jodhpur: What a Joy

February 21-23, 2017 Turns out, despite the way my time here ended, Jodhpur is a love at first sight city. Beginning at the airport, where not a single soul clamors for my taxi dollar, and on the way into Old Town, where traffic is manageable and borderline polite, Jodhpur has a sense of order and … Continue reading Jodhpur: What a Joy