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Austin, Texas
Sumukhi is a Heart-Centered Yoga Teacher.
Interests: yoga, hatha yoga, kirtan, ayurveda, sanskrit, vedanta
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Yum. Check out that food shot. I love Food. Nutrition and eating well is 100% the greatest preventive medicine you can count on. I've been spending some time with my Dad who has some advanced form of Throat Cancer that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2013 at Yogafly Blog
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It's no secret that I have vacillated quite a bit in this life about becoming a medical doctor --- no worries, that karma seems to have come to rest (and a whole host of other karmas have come ALIVE and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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Yoga Teacher Training, for me, is like Life training and then some...after-Life...sleeping, waking, dreaming, walking, eating lives, movie-watching life, story-telling life, work-life, play-life and transcendence of Life training too. And truly, life is fecund, fertile and creative. I ended up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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On my flight back from NYC a couple of weekends ago, the movie Spiderman was playing. I am a sucka for superhero movies. Love em. Love em. Love em. And ya know, I have this other gigantic love for Indian... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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Yoga is the Union of Opposites. I got this understanding of Yoga from Dr. Sharma, Sanskrit professor during one of his talks at Ananda Ashram. Yoga is the Union of Opposites. It's so simple really - but often times the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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Ganesh Chaturthi is the celebration of the birth of Ganesha: the lord of auspicious beginnings and the remover of obstacles. I first celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi in 2004 at Shoshoni Ashram in Colorado with Omkari – Anita Stoll – founder of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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Ignite Your Yoga Practice and Teaching! Join us for 3 -Weekend 50-Hour-Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Program Offered by Sumukhi and Gioconda. Delicious Ayurvedic Lunches will be Served Throughout the Program (prepared by Natural Chef Brian Henderson). SANSKRIT AND MANTRA Weekend... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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A few weeks ago, I went hOMe. Home to Ananda Ashram - which is home on a very clear spiritual-physical dimension. But I also get this big teaching - that the proof of Ananda Ashram and our Guruji's grace is... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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I see each Yoga sutra as this condensation of multiple layers of wisdom strung together in a few Sanskrit words. The first two sutras of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are incredibly potent. Forgive my effort in blog-form to transliterate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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I kinda like to title a blog post with the word "Six" and have a picture of Guruji - Shri Brahmananda Sarasvati, Ramamurti S. Mishra holding up his hand - as if to denote "Five". This first Weekend of Yoga... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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I am pleased to announce that Yoga Illumined is now a 200 Hour Registered Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance. What does this mean? It means that those who graduate and have graduated from this program that I am now... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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Please join me and Vicharini at Ananda Ashram (www.anandaashram.org) in Monroe, New York for a weekend Yoga retreat. Here is the schedule for the weekend: Friday, April 20 Arrive - 3-5:30 pm, check-in, get settled Dinner - 5:30 - 6:30... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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This beautiful image was given or posted on my Facebook wall by Anya Ananya. It is such a remarkably beautiful picture that reminds us of the beauty of devotion. On one level, it just looks like a huge outpouring of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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Yogafly loves a great cocoon in February. Home is like a cocoon, sitting on my couch with a great book, drinking tea, snuggling with my dog. And so is Yoga. Yoga practice is like building yourself a walking, breathing, cocoon... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2012 at Yogafly Blog
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The Yoga of Self-Healing is mostly about the popular four letter F-word - Food. As a Hedonist - not in any gluttonous sort of way - but in the "I love things that make my 5 senses go YUM" way... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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One of my blog posts - Yoga of Allergies - is featured on mylifeyoga.com - and I wanted to give a little shout-out to them and a thank you for this re-post. I also wanted to highlight a blog that... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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I have new class offerings in Austin, Texas! I would love for you to join me. We're in the process of re-vamping Yogafly.com, my Web site so that I can post events, classes and offerings in a more timely manner.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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I love that Yoga is becoming more and more popular and that many folks all over the world teach and practice it. For Yoga teachers, with this popularity comes the challenge of supporting one's self financially as a Yoga teacher... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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Beauty and balance. Bliss and contentment. Ease and transformation. Strength and softness. Yielding within boundaries. The heart and the art of Yoga is subtlety refined and brought out into the open. This is what I have been practicing with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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Spiritual practice ain't easy. I think we can all attest to this - it doesn't matter what road you are taking to free yourself of limitations, none of these roads are easy peasy. Spiritual practice on so many levels provides... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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I love this question. My students don't love the way I answer it because I don't really give a very Straight Answer. But here are some: 1) I teach the Kind of Yoga you can only learn from me 2)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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Join the teachers in the Yoga Illumined certification course for two (2) community, donation-based workshops. Yoga Illumined is a year-long study and practice of Yoga. Led by Sumukhi (www.yogafly.com), it is designed to give students a daily practice and foundation... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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Light up your Yoga! Every Sunday, beginning July 31, join Sumukhi for Yoga & Meditation at Casa de Luz (Serena Room). In these weekly classes, Sumukhi will lead you through Sanskrit chants, Hatha Yoga and meditation so you can experience... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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I've been an improviser a lot of my life. But I'll have to say that improvisation was just something that landed in my lap, like the sun shines every morning and night-time basks in darkness. I improvise. I improvise the... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2011 at Yogafly Blog
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In meditation, we watch the thinking mind, and the headline for this blog post flashed through the mind several times during a day-long meditation I participated in last Saturday. As all things in the mind during meditation, we just Witness... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2011 at Yogafly Blog