Being on the coast is a constant invitation to stop and rest; to be in stillness. It will entrain you back to your natural rhythm.
In a world that tries to beat you down with false urgency, you always have the right to pause and claim the space you need before making a commitment.
If you find yourself constantly in motion — running around, always busy, always thinking and doing — I encourage you to try a Yin practice.
Santa Catalina is remote. It’s hard to get here. It’s even harder to leave. What compels people to stay?
The challenge that many people face in response to overwhelm is that they engage in an endless frenzy of “taking action” without actually moving forward. They are skipping the first step.
On the surface, restorative yoga doesn’t look like much of a workout. You’re unlikely to sweat. But before you judge it, consider that it may just be the hardest workout of all.
The impulse to react in anger is strong. It fuels us to action and feels productive. But it’s ineffective. To speak in a way that others can hear you requires power fueled by something else.