Yin Mantras for Teaching and Life

So pleased to launch a new teaching resource here on my website called Yin Mantras … Yintelligence for teaching, practice, and life. Please feel free to download them, share as you’d like, and use personally as objects of inspiration and meditation on your journey Though simple, mantras can be powerful tools which help us to see and feel more deeply …

Yin Yoga & Meditation is a Practice of Self Care

Yin Yoga & Meditation is a practice of self care.  Our modern day yang-like culture –always-on approach to life –the expectations to always be doing, moving, planning, accomplishing has created a ‘new normal’ that can have devastating effects on us physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. A study out of London has shown that untreated emotional stress is 6x more predictive …

We can change the flow

An old Daoist saying that has been especially inspiring to me lately: “If the boulders are moved, even a river will change its flow.” With everything going on in the world, and just the “everyday-ness” of life, I find this image so powerful! Deng Ming Dao writes, “Except for occasional flooding, the mightiest river keeps to its bed. It flows …

Sagel Urlacher Deep Relaxation Sonoran Desert

Deep Relaxation Practice from the Sonoran Desert

Hi friends! We’ve had such an extraordinary experience here in the magical land of the Sonoran Desert.  Feeling so happy, re-nourished, and blessed by the beauty and spirit of this special place.  I’m so grateful for all of you and the time we spend together, enjoying and spreading these peaceful, powerful practices – so I wanted to find a way …

Sagel Urlacher Lovingkindness Metta Meditation

Connecting with the Heart of Gratitude Even in Challenging Times

This time of year can be overfull with love and beauty and togetherness, and it can also bring uncertainty, stress, and sorrow. Each year is so different, and different for all of us. We know that connecting with the heart of gratitude we carry helps us be happier, and healthier too. I find keeping a gratitude journal helps me do …