The Perfect Song

The Perfect Song

I play music in class. Leonard Cohen, for instance:

O, gather round the brokenness
Bring it to me now
The fragrance of those promises
You never dared to vow
O, solitude of longing
Where love has been confined
Come healing of the body
Come healing of the mind.
O, see the darkness yielding
That tore the light apart
Come healing of the reason
Come healing of the heart.

The perfect song, in this case Come Healing, is able to express far better than I could the penetrating truths and challenges of our lives. Thank you songwriters, curanderos, troubadours and strummers.

Thank you.

Despite several requests, Leonard Cohen won’t be playing Yoga Soup.

I also, almost every class, play the music of the Dear Beloveds, a local band from Ojai.

Little child we’re told
wrong and right
afraid of our strengths and our light
Peace to warm all the grief
Give me more
We are lost in the strife
We climb the mountain to pray for this life
and we climb the mountain to pray for our lives
and all we see is divine
all we see is divine

On Friday night August 21st the Dear Beloveds will be playing at Yoga Soup!
They’ll be the feature piece of a great old fashioned Yoga Soup throw down featuring a cacao ceremony and other special potions, sounds, and delights. I hope to see you there.


Many changes at the studio. Beloved senior teachers Cynthia Abulafia and Jenni Rawlings, along with Justine Malick are taking adventures away from Santa Barbara. New teachers, new teachings, new energy arriving. Check our schedule and web site for more information.

August and September are loaded with events, fascinating and enthralling, educational and magical in their own distinct ways. Check out the events page on our site here.


a glimpse beneath the conditioning passes quickly,

like a flower blooming for ten seconds every ten years

when you see what’s gumming up your operating system

drop everything, devote everything to that glimpse.

which would mark the end of your life as you know it.

not the end of life.

just the end of life as you know it.

And the beginning of something else.