In 2007, my mentor, Debra Hennesy, introduced me to the poet and yogini, Leza Lowitz.  If there is one poem that I have used most often in teaching, it is this piece adapted from Leza’s book, Yoga Poems.

Perfection - Modified

In Leza’s book, Yoga Heart, the artist, Akiko Tanimoto incorporates the art of Sumi-e or “breath-and-brush” painting to create images of yoga poses.  The images moved me so much, that I contacted Akiko to have her paint an image for my best friend’s birthday…


May you enjoy the gift of your imperfections.