Stoop Sits

Stoop Sits

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At the start of the quarantine and shelter in place orders during the COVID19 pandemic, I decided to create a virtual neighborhood stoop on which come together, talk about how we feel, apply some yogic wisdom and do a daily guided meditation. The first season episodes were all originally on Instagram Live with accompanying video and live participation from guests and we called it “It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood” for those 32 days. For Season 2 onward, these weekly, lively, un-polished sessions are called simply “Stoop Sits” so we can keep the neighborly goodness going. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoopsits/support


Stoop Sits - 8/24/20 Season Finale
Aug 26 • 40 min
In today’s Stoop Sit I talk about resilience (today’s buzz word) and the yoga/Ayurveda perspective on it: OJAS. I also share a framework for keeping your ojas high as we head into a potential stressful period in time! . While Stoop Sits is on break, I’ll…
Stoop Sits - 08/18/20
Aug 26 • 29 min
“Take It As It Comes” sparked today’s talk and reminded me of the Hindu deity Ganesha and seeing perceived obstacles as path. It’s such an important time to care for yourself so that you don’t lose sight of your incredible capacity to keep showing up as…
Stoop Sits - 08/11/20
Aug 11 • 31 min
It’s a Big Feeling day over here so I ventilate my heart’s music and offer the great teachings this powerful moment is making available to us if you’re willing. Are you ready to double down on living an authentic life?! CARPE DIEM —- Support this podcast:…
Stoop Sits - 08/04/20
Aug 4 • 32 min
On the virtual stoop today I talk about this idea of being more you now than you ever have been before. Why? Or why not? What hinders us? I talk again about energy stewardship and boundaries too. Then we sit! This sit gets interrupted by a poor connection…
Stoop Sits - 07/27/20
Jul 28 • 35 min
Today’s stoop talk emerged from a place of tenderness and gratitude around something I’m going through and I hope the discussion of energetic stewardship and boundaries is of benefit to you in navigating your own challenges! —- Support this podcast:…
Stoop Sits - 07/21/20
Jul 21 • 40 min
Today we explore the idea of probing some of the ways we may unintentionally restrict or “incarcerate ourselves” and the concept of getting into behavioral grooves that may ultimately leave us feeling toxic. Then we sit and remember that our thoughts and…
Stoop Sits - 07/14/20
Jul 14 • 38 min
After a friend dumped me on Instagram, I got to pondering this idea that some people think we can’t be serious about what’s going on in the world if we’re still engaging in play, silliness and joy. And that’s just a part of our conditioned consciousness…
Stoop Sits - 7/7/20
Jul 7 • 38 min
Hey neighbs! Today I talk about why we suffer, what causes it, how our relationship with the “sweet confinement of our aloneness” impacts it and what to do about it. Grateful to you for being here!! May it be of benefit 🥰 #stoopsits #meditation #yoga…
Stoop Sits - 6/30/20
Jun 30 • 37 min
Hey neighbors! In today’s episode I talk about how challenged we’re feeling with everything that’s happening in the world, playing the long game, getting into top nervous system shape and exactly how meditation can help (vs a vague “it’s good for you”).…
Stoop Sits - 6/23/20
Jun 23 • 38 min
It’s my birthday week! 48 is right around the corner and I’ve been in REFLECTION. Today I talk about how “healing is the unlearning of patterns” and what that means to me. I also talk about how to use the practices of Yoga to support that process and then…
Stoop Sits - 6/16/20
Jun 16 • 39 min
Hey Neighbors! Join me on the Stoop to talk about the call to awaken to your conditioned consciousness, do the inner work to disrupt some regressive patterns and then the outer work to activate change in the world, starting with you. Trick is, little…
Stoop Sits - 6/9/20
Jun 9 • 49 min
We are back on the STOOP! We had a powerful week on mute and I was so grateful for the invitation to speak to this concept of feeling “high vibration” vs “low vibration” emotions and the harm those labels can do. I also riff on wholeness, metabolization…
Stoop Sits - 5/26/20
May 26 • 42 min
Back on the Stoop with my neighbors and it feels so good! Today I share two things that I hope help. One is an excerpt from Brene Brown’s UT graduation speech and the other are Dr. Amy Cuddy’s 3 Psychological Phases of Crises. And then we do our koshas…
Stoop Sits - 5/19/20
May 19 • 42 min
Today the neighbors slide onto the virtual stoop and we talk TRUTH. Right now we’re all trying to figure out the day to day truth and some of us are taking this time to explore our bigger and deeper truth. Is there “the truth” or only YOUR truth?…
Stoop Sits - 5/12/20
May 12 • 41 min
On the Virtual Stoop today we explore whether we’re treating this time as a “pause” or a “shift”? And also whether we are WAITING for things to change and in so doing if we’re missing the opportunities to find meaning and be meaningful? Are we…
Stoop Sits - 5/5/20
May 8 • 40 min
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood is back as Stoop Sits! In today’s episode we have a very happy return to Instagram Live to connect with the live crew again. Gina talks about her vision for this next iteration which includes a lot of rawness, a…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/16/20
Apr 16 • 44 min
Today, on our last stoop sit before I head into 10 days of Advanced Teacher Training, I share the 2 words that emerged when I focused on this last day: CARPE DIEM. I get REAL fired up talking about the opportunity we have amidst all this and what I think…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/15/20
Apr 15 • 50 min
Today’s invitation to stay awake, present and intentional in the midst of all this is to explore a strength or growth that has been revealed through this experience so far and a regressive pattern or “exciting gap” that has been revealed. This gives you a…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/14/20
Apr 14 • 35 min
Today I share a sweet surprise gift from my friend Monica and what my 2nd favorite job of all time is. Then we discuss ESSENTIAL in depth, as relates to each layer of your consciousness as well as short term essential vs long game essential. What is truly…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/13/20
Apr 13 • 35 min
Today’s topic du jour is RESILIENCE!! And how it is deeply rooted in your sense of self and reflects your fluid power. And that no external teacher/person/guide can ever give it to you, it can be supported but only YOU can generate it within yourself.…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/12/20
Apr 13 • 34 min
Happy Day to you, whatever you may be celebrating! Today I share a little family snapshot of our Easter mornings and candy with a side story about my one and only Seder meal. Then explore the theme of renewed life and rising up as relates to where we are…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/11/20
Apr 13 • 44 min
SUPER SPECIAL AMAZING SURPRISE GUESTS TODAY!!! Omg my face hurts from smiling! Michael and Sara Franti drop in unexpectedly for a sweet serenade and we do some Q&A before our sit! I hope this makes your Saturday special too! May it be of benefit! —-…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/10/20
Apr 13 • 35 min
Today’s human question is around zit stickers and then I dive right into an exploration of Negativity Bias - why we do it and how profoundly depleting and upsetting it can be. My suspicion is that we’re all likely doing it right now, riding the Negativity…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/9/20
Apr 13 • 36 min
Today I get your 2 cents on whether to shave my head, we talk about staying awake and sustainable actions to do that, we’re graced by Pema Chodron’s teachings on staying in the middle of nowhere to cultivate tenderness and compassion and I ask your advice…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/8/20
Apr 13 • 38 min
After I go a little bit cookoo at the beginning of our stoop sit and share my new t-shirt, I tell the super quick, Ginafied version of the Ramayana with emphasis on Hanuman and why he is an interesting role model for the times we find ourselves in. I…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/7/20
Apr 13 • 31 min
It’s Taco Tuesday and I wanted to Tacobout the fact that you’ve already done what we might have labeled impossible. And I share how I make it through a morning run and how that feels like exactly what we’re doing to make it through this challenge stronger…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/6/20
Apr 13 • 33 min
I come clean about my neighborHOODIE collection with this one that embarrasses me. And talk about how the ways we have fed our “identity” on the level of manomaya kosha may be causing you to suffer right now and hinder your ability to track how you’re…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/5/20
Apr 13 • 34 min
Super Soul Sunday! Today I read a quote from Sally Kempton on Loneliness and read the stunningly gorgeous and timely poem The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. I read it years ago but it has never meant more than it means to me right now when we’re…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/4/20
Apr 13 • 54 min
Today I offer an invitation to explore 1) What changes/commitments/rituals/practices have BEEN WORKING for you over the last 3 weeks and 2) What changes/commitments/rituals/practices have NOT BEEN WORKING for you over the last 3 weeks. Its a great time…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/3/20
Apr 13 • 31 min
Today I’m moved to tears of joy at witnessing the support and love from others who are in equally dire straits. I share a story from the anthropologist Margaret Mead about what the first signs of civilization are in a culture and how we now have the…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/2/20
Apr 13 • 38 min
Join us on the virtual stoop! Today I talk about planning, those of us that identify as the “planners”, how impossible that is right now, anticipatory anxiety and how to work with what we’re feeling when we can’t plan for shit right now. Then, of course,…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 4/1/20
Apr 13 • 35 min
While it’s probably the least April Foolsy feeling April Fools Day ever, I wear my bathrobe hoodie (I see you Lebowski) and talk about Hasya, one of the Tantric Nava Rasas or 9 emotional essences. It is one of the 9 “flavors” of human emotion and one we…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/31/20
Apr 13 • 36 min
Today I talk about why I’m wearing an enormous Burton sweatshirt from 1993 and why I’ll never get rid of it. What snowboarding taught me about my ego and expanding my shame threshold to stay with the things I really want and believe in. The transcendence…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/30/20
Apr 13 • 32 min
It’s a no BS Monday in the neighborhood! I talk about how we can work with the news that we’ll be social distancing for another month and that we’re more prepared for this than we believe. “Reverend” Gina is in the house today!! Then we go into a…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/29/20
Apr 13 • 33 min
It’s Sunday! I sing the chorus of U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday and the moment my world expanded at U2 in Oakland in 1987 on the Joshua Tree tour. We have a moment of silent gratitude for the healthcare professionals that are having to heal people physically…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/28/20
Apr 13 • 44 min
I say hi to as many neighbors as I can today, sing Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting by Elton John, I talk about my theory of your preferred way of dressing being from the period of your life when you were forming your identity, we do some Q&A about…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/27/20
Apr 13 • 31 min
Today we sing a little Friday I’m In Love by the Cure, talk about wearing hoodies from schools you didn’t go to, rank our friends based on who you would call to break you out of jail and then I riff on how to hold space for your feelings and inquire into…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/26/20
Apr 13 • 36 min
New hoodie alert! And I talk about waning enthusiasm for “workability” and the importance of having Reliable Ritual Resources at the Ready for when you start to mentally and energetically dip. We’re unlikely to make them up in the peak of panic so good to…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/25/20 - Wanderlust IG Takeover
Apr 13 • 31 min
I did a takeover of Wanderlust’s Instagram today and offered a little talk, a Yogafied coping practice 5-4-3-2-1 to discharge stress and get energy moving more intentionally again and, of course, our daily koshas meditation! Special thanks to all the…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/24/20
Apr 13 • 29 min
Today we reminisce about the Oregon Trail game and what it taught us about discerning what is truly important and essential, I read from my email with some questions to help you in making long-game decisions right now and, of course, our beautiful sit…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/23/20
Apr 13 • 33 min
Real talk about how to make use of this time when we’re feeling the loss of things we love and a feeling of loss around our freedoms. In the pandemic time, we might label this “quarantine” but in other traditions, like Vipassana and Buddhism, there are…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/22/20
Apr 13 • 35 min
Today we did some Q&A about a bunch of things, yoga, koshas, meditation, playlists, self-care and embracing your offerings! Then a koshas-inspired meditation. May it be of benefit. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoopsits/support
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/21/20
Apr 13 • 21 min
Today I riff on Seth Godin’s blog post with the message to not “day trade” emotions. Buy and hold. Stand for something. Stick with it. We get what we repeat. Followed by a nice sit. :) May it be of benefit. —- Support this podcast:…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/20/20
Apr 13 • 26 min
Ironically, its the International Day of Happiness and for some of us, that’s the furthest from how we feel! I talk about a teaching my teacher Max Strom gave me about an access point to true happiness, not just the smear of happiness on top of…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/19/20
Apr 13 • 29 min
Hey neighbors! Today I talked about the root of our fears being uncertainty. No playbook. No precedent. And we tend to focus on what we DON’T know. But right now is a call for us to recognize what we DO KNOW and that we are adaptable and can rise up to…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/18/20
Apr 13 • 30 min
With inspiration from the beloved Mr. Rogers, our neighborhood came together again today to talk about suffering as the friction caused by resisting what is. And how hard but beneficial it is to release it. Reading from Jack Kornfield’s The Wise Heart.…
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/17/20
Apr 13 • 30 min
Today I talk about how WE CAN DO HARD THINGS and read from “Finding Flow” by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi before we meditate together. May it be of benefit. —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/stoopsits/support
It’s A Workable Day In The Neighborhood - 3/16/20
Apr 13 • 33 min
During this time of social distancing, here’s a daily chance to get together, share a little wisdom and sit together. These episodes were originally on Instagram Live and shifted into Podcast form after 30 days for ease of replay. —- Support this podcast:…