Enid Rosalyn Spitz, yoga instructor

I believe yoga is as much about the brain as the body. Here you’ll find my yoga playlists, class schedule, workshops and information on neuroscience + yoga.

Empowerment Pants Cost Less than Lululemon

The Northwest’s best feminist line might not stay here long. They want to go bigger. Empowerment looks like Tao Porchon-Lynch, a yoga instructor who turned 98 last week. Empowerment looks like PV Sundhu, the first-ever Indian woman to win an Olympic medal—for badminton. Empowerment looks like sticking your ass in the air in downward dog. Because you know … Continue reading

Mindfulness Beyond the Mat Retreat

May 1-3, 2015 The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island May 1-3, 2015  – Register HERE – The Yoga Lodge Mindfulness Beyond the Mat Retreat //Mindfulness – intentional focus on the present Stretch your yoga practice beyond the mat with a weekend of mindful living. We’ll explore nature walks, enjoy delicious meals, and grow your yoga practice with daily classes, … Continue reading

Brain blobs demystified

your brain is a Swiss Army knife What if you suddenly could not recognize your child, your lover, your mother? What “lights up” when you listen to music? And why do we care anyway? Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind This neuroscience TEDtalk is worth some svadhyaya (self-study) time.

Only the most flexible students can be teachers

This I believe: the best yoga instructors are the most flexible students in the room. Yes, you may quote me on that; you may debate; you may scoff or scowl or rant. But to be a truly impactful instructor, teaching yoga in its full, multi-limbed complexity, one must be an incredibly flexible student first and foremost. Why? … Continue reading

Yoga Life Narrative Retreat

It’s official, January 16-18, 2015 I’m leading the Yoga Life Narrative retreat at The Yoga Lodge on Whidbey Island! January 16-18, 2015 The Yoga Lodge Yoga Life Narrative Retreat //We all bring a unique life story to our yoga mat. There, our stories meet the equally unique narrative of each posture and practice. This workshop asks: … Continue reading

A 3 lb. Snarl of Nervous Tissue: How Does My Brain Work?

It’s a big and confusing world, the brain. Good thing there are TEDtalks. TED’s How Does My Brain Work? playlist is well worth the quick watch (and re-watch). TED talks about your brain In “The real reason for brains” it’s all physical for Wolpert. Maybe our brains are the sexiest organ. Domasio’s talk on consciousness might make … Continue reading