May 2019

Hello, and thank you for visiting this website!  If you’d like to see a schedule of classes and performances, please scroll down….

Last year I put out a new album of music, Islands of Possible Things; you can find that here:







In the past year I also put together a series of short slideshow presentations about complex trauma and body-centered healing for people I work with using Trauma Center Trauma Sensitive Yoga, or TCTSY.   If you like, you can access those here:

Part 1 What is trauma? / Trauma in the nervous system

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 1 pdf


Part 2 Neuroplasticity, and trauma in the brain

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 2 pdf


Part 3 Trauma vulnerability and resilience / Kinds of trauma

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 3, pdf


Part 4 Body-centered approaches to healing complex trauma

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 4, pdf


Part 5 Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY), and other healing resources

Complex Trauma and Body Centered Healing Part 5, pdf


And here is a schedule with some of my upcoming classes, presentations, and performances in and around Madison; I will be adding a few more things in the coming weeks.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions–I’d love to hear from you!




Summer 2019

Community Yoga Classes and Performances 


Mornings & afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions by arrangement

June 17, 24, and July 1, 8, and 15:  5:15 pm  Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, five-week series for people in recovery from trauma, at Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison, 408 Baldwin St.    $100 or sliding scale for five sessions, with audio and visual support materials.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) invites you to move your body at your own speed and on your own terms, using gentle yoga forms. It’s a chance to spend time being with yourself without an agenda: noticing the present moment; making choices for how to be in, and with, your own body; gently reconnecting with the many parts of your self as you feel ready to. There are no physical adjustments in TCTSY, and no pressure: you are welcome to come as you are.

Registration and payment will be through the Shambhala Center website, at 

7 pm. June 17th – August 12th:  Yin Yoga, MSCR East on Cottage Grove Rd.



10:30 am 6/18/19 and 6/25/19  Gentle Yoga drop-in sessions at Shambhala Meditation Center of Madison, 408 Baldwin St; please contact for more information.

10:30 am  7/2/19 – 8/20/19  Gentle Yoga 50+ Goodman Rotary MSCR Covenant:

1:15 pm   6/18/19 – 8/20/19   Gentle Yoga 50+ Goodman Rotary MSCR Odana:



Mornings & afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions by arrangement

CANCELLED:  June 19, 26 and July 3 and 10:  7 pm Yin Yoga sessions at Supercharge Foods, 1902 East Washington.  $8 to drop in, or $24 for all four sessions.  Contact to register.  (Apologies for this cancellation!  Unfortunately the studio was double-booked and I lost this spot…)

July 17:  MSCR Free Family Yoga in Vilas Park (1602 Vilas Park Dr.)

    • 5:00-5:30 PM (0-3 year olds)

    • 5:45-6:15 PM (6+ year olds)

    • 6:30-7:00 (3-5 year olds)



6/20/19 – 8/22/19:   10 am  Flow Yoga 50+, Goodman Rotary MSCR Odana:

Afternoons: TCTSY individual sessions, by arrangement



TCTSY individual sessions, by arrangement

Friday July 19th, 7 pm

Music Benefit for El Salvador Mental Health Project, with Beat Road & Clare Norelle, at First Unitarian Society of Madison, 900 University Bay Dr, Madison.  For more information, email



July 13th MSCR Free Family Yoga in Reindahl Park (1818 Portage Road)

    • 10:00-10:30 AM  (0-3 year olds)

    • 10:45-11:15 AM  (6+ year olds)

    • 11:30-12:00 PM (3-5 year olds)



The world is full of beauty, magic, miracles, and patterns that induce wonder… Emergence is one of the best concepts I have learned for discussing this wonder.   Emergence emphasizes critical connections over critical mass, building authentic relationships, listening with all the senses of the body and the mind.

The crisis is everywhere, massive massive massive.  And we are small.

But emergence notices the way small actions and connections create complex systems, patterns that become ecosystems and societies.  Emergence is our inheritance as a part of this universe; it is how we change.  Emergent strategy is how we intentionally change in ways that grow our capacity to embody the just and liberated worlds we long for.

adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy