Out of the Office
When I am not in the office, I am usually with my animals or practicing yoga (or both). Here's more about that.
Since summer 2012, I have taught yoga at Take Yoga studios. Teaching yoga and teaching philosophy can be remarkably similar activities. For both, my priorities are creating space for students to practice the skills needed to grow beyond their current capabilities and offering the right tools to help them learn. In the yoga classroom, the growth is physical as well as intellectual and emotional, but the skills needed to cultivate a personal yoga practice are not that different from those needed to cultivate the kind of critical thinking that leads to successful philosophy: patience, dedication, and a curiosity about one's self and one's place in the world. The ability to fail gracefully never hurts, either.