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Posted in Blog on Feb 14, 2018

Valentine’s is a day…

“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring.
It is an active noun like struggle.
To love someone is to strive to accept
that person exactly the way he or she is,
right here and now.”

                                       - Fred Rogers

Love is timeless!

Posted in Blog on Jan 7, 2018

Challenged by post New Year’s resolution? Holiday fog still lingering? Uncertain about long term direction?

“Simple Truths in Complex World is a weekend class, March 17 & 18, offering ease for the first, clarity through the second and the internal alignment needed to generate and trust them all.

Posted in Blog on Nov 3, 2017

“Ask Anything and Your Body will Answer” is the title and topic for the course … and of the book by the same name.

We are happy that our end-of-year course is to be at Esalen the weekend of December 8-10.

Nothing is more fundamental to IA than the wisdom of the body – and frequently nothing is more difficult to recognize consciously, even though the body is the only repository of all your life experiences.

Posted in Blog on Sep 17, 2017

IA has landed in our new home.  It is more rural, just west of downtown Petaluma and closer to those traveling north at busy traffic times. 

As of this date, construction is not quite complete, but folks are already praising the feeling of space.  

We look forward to completion and when we first see you at:

3820 Bodega Avenue
Petaluma, CA  94952

Posted in Blog on Sep 1, 2017

We all have many things in common: birth and death, gender, nervous systems, skeletons, minds and feelings, genetic endowments. If we look, what differs most strikingly are our habitual movements and postures and their extraordinary variation in degree of ease and grace.

Gravity is a universally shared part of all our lives–consistent in itself–yet we struggle with and utilize it in wildly different ways. Much of this comes from confusing the habitual with easy – thinking that the familiar is also preferable. Actually, it is often not your friend.

Posted in Blog on Aug 8, 2017

usually are not the same.

Since we all have multiple intentions and sensory inputs simultaneously, most of our communications have many components mashed together.

The speaker has a different set of priorities than the listeners, who extract the portions important to them, seldom the priority meant.

Posted in Blog on Jul 13, 2017

There’s connection, there’s connection – and then there’s Connection.

Which one creates happiness?

The first kind is built, whether wired or wireless, to move energy and information from one place to another.

The second is internal, taking place within our minds and belief systems. It doesn’t move or change much, ‘tho it’s easy to find others standing nearby.

Posted in Blog on May 23, 2017
What’s the difference?…
In our personal lives and in the larger social arena, we make, hold and hear many of both. They seem tightly linked – even the same thing.
In reality, a promise is genuine only to the degree that the whole of the person making it is aligned in that moment – not just the most excited parts. For example, vows often have unrecognized “fingers crossed”. 
Posted in Blog on Apr 15, 2017

If you want to get
what you say you want, 
you must not hide;
you must commit;
and you must be willing to desire. 


Posted in Blog on Mar 12, 2017

In IA, by presence, we mean congruence—spatially, temporally, and intentionally. If no part of yourself is off doing something else, then you are in that moment, operating in a state without judgment.

The most intransigent portion of anyone’s consciousness is the mind, and it is usually the last to yield. When someone encounters another who is operating in a state of compassion, they are often inspired into better health. When they encounter the judgements of another, they may move further into ill health by their responses to them.