[based on my talk from New Year’s Eve 2021: A New Beginning] No one needs to be told that 2020 was a difficult year. We all know the reasons why. But we may not realize that there is a gift in all that challenge: fire by friction. Have you...
You probably don’t need venture capitalists to realize your dreams – you need to awaken your own inner angels. I know someone who is an Angel Investor – she loves to find people and projects she believes in and provide the expertise and...
Here’s some inspiration just in time for our spooky holiday, Halloween! This is my first article published on Elephant Journal – one of my favorite online spiritual blogs. Overcome your fears, explore your Shadow, honor...
The cycle of the seasons here in the northern hemisphere is winding down to the longest night of the year – the winter Solstice. We enter the time of increased darkness and decreased temperatures. Yet, it is in the dark that the light shines...
I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be a featured columnist in Sibyl Magazine: For the Spirit and Soul of Woman for all of 2015! Join me as we journey through the year in my monthly article on Awakening Through the Seasons. On...
I know you’ve made goals and resolutions. You’re thinking about a fresh start, because it’s the new year. Most of us have a long list in mind of what we want to have, create, and achieve after January 1st. But sometimes, it helps to let go of...
I used the search function and found your newsletter articles pertaining to the yamas and niyamas. Wonderful reads! Great reminders of what we’ve talked about in the group. I am not exaggerating when I say that the group has truly and deeply changed my life. I have never felt more content and at peace,… Read more “Wonderful reads!”
Lynette Pang, Castro Valley, CA
Top Notch Yoga Instructor
Connie is a top notch yoga instructor. She incorporates incredible variety into her classes, and provides clear instruction with sensitivity to each student. She has a special way of weaving philosophy and “life lessons” into each class, I’ve benefited greatly from participating.
Barry Hicks, SF Bay Area
Individual Attention & Support
Connie is an amazing yoga teacher and yoga therapist. She weaves her extensive knowledge of yoga, Sanskrit, the body and yoga philosophy into each class. She gives students individual attention and support to help them get the most out of the class, creating a safe and nurturing environment. I feel very fortunate to have her… Read more “Individual Attention & Support”
Tim Custis, Sunnyvale, CA
Deep Knowledge of Yoga
Connie is a fabulous yoga instructor, and a genuinely good person. She has a deep knowledge of yoga. More importantly, she imbues her class with a sense of how to become one’s best self once one leaves her practice session. Her classes have made me fit physically and mentally.
Laurie Iwami, Mountain View, CA
Always Inspired By Her Classes
Connie’s website, AwakeningSelf.com is aptly named. Of the many gifts I’ve received as a student and yoga teacher training mentee of Connie’s, the most profound has been greater ability to go within and cultivate peace. As a new yoga teacher I was a skeptic of the chakra system and planned to stick to technical, physiology… Read more “Always Inspired By Her Classes”
Erika Meir, San Jose, CA
One of Precious Few
Connie is one of those precious few who are able bring much insight, flexibility and heart to human concerns. She is someone who I admire and who I would recommend without hesitation.
Nicole Gottfried Zapien, San Francisco, CA
What a Wonderful Gift You Have
Dear Connie – Unfortunately I live too far to enjoy your classes but I sure do look forward to your monthly newsletter “Awakening Self”. I read portions of it to my Yoga classes, as well as use the Quotes on the end to share with the participants. They love it! What a wonderful gift you… Read more “What a Wonderful Gift You Have”
Mary Anna Jansen, Brentwood, CA
You Have Shown Me The “Light”
Your yoga classes have literally “awakened” in me the ability to view myself and the world in a more compassionate way. I have taken this new awareness into my very soul. You have shown me the ” light”, namaste.
Diane Boggie, Mountain View, CA
Weaves a Philosophical and Spiritual Message
Connie is a gem. Connie’s vast experiences and wisdom are clearly evident in her teaching and counseling. As a yoga teacher, not only is she well versed in teaching the physical practice, but also weaves a philosophical and spiritual message in her classes. This is Connie’s gift to us; she is able to take very… Read more “Weaves a Philosophical and Spiritual Message”
Lynn Cheng Kaylor, Fremont, CA
I Began to Heal Immediately
Connie supported me during difficult days of parenting my seriously depressed teenage daughter. There was a “grand canyon” of mis-communication and distrust between us. Through guided meditation, Connie reconnected my authentic self with that of my daughter’s. I began to heal immediately. With continued support from Connie, my parenting was strengthened. I was able to… Read more “I Began to Heal Immediately”
KD, Los Altos, CA
A Powerful and Loving Force
I know I expressed my delight in seeing you again and how much I loved your class, but I really wanted to give you more feedback. When I said you were a master teacher, I really meant it. Teaching a beginning class is not easy and you did it with real style and grace. For… Read more “A Powerful and Loving Force”
Clarice Hirata, Mountain View, CA
One of the Best Experiences of My Life
Connie has been my therapist since I went through a very difficult time after becoming a new mom. The transition from couple to family was very stressful for me, and having her there to support me has been one of the best experiences of my life. Connie is absolutely one of the most intuitive, insightful,… Read more “One of the Best Experiences of My Life”
TL, Mountain View, CA
Truly Powerful and Meaningful
I have to say this was a truly powerful and meaningful retreat for me, Connie. I am deeply grateful. Beth Hughes
Counting My Blessings
I woke this morning counting my blessings, feeling receptive, grounded and ready to share the energy we cultivated yesterday in all my interactions today. Lynn Heinrichs
It was very profound for me
Loved how heartfelt it was and how you created so much love and safety in this group – it was very profound for me. Renee Miller, Fremont, CA
Everything was wonderful
Everything was wonderful. It came from heart and therefore it was accepted and received by heart… Deeply grateful for this wonderful experience and looking forward to future retreats. Bibi Sharma, Los Gatos, CA
What was shared had a true resonance
I loved being out in nature and so much appreciated how open everyone was. So much of what was shared had a true resonance to experiences in my own life. It also helped to hear and understand what other women are going through, their experiences and responses. Sheila Raymond
I applaud you
From the deepest part of my heart, thank you for the website and content. I want you to know that each post on your blog is refreshing. What makes your work impressive is that your voice is displayed. Therefore, your heart is shared with all of us who take the time to absorb the words.… Read more “I applaud you”