I teach yoga in a small town in northern Pennsylvania.

I opened my studio on March 1, 2004. It’s called Main Street Yoga.

The people who come and practice yoga with me are teachers and lawyers and judges and doctors and nurses  and farmers and retired vocal teachers and linguists and sometimes I even get a few college students. They are the best people.

I love them.

Because they come and practice yoga with me I get to teach yoga and have friends.  And they get to do yoga and have “yoga friends.” It’s a win-win.

Because of them I feel a sense of community in this place, whereas before I opened I felt lonely and had no sense of community and no friends. Now I get hugs everyday. I also give hugs and get to laugh. A lot. Every day. My yoga friends are very funny.

But while I love teaching yoga, my teaching of yoga is undergoing a metamorphosis at the moment. I’m in this strange place now and I hope these people who practice with me now will hang with me while I morph.

The other thing I do is write. I write every day. In a notebook, with a fountain pen. Last year I self-published a little book called The Project-Driven LifeIf you follow the link you can buy it on Amazon.

The other thing I aspire to do is write on this blog. I’ve been aspiring to write on this blog for 8 years. I desperately want to change the name of it to “Aspiration Location” but I’m too cheap to buy a new domain and transfer all my files from 8 years. I don’t even know how I would do that, so I’m just going to leave it as is.

If you’re coming here looking for inspiration, sorry. There are plenty of other blogs that will inspire you and you’ve probably already found them.

Today is a chilly day in late October 2017.

I just signed up to do NaNoWriMo for the 5th time.

I’m dusting off this blog because I think I want to chronicle the NaNo process of trying to write 50K words in the space of a month.

We’ll see.

Thanks for reading.

(I love you, too. I’m sure if you lived closer to Mansfield, you would practice at my studio and make me laugh and give me hugs. Too bad you live so far. Or I do. )

Namaste anyway.

20 responses

  1. I LOVE THIS!!!! It’s making me LAUGH OUT LOUD!!! … and I LOVE the photo of you … JOY! JOY! JOY!!!!! It is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!


  2. I knew we had a lot in common as I too am a capricorn! Clowns scare the hell out of me and the most calm place on the planet is on the beach early in the AM for me as well.

    Thanks for the great article about our experience working out together – we have only just begun. Lets hope we can keep it fun and jump rope like kids!


  3. I came across you this morning, as I learned in my iPod Touch Insight Timer app that you were among the 40 or 50 something people in this country (and a few others) that had sat with me, aware of our breathing, fragmentarily thoughtless and present… I then clicked in your Facebook link and email me your link to check it out later in my laptop… A few hours later, I had fun checking your web sites, the ones you list in your Facebook page, learning about your interesting and fun life. Thought you might find it amusing that somebody several hundreds miles from you, in Springfield IL, this venezuelan-gringo that I am, had come across your life in this way, and that a bit of my guilt was lift when I learned that somebody as productive as you seem to be needs 9 hours of sleep to function best!


    • What a cool way to meet, Nelson! Thank you for your comment. It makes it feel really REAL that there are other people meditating together around the country and around the world. I love Insight Connect and especially that it connected us. ~K.


      • it’s great you find it cool that we meet this way. I have continued reading your blog and find its name quite fitting, for it is truly a place of inspiration… one that makes you breath movingly… You are so right with your vision of the need to inspire one another. It’s kind of extending… or in any case it could be… it’s kind of extending the realm of meditation to a social level, ¿no?

        Yes! I so much agree with you with regard to the reality that “Insight Connect,” the people you are able to see in the world that are meditating at the very moment you are.. the reality it brings to one’s lonely meditation.

        I read some where in your inspired pages that one of your goals is (or was?) to learn Spanish. I have been teaching Spanish for many years now. Teaching adults Spanish is the one teaching I have realized I liked most, which is what I mostly do and I do it at home. My approach is mainly conversational. I have been thinking in expanding my teaching through Skype. If you are still interested in learning and/or improving your Spanish, and find Skype an interesting way of doing it, would you like to tried it with me? This is not a “individualized” ad. I won’t even charge you. I have never use Skype to teach, so it would be a good opportunity for me to test it. And I would certainly like to start trying it with the one who writes pages like those in this “Inspiration Location.”

        This is my email: nlaracarrero@gmail.com
        This is my Skype name: cabeza00


  4. This was a powerful and thought provoking About page… makes me think and wonder what I believe in. I look forward to reading more and following you along on your adventure. I too agree that travel transforms and that a hot bath is a recipe for all good things. Take care and happy blogging, Cheryl


  5. Hey Kath, didn’t know where best to leave this comment but go ahead and delete it after you read. Just wanted to let you know that for some reason, none of the links on your homepage have been working for me for the past week or so. Figured it might be at my end but every other blog, site, etc seems fine. I used to be able to get on your homepage and click recent posts to read, comment. like, etc., but now I can only get to them (individually, i.e. not just by scrolling down your homepage) through my WordPress reader. And links in your posts aren’t working from the homepage either–for instance, tried the ebags one and nothing; my cursor didn’t even read it as a link. Just wanted to let you know in case a bit of naughty code snuck in there somewhere. Forgive this long comment too if the problem is indeed just at my end. And have fun in Oregon!


    • John, thanks so much for alerting me to this!! I preview and test my post before I hit publish and everything worked on my end last night but now that I go in and check, you are absolutely right. My sidebar widgets have disappeared (in addition to my comment box!) and my links are all dead. I have just submitted a support ticket to WordPress and hopefully all will be resolved shortly. Again, thanks for the heads-up! Really appreciate it! ~Kath

      On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 12:41 AM, Inspiration Location wrote:


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