Benefits of a Yoga Teacher Training | What If I Don’t Want to Teach?

Starting February 2nd, 2018, I will be leading a Teacher Training at Firelight Yoga in Portland, OR. Applications are coming in, along with a lot of (understandable) questions. Beyond the investment of both time and money, a very common question I get is; Would I benefit from a teacher training if I don’t want to[…]

Craving a Simple Life

I grew up bearing zero ambitions. I grew up building only happiness. And that’s when the warp of the world ensnared me. Caught me right between its teeth from the scuff of my shirt and snarled,”How come you want no big house, no cars, no living rooms filled with fancy objects that stay poised but[…]

Warriors Path

“The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is; because everything you gain in life will rot and fall away, and all that will be left of you is what was in your heart.” -Jim Carrey My practice has been deepening. It happens so subtly sometimes, it’s hard to even notice.[…]

Television & Yoga?

Over the past few months in moments of downtime, I’ve enjoyed sitting back and watching a few TV shows that are without a doubt popular right now. What’s striking (or maybe not) is the content and the ideas that are being discussed. So this is a non-yogic blog, or is it? You be the judge.[…]

How to Create a Consistent Practice

When I first started practicing yoga, going to class was my saving grace. I would work all day, and it wasn’t until after work that I’d hit my mat. You could say we had a great relationship. Enough so, that I decided to ask her to go steady and jump in to a 200-hour teacher[…]

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Teachers: How to Build a Class to a Playlist

There are many ways to sequence a class. Whether you are steering your students towards a peak posture, or simply looking to create a well-rounded full body practice, music can impact the way the class is received by your students. Now, the world of music is vast, and this is a beautiful thing as it allows[…]

How Yoga Works

I am often asked what books I recommend to new students as they are starting to develop their practice. In an earlier post of mine, you can find a comprehensive reading list that will most certainly get you going on your yoga reading journey; but today I wanted to highlight a particular book, as it’s[…]

20 Minute Kapha Balancing Sequence

During the winter months, we can often find ourselves in deep with kapha. Although kapha is extremely important for our overall health and well being, as with all things ayurvedic, balance is key. In this article I’ve outlined the dominant qualities of kapha, and offered an all levels guided practice to support keeping it in check. Happy[…]