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[…]

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[…]

Winter Solstice: Why 108?

There is a long standing traditional practice of completing 108 sun salutations when the seasons change. That is, on the first day of summer (Summer Solstice), the first day of winter (Winter Solstice (TODAY!)), the first day of spring, and the first day of fall (Vernal/Autumnal Equinoxes). This is most often done in large groups[…]

Fall Yoga/Ayurvedic Cleansing: Rejuvenation Phase

The final and most important part of our cleanse has arrived- Rejuvenation. Now that the body has cleared itself of imbalances and things not serving, you’re ready to receive. “Rejuvenation practices are usually sweet and comforting, and most people find this phase of cleansing quite enjoyable(1)”. Hopefully the reintroduction phase has allowed your body to[…]

Qualities of a Good Student

We can all agree yoga is popular. Its popularity isn’t new, in fact yoga has stood the test of time with over 5,000 years behind its back. However, modern day life that includes such things as yoga celebrities, self marketing via social media and the relative onslaught of ‘yoga teachers’ graduating from yoga school; the[…]

Teachers: What You Say Matters

Lately I’ve been taking a lot of classes around town, getting to know different teachers and experiencing different studios. Something that I’ve come to realize is that what you say as a teacher really matters. There are cues that have been handed down among the ages like “let your sit bones smile” (ok not really[…]

What Brings You to Your Mat?

Yoga asks us to dig deep… into our bodies, muscles, joints, organs. Into our minds, our psychology, our emotions. Into our desires and beliefs. Yoga calls us to a higher self, a witness, and asks us to shine acceptance into everything we find. At first, we’re not accustomed to looking at ourselves so deeply. We[…]

I Can’t Change

From the bathroom at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, where a terrorist opened fire, 30-year-old Eddie Justice texted his mother. “Mommy I love you. In the club they [’re] shooting. Call police. Im gonna die”. Trapp in the bathroom. His mother texted back, “Calling them now. U still there? Answer your phone. Call me. Call me”. Eddie[…]