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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]

A Different Kind of Power Yoga

Personal power is something we all want more of. The feeling of being powerful is incredibly energizing. It leads us to create exceptional opportunities in life and ultimately to make dreams come true. You know it well: that particular spark that sets a fire underneath you, lights you up and propels you toward your desires.[…]

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[…]