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Teach-iversary

Teach-iversary

Six years ago, on March 17, I taught my first and second official, for paying clients, yoga classes.  I had the honor of subbing two classes for one of the senior teachers at the studio where I practiced and trained.  Fresh out of the 200-hour training program, I meticulously planned my sequences and assembled a […]

Create a Little TLC

Create a Little TLC

When I go out to teach classes at the garden, offices, or in homes, I bring a “mobile studio” including mats and props.  But, something was missing, a little TLC.  A gentle eye pillow is the perfect tool to block out light, help students relax and find a comforting savasana at the end of practice.  […]

Conscious Cash

Conscious Cash

The habit of swiping my credit card and spending money tends to get a little out of control and mindless at the end of the year.  Spending money is just another excess of the holiday season.  But, the consumer haze has to clear at some point.  There’s nothing quite as sobering as when the first […]

Redefine Resolutions

Redefine Resolutions

If your annual resolution list has been recycled over and and over and includes gems like “lose weight”, “work out more”, or anything along those lines it’s time to redefine resolutions.  The flaw in the way resolutions are traditionally set is that they are purely physical goals.  Worse yet, many times they are rooted in […]

Holiday Safety – Yogi Style

Holiday Safety – Yogi Style

Happy Holidays Yogis!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  It’s that time of the year to give thanks, celebrate, and share the love.  It’s also that time of the year when we should be mindful of our safety and the safety of those around us. Around the holidays, most cities in the U.S. […]

The Season of Expansion

The Season of Expansion

‘Tis the season.  Every year it starts around Halloween and doesn’t wrap up until New Year’s Day.  During this time we expand our social calendars, the number of people in our homes, our spending, and our consumption of food and drink.  We seem to spend infinite amounts of energy this time of year. It is […]

Let’s Talk Money

Let’s Talk Money

This one is for the yoga teachers.  Let’s talk about the elephant in the room.  No, not Ganesha… money. One of the topics I enjoy to consulting with colleagues on and teaching is the Business of Yoga.  While there are many talented teachers out there, a common shortcoming among them is a discomfort or reluctance […]