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What is Your Superpower?

What is Your Superpower?

One of the great things about the practice of mantra is that it can help change the negative reel of thoughts and feedback in your head that sometimes gets stuck on repeat.  To reverse this trend, it can seem like a monumental task requiring superhero strength. Recognizing our gifts or qualities we’d like to cultivate […]

Fuel Gauge

Fuel Gauge

About seven years ago, I created a personal challenge of practicing every day for 30 days.      I had flirted with yoga, practicing sporadically for years and was motivated to immerse in the practice.  It was such a great learning experience.  At the time, I preferred Power or more challenging vinyasa classes.  I would […]

Connection

Connection

Sometimes it’s freaky, but most times it’s comforting.  It’s happened to me a lot and it’s probably happened to you too. Recently, I was teaching a class, the flow lead us to Urdhva Dhanurasana or Upward Bow Pose.  After class, a student came up and share a story.   He had just been talking about […]

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 […]