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Keys to a Tranquil Holiday Season

Keys to a Tranquil Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving around the corner, the holiday season will be in full swing in no time.  While this can be a really fun and celebratory time, it is also a time of stress, often times associated with people who know just how to push our buttons. Thankfully, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras offer a framework to help […]

Smart Kids

Smart Kids

This week, my daughter’s school has standardized testing.  The kids spend half their day reading questions, sorting through multiple choice answers, and filling in bubbles with their selections.  A necessary, standardized task for schools. Test taking can be stressful for kids and parents alike.  I’m not talking about the stress of actually taking the test, […]

Married to the Practice

Married to the Practice

Today, my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  It’s really special and a bit amazing to celebrate this big milestone together.  (Look at how young we were!)  There have been other big moments along the way – our wedding, the birth of our children, conflicts that have tested our relationship, and resolutions or […]

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 […]