Tag Archive | yoga

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 […]

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 […]

3 Fun Yoga Games for Kids

3 Fun Yoga Games for Kids

It’s winter and in the midwest the cold has been brutal.  I’m sure there’s a cabin fever epidemic brewing.  On these cold wintry days, yoga can be just the thing for fun at home, or wherever you’re staying warm.  Here are three tried and true games that I use during kids yoga that also work […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Practicing Non-Attachment

Practicing Non-Attachment

It’s hard not to get attached.  My children were born in this house.  We celebrated great grades and promotions in this house.  We gathered and fed wonderful people in this house.  Our family grew in this house.  Our marriage evolved in this house.  We experienced everything from shortage to abundance, grief to joy, seriousness to […]