Last week I was reminded by a fellow yogi about the importance of being excited for life each and every day. It couldn't have come at a better time for me. In the depths of dealing with two back-to-back tragedies, I was reminded that I am still in control of how I feel each day. That it is my outlook that can change the tone of my entire day.Read More
This week I am focusing on my own vulnerability and what that means to me. It’s been a horrific 4 weeks for my family and I, but I am reminded of the kindness of friends, family, and even strangers during this trying time.
I have also realized the value of vulnerability and how that has helped me over the past month.Read More
The month of October 2018 was the most heartbreaking and grief stricken month I have ever experienced. From losing our first baby to watching my mom in the hospital fighting liver failure, I am reminded of the importance of taking time to grieve and taking moments for self-care.Read More
Over the past couple of weeks I have been thinking and talking about how the expectations we hold for ourselves and others is the root of all our disappointments. Think about it, the last time you were disappointed, why were you disappointed? The majority of the time is has to do with a failed expectation of either ourselves or someone else.
It’s been nearly a year since I quit my “real” job and became a full-time yoga teacher. Nearly a year later I feel that I am not any further ahead, yet when I really evaluate my progress, I have done pretty well!
This past weekend, Hubby and I spent 50 hours in Boston. We had been invited to a friends’ wedding and because Hubby just started a new job, we were able to go for a very short period of time, but it was better than missing the wedding.Read More
Today I want to talk to you about burnout; what it is, why it happens, and of course, how to deal with it.Read More
Today I want to share with you what life lessons I learned from greek yogurt.Read More
This week’s affirmation is “I am taking care of myself”. Putting yourself first is not selfish. If we want to live a balanced life, we must take care of ourselves first before we can take care of others in any capacity: home, work, school, etc.Read More
I learned about sadhana in my last teacher training. Each morning we would start our day with breath, movement, and/or signing/chanting.Read More
When studying the sutras in my first teacher training in 2013, I was most fascinated by the term “ahimsa”. Ahimsa is one of the 5 yamas and the yamas are the first of the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga. Ahimsa means non-violence or to not cause harm (Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, p. 118).Read More
One of the most common questions I am asked from new students is “will this help me lose weight?”Read More
Are you thinking of trying yoga for the first time? It can feel very intimidating. I was quite apprehensive to try yoga and as you may already know I fell in love with yoga after my very first class.Read More
I started practicing yoga during my time with the government. It helped me immensely!
Here are some reasons I believe yoga is great for our first responders:
It’s the busiest time of year whether we like it or not. We are busying visiting with friends and family, shopping, baking, wrapping, and more. It might be easy to say, I don’t have time to go to yoga. But now is when you need yoga the most.Read More
I am here today to talk to you about avoiding injury in yoga. Although generally low impact, like any activity, yoga does offer a small risk of injury. Here are my tips to avoid injury while practicing yoga.Read More
Today I want to share with you how I stay healthy during cold/flu season. Please note, I am not by any means a health practitioner of any kind, these are simply my tips and tricks for staying healthy.Read More
It’s way too early for the stores to be decorated for Christmas, but it’s never too early to talk about gift giving and who couldn’t use a Christmas gift guide to help them with their holiday shopping?
This is my Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Your Yogi:
“Work/Life Balance” what an endearing term. Creating a balance between your work life and your personal life can be a huge struggle for most.Read More
As the weather starts getting cooler, it’s sometimes difficult to leave the house, especially when you don’t HAVE to! If you still want to practice yoga, but getting out of the house is now a huge chore, perhaps consider starting a home practice.Read More