How hip is your yoga?!!!

Have you ever walked into a yoga studio or event and felt like the kid in the lunch room holding their tray and looking around to see if anyone would welcome them? My introduction to yoga was with teachers that were very down to earth and  welcoming. I have tried to  instill that in my classes. […]

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The Art of breathing

The very first thing we do in life is take a breath. It’s the only thing we have to do…all the time. So, we probably don’t think much about it. That is, until we climb a flight of stairs or shovel snow or experience an emotional upset. Maybe we have anxiety and we are in our heads with thoughts of […]

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Yoga is in the heart of the practitioner

With all of the tweets, blogs and Facebook posts it can be difficult to discern what’s legit, what’s important or what matters to the person that wants to start a yoga practice. We have yoga-centric publications like Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, Yoganonymous along with teachers writing endless articles on any number of yoga-related topics ( irony alert!!!).    It’s similar to the […]

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“Don’t touch my mat!”

You’ve seen them. Determined yoginis marching proudly…their mats rolled up and strapped onto their bag or clutched to their bodies as if to say,  “Don’t touch my mat!”  Hmmmm…I carry my own fairly often because of my teaching gigs. Me noticing people noticing my mat. I suppose an electrician feels the same with his (or her!) […]

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A smack-down for winter blues!

What happened?! It was summer…now it’s dark and the cold air is creeping towards us. The polar vortex  may revisit or it may not. Either way we have no control and so how do we manage our attitude during these most unwelcome winter tidings? I have found that the yoga space I teach in (Grace […]

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Why we need yoga!

Sitting in an office chair all day does remarkably horrible things to your body. It shortens the hamstrings, immobilizes the hips, messes with your posture and causes lower back issues. Not to mention the cardiovascular downside of sitting all day. Standing on your feet all day causes feet to swell, is very stressful on the […]

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Hot or Not?

“Hot“… it’s the latest buzzword in yoga. So the logical question of a new practitioner might be, “Should I take hot yoga or not?” My answer would be any yoga is better than no yoga. The type of yoga one should practice depends largely on the individual and the best way to determine what you connect with […]

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