A Plea for Clarity in Class Descriptions

Imagine you are a prospective yoga student. Looking at class schedules online, you see a lot of “vinyasa” yoga, and you wonder what it is. ┬áThe descriptions say that the poses that “flow” together with breath and that all levels are welcome. This isn’t much information to go on, so you decide to go takeContinue reading “A Plea for Clarity in Class Descriptions”

Teaching Series: Preventing Burnout

So now you’re a yoga teacher.* You’re in love with your life, you’re in love with yoga, everything is super amazing, rainbows and sunshine! Or, maybe it is for a while, anyway. If you haven’t read the first part of this series, I recommend checking it out to review some of the “yogastential crises” thatContinue reading “Teaching Series: Preventing Burnout”

The Yoga of Self-Expression

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost.┬áThe world will notContinue reading “The Yoga of Self-Expression”

Yoga + Business = Yuck? Maybe Not

As you may know, I was not always a yoga instructor. For most of my adult life, I worked in Customer Service, both as a call center representative and as part of the management team in the same environment. If there were to be some sort of competition for “world’s lousiest job,” I know there’dContinue reading “Yoga + Business = Yuck? Maybe Not”