Students: How To Make Any Yoga Class More Accessible

It’s summer! If you’re traveling this year, you may be leaving your favorite classes and teachers behind. If you’re intimidated by the thought of of finding a yoga class while you’re on the road, I’ve got some guidelines for you. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find a class or a teacher that feelsContinue reading “Students: How To Make Any Yoga Class More Accessible”

Falling From a False Summit: Or, The Less I Think I Know, The Better

The longer I teach and practice yoga and meditation, the less I am sure I know. That being said, I do have some critical questions we can ask ourselves as students, and teachers, to be sure we’re on the right path.    This is, perhaps, the largest reason for the remarkable decline in my once-prolificContinue reading “Falling From a False Summit: Or, The Less I Think I Know, The Better”

A Self-Love Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day. Some of us are happy- we have someone who loves us, someone we love, maybe children or family that we like to put at the center of our emotions on this day. If that’s you, I am very happy for you! You might want to read this post anyway, just in case.Continue reading “A Self-Love Valentine”

Week #3, Yama #3: Asteya- You’re Stealing More Than You Think

And here we are with Asteya, the 3rd of Patanjali’s Yamas. In case you’d like a quick review, here’s #1- Ahimsa and here is #2, Satya (with a follow-up here). (Complete and total just random by-the-way: I can’t decide if I should be capitalizing these guys or not, so I’m sort of sticking with not-capitalizing themContinue reading “Week #3, Yama #3: Asteya- You’re Stealing More Than You Think”

There’s Nothing Wrong With You: or, How To Overcome Self-Limiting Thought Patterns

Dear Friend, Student, Fellow Human: There’s Nothing Wrong With You. I mean it. At the end of class, when I sit in the darkened room, looking out across the rows of paper-doll bodies, outwardly still and peaceful in their Savasana, I feel so much love for my fellow humans. I think:  I wish this person lovedContinue reading “There’s Nothing Wrong With You: or, How To Overcome Self-Limiting Thought Patterns”

“Do or Do Not: There is No Try.”

As modern yogis, sometimes we find inspiration in unusual places. So: Happy (belated) Star Wars Day!* Have you ever felt that, despite your best efforts, your commitments to yourself just don’t lead to the results you’re looking for? The problem may be in your self-talk. Do any of these sound familiar? “I’ve been trying toContinue reading ““Do or Do Not: There is No Try.””

How to Establish (and Maintain) a Home Yoga Practice: A Practical Guide

This guide comes from my own efforts, some more successful than others, in putting together a home yoga practice. Like anything worth doing, it is a bit of work- but you’ll love the benefits. Enjoy! 1. Create your space. The first step in establishing a home practice is to work out the logistics- where canContinue reading “How to Establish (and Maintain) a Home Yoga Practice: A Practical Guide”