resentment doesn’t mean you’re a bad coach, personal trainer or yoga teacher.

One thing that we don’t speak about in the movement/wellness/healing arts world is resentment. It feels a little weird to even type that out, honestly. Like a dirty secret. But it’s something that I’ve experienced quite a bit personally, as have the other professionals I’ve worked with. Our role with others often requires us toContinue reading “resentment doesn’t mean you’re a bad coach, personal trainer or yoga teacher.”

charisma vs. trust

A few weeks ago, I was on my way to get a massage and reflecting on the fifteen years I have had with my massage therapist (if you’re in Martin County, Florida, Beverly is where it’s at). Not only is she experienced, professional, and intuitive, but I also feel such an incredible amount of trustContinue reading “charisma vs. trust”

real safety is anti-fragility

If you’ve taken a yoga class over the past decade, you’ve probably heard some of the following cues: “Never let your knee travel further than your ankle– you want to protect your knee.” “Brace your abdominals to protect your back.” “Never roll up to stand from a forward fold, or you’ll cause damage to yourContinue reading “real safety is anti-fragility”

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”

Teaching Series: the Yogastential Crisis

“Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life,”¬†they say. “Follow your dreams!” “Do what you love and the money will follow!” Sometimes, we’re quoted Rumi: “Let the beauty you love be what you do.” Or, the Bhagavad Gita: “It is better to do your own duty badly than to perfectlyContinue reading “Teaching Series: the Yogastential Crisis”

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”