There are plenty of funny articles online about the weird things you hear yoga teachers say, and I’ll admit I’m an offender on some of them.
Some of the yoga cues you hear teachers give to students to get into […]
I was reflecting recently that I have been living in Virginia for nine months and consistently seeing private clients for about 6 months.
When you maintain a consistent practice of anything for more then a few months, you really start […]
I recently became certified to teach Yoga Tune Up®, a unique and highly specialized fitness program designed to increase flexibility and mobility based on exercises and movements drawn from yoga, physical therapy exercises, and massage techniques.
In Yoga Tune Up® […]
Students often come to me with health and injury concerns and ask about yoga modifications they can make in their practice. Just the other day a woman in my class let me know while she was in Child’s Pose […]
A friend of mine recently asked for a good IT band stretch. Specifically, she wanted to know if some of the hip stretches I’ve been sharing over the past month or so would be good for the IT band.
I don’t think I need to tell you that I think yoga is special.
If you’ve done yoga before you’ll know it’s special. You’ll have felt a shift in your body and mind that you come back for again and […]
Happy tax day! Also, Happy Birthday to my grandmother, who is celebrating her 94th birthday.
Almost all of my clients have said the same thing to me over the course of our work together. Maybe you say this to yourself […]
The one set of poses that always seem to be the most frustrating to all of my students are the ones that involve balance. And we’re not talking about arm balances here, because even those have a clear measurement […]
The other day in class I asked my students how they were feeling in the midst of a pretty difficult sequence that involved quite a few core exercises. One woman shouted out that as long as she would get […]
OK, I admit that happy hip stretches is a bit of an oxymoron as almost no one I know genuinely loves the feeling of stretching out tight hips. That s$!t hurts!
Even so, it’s vitally important for our hips to […]
As we get closer to Kapha season (the Spring equinox is officially on March 20th) you might have noticed a shift in your energy patterns. I know I’ve tapped into a new source of motivation recently, which is good […]
This has been a long time coming.
As we move into spring – hello 50+ degrees and RAIN! – busyness and frantic running around resume.
In Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga and an ancient form of natural medicine and healing […]