Containment Yoga… more props for more release!

Containment Yoga… more props for more release!

Let's talk about props baby! In many classical forms of yoga props are used as a "remedial measure"... this means that a student "can't do" a particular pose, and so the teacher provides a "gap filler" in the form of a prop. An example is if a student can't reach the...

The Biomechanics of your Neck in a Spinal Twist

The Biomechanics of your Neck in a Spinal Twist

Welcome to the 2nd of three articles on Spinal Twists! Find the first one here {but read them in any order}. Spinal twists are often a yogi's go-to for the upper spine {though a twist's ultimate capacity is in its potential to cultivate inner quietude and bliss}. Yoga...

Sleep Like a Yogi!

Sleep Like a Yogi!

BAY {before ayurveda + yoga}, I had terrible, anxiety ridden insomnia, almost every night! Through my regular practice of deep release yoga, ujjayi prānāyāma, and balancing vāta {excess air + space in my constitution} it truly resolved to the point of now having...

A Yogi’s Postpartum {Plus FREE TIPS!}

A Yogi’s Postpartum {Plus FREE TIPS!}

I was lucky to have been into Yoga + Ayurveda pre-pregnancy and to have studied with my dear teacher, master of women's health and obstetrics, Dr. Sarita Shreshtha.  My embrace of yogic and Ayurvedic principles and practices was an enormous boon for my pregnancy,...

A Yoga Sequence for Every Mind {and body}

A Yoga Sequence for Every Mind {and body}

A special article for yoga teachers, yoga therapists, or students who want to see themselves {and their minds} objectively and structure their yoga sequences accordingly. I hope this information supports your practice, feel free to share it!  Here it is. The arc I...

Twist into Bliss – Perfect Poses for LOVE

Twist into Bliss – Perfect Poses for LOVE

In my classes they are often the first and last pose of a sequence, and one of the first things I have my private clients start doing in their home practice. Every yoga therapy session includes a twist, and I even encourage my students to do a "bed yoga" twist pose...

20 Reasons Why I will Never be a Yogalebrity

20 Reasons Why I will Never be a Yogalebrity

It's amazing that yoga is SO popular and that so many people are getting benefit. It is also fantastic that some of us get to earn a living sharing yoga, healing, teaching, and transforming lives! I am a big fan of people doing good in the world earning a living doing...

A Day in the Life…

A Day in the Life…

Curious what a day in my life (the life of a yoga therapist, family breadwinner and mama) looks like? Kate Connell of "Yoga and the Yoga Mat", asked that of several Private Yoga Teachers, and shared a voyeur's dream on her blog... a peek into a regular ol' awesome...

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