Welcome to my offline passion. I’ve been a web designer for 20 years – and I still do that full time – but helping people in their journey to better physical and emotional health has become a surprising and overwhelming obsession of mine. I’m a yoga teacher registered with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT200), and I’ve taught over 1400 classes–so far! 😉 Additionally, I’m a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®). I’m also a Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Nutrition Coach with the National Academy of Sports Medicine. No matter where you are on your journey: a competitive athlete looking for an edge or a senior looking to improve mobility and balance, I’d love to help. I’m located in beautiful Lake Tapps, WA.
This past weekend, I spent 14 hours learning from David Swenson, one of the foremost authorities on Ashtanga yoga in the world (here's his most famous book: Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual). This blog [...]
Anyone else having a crazy busy week? Sometimes I feel like a hypocrite. I talk to students about balance and pausing for self-care, and then in my own personal life I am balancing three jobs and a family and finding it difficult to practice what I preach. Sometimes it’s hard to pause when everything feels important. #suptakonasana #balance #yoga #ashtangi #ashtangayoga...
What a beautiful weekend filled with friends - some brand new, some older. All awesome. ❤️ I’m traveling later this week, so just 3 classes on the schedule for me. Come join me for practice. .
Monday 9:30am @ Longevita
Tuesday 8pm @ IYOGA
Wednesday 6am @ IYOGA.
#yogateacher #igyogacommunity #handstand #handstandnation...
Progress pic. 4 years between these two photos. In the top pic, I was happy to be balancing pincha in the middle of the room with enough stability that I could think about finding a backbend. It was a baby back bend both out of confidence and flexibility. The bottom pic was from early this morning, barely warmed up and still so much more open in my backbend, with loads of confidence. I didn’t start working on pincha - or handstand - until I was already 43 years old, and I secretly wondered how much progress I would make in more advanced poses. Now at 48, I’ve shown myself over and over that I’m nowhere near done building strength, flexibility and furthering my practice. #progress #ashtangi #yoga #pincha...
Hey look, no yoga pants in sight! Sometimes I spend time NOT upside down, wearing pretty things. 💄👠💍 All blinged out for the Chairman’s Dinner at the @thewacseattle . I even took a car #selfie (swipe) 😂 great to see you @ca2wa ❤️. You looked beautiful as ever! 😍 #nostretchypants .
#yogini #vegan ❤️...
Oh Lordy I’m sore from all of those l-sits in class last night. The worst part is that I have no one to blame but myself lol. My apologies to everyone who was in class, I can see now that it was excessive.😂😜😆 oh who am I kidding? #SorryNotSorry 😎.
#Yoga #YogaEveryDamnDay #YogaPose...
As usual I’m late for my #ForearmFriday post! 🙈 what an amazing, beautiful, packed room full of yogis for class last night-my heart is so full with gratitude for all of my students. Then last night coming home, and spending some time with a good friend that I don’t see often enough, despite the fact that she lives one block away. I’m guilty of letting work take over my life sometimes, and neglecting some friendships. That’s part of juggling so much I guess. I need to get better about that. Anyone else struggle with that?...
In regions where strong winds rule, tree strength doesn't come by standing firm against storms. The strongest survivors overcome through give and take... pairing strength with ornamental grace..
Teaching Schedule for this week:
Mon: 9:30am Longevita
Tue: 8pm IYOGA
Wed: 6am & 6:30pm IYOGA
Thu: 5am IYOGA
Fri: 9:30am IYOGA
Hope to see you! 😘😘...
Heeeyyyy! Attention IYOGA yogis: I’m teaching a bunch of classes this week, including two that aren’t usually on my schedule, Happy Hour Flow Friday at 6pm (get ready for 80s tunes) and Power Play (Sculpt) Saturday 9:30am. Have fun while you work HARD! Hope to see you!
Tuesday (tonight): 8pm
Wednesday: 6:30pm Ashtanga Primary Series
#ashtangi #yoga#yogaverydamnday #yogisofig#igyogafamily #yogateacher#yogateacher #strongnotskinny #fitness #fitover40...
What to do when you have 1.5 hours to kill during your kid’s soccer practice? You go for a run of course. Running along the White River in Auburn. I admit, Cinnamon and I took a long break when we came across a little dog park. There was fresh water for her and I got to pretend we were stopping so she could drink some 😉 #auburn #running #whiteriver #whiterivertrail #didntknowitwasthere #iloverunning...
Tough afternoon today. I had an ocular migraine. That means I lost my vision for an hour. I’m lucky that my migraines are mostly painless, but they’re exhausting nonetheless. Even after my vision returns, I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck. Unfortunately, resting wasn’t an option today as I had to teach Ashtanga primary this evening. As usual, I felt better coming out than going in, but now I’m tired. Like for realz 😴 on the bright side, I’m beyond excited to attend a medical fitness conference in Seattle starting tomorrow 😬🤗🤩...
Did you know that I teach in Auburn on Monday mornings? It's true! I just started teaching Flow on Mondays at 9:30am. Exciting! 😁 Start your week with me. ❤️ A little Mukta Hasta Sirsasana B from the Ashtanga Intermediate Series this morning. 🙃 Shhh... don’t tell my chiro......
Here's my attempt at this pose for
#yogiseeyogido #ysyd I don't know what to call it? #PyramidPose ? #TrianglePose ? It was a pretty tricky balance and thank goodness that back knee was bent because I wouldn't have been able to reach if it hadn't been. I didn't quite get my left hand to my right knee thanks to some tight shoulders tho. I love the creativity of this pose and the interesting shape.
Chosen by @yogi.bree and inspired by @yogamand
Awesome crew @susanbishopyoga @bethanysmithyoga @mrs_khaleesi_gaither @natashaswinter