Beginner Drop-backs

November 18th, 2020|Categories: Yoga Tutorials|

Not gonna lie, drop backs are scary. Even with a teacher spotting you, they require a deep breath and a leap of faith. The good news is you don't have to start at the finish line. There's no rule that says you have to drop all the way down to the ground until you're ready. If you've [...]

Ashtanga Primary – modified and edited

October 2nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

This class was by request (I'm looking at you, Ramona 😉 ). However, if you have taken this class with me, you know that it takes about 90 minutes. So, this is abbreviated, to say the least. Highly edited, with a fast count. On a personal note, this was not my best practice lol. My jump throughs [...]

My 9 Favorite Yoga Books

September 30th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Yoga, Yoga Philosophy|

Every once in a while, I get asked if I have any favorite yoga books. I'll answer calmly, "Sure," but inside I'm jumping up and down. Yoga books are my favorite thing ever and they are the only books that never make it to the donate pile when we're cleaning or reorganizing. They mean so much to [...]

Motivation is overrated

July 24th, 2019|Categories: Blog, fitness|

Motivation is overrated! Ok, y'all, buckle-up. Here comes some tough love. Those of you who only know me within the scope of my life as a yoga teacher, might not like this side of me too much. Those of you who know me in pretty much any other arena of my life, will not be surprised by this [...]

“The Key to Backbends is James Brown” Notes from my weekend workshop with David Swenson

April 1st, 2019|Categories: Blog, Yoga, Yoga Philosophy|

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 is mostly about me getting it down on (digital) paper before I forget the details. The broad stroke takeaway is that I am [...]