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A Letter to the Karate Kid on the Day of her Yoga Teacher Training Graduation

Dear T,   It seems hard to begin stating how proud I am of you for being brave and moving forward into a new chapter of your life.     You spark a light inside me. So if you do that for me, it must happen in others. Time to share that gift with the […]

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Yoga Tools

This is the first lesson I teach everyone when they come to yoga class: Look at your own eyes in the mirror. Simple, but not easy.   Toes and heels touching. Look at yourself in the mirror.  Lift your chin up. Relax your shoulders. Stomach in. Spine straight. Look back into your own eyes. Don’t […]

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So You Want To Come Try my Hot Yoga Class? Here’s What You Need to Know.

    You’ve told me at least 15 times in casual conversation or facebook comment. But alas, you hem, you haw. You are curious but unsure. Fair enough. I’ll just give you some basic info to prepare you for trying something new. In this case, Hot Bikram Yoga. Bring: Physically Yoga Mat, Towel, and Water. […]

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7 Tips For Raising A Daughter Who Doesn’t Have A Weight Obsession.

 You can take what you want from this. You should know that I have zero daughters, and that I am not a parenting expert. All I am is a daughter of someone, a mom of boys, and a survivor of getting called fat as a teenager many times. I am a keen observer of human behavior, […]

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Yogi Wisdom

“Comparison is the thief of joy” -Theodore Roosevelt   I teach Bikram yoga and I like saying that phrase in class from time to time. The mayor of the yoga studio told me the other day that she remembered that quote from my class and had offered that piece of advice to a mentee in […]

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Self Care: SIMPLE, YET NOT EASY

Taking care of yourself means changing your habits. Habitual behavior we learned for years and years does not go away overnight. That’s just how we are wired. The good news is, that with long term dedication and consistency, you can change ANY habit. This i’m sure of. The best habits you can teach yourself are […]

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Grief Tide
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Grief Tide

The Grief Tide   Grief tide… I watched my parents grieve a large amount of my childhood. From the day I was born until I was 16 years old, my Mom lost both her parents, two of her sisters, and her godson. My father lost his mother, best friend, and godson. In the early years […]

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Balancing Stick Pose
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Balancing Stick Pose

The Balancing Stick Pose   Balancing Stick Pose is the “Pose of the month” for October at the studio. Balancing stick is the story of my life. Inhale your arms over your head sideways. Stretch up out of your waist. Arms with your ears. Inhale breathing, take a big step forward with your right foot. […]

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