Yoga Therapy For Anxiety

I began my journey with Yoga Therapy almost five years ago when I started working with a Yoga Therapist. At the time, I had no idea I would enroll in Yoga Therapy training but I desperately wanted to have more balance and self love in my life. As my children grew up I discovered the challenges of...
Deepen Your Practice With Online Yoga Teacher Training

Deepen Your Practice With Online Yoga Teacher Training

Over the past several years, online Yoga Teacher Training has become common place among Google searches looking for affordable, accessible yoga training. Up until recently Yoga Alliance has not validated online training but all that changed in September when Yoga...

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A Healthy Alternative To Kegels

A Healthy Alternative To Kegels

For decades women have been told to incorporate kegels into their daily lifestyle to improve muscle control in the pelvic floor. As a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist, I've been working for years to truly understand the nuances between kegels and the practice of Mula...

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Benefits of Private Yoga Instruction

Benefits of Private Yoga Instruction

These days yoga is a three billion dollar industry, and yoga is often marketed as a high end fitness solution with drop in classes ranging from $19 to $25 per head. Classes are typically held in a dance studio environment where the teacher instructs students to move...

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The Breath of the Eternal

The Breath of the Eternal

I feel extremely connected to the second chapter of the Upanishads, Kena. In this chapter the Gods are said to be boasting about their talents and accomplishments. They appear to forget that they are not doing anything, that their power and force is a direct force of...

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Deepening Your Practice

Deepening Your Practice

I'm of the mindset that the experience is our greatest teacher. I am so grateful for the time, wisdom, and love shared between my teachers and their students, and I acknowledge their unique guidance and gifts. As I continue along my path, practicing, teaching, living...

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Vinyasa Sequencing 101

Vinyasa Sequencing 101

This weekend in Yoga Teacher Training we will be working on sequencing using the principles we've learned so far. In our 200 hour yoga teacher training, we lay the foundation for Vinyasa Yoga as a system derived from Ashtanga Yoga and Hatha Yoga. We examine the...

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The Stages of Grief and Trauma

The Stages of Grief and Trauma

The stages of grief include shock, denial, anger, bargaining, depression, testing, and acceptance. In our experience, we tend to feel these feelings in different places in the body, and sometimes we can move between stages of grief in ways that reinforce destructive...

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“Me Too” Doesn’t Have To Be Sexual Harassment

“Me Too” Doesn’t Have To Be Sexual Harassment

This fall thousands upon thousands of women shared stories about their experience with sexual harassment in an effort to bring it into the forefront and show the world how many women experience this phenomenon. Men started coming forward too, and it seemed like nearly...

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Stepping Into The Light

Stepping Into The Light

The New Year is traditionally a time when people reflect on the past and set course for the future. It's a time of self study, of inquiry into the nature of growth that keeps each one of us in our unique trajectory. This year, I find myself reflecting on humility, on...

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What it Means to Forgive

What it Means to Forgive

They say that Om is the most powerful Mantra, but recently I've been working with a different Mantra and it seems to be more powerful than anything I've ever experienced. The Mantra I am referring to is the Mantra, "I am Forgiveness." It's simple, sweet, and to the...

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Shabdkosh: The Meaning of Lineage in Hindu Philosophy

Shabdkosh: The Meaning of Lineage in Hindu Philosophy

Have you ever walked into a conversation about lineage at a yoga studio? Many of us have experienced a yoga teacher talking about lineage as if the Holy Grail, but what exactly is lineage and how does it pertain to Yoga. In Sanskrit, the word Shabdkosh, लिनीअज, means...

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Cultivating a Sense of Self Awareness in The Classroom

Cultivating a Sense of Self Awareness in The Classroom

Lately I've been working on grounding into Self Awareness, and making a home in my present moment. I've spent a lot of time really looking at my values, and what I found was that my values, the values of a yogini who has lived nearly 40 years on this planet, are...

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Stepping Up: Coming Clean In Community

Stepping Up: Coming Clean In Community

As humans, community is at the heart of our happiness and health. We crave conscious connection, and the vast majority of people are looking for interpersonal exchange when they enter into a group dynamic. The yoga community is no different in its collective need for...

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Low Back Congestion | How to Release Lumbar Tension

Low Back Congestion | How to Release Lumbar Tension

I'm currently in Yoga Therapy training at Soul of Yoga in San Diego, CA, and we are currently studying the sacrum in our Holistic Anatomy and Physiology class. Essentially the sacrum is the capstone of the human spine. It allows us to rotate around the axis of the...

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