Teaching Yoga Internationally

I started my teaching career over 15 years ago in Kuwait, where I was one of the Al Saba family’s private teachers. In the Middle East, the children of the royal family do not attend school. They are educated at home in a nontraditional setting. It was an enlightening experience that sparked my...
Nourishing Potato Soup

Nourishing Potato Soup

  A few weeks ago, I lead an intensive training in Ireland. One of the intentions of the training was to feed the group a minimalist diet to maintain focus and clarity while still nourishing and grounding the body. This nourishing potato soup helped us meet our...

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Establishing A Home Yoga Practice

Establishing A Home Yoga Practice

A few years ago, after moving back to my home town of Austin, TX, I decided I wanted to establish a home yoga practice that incorporated mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. I knew what I wanted it to look like and the results I wanted to experience, but I didn't know...

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Yoga Therapy For Anxiety

Yoga Therapy For Anxiety

What is Yoga Therapy for anxiety? Yoga Therapy for anxiety can be a wonderful tool to help you navigate the rising and falling of experiences that can sometimes cause anxiety and dis-ease.  I began my journey with Yoga Therapy almost five years ago when I started...

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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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