Teaching Yoga, Not Just Alignment

My trauma informed yoga classes are largely made up of postures and breath, with some simple breath movement coordination. I don’t typically bring in philosophy or verbal themes, but my classes are still about more than alignment. How? Of course, alignment has a role in a physical yoga class, for basic safety, and as a tool […]

Spring Cleaning with Spring Greens

It’s time for spring cleaning! That means clean eating too. Check out these nutrient-rich recipes from Kelly Jones, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN.

Yoga: Alternative Lifestyle or Mainstream?

I was presenting at a yoga conference, gathering feedback from yoga teachers about the founding of Yoga Alliance, while serving as the founding President. One woman was concerned that the new Yoga Alliance would make yoga mainstream, “If yoga becomes mainstream, I’ll have to quit!”

Healthy Eating Habits to Enjoy A Healthy Life

If you are tired of feeling sluggish, heavy and want to make a change but don’t know where to get started, you have come to the right place. Healthy living is about making daily choices that become lifelong habits. If your diet is currently lacking enough fresh fruits and vegetables and is full of convenience foods, you can be sure that it is holding you back from reaching the best version of yourself. Learn more about the benefits of healthy eating below for more motivation for changing your diet.

Who’s In Charge?

You’re looking at the dessert tray, which they bring to your table after your meal at a fine restaurant. Who’s in charge? Your taste buds? Your tummy? Your inner cop, counting calories? Your Ayurvedic sensibilities? Or perhaps your vegan raw-food healthy organic self, saying yes, but only to the Vegan No-Bake Cheesecake?

A Safer Space

In my years of teaching yoga, I have witnessed many of the hardships my students face in their lives—death of a loved one, divorce, illness, depression, anxiety, body-image issues, sexual assault, substance abuse, cancer, financial stress—just to name a few. I too originally came onto my mat managing depression, alcohol abuse and disordered eating. You would not have noticed me because I would have been the one that looked on top of things, friendly, confident, doing all the poses instructed, seemingly self-sufficient without a need in the world. The reality of what was underneath this facade was something quite different.

Spring Awakening: Where to Celebrate the Spring Equinox

Celebrate the change of season on your mat! Here’s what’s going down in the greater Philadelphia area!

Coming up at Moondog Yoga

Please join June Hunt and Kathryn Templeton for a BIG Ayurvedic Spring Cleanse guaranteed to revitalize both your body and mind!

4 Reasons You Need Abdominal Massage

Massage Therapy is one of the most accessible forms of self-care. Our first instinct when we feel an ache or pain, is to touch, hold, and/or guard the area. Abdominal pain is common amongst children, adolescents, and adults alike for a variety of reasons.