The Practice


Slow down, you move too fast.

One of my yoga participants recently said that she’s never still – she’s always busy doing something, gardening, cleaning, community projects, etc.. This is all great, but it left me thinking about our cultural programming around stillness and busyness. We’re taught to value constant productivity. It’s not okay to just be still. What I mean […]

How Much Yoga?

When you decide how much yoga you are going to do, you are deciding two things:  (1) what to do with some available time (a simple thing), and (2) what your goal in life is (a really big deal!).  You are really choosing —do you want to be happy or do you want to be […]

Create Your Family’s Mantra

My family is in the process of selling our home in Chicago and relocating to San Antonio Texas. Moving can be incredibly stressful and without coping skills to handle the unfamiliar territory, our families will struggle. However, with change comes growth. Creating a mantra helped us to understand how we can work together and grow […]

Ancestral Healing 101

Ancestral Healing, along with practices of Ancestral Honoring & Reverance, have become increasingly popular in recent years. Among those called to heal personal wounding from early life experiences and traumas, as well as difficult family dynamics, considering the ways that we are affected by the lived experiences of our ancestors has enlivened the conversation of […]

3 Breathing Techniques You Can Use During the Holidays

The holiday season is just around the corner! While it is usually a time for relaxing and celebration, decorating your house or shopping for gifts may still bring stress and fatigue. Especially that is also the time when most people get out of their routines. The stress and anxiety caused by this season can simply […]

The 2019 Yoga Gift Guide

Unique Gifts for the Yoga Enthusiast ‘Tis the season of giving! We’ve rounded up our favorite yoga and wellness products. Whether you’re working on your holiday wish list, or shopping for your favorite yogi, we’ve got you covered! Teardrop Support Cushion from Yoga Life Style The perfect gift for anyone with a back, neck, shoulders […]

Yogic Breathing for You and Your Family

Did you know that your breath is the largest tool you have to communicate between your body & brain?  Your breath controls all the systems within your body. Learning how to control your breath, or pranayama, gives you access to energize or calm yourself in any situation. By directing your breath, you can navigate your […]

Get Your Goddess On: Navaratri

On the yogic path, the fall season is initiated with a holiday called, Navaratri meaning “nine nights”. During this time we celebrate the innate power of the divine feminine within ourselves and each person in the form of the 3 Goddess energies. These goddesses act as symbols and mirrors reflecting back to us our own […]

How Yoga Teaches Us Coping Skills

I often ask students (of all ages) what are their coping skills. The answers are sadly similar. The majority of students respond with the question, “What’s a coping skill?”. Coping skills are like your internal IT support team. We call upon them with each new experience we encounter. When we access our coping skills, it’s […]

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