The Practice


My First Yoga Teacher

You never forget your first yoga teacher. She has a special place in your heart. While I’d begun with TV yoga at age 12, my first in-person class wasn’t until 10 years later. The teacher both wowed and horrified me by demonstrating Shavasana with Ujjayi Pranayama, emphasizing the expansion of her belly on the inbreath. […]

Yoga Poses for Pregnancy

Yoga Poses for that Exhilarating, Exhausting, Incredible Time Called Pregnancy! So, you’re growing a human…..congratulations! Depending on how far along you are, you may be feeling anything from nauseous, to exhausted, to exhilarated, to just ready to be done. But hang in there, you’re in good company! As a mom of three, I vividly remember […]

Yoga: Classical, Modern & Authentic

I helped create Yoga Alliance by serving as the founding President. I learned a lot from the many yogis involved in establishing national standards for yoga teachers. Three of yoga’s then-living masters sent personal representatives: BKS Iyengar, Swami Satchidananda and Yogi Bhajan. Each of them emphasized yogis getting together. In spite of the differences we […]

Healthy Hips

Hip opening workshops are some of the most popular events in the yoga sphere. They shouldn’t be. Never-ending pigeons, long-held frogs, and the constant striving to touch chest to floor in wide-legged seated forward fold, are forcing our hips beyond their natural range of motion. This can cause wear and tear on the joints, and […]

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!”

Something for (Almost) Everyone

How can a power/vinyasa trained yoga instructor offer a more accessible class? My 200-hour yoga teacher training is in power vinyasa yoga, but I teach in a variety of settings where it’s essential to make classes accessible to a broader range of experience levels that usually appear in a yoga studio class.

Yoga & Privilege

“Privilege: a special right, advantage or immunity granted or available to only a particular person or group of people” (Google dictionary)

While it’s nice to imagine we all teach yoga from a neutral place, our life experiences – including those of privilege or lack thereof – shape us. In yoga service classes, I sometimes work with people who have had substantially different access to privilege than me. How does my identity influence what I offer? What do I do to minimize negative impact?

2017 Holiday Gift Guide for Yogis

Something for me, and something for you! We’ve compiled a list of some awesome products and experiences that any yogi would be thrilled with this holiday season.  So whether you’re shopping for someone else, or you need to help someone find a gift for you, we’ve got options!

The Yoga Enthusiast’s Guide to Pain-Free Practice

Yoga is a powerful practice that can benefit your mind, body, and spirit. Check out Boiron’s helpful tips to help you avoid injuries on the mat, and yoga techniques to address common aches and pains.

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