The Practice


Summer is coming… 3 Way to Practice Yoga with your Family

Summertime is fast approaching and children everywhere are gearing up for sun and fun. During school, families have a set schedule to follow. However, summertime can be a free for all. Bedtimes get pushed back and days may start a little later without the blaring alarm to wake up to. Yet, humans greatly benefit with […]

Create a Family Yoga Practice for Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, change up your old playbook. Instead of showering mom with flowers, macaroni necklaces and free hug coupon books; why not set up a space at home for your family to breathe, move and relax? Now, don’t get me wrong. I adore flowers, homemade noodle jewelry and for sure I’d never turn my […]

Sitting is the new…..Yoga time!

If you’re an experienced yogi, you may think Chair Yoga is something only your great-grandmother would be into. But think again! You don’t need to give up your active, mat-based practice to receive benefits from a modified chair practice. Imagine it’s the middle of your work day, you’ve had meeting after meeting, and your back […]

Why Kids Need Yoga

“Yoga teaches us to cure what need not be endured and endure what cannot be cured.” B.K.S Iyengar Our lives are constantly in motion and the balance between effort and ease is often misplaced. Busy has become a badge of honor.  Every cell phone has more information on it and available faster than George W. […]

Gentle vs. Restorative

What’s the difference and why should you try them? Yoga fads come and go every few years (beer yoga, doga, goat yoga, etc.), but our human need for quieting and calming only becomes more pronounced as our culture gets faster and more connected, and our daily lives grow ever more unsustainably “crazy busy.” While not […]

Real Yoga is Smart Business

I suppose it’s a natural impulse to want to feel relevant, to feel that the efforts I make are worthwhile and that something I produce will outlive this fleeting body. This last year I poured a lot of myself into a weekly podcast not just because I find it a fulfilling process of learning but […]

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 […]

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