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Thanksgiving Day Yoga in the DMV

A Time to Be Thankful Gratitude Yoga Practices in the Greater Washington DC Area The big day is right around the corner. Need a little grounding this Thanksgiving? Here’s a selection of Thanksgiving Day classes throughout the DMV that are sure to help you get centered! UP has one class scheduled – all levels vinyasa […]

Teaching Private Yoga Sessions

Practice Makes Progress; How teaching yoga private sessions support your professional development After completing my 500 hour yoga teacher training, I distinctly remember the feeling opposite of what I was expecting. In my mind, I dreamed I would have all  the skills, knowledge, experience, courage and confidence of a successful yoga instructor. I imagined that […]

Election Day Yoga for Peace (of mind)

Recently, my good friend and fellow District resident, confessed to me that he gained 15 pounds during the 2016 election – accumulated from November to the following spring.  He directly attributed this to the stress of the election and general resulting turmoil. Like many locals, his job, and his wife’s, were directly impacted by the […]

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. […]

A Yogi’s Top 5: Must Haves for Your Must Have Yoga Resume

You may not realize you need a yoga resume, but you do. In order to secure a job teaching in a studio, fitness club/gym, school or at home, your potential employer wants to know if you will be a good match for their business. In order for an employer to get more butts on their […]

Am I Yoga Teacher Material?

How does anyone know? Well, in my humble opinion, if the idea even broaches your mind, then you’re a candidate. The more yoga teachers the better our world, I always say. But truly, what are the qualifications? For many new yogis, falling in love with yoga is quickly followed by the thought of becoming a […]

How to Build a Client Base as a Yoga Teacher

The most important asset for any yoga teacher is his or her students. In fact, many yoga teachers get paid based on the number of students in class. For as long as there have been yoga studios, there has been debates on who is responsible for bringing in the students. Some studios dedicate a hefty […]

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 […]

Adaptive Yoga – Creating a Culture Where ALL Are Welcome

There’s been much discussion in the yoga community about Accessible Yoga. The word “accessible” can mean many different things, based on your lens. The Accessible Yoga Mission Statement begins with “Accessible Yoga is dedicated to sharing the benefits of Yoga with anyone who currently does not have access to these practices, and with communities that […]

How To Help Students Let Go

  I was speaking with a fellow yoga teacher last week about how to integrate philosophical themes into our classes. She mentioned that sometimes she’s not so interested in hearing any philosophy, that sometimes she takes a class with the intention of just letting go of stuff that’s been weighing her down. And when she […]