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Family

I remember being surprised by how I felt at a family reunion many years ago, sitting in a room with 25 blood relatives, many of whom I hadn’t seen in decades.  I could feel the bond with them so tangibly, so physically.  It’s like my DNA recognized their DNA.  Thus while we were getting caught […]

Uncooked Pasta Sauce

Did you know that about 200 years ago tomatoes were thought to be poisonous, because the plant belongs to the nightshade family –  which some species are truly poisonous?  Boy am I glad we got over this one as we LOVE tomatoes!

4-Ingredient Strawberry + Cucumber Lemon Salad

This simple, quick, and delicious salad from Heather Caplan, registered dietitian, is the perfect summer meal.

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 […]

DC Yoga Teacher Training Guide: 2019-20

Are you ready to add to your yoga teaching skills?  Or delve into your first training with a 200 hour program?  Check out the mix of offerings in the DMV area below.  Find your first 200-hour yoga training, an advanced training or a specialized yoga teacher training to suit your needs. Click below to view […]

Types of Yoga Teacher Trainings

Yoga teacher trainings can vary wildly in their offerings and content. But at the very base of it all, there are three different classifications available; 200-hour, 300-hour and specialty trainings. 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Trainings 200-hour programs are designed for first time trainees and those seeking to obtain the RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) status with Yoga […]

Find the Best Yoga Teacher Training Program

With so many options for Yoga Teacher Training these days, how can you filter through and find the best one for you? I often have people ask me to recommend a teacher training program- mostly new yogis or students who have practiced for a while but in the same location.  They’re all looking to find […]

Healthy Red, White & Blue Cupcakes!

The base for this recipe may not have been cupcakes, but with a tad more moisture and a couple of edits to these chickpea flour banana muffins you now have a successful fiber-ful cupcake. Even better, I have the easiest and most nutrient-rich ways to add patriotic color. This way you can celebrate Memorial Day and 4th of July with them!

What Kids REALLY want in a Yoga Teacher

Before becoming a yoga instructor, I used to take my daughters to any kids yoga class I could find within a 50 mile radius of my house. On the way home, they would share their “pits and peaks” (favorite and least favorite part) of class. Their answers were sometimes insightful, heartwarming and many times downright […]

Summer Solstice in the DMV

June 21st marks the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year, and the official beginning of summer – AND the International Day of Yoga. How will you celebrate? 5th International Day of Yoga Radiance Yoga – 108 Sun Salutations: Welcome to Summer! with Meghan Hargrave Summer Solstice Flow: Breathwork and Backbends Salute the […]