Finding My Dharma

Transformation is painful. It’s often overwhelming, and I’m finding that a lot of times it feels like I’m falling apart. I know that spiritual, physical, and emotional evolution requires altering behaviors, habits, and sometimes moving past belief systems and relationships that no longer align with my purpose. But knowing these things are necessary doesn’t make…

Root Veggies Forever

Now that I’m teaching high school, I have a whole new appreciation for Thanksgiving Break. It is necessary. I’ve spent almost this entire week in pjs and sweatpants, and am pretty sure I’m a better person for it. I’ve caught up on sleep, puppy bonding, restorative yoga practice, my Christmas decorations are up and twinkling…

Southwestern Veggie Scramble

I figured out in my early 20s that if I don't plan and prepare my meals in advance, I'm probably not going to eat. (Vata anyone?) The only problem with meal prep is the monotony. Some people are okay eating the same thing 5 days in a row. Others refuse to touch leftovers. I'm somewhere in the…

That time we howled at the moon

Exactly a month ago, I packed my car with shorts, a swimsuit, 8 meals for 12 adults, and a long-lost friend from my early 20s to co-lead a wellness retreat in the tiny town of Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Nestled in the Ozarks overlooking Lake Ouachita, Nikki (of Mind Body Mana) and I lead ten beautiful…

What Really Happens at Kids Summer Camp

Each year when school lets out for summer break, dance and yoga studios transition into summer camps for kids. Many families travel throughout the summer making it difficult to commit to a weekly class, and with dual income households on the rise, finding affordable childcare can be difficult. Voila! The week-long summer camp is born!…

Social Media Detox: Lessons Learned

Sometimes you have to step away in order to view something more clearly. I’ve been navigating through another transformational period. When it began, my direction was unclear, but the gravitational pull was there... the need for growth, change, and expansion. For me, personal growth is very much like tending a garden: It starts small, and…

Braised Kale w/ Poached Eggs

They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. I'm not sure I agree that it's the most important (with my crazy schedule, my vote is for lunch), but it's definitely my favorite genre. Packed with nutrients and protein, here is one of my favorite, quick, easy, and (most importantly) delicious breakfasts: BRAISED KALE…

Prop Party: Increasing Flexibility

A few months ago, I noticed a student struggling to interlace his fingers behind his back in a deep stretch class. As most yoga instructors would do, I grabbed a strap and nonchalantly placed it in his hands to make the pose accessible. No brainer, right? Wrong. The student approached me after class, thanking me for…