DFW | Jenny Lewis

After going through a brief bout of "WTF?!?" after my break-up in late December, I quickly found myself itching to surround myself with the things that bring me joy - yoga classes, hiking, friends, group dinners - oh, and the arts! Theatre, live music, visual art - you name it. Basically all the things I…

Vida Luna 2018: Community

The concept of Vida Luna Women's Wellness retreat was conceived in January 2017 with longtime friend and Transpersonal Development Coach, Nikki Hartley.  We wanted to provide an affordable long weekend to help women refresh their minds, renew their spirits, and heal their bodies. To recharge. Vida Luna was born. This past weekend, 10 women carved time into…

Jai Siddhatma: Victorious Are Liberated Souls

Two weeks ago, I sat alone with a glass of wine desperately trying to decompress from another week filled with dance classes, yoga classes, students of all ages demanding my undivided attention, rushing from one space to the next, and found myself googling "silent retreats." I stumbled upon Siddhayatan Spiritual Retreat. After browsing through their offerings,…

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…

Left my heart in San Francisco… Again.

I made my first trip to San Francisco in August of 2012. Mark Twain was right when he said, "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." Since then, I've lost half a dozen close friends to this beautiful and eclectic city, made a dozen more trips, and have finally (almost)…

What I learned leading a yoga retreat.

As soon as I finished my RYT 200 I knew I wanted to lead a yoga retreat. Preferably on the Greek island of Corfu after I had an epic 30th birthday adventure. I mean, a paid vacation seems like a no-brainer, right? Fast forward a few years, and I discovered a few things while leading my first…

Copal Retreat: Paradise

The Mayan Riviera is one of my favorite places on earth, and in my opinion, one of the most beautiful. Last month I lead my first yoga retreat at Casa Copal in Paamul, Mexico which is located along a curved stretch of shimmering Caribbean waters in a small bay south of Playa del Carmen. Each…

Dancers After Dark

"The one thing you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and dance and build and play and dance and live as only you can. The moment that you feel that just possibly you are walking down the street naked… that’s the moment…

Welcome 2015 | San Francisco, CA

In recent years, I've lost at least half a dozen close friends to San Francisco. It is no wonder that each time I have a long weekend, I wind up there. This year I was fortunate enough to welcome 2015 with friends, Champagne, and caviar with a rather ridiculous (and awesome) hip hop soundtrack. The weekend was packed with fantastic food,…

Hiking in Bogotá

Bogtoá is nestled in a valley, which makes weekday morning hikes accessible to city residents. We hiked one of my brother's favorite trails on a Monday morning. Since it was a work day, we only passed one other person on the trail. The hike was a tad steep in some places, and the altitude definitely made it…