Two Month Countdown

Now this is a work of culinary art. In two short months I'll be leading my first yoga retreat in Paa Mul, Mexico at Copal Retreat. I'm overjoyed (I'm talking over the moon and back excited, here) to have the opportunity to merge to of my most favorite activities - yoga and travel! I'm not a hotel kind…

Let’s Get Spooky : Halloween Themed Yoga

It's one week until Halloween and I've had my costume ready for at least two weeks. Here are some fun ways to incorporate Halloween into your kids AND adult yoga classes: For adult classes, I'd really like to throw on the The Crow soundtrack and go, but sadly it's only an hour long and I…

Yoga for Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety. Whether we’re working on a big project at work or in school, find ourselves running late, or have more chronic anxiety due to other elements in our lives - stress is a part of everyday life. Thankfully, anxiety doesn’t have to control you - and studies have found yoga can help! Yoga requires…

Yoga Poses for Seasonal Allergies

The pollen vortex has sucked me in, swirled me around, and tossed me back and forth a few times for good measure before spitting me out again. In short, seasonal allergies have made me their b*tch. Itchy eyes, snotty nose, swollen sinuses, coughs, sniffles, wheezes... there is no Neti pot, herbal tea, bee pollen, local honey, or…

How to Create a Kick Asana Playlist

Designing a playlist is very similar to pairing wine with a gourmet meal – you want the music to compliment your yoga sequences. Music, like yoga, sets the mood. It is therapeutic, affects our mindset, and elicits a myriad of emotions. Music makes us feel. Combining music and asana practice can have a very powerful effect…

Five Days; Five Mantras

Day 1: Peace Peace, for me, is taking the time to slow down. Shutting out the external world and being completely present in this moment. It is doing something that occupies my mind, exerts my body, and soothes my soul. It is fully immersing myself in my yoga practice, my ballet technique, creating a meal, laying…

Asana Flash Cards

200 hour yoga teacher training is no joke. In addition to asanas, methodology, philosophy, technique classes, observing + assisting in classes, anatomy, and trying to figure out how to verbally get students from Point A to Point B, all the pose names are in Sanskrit. I'm beginning to wonder why I can't seem to choose a profession…