Put Down The Metaphorical Spoon

I recently started reading The Buddha Walks Into a Bar by Lodro Rinzler and I'm obsessed. The author presents abstract concepts in an understandable fashion and gives you the opportunity to apply Buddhist principles to your life in a very realistic way. Teaching yoga has truly brightened my life in so many ways and I am so … Continue reading Put Down The Metaphorical Spoon

All About Transitions

It's always incredible when I discover a new way to transition between poses. When I first saw this drop-back into urdhva dhanurasana (upward-facing bow pose) I was intimidated and fearful of what might go wrong (i.e. completely destroying my quadriceps) - but decided to give it a whirl anyways. After a few attempts with strong hesitation, … Continue reading All About Transitions

Make it a Habit

"Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care." -Buddha As of late, I've been feeling slightly sluggish (being buried in snow will do that to you) and a little judgmental of my physical appearance. I attempt to combat these thoughts and promote more kindness towards myself but inwardly I … Continue reading Make it a Habit

Picking up on Progression

"The success of yoga does not lie in the ability to perform postures but in how it positively changes the way we live our life and our relationships." -T.V.K. Desikachar More than anything, yoga has given me the opportunity to witness both a physical and psychological transformation within myself over time. I found myself taking … Continue reading Picking up on Progression

Same Place, Different Perspective

my entire life to this point can be described in one sentence: it didn't go as planned and that's ok I suppose I had envisioned something different for the beginning of my yoga teaching career - namely a different location. I had invested so much of myself into my move out west that it became … Continue reading Same Place, Different Perspective

The Beauty in Chaos

"The thing about chaos, is that while it disturbs us, it too, forces our hearts to roar  in a way we secretly find magnificent" ^^ Taught my very first class!!! Yesterday I was reflecting on a journal post written almost exactly one year ago and today I have decided to apply it back to my … Continue reading The Beauty in Chaos