Shuck It

If you weren’t heading off to college in the fall, then you were a big ol’ loser. At least that’s the way it was in my high school, and don’t even get me started on what community college attendance would do to your reputation. Of course looking back now, nearly five years after my college […]

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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 […]

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Butterflies in the Belly

“I am courageous. I am confident. I respect myself at all times. I live my life with integrity. I am at peace with myself and the world around me. I live a life that is rich with inspiration. I am strong and powerful.” Throughout my yoga teacher training I was fascinated by all the information being […]

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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, […]

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Finding the Repose

“Find the repose within the pose.” – Prashant Iyengar I have been thinking a lot about this concept lately and have applied it in my teaching on several occasions, but what does it truly mean? Repose means to be at rest, but how do we find this place of peace during our practice? Finding the […]

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Forging My Own Path

“If we magnified our successes as much as we magnify our disappointments we’d all be much happier.” I’ve been teaching yoga regularly for almost a full month now and already feel an incredible shift in my confidence. My first few classes were preceded by anxiety and fear that I would make a fool out of […]

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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 […]

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