Stop Complaining

Let’s make a pact right here and now… no more complaining! No one likes being around a “complainer”, yet we all do it. Here’s the deal: Complaining is something we do when we’re in a situation or relationship that feels uncomfortable, irritating or out right awful and we feel helpless to do anything about it. [...]

By | February 7th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Top 5 Reasons People Haven’t Tried Yoga… Yet

As a yoga teacher I know I have a bit of a bias when I say that every oneshould try yoga. While celebrities have helped to make yoga fashionable, most people know at least one person who swears by it. From lean muscles to peace of mind, yoga offers people a way to be more [...]

By | August 31st, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teacher Training: From A Trainers Perspective

I first fell in love with yoga 14 years ago after I walked out of my first yoga class blissed-out and completely at peace. The next time I fell in love with yoga was during savasana in the first class I taught. After guiding the students to relax, I took my first deep breath of [...]

By | August 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Empowering Yourself Through Yoga

“Yoga is existential, experimental, experiential. No belief required, no faith is needed- only the courage to experience, to experiment, to take the jump into the unknown. Patanjali does not say, “Believe and then you will experience.” He says, “Experience and then you will believe.” And he has made a structure how to proceed step by [...]

By | March 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Sound of My Own Voice

“Drop all “shoulds,” drop all guides. That’s the only guidance I can give to you. Just be totally alone, and listen to your own Inner voice. Trust life and nobody else. When are you going to take charge of your life? You are not children. You are not helpless. Take your life in your own [...]

By | March 18th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tis’ the Season

Happy holidays!!! It is time for family traditions and a lot of personalities gathering together in small spaces   While tradition is a powerful anchor to the legacy of a family’s history it also has the potential to limit the level of intimacy possible within a family.  Holding too tightly to tradition limits the family’s [...]

By | December 16th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Turn Your Brilliance Inward

On this spiritual journey we can often be very hard on ourselves, expecting perfection. It’s an interesting balance to pursue spiritual growth AND be content with who we are right now.  It is usually our discontent that encourages us to change and improve our lives.  Yoga is full of these polarities strength/ flexibility; effort/ surrender, [...]

By | December 9th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dare to Leave the Shore

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” -Anais Nin “True empowerment is only gained by making choices that stretch you.” Gary Zukav Empowerment means taking responsibility for our lives. If our lives seem small compared to the grand visions we have/had for ourselves, it is not for lack of opportunity or possibilities… we [...]

By | November 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Storm Within

“The wise man in the storm prays to God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from fear. It is the storm within that endangers him, not the storm without.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson This storm often manifests itself in the mind; or in the challenge of the asana practice, we experience it in the [...]

By | November 18th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Setting Intentions

Living with intention is a recent discovery for me. It started with a simple exercise, having Kori challenge me as to what my intention was for my yoga session. It seems like such a simple question but I found it extremely challenging. Why WAS I taking time out of my day to get in my [...]

By | September 24th, 2009|Uncategorized|0 Comments