Not Perfect… But Ok

I set up my mat and blocks and waited until 10am rolled around. I was excited to be teaching my first, online, at home yoga class for the employees at Expedia. 10:15 passed and as it got to be 10:20 I realized no one was coming to my thirty minute online class. While preparing forContinue reading “Not Perfect… But Ok”

February ReFresh

I am giving myself a little break in February. First, I have decided to pause my yoga classes on Monday mornings. I am teaching a number of other classes in the week and the early mornings on Monday have been weighing me down. While I love seeing the beautiful faces of my regular students, IContinue reading “February ReFresh”

Self-Observation without Judgement

I wanted to share this poem that I offered in my yoga classes this week. It’s a beautiful reminder of how we might move through the world, using mindfulness, to observe ourselves without a harsh and critical eye. It also ties in perfectly to one of my words for the year: Compassion. My suggestion forContinue reading “Self-Observation without Judgement”

2022: Hope, Dedication & Compassion

*Photo credit: Siena – Snowy Christmas Morning* It’s a new year. And while it might feel like we have been stuck in the same story for the past two years, the new calendar can bring hope and possibilities. The past few years, I have moved away from making resolutions and instead focus on a wordContinue reading “2022: Hope, Dedication & Compassion”

Happy Holidays to YOU!

Tis the season to be running around busy, trying to get it all done. I mentioned in my last post that I am trying to enjoy the season, relax and take it all in. One of the things I do enjoy about the holidays is giving. While I might pack my schedule shopping and cooking,Continue reading “Happy Holidays to YOU!”

Beat the Blues this Holiday Season

*Photo Credit: Real Simple – another great article re: holiday stress I was browsing through some of my ​older blogs today and came across an article I wrote for my blog and Red Tricycle a few years ago. The concept was a letter to myself over the holidays, a reminder that I actually do enjoyContinue reading “Beat the Blues this Holiday Season”

Social Media Detox

Scrolling, scrolling, losing track of time. What is everyone up to? Where are the cute dogs? Maybe I will find some yoga inspiration. Down time, pick up my phone and find the social media. Mainly Facebook and Instagram. I find myself sitting in the same place after twenty minutes, maybe even an hour. Where hasContinue reading “Social Media Detox”

Full Moon Intentions

The arrival of the full moon is an opportunity to check in with ourselves. We might not always align with what mystics and shamans have to say about the moon and its meaning for the various phase it is in, but sometimes we do. This week I have been buying into the Power Path’s updateContinue reading “Full Moon Intentions”

Being Content With Letting Go

Last Thursday, I attended my regular Bhakti yoga class, masked up and in person, the theme for the class was Santosha or contentment. Santosha is part of the eight limbs of yoga. The first two limbs are The Yamas (restraints, moral disciplines or moral vows, how we show up in the world) and The NiyamasContinue reading “Being Content With Letting Go”

Everyday Is A New Beginning

Everyday is a new beginning. Take a deep breath and start again. It seems I have taken a bit of a summer hiatus on my blog writing. Often I have felt self doubt or lack of inspiration to get back here. I have also found myself busy with other tasks, not taking the time toContinue reading “Everyday Is A New Beginning”