Surprise! I can't believe it myself. Some of you already know I'm in Australia, and you're desperately wondering how I am while also bombarding me with requests for pictures. To you I say I love you, but no. The rest of you had no idea this was happening. I told myself I would post something … Continue reading I’m in Australia!
In my blogging world, Cara is a recent connection. I don’t recall when she started reading and liking my posts, but it wasn’t until after she left an intriguing comment that I clicked into her blog. I’m glad I did. The first post I read on Exploring Yoga was bursting with energy. Cara, a new … Continue reading Endless Interruptions – Jeff Cann is much better at coming up with titles.
The woods were teeming. It was instant. Life flooded through every fiber of florescent moss, every blade of yellowed grass, every shuffle of deadened leaves. It was letting go, yet I had never felt such bliss, such vitality before. Sansa, my dog, raced ahead of me her face with that bounding joy grin she gets … Continue reading I think this one is for you and me.
Writing in this blog is a challenge for me. There is always a judging voice, something demanding I write something mature, witty, and inspiring. When I think of my content here I have a goal of creating a portfolio - a place to convince people to pay me to write. Suddenly, words shrivel on the … Continue reading P.S. I hate coming up with titles*
When I say I'm a yoga teacher I always imagine a wizened Indian man with unimaginable physical prowess and mental capabilities that seem magical smiling down at me like a small child. I imagine myself as that child with my mala beads on my neck similar to how I would look when I stuffed … Continue reading The Truth about Modern Yoga
I had a friend recently tell me about a workshop run by Leslie Kaminoff, who in the yoga world is damn influential. She told me how he encourages dropping the word "feelings" in teaching. I asked "what does he say instead?" She paused and replied carefully "Notice. He just says notice a lot." As … Continue reading Proprioception & Fluidity
It's been a year since I completed my yoga teacher training. Over a year, really. I still refer to myself as a "baby yogi". It's pretty appropriate. Teaching isn't easy. You have to piece every class together, test them out, and make adjustments - constantly. I've spent hours perfecting the "perfect flow" only to have … Continue reading A Letter to Myself; this is the right choice.