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.
Recently I learned about a therapy thing. It's called CBT. No, not CBD. Although that can be really useful, too. I'm talking cognitive behavior therapy. CBT is the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interactive and can effect each other. We have a thought - my friends love me. We … Continue reading Yoga in Therapy
Hi friends! If you're still out there, I know it's been a while. I've been exploring other avenues of my life, and writing quickly took (as seems to happen often) a back burner. Yet here I am again, as always. There is so much I want to talk about, it's honestly difficult to write anything … Continue reading Don’t Give up the Good Stuff
I have always loved sharing my thoughts. For most of my life I've been what some would call passionate, others maybe aggressive. In conversations I would vehemently stand for my opinions, steady in my thoughts, hands rapidly enunciating each point. I was small, but I was fierce. Now, I'm beginning to feel less fierce and … Continue reading The Overwhelming sense of Sharing
I'm 22 days late, but I want to share some life experiences with you all anyways. I've recently started a small project. I created an Instagram @yoga_explorations and I've started my own challenge on there. The real purpose for this was simple, I wanted something that held me accountable to this challenge I gave … Continue reading 30 Days of Ahimsa