A Letter to Myself; this is the right choice.

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.

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Yoga in Therapy

  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

Yoga with Traumatized Teenage Girls part 2

My practicum continues. Plugging away each week, bringing yoga to a couple of girls living in a residential home. They're crass, rebellious, and ruthlessly trying - but I honestly love them. That's the other reason I quit my job there two years ago. If you want to know about the first reason, I wrote about … Continue reading Yoga with Traumatized Teenage Girls part 2

Yoga with Traumatized Teenage Girls

For a moment the staff walked out of the room, which is not supposed to happen. Instantly one of the girls, we'll call her Kayla for HIPAA reasons, begins to threaten the other girl, who we'll call Candice. Both girls are slightly overweight, loud as all hell, and have the most unexpected social reactions. Candice … Continue reading Yoga with Traumatized Teenage Girls