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  • Words + Songs

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    Just a quick check-in tonight. After a day of teaching, training and computer work, I cooked my favorite lemon parmesan salmon recipe for dinner. And we took Zoey and Sullie for a sunset walk. It's been so hot here this week but we had a quick storm this evening that cooled everything down nicely. It ended [...]

  • I’ve Decided

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    As I've shared with you many times before, I really enjoy putting together playlists for my yoga classes. Music is such a powerful way to connect engage your students with the experience of class. Since I started using Spotify last summer (I wish I'd have listened to all of your encouragement to make the switch long [...]

  • The Lie I Give Up

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    One of the exercises that we do in our 200-hour teacher training program is called "The Lie I Give Up." I think it's safe to say that most of us walk around with lies that are just waiting to pop up anytime we are triggered or put in a vulnerable or difficult situation. Most of the [...]

  • On Being a Possibilitarian

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    I regularly share readings, quotes and stories from my own life experiences in my yoga classes. As a student, I personally enjoy when a teacher adds this "little something extra" so it's something I try to bring to my classes as well. It's so interesting to me how many times a student has come up to [...]

  • A reading, a playlist and things to read.

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    I took a "mental health afternoon" today because I was going to lose my mind if our house didn't get clean and laundry didn't get done. Do you ever get to that point where nothing else can be done until your surroundings are tidy and clean? I spent most of my morning at the studio [...]

  • Have Courage and Be Kind

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    Hi everyone! I hope you had great day. I have a post that will hopefully bring a little sunshine to your week. First, a quick housekeeping update. Many of you have requested an email option for receiving daily posts. It's a functionality I used to offer but haven't in years...until now! I have been working [...]

  • Energetic Exchange & Teaching Yoga + Playlist & Workouts

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    I don't even know where to begin. This week was exhilarating and exhausting. I taught more yoga classes in a single week than I ever have since I started teaching. In an average week I teach around 10 classes. I would say my sweet spot is 7-8. This week I taught 14. For some of [...]

  • Flip Dog to Full Wheel Video Tutorial + Yoga Reading: You Are Not Broken

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    While I love every yoga class that I teach and do my best to bring my all to each one, I spend a lot of time preparing for my weekend classes. They are my "special classes" where I put extra effort towards putting together a new playlist, sharing a reading or a message and having a [...]

  • Practicing Fearlessness & 7 Headstand Variations

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    I was talking with a friend recently about how much power fear has over many of the decisions we make (or simply do not make...indecision is the worst). Often, we stay in situations for too long because we're comfortable and/or afraid of change. Or we avoid pursuing a dream or passion because we fear change [...]

  • Worthy Now. Right This Minute. As Is.

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    I woke up this morning feeling kind of blah. I got on the computer and started working on a new playlist for my Sunday yoga church class. I was feeling a more chill and relaxed playlist and that came together nicely. The message was another story. I was at a loss for words. My heart [...]

  • Weekend: Slowing Down + Opening Up

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    I spent the summer getting outside of my comfort zone and focused on creating connection and experiences with new and old friends. I put myself out there in a way that I really haven't in the past. I said yes to almost every invitation I got for everything from dinner to beach trips to workouts [...]

  • Morning Meditation: Living with Intention

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    My alarm went off this morning at 4:55 a.m. and I was woken from a very deep, restful sleep that I haven't been experiencing too often lately. All I wanted to do was sink back into that deep sleep but I had a client to train and a class to teach so I got my [...]

  • Being of Service

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    Today is a day of honor. Today is a day of remembrance. Today is a day of gratitude. For the incredible sacrifice made by those men and women who served our country. Whether they're strangers, brothers, friends, mothers, spouses or grandfathers, each act of service was equally as important and honorable. I am really blessed to [...]

  • Mother’s Day Yoga + New Playlist

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    Happy Mother's Day! While I wish that I could have spent the day with my mom I am so happy that I was able to celebrate Mother's Day with her while I was in Florida last weekend. I spent my Mother's Day with beautiful, beautiful yogis teaching class, taking class and with teacher trainees. This [...]

  • Easter Yoga + Playlist

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    Happy Easter! For the last few years I have spent my Easter Sundays the same way I always spend Sunday mornings...teaching my 90 minute hot class at Y2. After two days of pouring rain I woke up this morning to find the sun shining, the air crisp and everything green and vibrant. It's the perfect [...]

  • This Week’s Yoga Readings + Playlist: On Taking Care

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    Last week I shared that I'm going to start posting my weekly readings/discussion topics that I use for my yoga classes. I thought that in addition to that I will also post my playlist. Many of you have told me that you enjoy seeing my playlists (students, fellow teachers and readers looking for new music) [...]

  • Letting Go Of “Should Be”

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    When I first started practicing hot yoga I looked so forward to my weekly Sunday afternoon class with Suzanne Bergen. It was not only hot and physically challenging but also spiritual and sacred. Suzanne always had a message to share with us at the beginning of class and it always seemed to be exactly what [...]