A statement

Last week, Yoga teacher Christie Roe wrote an article about her abuse at the hands of teacher Mark Whitwell, and I was floored. While I have never studied with Mark personally, I became aware of him through workshops and podcasts by a teacher I have met personally: J. Brown. While Christie’s courageous piece is aboutContinue reading “A statement”

And How are You?

Since telling the internet and everyone else that I’m pregnant, I’m getting asked, “how are you?” a lot more than usual. Sure, here in America “How are you?” is like another way of saying hello. We say it all the time, but we rarely listen for the answer. I’ve tried my best to be honestContinue reading “And How are You?”

State of Emergency

Two weeks ago, I was practicing yoga, and as soon as I arched my back into cow pose, I felt an uncomfortable pull on the right side of my abdomen.  Weird. The next week, I was teaching a class and was demoing a forward fold and I felt a huge stab on the right side of myContinue reading “State of Emergency”

Don’t Mind the Weeds

If you know me personally, you know that I am a gardener.  I like it so much that I started a YouTube channel about it.  Gardening is a lot like my yoga, when yoga is not my yoga…if that makes any sense.  There’s something liberating about being pissed off and walking outside to pull someContinue reading “Don’t Mind the Weeds”

No One’s Coming for You

About two years ago, I was teaching yoga at 5:45 am.  I’m not what people would consider “a morning person.” I don’t naturally get up that early or particularly like it.  But at the time, it seemed like a good idea.  I felt about teaching early morning the way professional dog poop picker-uppers feel aboutContinue reading “No One’s Coming for You”

Return to Form

I’ve missed you. I’ve missed writing. I didn’t think I had anything to write about.  I did. I was wondering if people even read anymore.  I wasn’t reading anymore. I took all my opinions over to Instagram.  I like videos, but they aren’t the same as writing.  They don’t feel as therapeutic as taking myContinue reading “Return to Form”

Big Fat Yoga Failures

This originally appeared on my email list, but so many people wrote me about it (and shared their own big yoga failures), I thought maybe more people needed to hear it.  There is no shame in that failure game. When I got my first yoga teaching gig, the studio owner emailed me every week toContinue reading “Big Fat Yoga Failures”