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WeCroak, Day 2: A Touching Career

So, I know in the last post I said that I was doing my WeCroak app inspired writings everyday, and you haven't seen much.  That's because it's all been taking place on my email list.  I'll put them up here on a three day delay.  Just so you know, I tend to take out certain … Continue reading WeCroak, Day 2: A Touching Career

Episode 4 – Mo’ Yoga Money. Mo’ Problems.

This week Lauren discusses updates in the latest Alo/Cody app vs. Dana Falsetti lawsuit. Mostly she talks about money and yoga. Does yoga and capitalism mix? Does the world owe you a living wage as a yoga teacher? Is a yoga sponsorship the end all be all of yogic success? Should yoga teachers live in … Continue reading Episode 4 – Mo’ Yoga Money. Mo’ Problems.

Episode 3 – Internet Overlords

This week, Lauren talks about wanting to "quit the internet" again. Should we all quit social media? What about the "bots"? Is getting Insta-famous the only way to make any money at this gig? She gives her hot take on all that internet drama and includes a little about the latest lawsuits Alo Yoga/Cody app … Continue reading Episode 3 – Internet Overlords

Trauma-sensitive yoga isn’t a style.  It’s a skill set.

Around three years ago, I had just finished my first yoga class at a women's shelter in New Hampshire.  I had meticulously planned a "trauma-informed" yoga class for the women there.  I used all of my knowledge and training with the TIMBo program, plus some additions that I found helpful to me in my own … Continue reading Trauma-sensitive yoga isn’t a style.  It’s a skill set.

Yoga People Problems Podcast – Episode 2: Danged Ol’ Yoga Police

Episode 2 is all about the Yoga Police...I mean, the Yoga Alliance.  Mostly I talked about how I rage quit the new Yoga Alliance standards review survey, but after some settling down, I get into my thoughts about conflicts of interest, horrible member perks, and their delivery (or lack thereof) on their promises.  Should we … Continue reading Yoga People Problems Podcast – Episode 2: Danged Ol’ Yoga Police

Yoga People Problems Episode 1 – Pants

This is episode 1 of Yoga People Problems, a podcast dedicated to advice, etiquette, and opinions on American yoga culture.  It's for spiritual folks in the material world.  And this week, I'm talking about pants and the Honor Jones article in this Sunday's New York Times called, "Why Yoga Pants Are Bad for Women."  Speaking … Continue reading Yoga People Problems Episode 1 – Pants

Your yoga teacher is mentally ill

"You will ultimately have to let go of all your self-images to be free." - Christopher Wallis Yesterday, I went for a run, and when I arrived back to my apartment my hands, arms, and legs began to shake. Exercise-induced anxiety is what they call it. Supposedly, it's fairly common. We over (or under) breathe, … Continue reading Your yoga teacher is mentally ill

I’m working on it.

"Gain and victory to others.  Loss and defeat to myself." - Buddhist proverb "I don't want this shirt to be too fitted.  Nobody wants to see this." She pointed to her belly and laughed in a self-deprecating way.  I looked at her body, and I was perplexed at what was so disgusting that she needed … Continue reading I’m working on it.

American Yogi

"America! America! God mend thine every flaw, Confirm thy soul in self-control, Thy liberty in law!" - Katherine Lee Bates A few weeks ago, I was in Colorado teaching at a yoga festival, and I've been trying to find a way to write about how amazing it was.  Considering the current political climate and the … Continue reading American Yogi