Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

This morning, I treated myself with a massage.  I cannot afford to do it on a regular basis, but since my shoulder injury is still nagging at me, I decided go ahead and spend the money in hopes of finding some relief.  Afterwards, I felt great.  I was sitting a bit taller.  My neck and … Continue reading Doesn’t It Feel Good to Take Care of Yourself?

Let Me In

Last week, I was teaching a class full of teenage girls who were mostly beginners.  I began verbally guiding them into Side Angle.  Feeling that they had the flexibility, I gave them the option to take their top arm behind their back for a bind.  A few of the girls that had taken yoga classes before started … Continue reading Let Me In

Full Body Presence

I just finished the second module of my TIMBo training through yogaHOPE this weekend.  Receiving training in and teaching trauma informed yoga has been something I have wanted to do for a long time, and the whole experience has exceeded my expectations.  I'm finding it very hard to accurately explain just what we do in these … Continue reading Full Body Presence

Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

So, my teaching schedule has recently taken on a life of it's own.  I am teaching about 12 hours of yoga a week which I thought might take all the heart out of my instruction.  I find that it has actually been pretty amazing.  I am teaching such a broad range of ages and backgrounds, … Continue reading Don’t Believe Everything You Hear

99%

"Ninety-nine percent of what bothers you is about you.  Ninety-nine percent of what bothers others has nothing to do with you." - Deborah Adele, The Yamas and Niyamas Have you ever met someone who didn't like you?   They do not even try to hide their eye rolling.  Your attempts to be entertaining go over their head, … Continue reading 99%