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 to … Continue reading Big Fat Yoga Failures
After all the ups and downs yesterday, it was hard to sleep last night. I was exhausted, but also simultaneously super wound up. I tossed and turned all night. I've been writing this month kind of inspired by contemplating death, and yesterday my autonomic nervous system (the thing that's supposed to keep us alive) was … Continue reading We Croak Day 5: The Adult in the Room
Did you watch "Wild Wild Country" on Netflix? Lauren talks about her Osho Tarot deck that she bought fifteen years ago not knowing anything about Osho. (Does divination and Zen Buddhism mix?) She also talks about some questions the film left her with. Where'd Rajneesh get all that dang money? What happened to the children … Continue reading Episode 5 – Did I join a cult?
This post is part of a series inspired by the death contemplation app: WeCroak. These events happened a few days ago. At 9 pm last night we were told that the seller received five offers and had not accepted any yet, but would let us know by 5 pm today. We were encouraged to put … Continue reading WeCroak Day 4: Emotional Rollercoaster
My husband and I are looking for a house. It's a buyer's market, and houses in our price range that aren't rotten former meth labs are gone in a matter of hours. One thing good about the app's death reminders is that they had reminded me that getting upset over not getting a house is … Continue reading WeCroak Day 3: You can’t take it with you
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.
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
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.
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
"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