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T’was the night before Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, I needed to chill,So I got on my mat, and I got very still.The bills I had racked loomed large in my headI’d done it again, despite what I’d saidTo myself—I had promised this year I’d try harderI’d try very hard to be fiscally smarter.As I moved into down dog, […]


Big changes …

As we have entered September and we start to say goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall I have some BIG NEWS to share… I was born, bred and educated in Tucson, Arizona. I left the Old Pueblo almost 21 years ago. Well … it’s time for me to come home. The Husband and I […]


September Wine and Yoga event at Duck Pond Cellars

I am excited to announce that I am partnering with Duck Pond Cellars in Dundee, Ore. for  Yoga in the Vineyards event on Sunday, September 16 at 11 a.m. Sign up online through Friday, September 14. After that, call the number below. Join me on the lawn at Duck Pond Cellars overlooking the vineyards for […]


Over the shoulder shoulder holder backpack

In my yoga classes at the end of June and beginning of July we prepped the bodies for modified supported handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). We also practiced what I was calling over the shoulder shoulder holder (pictured to the left). A student told me another teacher calls it a backpack. So I am now calling […]


Happy Summer Solstice

Welcome Summer! Read below for some fun ways to welcome Summer with me today, tomorrow and Saturday. According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac Summer Solstice happens today, Thursday, June 21, 2018 specifically at 6:07 a.m. EDT (3:07 a.m. EDT). In the Northern Hemisphere, the June solstice occurs when the Sun reaches both its highest and northernmost […]


Yurt Yoga

I teach an evening class at my friend Sandi’s lovely and beautiful Yoga Yurt at Garden Home Yoga and Wellness on Thursdays. You can virtually tour her yoga yurt by visiting Garden Home Yoga and Wellness’ website. There is limited space in the yurt so pre-registration is necessary. Your payment will come directly to me. You […]


Taking care of No. 1

I recently made the decision to drastically reduce my teaching schedule. Many of you know that and some of you don’t know. This was a difficult decision to make and I didn’t take it lightly or make this decision without a lot of thought and love put into it. As a yoga teacher I teach […]


Spring Forward 2018

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (on Sunday at 2 a.m.). Twice a year I write about time change. (Read last year’s Spring Forward post here.) I have never been a fan of time change. I don’t get the point of it. I grew up in Arizona where time change doesn’t occur. I say, let’s Spring Forward […]


2018 wine and yoga events

I am once again partnering with Hip Chicks do Wine in 2018 for more wine and yoga events. Wine and yoga events at Hip Chicks are so much fun! If you came last year, you know how great they are, and you likely want to come again. And if you didn’t have a chance to […]


Lessons from an almost 4-year-old

In September last year (2017) a friend from the Bay Area was visiting with his almost 4-year-old (who is now 4!). Our little friend has been practicing yoga for some time now at her day care. She loves it. When she comes to visit she gets excited to see my yoga props and asks if […]