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13/14 Days of Love and Yoga

I was invited to participate in a partner yoga challenge for 14 days from Feb. 1-14. My partner doesn’t practice yoga. But I still wanted to participate in the challenge. Some of my male yoga students came up with the couch/beer partner pose idea. I adjusted it slightly since The Husband is usually lounging in […]


Food pantry drive

On Thursday evening I was part of a Huddle. I gathered with other women at a coffee shop in Beaverton to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action. Many things and ideas were discussed. It was a really beautiful and empowering experience. […]


Chair online yoga with Ann

During Portland’s last snowstorm I knew I would have many classes canceled. We’ve had several snowstorms/ice storms since December that it’s difficult to keep track. But one of the more major ones in December had me going stir crazy. I knew I couldn’t just binge watch TV during another–and yes there was another and another […]


Making my voice heard

“We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.” I along, with millions of others, around the globe marched and protested last Saturday, Jan. 21. It felt amazing to be surrounded by love, kindness, mutual respect … to feel welcomed, loved and safe. Marches around the globe were peaceful. […]


Yoga with Ann … online

When I was teaching Tuesday evening as the first of the snow lightly started falling I told my yoga class that I might experiment with online yoga classes. Well, experiment is what I did today. In Portland we have had four snowstorms this winter. Snowpocalypse Part 4 is the worst and hopefully the last. This […]


Snowpocalypse Part 4

Wow, Snowpocalypse Part 4 came to Portland with a vengeance. Please be safe and stay warm. Only drive if you absolutely have to. The best way to keep updated with the status of my classes is to visit: gofitgirl.com/yoga-classes/. That will be the most up-to-date place to find out if classes have been canceled. (I […]



Goodbye, 2016 … Hello, 2017

Today is the last day of 2016. I know many are saying good riddance to this year. But really, why? There are some things that happened this year that I am not happy with. But many great things happened this year as well. And we can’t have joy without suffering and we can’t have suffering […]


New Year’s Day yoga class

I am teaching a special yoga class on New Year’s Day at Turtles Yoga and Wellness as we step out of 2016 and transition into 2017. As we enter the new year we will take the time to set our intentions for the coming year. We will start our lovely practice by setting our intentions and a […]


Merry, Happy Everything!