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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 […]


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 […]


Fall Back 2017

Wow, It’s been months and months since I’ve written a post. There are definitely things I want to share with you all. Just time isn’t on my side these days. You can keep up with me via social media and my monthly newsletter (you can sign up with the button to the top right.) On […]


Wine and yoga event

I am super excited to announce that I am partnering with Hip Chicks Do Wine for two wine and yoga events. Don’t worry, we’ll practice yoga first and enjoy wine after. Yoga before wine … you’ll be fine. There are two wine and yoga events planned for Saturdays, April 8 and May 6, from 1:45-4 […]


Preparing for Fall Back 2016

Twice a year I write about time change. And we are upon that time once again. For most of us in the U.S. we will Fall Back on Sunday at 2 a.m. Many of my readers are from Arizona, so this post doesn’t apply to you as much. (And note to my family, starting Sunday […]


Sundays off

Today was my last day regularly teaching on Sundays. I made a decision for me. I needed another day off. I needed to be able to spend more time with The Husband. I needed to be able to sleep in on Sundays. I needed to be able to make a brunch on Sundays with out-of-town […]


Before … after … and now

For about the past year to year and a half I have been the healthiest I have ever been. Not the smallest or thinnest, but the healthiest. I turn 42 in one month and I feel amazing. And I think I look pretty good, too. I know that’s not what it is all about. It’s about […]


I’m a yoga teacher, not a doctor

In my teacher training, we were reminded that students would ask us all kinds of questions, including us being asked to diagnose something in a student’s body. I love talking with my students before, during and after class. Most classes I teach a student tells me it was exactly what they needed. Usually someone tells me […]


Here’s to another year of reinvention

At the end of my yoga teacher training in May 2014 we did an exercise in class where we pretended like we were all getting together a year later for a reunion. We talked about what we did. The idea was if we said it as if it did actually happen it would make it more real. We […]


My newsletter

Last Friday (April 15) I posted my first newsletter. I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Hey friends! Welcome to my first newsletter. I’m so excited to start a […]