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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!


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 […]


Yoga, a park and cats

I taught two yoga classes in the park this month. Practicing yoga under the sky with the cool grass below our feet and a view of trees and children playing was a great and fun experience. I had students from my various public yoga classes join me for both Yoga in the Park with Ann […]