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Posts Tagged ‘backbends’

Being mindful of me

I practice a lot of yoga. And I cycle (while teaching indoor cycling) five times a week. I teach 11 yoga classes a week (and sometimes a private session) along with my cycle classes every week. As a teacher I give to my students physically, emotionally and mentally. All teachers need to take care of themselves. On […]


41 backbends

Today I turned 41. I am the healthiest and probably the happiest I have ever been in my entire 41 years of living. My day will be spent teaching a cycling class this morning, then some sort of yummy lunch, followed by a massage and then dinner out with Curt and friends at our favorite restaurant, […]


Bringing Your Heart Into Backbends

As a yoga teacher challenges can come up in a class you hadn’t planned for or expected. Last night my friend Sandra and I co-taught a beginner yoga class, which is part of the Summer Series fellow Deep Yoga teacher graduates and I are involved in. We taught a beginner backbend class, which we titled […]


It’s going to be OK

Yesterday was the very last Saturday class of my yoga teacher training. Just a few Thursdays to go and I (along with my classmates) will be certified! Mary, who taught us yesterday, is the main meditation teacher of the program. Mary had us all check in and listen to our heart at the beginning of class. […]