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Posts Tagged ‘hatha yoga’

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 […]


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 […]


Bittersweet

Today was my last Thursday teaching two classes. Two super fun classes. Two classes with amazing students. About a month or so ago I gave notice for my Sunday classes. I realized I needed another day off. One day off a week (where I was still quite busy and sometimes subbing) was just not enough. […]


I sweated a lot in a Bikram yoga class

Let me say that I realize this post may cause dislike, disagreement, possibly anger … But this is my opinion and my feelings on hot yoga. And you are allowed to disagree. I don’t believe Bikram yoga (hot yoga) is real yoga. After experiencing it I will say it is some form of exercise? … yoga […]


Be flexible with your inflexibility

Over my winter break from work I was able to “teach” yoga to three friends to work on my teaching skills and give them a “free” class. Every practice was different and in different locations (gym, my house and a hotel room). Thanks again to my friends for giving me the opportunity to work on […]


Thankful for yoga

Today is Thanksgiving. Many of us take today to reflect on what we are thankful for. I try to reflect on what I am grateful for on a regular basis. I also try to remember that today can be very hard for some for a variety of circumstances and reasons. If that is the case […]


Nnnnnn for the jaw

About two months ago I talked about my TMJ disorder acting up. It first triggered when I had braces. Now it resurfaces when I am stressed. It is still lingering. I figured when I was in Turks & Caicos for a stress-free week of relaxation it would go away. It did briefly. On Tuesday in […]


Back to my routine

From my posts last week you know that I was on vacation. I had a great, amazing and relaxing time with The Husband in the Caribbean. The water on Turks and Caicos was absolutely a beautiful, gorgeous turquoise. I lounged a lot, slept in a lot, got some sun. I also ingested a lot of […]