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Posts Tagged ‘home practice’

Albany yoga basics workshop

Over the weekend Curt and I were in his hometown. Curt is from a small Missouri town. So small that they don’t have yoga among other things. I held a yoga workshop for members of the community. I love finding ways to bring yoga to anyone who wants to experience the practice. It was my […]


Listening to me

What do I need? What do you need? I have been really trying to listen to myself lately. Work has been extremely demanding and busy and overwhelming and stressful as we continue to go through transition. More than usual I feel tired, exhausted and wiped out. I have really been trying to take the queues […]


Home Restorative practice

Last weekend I was visiting my family in Tucson, my beloved hometown. While visiting, my mom and I were able to practice yoga together three mornings. (She was very excited to get three private sessions with me.) I wrote a practice specific to her requests, a second one we did I had written about before […]


Practicing Sun Salutations

In yoga teacher training class on Thursday night we worked on Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations). There are a variety of ways to practice Sun Salutations (aka sun salutes). The one linked here is basically what we worked on Thursday night. We built on the sequence in class. The idea was, how do you teach a […]


Committing to your good health

I have been thinking a lot about priorities lately. About what is important for me and to me. And what makes me happy. (Don’t forget about Do you want to be happy?) One of my friends/co-workers told me that something I said to her lately really hit a chord. And she suggested this be a […]


My home practice

In my first Saturday yoga teacher training class we focused on home practice and I, of course, wrote about it. To be a good and effective yoga teacher I must have a regular home practice. Five times a week for about 45 minutes is what is recommended. I couldn’t commit to that at first so […]


Learning about home practice

We’re not here to serve the (yoga) poses. These poses are here to serve us. ~Vickie Russell Bell in last night’s yoga teacher training class Yesterday was my first Saturday class with Piedmont Yoga Studio’s Deep Yoga teacher training program. We have class every Thursday night and one Saturday a month. Yesterday we got to […]


Practice yoga at home on the cheap

My friend Heather asked me if I could recommend some yoga videos for someone with limited resources. So I did some research and here’s the cool thing I found: YogaGlo. The YogaGlo site says:┬áTake more than 1,000 yoga classes on your computer or on your HD TV whenever you want, in the comfort of your […]


Home practice while in Missouri

I am in Missouri this weekend visiting my in-laws. Being married to a hunter makes it an annual tradition to come out for the opening of deer season. My brother-in-law and his sons are here for the weekend as well. I brought my travel yoga mat with me in the hopes of practicing a few […]


Let’s celebrate National Yoga Month

September is National Yoga Month. I know that. But the weird thing is I am having a hard time finding a lot of current information on this. In honor of of this month I thought I would FINALLY respond to a request from my friend Rosie. Months ago she asked me for advice for someone […]