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Posts Tagged ‘restorative yoga’

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 […]


Continuing to reinvent myself

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 […]


Spring Forward 2017

It’s that time again to Spring Forward (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 and […]


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 […]


Take Time for You

As we get ready to enter what I call the Crazy Time Season we have to remember to take care of ourselves. Self-care is so important but we tend to neglect taking care of No. 1. I truly believe you can’t take care of anyone else unless you take care of yourself. Self-care comes in […]


Celebrate Being Grateful

I am teaching a special yoga class called Celebrate Being Grateful on Thanksgiving morning at Turtles Yoga & Wellness in Beaverton. Join me from 9:30-11 a.m. for a morning of yoga with a focus on gratitude and self care. We will practice gratitude while recognizing how blessed we are in this life. Extend your deepest […]


a.m./p.m. yoga

Over the past week my yoga theme was a.m./p.m. yoga. One of my yoga students recently asked me if I could teach poses that could be done first thing in the morning and some poses that could be practiced right before bed. What a great idea! And a.m./p.m. yoga was created by me. A morning practice can […]


Taking my advice with time change

For many years I write a post when we Spring Forward and Fall Back and I give advice and tips on how to prepare before the change and things to do after. (Here’s last week’s post with tips to prepare to Spring Forward.) I usually follow some of my advice. But not all of it. […]


Mini yoga retreat

On January 31 at Turtles Yoga & Wellness I will be participating in Turtles’ Mini Retreat. The main retreat will be lead by Annie, a lovely yoga teacher. I will be teaching the Restorative Yoga portion of the day. The mini retreat is Sunday, Jan. 31 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for […]


Christmas Day Yoga