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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 […]


Bracket winners

The yoga theme champion is … the psoas (pronounced so-as)! I am really surprised by this winner. I thought for sure it would be the neck. But I do think the psoas is pretty awesome. The psoas is one of the most important muscles in the body. It is a deep-seated muscle that originates at […]


Fundraising month(s)

In a previous post I mentioned that I am fundraising for Living Yoga’s Yogathon. I will be fundraising for Living Yoga for all of April. I am also fundraising for Rose Haven. I will be walking on Mother’s Day with members of my Beaverton Huddle. We will join hundreds of people for this Mother’s Day to […]


Living Yoga Yogathon

I am participating in fundraising for Living Yoga’s Yogathon in the month of April. Living Yoga is a nonprofit in Portland, which is changing lives by fostering healing and resilience in vulnerable and marginalized communities through trauma-informed yoga. Living Yoga brings trauma-informed yoga classes to prisons, youth centers, addiction facilities and to people in the […]


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 […]


Wine and yoga event

I am super excited to announce that I am partnering with Hip Chicks Do Wine for two wine and yoga events. Don’t worry, we’ll practice yoga first and enjoy wine after. Yoga before wine … you’ll be fine. There are two wine and yoga events planned for Saturdays, April 8 and May 6, from 1:45-4 […]


13/14 Days of Love and Yoga

I was invited to participate in a partner yoga challenge for 14 days from Feb. 1-14. My partner doesn’t practice yoga. But I still wanted to participate in the challenge. Some of my male yoga students came up with the couch/beer partner pose idea. I adjusted it slightly since The Husband is usually lounging in […]


Chair online yoga with Ann

During Portland’s last snowstorm I knew I would have many classes canceled. We’ve had several snowstorms/ice storms since December that it’s difficult to keep track. But one of the more major ones in December had me going stir crazy. I knew I couldn’t just binge watch TV during another–and yes there was another and another […]


Making my voice heard

“We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.” I along, with millions of others, around the globe marched and protested last Saturday, Jan. 21. It felt amazing to be surrounded by love, kindness, mutual respect … to feel welcomed, loved and safe. Marches around the globe were peaceful. […]