Nov 5, 2015
Getting pregnant and then giving birth was scary because of the lack of control I would have. I am not sure there is a place where I have ever been more vulnerable than the day I gave birth to my sweet Luisa. When I started feeling contractions I was so afraid. I was only 33 weeks pregnant and up in the mountains with my partner for a little babymoon. My biggest fear was that there was something wrong with her. After two miscarriages I was hypersensitive to anything that didn’t seem ‘normal’.
Oct 19, 2015
I have compiled a list of postures that are especially beneficial during pregnancy. Of, course there are many other postures that may feel good, these are just a few that I found to be helpful in relieving the common ailments during my own pregnancy.
Sep 28, 2015
A common question from those who have just found out they are pregnant is, “Do I need to change how I practice when I find out I am pregnant?” The answer is 100% up to you, your doctor or midwife, and your body. But, those of us who have training in prenatal yoga would say definitely yes.
Sep 26, 2015
Participating in a prenatal yoga class brought something that being in a regular public class couldn’t. A sense of ease that the instructor knew how to keep me safe as I moved through the postures and that the sequence she created was safe for the pregnant body. There was 100% permission and encouragement to truly listen to my body and absolutely no pressure to try to move into any asana that didn’t feel right for my body in that moment. It is also a special space for mamas to connect with one another and share their experiences.
Sep 8, 2014
Not everyone who attends at 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training intends on teaching yoga. Here are some of the benefits of this unique 200 Hour Empowered Yoga teacher training for those who aren’t sure they actually want to teach yoga:
Aug 28, 2013
So, on this anniversary of one of the largest displays of collective and conscious activism our nation has ever seen I reflect on how I might be able to contribute to the happiness and freedom for all. It is time to speak up for freedom and justice for all. Consider how your thoughts, words, and actions contribute to Dr. King’s dream
Aug 25, 2013
In the end, I want my yoga to help me grow. So, I continue to reflect on my intentions every time I step onto my mat. To love, accept, and celebrate the best of who I am so that I may become a catalyst for change.
May 8, 2013
Conscious activism has an informed focus with integrity that acts from the heart. Through it we are creating focused intention to bring about conscious and responsible global change through community-driven action. It empowers and engages people to collaborate in creating sustainable “win-win” situations. I am delighted to bring the OTM experience to my community through the Yoga In Action workshop and to continue collaborating with others who feel passionately about bringing balance to our world.
May 7, 2013
So, in this culture of competition, fitness, and push it to the limit exercise, I am learning to find the courage to be humble and be gentle. I am still on a journey, but I now am much more aware and looking to find balance in my yoga practice. Each day I remind myself to be gentle, to nurture my body, and give it the chance to become alive for wellness and health. This way I can continue to do what I love for years to come–run.
Mar 27, 2013
So, I will sign out with the words of Winston Churchill. I am learning to speak from my heart with love, empathy and compassion for all who cross my path, whether in person or in this new virtual world. But, more importantly I am learning to listen with love, empathy, and compassion…even to those who I vehemently disagree with, while breathing deeply.