Meaningful Movement: the doorway to joyful living

Across the globe, there are longevity zones —places where a large percentage of the population are centenarians. In these regions elders are looked up to and respected. But they share another trait; they have… Continue reading

The Real Yoga —It’s About Staying Right Here

He had this overwhelming aroma. Not smelly, or BO or anything, but a powerful rose scent. I found it an odd contrast to smell something so light and delicate emanating from a tall,… Continue reading

Yoga: Purpose Driven Not Pose Driven

There’s a connection we make in yoga. All of us have felt it, that certain something so profound we can never quite explain it. Each part of the practice is a tool to… Continue reading

Cultivating Sustainable Joy (Even When Sh*t Hits the Fan)

There’s a saying: Energy flows where attention goes. In yoga, we use our drishti —where we focus our eyes— to encourage a calm, clear mind. Off the mat, though, we continue this focus… Continue reading

Cultivating Calm in a Chaotic World

The mind has a habit of playing itself out in loops. Endless loops. They might be old (and limiting) belief systems or obsessive, busy thoughts about what could or should be. Regardless, they… Continue reading

Strong & Supple Feet: How To Build Your Foundation For Balanced Posture

For many people, postural imbalance begins in the feet. Some muscles and tendons of the feet are weak and over-stretched, while other areas are locked short, tight and stiff. Since feet provide the… Continue reading

Postural Balance: a clean slate for your yoga practice

The ways we carry ourself, sit, stand and move often exist in patterns of imbalance. Because the body is an interconnected whole —inclusive of thoughts and emotions— these patterns ripple out to impact… Continue reading

How to Breathe in Yoga

It’s no secret that breathing is fundamental to any yoga practice. In fact, one whole limb of yoga (there are 8 total) is dedicated to the art of working with our breath to… Continue reading

Three Tools to Restore Peace During Times of Distress

In light of current events —the tragedy in Las Vegas, the ongoing trauma in Puerto Rico, and so many others— I find myself feeling heartbroken and full of grief. During times of distress, one of… Continue reading

The Evolution of Yoga (& Why Yoga Classes Can Feel So Different)

While today’s yoga is heavily based on a physical practice, it is built on an ever-evolving philosophical backbone. The roots of yoga have more to do with spirituality and the nature of existence,… Continue reading