Three Natural, Organic Skincare Lines You’ve Never Heard Of

Despite my constant consumption of avocados, coconut oil, and water, I can’t make a dent in my skin’s dehydration. Living in the desert and spending most of my weekends outdoors certainly exacerbates the condition. My… Continue reading

Restore & Recover: Very Gentle Yoga For All Levels

This entire practice is done on the floor, either sitting or lying down. It’s super gentle, in the restorative style and perfect for recovering from a big physical or emotional event. This yin… Continue reading

The Two Best Yoga Poses For When You’re Sick

Sometimes it just happens. You get run down. Or stressed out. Or too emotional. Or your kids come home from daycare with a touch of the we-know-exactly-where-that-came-from. Maybe it’s some combination of these,… Continue reading

Gentle Backbends & Integrated Wholeness

Yoga is union. To practice is to unite all the different levels of our being into an integrated whole. This is where peace and healing arise. In this practice, the goal is to… Continue reading

What I learned at 12,000 Feet

We left the parking lot in the near-dark of 6 a.m. Our packs were light; just a small rack of gear, a 30 meter rope, our harnesses, jackets, and some food and water between the… Continue reading

Discomfort & Perfection: The Crossroads Of A Seeker

The Perfectionists I played soccer. Once. When I was four years old. At the end of the game I was crying—near hysterically—because I didn’t score a goal and we didn’t win the game. I hated… Continue reading

Yoga Class: The Light Body & Pigeon Pose

Underneath the physical form of any yoga asana is the energetic form of the prana body. When we line up just right, we bring the outer form and the inner/prana body (the pranamaya kosha) together.… Continue reading

Yoga Class: Shoulders, Legs & Listening

Listening, just like any skill, takes practice. Of course being a good listener makes you a better spouse, parent and —well, person. But this yoga practice is dedicated to listening to yourself. It seems… Continue reading

Why I Stopped Cleaning My Yoga Space (And You Should Too)

Before you get your hanky pankies up in a bunch and start spraying about saucha, hear me out. I have a little problem. One I’ve known about, but couldn’t get to the bottom of, until… Continue reading

Meditation For Confidence

This short (one minute!) meditation was inspired by Amy Cuddy’s TED talk on body language. She talks about “power posing” and how posture decreases the stress-hormone cortisol and increases the chance for success.… Continue reading