Category Archive: For Yoga Teachers

Gathering Knowledge & Creating Mental Clarity, Vrittis Part 2

Despite hours of daily yoga and my mostly consistent meditation practice, my mind is annoyingly loud. It’s like that seagull scene from the movie Finding Nemo. It shouts, “mine, mine, mine, mine, me, me, mine,… Continue reading

Hip Openers & Twists For Stability Through Change

As we move into the first days of Spring, new growth and transformation are the theme of the season. What appears to be challenge, often offers the best opportunity for deep and personal… Continue reading

Living Life Inside A Whirlpool: Vrittis, part 1

You know that saying “misery loves company”? The vrittis can be kind of like that. They’re power is magnetic, pulling you back into a churning state of agitation. It’s the kind of power that is… Continue reading

What, Exactly, Is Pigeon Pose?!

Pigeon pose seems like it’s in every yoga class. And it also seems like it’s a totally different pose depending on which teacher is teaching it. Sometimes it’s called Flying Pigeon. Other times… Continue reading

Six Myths Of Being A Yoga Teacher

Before you go off and spend $3000 on a Teacher Training, thinking you want to teach yoga full time, let’s talk about some big myths of being a yoga teacher. While this is certainly… Continue reading

Cobra vs. Upward Dog: What’s the Difference?

These postures are constant in the classroom, yet how and why we practice them can vary dramatically. Some teachers only teach one pose or the other, while other teachers give students the option to… Continue reading

A Conversation on Yoga: How Yoga Helps You Live Your Best Life

I was blessed to be interviewed for a brand new podcast called the Yoga Frequency. As per their website, “The Yoga Frequency is a yoga-centric podcast dedicated to shining light on extraordinary individuals spreading positive energy… Continue reading

The Meaning of Om & How Mantra Can Help Make Lasting Change

Just as you have repetitive movement patterns—always brushing your teeth with your dominant hand, say—you also have repetitive mental patterns. Whether from stored emotion, old memory or inherited family beliefs, conditioned, repetitive thinking leaves an impression on every… Continue reading

Dharma & Change: How Yoga Helps You Live Your Dreams

I believe we’re all seekers of Truth. Some of us are better elephant hunters than others, willing to call out the obvious, even if it’s uncomfortable. On the mat, or the meditation cushion,… Continue reading

Ardha Uttanaasana: What The Hell Is Yoga’s Halfway Lift? (Or How To Flow Through Sun Salutations Safely)

In almost every yoga class today, we practice Ardha Uttanasana, the Half Forward Fold. It’s a key posture of the Sun Salutations, where it’s inserted before jumping back to Plank Pose and after… Continue reading