Category Archive: Mindfulness

All Levels Yoga For Shoulders, Twists + Developing Inner Body Awareness

One of yoga’s highest goals is to unite us with the more subtle, deeper aspects of ourselves. This union connects all the different layers of our being, called the koshas. In asana, we begin with… Continue reading

Moving From Distraction to Focus: Slowing Down & Paying Attention

This is an age of constant distraction. Our attention endures only the double tap of the Instagram screen. Online, paragraphs are broken into the barest crumbs of one or two sentences. In today’s yoga, classes… Continue reading

Learning to Fail: What Every Yoga Teacher Wish You Knew

Yoga is meant to push us up against our rough and uncomfortable edges. Physically, we stretch tight muscles and learn to move towards the intensity, rather than away from it. Holding presence while staying on that… Continue reading

Winter Solstice Meditation: Through Darkness to Light

During the Winter Solstice, the sun is at its lowest in the sky, leaving us with the longest night of the year. While we tend to associate the dark with “bad” or “scary,”… Continue reading

Finding Balance & Flow During Change: Yoga Practice For Advanced Beginners and Up

Two days after the presidential election here in the US, we find ourselves in a state of radical change. Though change is something we all wanted, how we each envision arriving there is radically different.… Continue reading

Meditation: Presence & Ease

Often when we take the time to become present in life, there is some intensity that can come with that presence. Whether at work, ticking off tasks, or when facing the present brings up… Continue reading

Keeping Balanced Through Yoga

When the mind wanders, one of the first things to go is balance. Regardless if it relates to standing on one leg in a yoga pose, or that you just inhaled a bag of… Continue reading

Meditation For Strength & Resilience

The human experience often moves us across the wide, deep sea of opposing emotions. In an instant we may feel both sad and strong, or content and sorrowful —or any combination of contrasts that… Continue reading

A Conversation On Loss, Grief & Trauma

For me, yoga was the tool that introduced me to my own stunning inner world. It is a world rich with joy, gratitude and love. But those feelings were eclipsed by the emotion of pain, loss,… Continue reading

Yoga & The Psoas-Stress Connection

Learning to cope with stress is key to building resilience. Like a sore muscle after it’s been worked, we become stronger after challenge. But too much stress has a negative effect on mind and… Continue reading