Only Connect

The inspiration for this series stems from the literal year of disconnection we’ve all experienced during the pandemic. The word yoga is translated to mean “to yoke” or “to connect” so the essence of this practice is a reunification. The times are demanding more of us right now. When we begin to reconnect, in the words of James Hollis, we are …

The Risk to Bloom

A comfort zone is a a beautiful place but nothing ever grow there! I wouldn’t exactly call 2020 a comfort zone for anyone…all of us have been pushed in some way. And yet, everyone experiences fear and the resulting immobilization. This is exactly why comfort zones exist. Research shows that when we are on the cusp of uncertainty, our brain registers it …

Masterclass Recap of Wisdom Wednesday’s

I am super passionate about combining psychology (“the study of the human mind”) with yoga (“the study of the union of body, mind & spirit”). I know that raising of consciousness that comes with the tools I’m going to teach in this course is life changing. I hear it from people all the time that showing up at yoga has …

Are you feeling the call to step up in a new way?

Are you feeling the call to step up in a new way? You might have noticed that I’ve stepped it up this year in terms of the content I’ve been putting out. It’s truly because of COVID. Prior to the pandemic, I wanted to get the work I was doing out there in a bigger way but my fears, my insecurities, …

Everyone’s Current Reality

If you find yourself primarily veering toward doom and gloom of late, and you are looking to right the balance, consider the 6 foundational components that shift people to better mood states and enhanced resiliency (even during a pandemic). They include: Being in the body. Did you know that there is great variability in people’s ability to feel sensation in the …

Are you feeling Stuck?

Dear Friends, Have you felt stuck lately? Do you have a sense that you need a change but are unsure what this means or even looks like? All of our lives have changed since COVID and for many of us being bound to our homes or having restrictions placed on how we live feels stifling. The truth is everyone of us …

Vibrant Body

Haven’t you felt more of an urge to get outside and take a walk or get on your bike? While exercise is important no matter the time of year, it is especially essential as we transition into Spring. Our tendency in the Winter is to slow down and hibernate, so early Spring is the time to begin to lift the …

Manifesting What Your Heart Desires

What do you want?  It’s a powerful question and also one of the hardest questions one might ask.  Getting clear on what you desire is not easy. But it is a question worth pondering.  I ask myself that question in a formal practice every day.  In the style of meditation that I practice and teach, every session begins with 4 …

Antidote to Perfectionism

I always say that I am a recovered perfectionist, but just like any other addiction, it’s something I have to continually manage.  For me it turns up as a tight body, a running commentary in my head about doing things “right”, self-condemnation when I don’t measure up to my own high standards, and fear of failing which sometimes paralyzes me …