Yoga For Emotional Well Being

Eighteen years ago I found yoga during an especially tumultuous period of graduate school.  Little did I know that starting yoga would have such an impact on who I am, and would change the course of my career. The integration of psychology and yoga is my passion, and I feel an urgency to get this work into the world. The …

Welcome 2019

Happy New Year!  Here we come 2019. How are those resolutions? I quit setting New Years resolutions a few years ago after reading the dismal research that only 6% of resolutions are kept. Despite not writing down formal things I want to fix or change, a new year always feels optimistic to me – a chance for a fresh start …

Who Are You?

I’m just finishing an exhilarating 2 days at the Fields of Yogis festival in Cedar Rapids Newbo district.  People’s openness and desire to grow, transform and be a brighter light is infectious.  It is so helpful to spend time around like-minded people in sangha, or community, as a powerful reminder of how good we can really feel. This weekend, one …

Surrender Is the Key in Autumn

Happy Fall Equinox!  The 4 juncture points when the seasons change all carry their own unique energy.  Winter is reprieve, Spring is rebirth, Summer is play, and Fall is surrender.  Today marks the start of a period of letting go. I’ve always struggled with Fall, this season of death.  Mid-August I begin to feel agitated and unsettled, that familiar sense …