Fear, You Mighty and Magical Beast

*February 2019. Back at the same book in August. :p Recently, I’ve been diving back into yoga philosophy to grow my roots of understanding of the rich historical writings. I’m currently reading a modern translation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. Paralleling this, and almost in contrast, I decided to try out aerial yoga for the first…

Vow to Modern Yoga – 2019

In my disenchantment with the messaging in modern yoga, I turned back to studying to reinvigorate my work. I remember the magic of yoga teacher training – the combination of excitement, inspiration, diving deep into philosophy, and so much more. Nose in the books, feet on the mat, and sweating and exhaling all of the…

What if we paid for kindness?

I can only graze the pinnacle of the tip of the iceberg of whether or not yoga should be a service that we pay (or get paid) for, but I recently thought of it in a new light – what if we paid for kindness? How do we commodify something that is so innately important…

The Simple Guide to Beginning Yoga

How Do I Even Begin? The Simple Guide to Beginning Yoga You’ve heard all of the incredible benefits of a yoga practice (Harvard Medical School mentions a few), and you want to try it out, but where do you start? How do you fit into the “yoga scene”? You already do, I promise. Check out…

Celebrate Fear

Let’s get a little spooky this Halloween week. FEAR – It is a necessary and healthy part of us, but it shouldn’t take over. We want so badly to put fears, anxiety, and other unpleasantness in a little box to both keep it contained and to keep away from it. “Fear is the boiler room…

The Work of 33

33. In a remarkable way, I stumbled through the year in a way that felt like that of an excavator. With awkward and unwieldy equipment, huffing and clenching through the dark, struggling to find footing on the rough and slippery terrain, I worked. I poured myself into reading and writing, into mining tiny jewels, eyes…

Wisdom from Preschoolers

I am so honored to be an early childhood educator and this year is a particularly special year for me. I made the move to our school’s older preschool room and will be teaching this group of children for the second time (since their toddlerhood!).  All of the fun and excitement of beginning fresh with…