Friday, August 30th will be my last Candlelight Yoga class at Zeal Yoga and the last weekly public yoga class I’ll be teaching (for now). To call this bittersweet fails to capture. . .Read More
Do you ever wonder how you can be a part of something bigger or how to create change in the world?
It seems overwhelming. There are so many good causes and so many groups taking on massive challenges - the kind that don't get magically resolved over night or even over a year or two. Where to start? How can one person make a difference?
One of the greatest lessons I continue to learn from both my yoga & Pilates practices is to listen to my body. The more skillful I become at this, the more able I am to give it what it needs when it first begins to whisper rather than to wait until it's screaming out in pain or immobilized by fatigue.Read More
My introduction to Restorative Yoga felt like a lifeline to inner peace amidst the madness surrounding me.Read More
I’m Moving! . . . to a new Pilates home and you’re going to want to see it.Read More
Ten minute daily practice to get out of your head and reconnect to your body to build self-awareness and compassion, release tension and heal.Read More
E-motion-s are meant to be in motion. When we shut down from feeling them, they don’t disappear. They become stagnant swamps of hurt, anger and pain, slowly poisoning us and our relationships until we clean them out. I learned that if I could just keep breathing, those feelings would rise and crest and eventually dissipate. Breathing then became a way of checking in with myself.
It showed me a new way to stay present no matter what the world threw at me. I didn’t have to armor up. I didn’t’ have to shrink away or pretend that everything was fine.Read More
What's the famous John Steinbeck quote about the best laid plans of mice and men? If you're like me, you mean well. You have every good intention of eating better, working out more, stressing less, spending less, sleeping more and generally being kinder and happier.
And then. . .
Yes, you will get stronger.
Yes, you will diminish and forget about your aches & pains.
Yes, you will look better in your clothes (and out of them too ;)
But it’s also so much more than a workout - it’s a lifestyle.Read More
Are you sick and tired of feeling broken? Ready to live without the pain and frustration of chronic injury and/or self-defeating beliefs (I suck at this. There’s no way I can do this. Etc. . .)? Want to find the strength and confidence to go after something that feels out of reach?
This one simple question will help get you there. . .Read More
Each day we make decisions and take actions, small and big, that either lead us closer to the person we want to be and the life we want to create or further from it. Intent is our internal road map, guiding us forward toward our goals. Without intent, we're walking SOMEWHERE, yet without direction.Read More
Starting takes guts.
Whether it's rolling out a yoga mat for the first time, creating your first piece of art, traveling somewhere new or learning a new skill; there is something magical and terrifying about trying something for the first time.Read More
Are you feeling it? There aren’t enough hours in the day. There isn’t enough coffee to keep you going or yoga to stay grounded.
You’re busy . . . so busy that you don’t remember what it’s like to actually have a cleared to do list or to give yourself permission to do absolutely nothing at all. You can’t focus, maybe you can’t sleep. Is it just you? . . .Read More
In the busyness of life, it’s easy to go into autopilot. Feelings get shut down and pushed aside in order to get through yet they show up in other ways: a stiff back and shoulders, jaw and neck tension, increased blood pressure, poor sleep or digestion and so on.
Without taking the time to pause, observe and release these tensions, they build, slowly draining our energy and vitality til the day we no longer recognize (or like) who we’ve become.Read More
Ever feel like the world just keeps spinning faster and faster making it almost impossible to stay centered? Having effective tools for staying grounded and calm is a necessary tool not only for avoiding burnout but for physical, mental and emotional health & wellbeing.
One of the most effective & time-efficient methods of relaxation I've found is working mindfully with my breath. It requires no special equipment, costs nothing and takes only a few minutes. . .
How would you like to:
- Improve the distance of your drive on the golf course?
- Increase the power of your swing and the quickness of your reaction on the tennis court?
- Spend more time running, biking or swooshing down the slopes?
All with more mobility, less stiffness and quicker recovery. . . these are just some of the benefits of a regular Pilates practice.Read More