Life Lessons from Yoga Class

Life Lessons from Yoga Class

Since starting my yoga journey and classes at Flow Yoga three-plus years ago, I have learned a lot. Not only have I learned how to “do” yoga, but along the way I have also learned valuable life lessons: Dress the part. Then, fake it until you make it. I am not...
Building Up to Lord of the Dance Pose

Building Up to Lord of the Dance Pose

I’ve always connected to Lord of the Dance pose (Natarajasana in Sanskrit) because I was a dancer myself growing up. I remember in one of my first yoga classes, my teacher cued for Dancer’s pose, and I thought to myself, oh I’ve got to be able to do this one! What I...
Teens + Yoga = Perfect Match

Teens + Yoga = Perfect Match

Have you ever tried to get a teen or even a pre-teen to do something that wasn’t their idea? Yes, I know, the eye rolls, the stare that says you are crazy, and the humph that accompanies such suggestion is hard to take day after day. As a strong believer in the...
Holding Space for the Sacred in Shared Yoga Practice

Holding Space for the Sacred in Shared Yoga Practice

Have you ever stopped to reflect on what makes a space sacred? Why a place of worship or a monument feels different from a supermarket? Some differences are physical and obvious, like the lighting or the architecture. But some places are sacred because we, as...
A Commitment to Self-Care this Year

A Commitment to Self-Care this Year

In the hustle and bustle of life, I find it challenging to carve out time for self-care. Self-care is important, but it can be hard to find the time and easy to make excuses. I think most of us, if not all of us, often feel pulled in multiple directions, striving to...
Poetry, Yoga Practice, and Presence

Poetry, Yoga Practice, and Presence

In her poem “Wild Geese” Mary Oliver writes: You do not have to be good.  You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves… To be a modern human being is to be...
How to Make Your Meditation Practice Stick Into the New Year

How to Make Your Meditation Practice Stick Into the New Year

To gain stronger muscles, you have to exercise them repetitively and consistently. The same goes for meditation. In order to train your brain and transform your mind, you have to practice. This new year, follow these tips and suggestions on how to make your meditation...
Why Making Time for Yoga is Essential this Winter

Why Making Time for Yoga is Essential this Winter

Call it what you want – the “winter blues”, “post holiday-rush”, your “New Year Resolution pressure” – let’s be real, sometimes the “season of joy” can be anything but that. It’s the time of year when our routines succumb to our traveling demands. We...
A Little Help From My Yoga Friends

A Little Help From My Yoga Friends

A friend convinced me to try yoga years ago.  I was in my early 20s and I told her yoga wasn’t for people like me.  Happy people do yoga.  Healthy people.  Bendy people. I was none of those things. I may have even gestured to the solidity of my well-worn Doc Martens....
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