What Happens When You Go (and Don’t Go) to Yoga Class

What Happens When You Go (and Don’t Go) to Yoga Class

I started 2018 with good intentions and a resolution to attend yoga class on a weekly basis. I was consistently attending the Family Yoga class on weekends with my 3-year old and other classes at least once or twice per week. With every class, I was slowly noticing an...
Shape Shifting in Yoga Class

Shape Shifting in Yoga Class

Near the corner of Loudoun and King Streets in downtown Leesburg, across from the pink elephants dancing at Delirium Cafe, the De Landtsheer Art Gallery often catches my eye. The flowing flower lights are whimsical and light in contrast to the heavy gunmetal steel...
Back to Basics: Not Just for Yoga Beginners

Back to Basics: Not Just for Yoga Beginners

After a recent Basics class, a first-time yoga student asked me how long I have been practicing yoga. I sheepishly admitted almost four years, and quickly added that I started yoga while pregnant, then took several months off and have been attending sporadically until...
Why I Love Thai Yoga Massage

Why I Love Thai Yoga Massage

Discovered about 2.500 years ago in the temples of Thailand,Thai Yoga Massage is a therapeutic and dynamic style of bodywork that’s deeply rooted in the Indian healing traditions of Ayurvedic medicine. This unique style of bodywork is based upon yoga and...
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...
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