Why Goat Yoga is a Good Idea

Why Goat Yoga is a Good Idea

While it’s a little bit different for everyone, spending 90 minutes practicing yoga with amazing, calming animals is just plain good for your soul. That’s why I love being part of Loudoun Goat Yoga with Shasta Donegan, who owns the farm and goats. We make...
Finding Your Yoga Mode

Finding Your Yoga Mode

Mine is beast mode. What do I mean by this?  Am I out to tackle someone on the mat? Or throw a body check during practice?  No. Absolutely not.  I’m merely thinking aloud about the type of practice (hot vinyasa flow) that I like. I should start by saying that I’m what...
Finding Community and Love for Yoga While Pregnant

Finding Community and Love for Yoga While Pregnant

Four years ago, I attended my first class at Flow Yoga. I had attended a few yoga classes before, but now I was walking into a Pre-Natal Yoga class, four months pregnant and self-conscious of my barely-there bump. The sleepless newborn nights and the toddler days are...
4 Things I Learned on My Yoga Retreat

4 Things I Learned on My Yoga Retreat

“Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.” Christopher Heyerdahl Imagine getting ready for a long summer weekend of “glamping” and yoga at a riverside ranch in North Carolina. Sounds like heaven, right? Now imagine rain in the forecast....
Beginning, After Best Laid Yoga Plans Fail

Beginning, After Best Laid Yoga Plans Fail

I had plans this summer. Yoga plans. I knew it was going to be a summer of travel and that I’d have to take my yoga practice on the road. in order to show up to the mat regularly. Unfortunately, I managed neither of these things this past summer.So there I was last...
Enhancing Your Yoga Practice with Crystals

Enhancing Your Yoga Practice with Crystals

“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” — Nikola Tesla As yogis, we are always trying to go deeper—hold a pose longer, make...
Yoga is My Religion

Yoga is My Religion

I grew up Catholic. My parents met at Georgetown University, a Catholic school. My siblings and I all attended Catholic schools for our studies. Attending church was part of our culture as a family. While I appreciate the values associated with the faith I grew up...
Traveling Flowgi: The Importance of Practice While on the Road

Traveling Flowgi: The Importance of Practice While on the Road

This past spring and early summer, I traveled for personal and professional reasons almost every week from mid-March to mid-July. To say I didn’t feel grounded is an understatement. So, I was thrilled to find opportunities to practice yoga while on the road. The first...
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...
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