Destination Yoga Retreats as Practice for Living Mindfully in Community

By |September 24th, 2017|

Labor Day Weekend 2017 marked my first experience flying solo as a facilitator of a destination yoga retreat. I had the privilege of teaching yoga and mindfulness to some amazing human beings against the backdrop of St. Lucia at the lovely Ti Kaye Resort and Spa. Knowing how exhausting it […]

Finding That Summer Time Flow: 12-Steps to Support Recovery from Busyness Addiction

By |July 11th, 2017|

When the Engine Breaks Down

The other day I called my sister in tears. The emotions associated with the tears were hard to make sense of right away because absolutely nothing was wrong. I had been as eager as could be for my quieter summer time reprieve from the sacred hustle […]

Yoga Service: Personal Takeaways from the 2017 Conference

By |June 5th, 2017|

Every year in May, the Yoga Service Council brings together yoga practitioners and educators who work in the field service to the Yoga Service Conference at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. What brought me to this year’s conference was a desire to develop my teaching practice by participating in […]

On Loss & Grace (of the Divine Feminine)

By |April 24th, 2017|

When I was a little girl, my big dreams were to be a “grown-up” and to live in a big mansion with all of my girlfriends, have fun and be free for the rest of our lives. On career day, when my primary school in Milwaukee, WI asked students to […]

Uprooting the Seed of Hate

By |November 24th, 2016|

An Important But Hard LessonWhen I was 7 years old, I had a 2nd grade Language Arts teacher at my neighborhood school in Milwaukee, WI named Mrs. Brown. She was mean. She was one of those teachers that held a strict rule of law in her class, and her students didn’t […]

On Community & Bringing Magic Back to the Yoga Mat

By |June 8th, 2016|

One unfortunate by-product of becoming a yoga teacher for me is that sometimes my practice feels like it is no longer my own. I am often preoccupied by thoughts of my students and what I will offer them from my practice. I have never had the luxury of having enough time in my day to practice once […]

Six Classroom Management Strategies to Live and Breathe By

By |October 24th, 2015|

A few years ago when I decided to take on a position as a full-time Yoga Specialist at a charter school, I was ecstatic about the groundbreaking experience that lay ahead. It is also fair to say now, that I was totally naïve and in over my head regarding the […]

Soul-stice Inspired Yoga

By |July 10th, 2015|

The summer solstice is the longest day of the year, the significance of which humanity has celebrated culturally for thousands of years. This year I took an active part in this celebration as a yogi and had the honor of teaching in the Times Square Alliance and

Athleta sponsored Solstice Times Square event in […]

The End of A Yoga Studio Era?

By |January 31st, 2015|

It’s funny the way things always come full circle. I can remember taking one of my first yoga classes at Rodney Yee’s Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, CA in 1998. I paid the $12 cost for class in cash (imagine, that was a lot for me then!), and put it […]

If You Build It, They Will Come

By |January 26th, 2015|

There is so much truth in the feminist position that asserts: when women are well, the whole of society benefits. It was such a treat to teach the women who came to class in Brooklyn at Welancora Gallery in Bedford Stuyvesant today. So far the group is tremendous: beautiful women (all African […]