A Return to My Yoga Roots

By |December 23rd, 2014|

I love coming home. This is ironic since I basically ran away to a Connecticut boarding school at age fourteen with hopes of finding Mrs. Drummond and the girls of the 80s sitcom The Facts of Life. I longed to escape the depressed city (for Black people) of Milwaukee, WI and thereby disappear into […]

Back Taxes? Try Yoga!

By |December 1st, 2014|

People who fall in love with yoga tend to get obsessed with it. They observe dynamic changes in their bodies and it excites them. They experience more freedom in the way they feel overall, and the euphoria around this achievement can’t be beat. These are also the students who will […]

Happy Holiday Homeostasis

By |November 24th, 2014|

All the work I do throughout the year to maintain mind, body and soul balance is tested during the holidays.  How easy it is to avoid excess when there are no Black Friday retail sales or stacks of pumpkin pies in the grocery stores reminding me that ’tis the season […]

Fall

By |September 11th, 2014|

Fall is my favorite season. As a periodic schoolteacher and perpetual student, September typically marks the beginning of the school year, when sentiments of excitement and anxiety about taking on a new challenge converge, and require a more grounded temperament. The shift from hot summer to subdued, cool fall is […]

Thankful for Hilerine

By |August 15th, 2014|

Just so we’re clear, it is not uncommon for me to transform instantly from a composed and graceful woman into a wet sobbing mess. Today was one of those days. Granted, I was at a wedding, so tears, even watersheds are common from wedding guests and friends and family of […]