Weekly Words of Wisdom – DEVOTION

D is for DEVOTION – The word DEVOTION is defined as “love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for a person, activity, or cause.” My love of yoga began many years ago, but it’s only been in recent years that my practice feels like a true devotion. Each of us is devoted to...

Weekly Words of Wisdom – COURAGE

C is for COURAGE – A friend of mine recently asked if I get nervous before I teach yoga, and my answer was, “Yes. Every time.” There’s always an element of vulnerability every time I step in front of a group of yoga students. Gosh, there’s even an element of...

Weekly Words of Wisdom for 2018

For the past 10 years I have joined in the tradition of choosing a word of focus for the year. The idea is to choose one word that symbolizes where there is opportunity for personal growth, and then keep that word alive as your main affirmation and inspiration for the...

Be careful. I love you.

From Atlantic to Pacific, gee, the traffic is terrific… I live in a large metropolitan area where the traffic is… well… I suppose you could call it “terrific.” The holiday season brings a heightened sense of urgency, and over the past...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 50 – How to Draw a Mandala

50/100 ~ Yoga off the Mat: How to Draw a Mandala – I discovered the joy of drawing mandalas during my 200-hour yoga teacher training when tasked to demonstrate a way that I practice yoga “off the mat.” I’ve been drawing (and teaching others how to draw) them ever...

100 Days of Yoga – Day 4 – Body and Mind Connection

4/100 ~ Body/Mind Connection. I want to introduce this concept early in my 100-day project because it is such an important part of cultivating a healing yoga practice. The word YOGA is a Sanskrit word that means union or yoke. Think of all these parts as a whole: body...