A sweet little mandala workshop

I had the honor of leading another mandala workshop this past weekend on behalf of Metta Yoga Studio in Phoenix, Arizona. It was a humble showing of three students, though we still managed to enjoy two hours of yoga and art therapy inside this beautiful studio –...

The other side of surrender

It’s said that we teach what we need to learn, so carrying the same theme for the yoga classes I lead throughout the week has been a great way for me to grow. I’ll introduce the theme in my Tuesday evening class and by the time I reach my Friday morning practice, I’m...

So grateful for you – Thanksgiving Mandala

  Happy Thanksgiving time, Yoga Friends! My heart is full-to-bursting with gratitude this November. If you’re reading my words, know that I am so grateful for you. Thank you for visiting me here, for supporting me on my journey even if from afar. I am...

Give, receive, repeat

When a grocery store clerk asks if I’d like help out with my groceries I always politely decline. “I have to unload them by myself when I get home,” I muse, and I push my cart out to the parking lot because, you know, I can do it by myself. A few...

Yoga off the mat for holiday survival

And just like that, the holiday season is upon us! Making time for a yoga practice can be challenging when things get busy and there are so many distractions begging for our attention. Even though an hour-long yoga class with the guidance of a teacher can do wonders...

What brings me back to my mat

At the beginning of a recent yoga class, our teacher asked us to recall our first experience with yoga. He guided us to remember the first room where we had practiced, the first teacher who led our class, and what kept us coming back. It was a little over 20 years ago...