Taking yoga outside

I had the opportunity last weekend to take my yoga outside…literally…with a winter camping trip in the Boundary Waters. Although I am still processing the lessons learned, one thing is for sure – nature does our bodies good. And our minds. And our souls. More on my learnings later, but for now, I leave you […]

Published March 10, 2022

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Finding Movement

After a year of surgeries (four to be exact, two infections, a picc line and living without a hip for 11 weeks), I am finally able to integrate movement back into my life. As an incredibly active person, being sedentary for so long was really tough. My norm was a yoga practice daily as well […]

Published June 27, 2019

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The Five Obsessions

Last week, I attended a convention for my day job (I own a marketing firm) and had the benefit of hearing from Josh Linkner as he detailed the Five Obsessions of Innovators. His keynote resulted in so many conversations throughout the rest of the week that I want to share the concepts with you. Although […]

Published October 24, 2017

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Take responsibility for your energy

I just finished teaching a lunchtime yoga pilates fusion class and the energy was awesome. In fact, it was so tremendous that it got me thinking about why the tone of a class can be so different on some days, simply based on the energy level. Although there are many factors including the format and […]

Published September 29, 2017

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Change of seasons can mean rebirth and growth

There is a common theme this week among so many religious or cultural beliefs: new beginnings and peace! Today marks the fall equinox, the United Nations has declared it the International Day of Peace, we have a new moon in Virgo, and Rosh Hashanah started last night. While so many view this season as death […]

Published September 21, 2017

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Taking yoga off your mat

With school bells in the air, it is a great time to commit to furthering your yoga journey by learning more about the eight limbs of the yogic path. Astanga is Sanskrit for “eight limbs” and those limbs are Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi. The eight limbs of yoga are a […]

Published September 6, 2017

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Create a flow – not a dam: How to deal with the mind chatter

One of the readings I will be sharing this week when I teach comes from David Kundtz’s book The Quiet Mind. He notes in one of the chapters how tough it can be for us to quiet the mind, especially when we plop down on our mat and are told to “clear the mind,” “make […]

Published August 28, 2017

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Yoga for Chronic Pain

In addition to the damaging effects stress has on the physical body, researchers have found a complex relationship between stressful situations and mental health, including clinical depression. Chronic stress is the response to emotional pressure suffered for a prolonged period over which an individual perceives he or she has no control. Some people may become […]

Published August 22, 2017

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Yoga as Means to Combat Stress

In a society dominated by stress and illness, the principles and practices of yoga can be a guide to health, wellness and stress reduction. Animals and humans are designed for short bursts of fight or flight followed by a period of rest. The four stages of stress activation include: Alarm – Fight/Flight Response. Resistance – […]

Published August 22, 2017

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Yoga for Runners and Cyclists: How Running and Yoga Really Work Together

Folks had told me for years to do yoga and I was guilty of thinking it looked silly and wasn’t a real workout. After all, time is precious and I needed to use every available minute to burn calories and build muscle. With six full marathons, 49 half marathons, 10 duathlons and a variety of other distance races under […]

Published August 17, 2017

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