4 Common Fears When Starting Yoga Teacher Training

4 Common Fears When Starting Yoga Teacher Training

After mentoring hundreds of new yoga teachers, I can tell you most share common fears and concerns when they're thinking about joining a yoga teacher training program. And I'd like to dispel a few of them now. #1 | Fear of . . . I'd like to take a sledgehammer to this...

What Michael Phelps Can Teach You About Teaching Yoga

What Michael Phelps Can Teach You About Teaching Yoga

Undeniably Michael Phelps is probably the greatest and most well-known professional swimmer of our time. In the summer of 2012, Michael took the record for most medals in an Olympic career. He competed again in 2016 and added to his stash of gold medals. So you might...

11 Ideas for Journaling

11 Ideas for Journaling

Writing in a journal is a great way to empty out the clutter from your mind. I’ve been a “journaler” most of life. Like many of my yoga practices, I ebb and flow in the activity. I was a heavy journaler during my divorce in 2008, using it to pour out my anger,...

Most Common Sanskrit Words Used in Yoga

Most Common Sanskrit Words Used in Yoga

Yoga classes can be daunting because they're a smorgasboard of new experiences. The most overwhelming can be the brand new terms. As the ambassador to your new world, I've compiled a list of the most common Sanskrit words used in yoga classes as well as general yoga...

Using Hasta Bandha in Yoga Poses

Using Hasta Bandha in Yoga Poses

Arm balances are probably the most intimidating and most exhilarating asanas. Unless you were a gymnast in a former life, arm balances expose a hidden fear in all adults--the fear of falling. Somewhere along the maturation process, you forgot that your ability to...

10 Places to Start Teaching Yoga

10 Places to Start Teaching Yoga

This, by far, is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from clients who are talking to me about starting teacher training or who are already in teacher training with me. Where can I go to teach yoga? How can I find a place or a space to teach yoga? And what...

What to Expect in Yoga Teacher Training

What to Expect in Yoga Teacher Training

Congratulations! You've officially enrolled in yoga teacher training. You did your research, paid your tuition, and bought your books. Woo-hoo! As you're prepping for your first training class, you might be experiencing some emotions because you're not sure what to...

How to Use Essential Oils in Yoga

How to Use Essential Oils in Yoga

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. So it was only a matter of time until essential oils arrived into the modern yoga class. What are essential oils?...

10 Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

10 Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

With yoga growing in popularity, more and more people are becoming yoga teachers. Perhaps you're thinking of taking yoga teacher training, but you're not sure if you have what it takes. The top qualities of a yoga teacher might surprise you. After teaching yoga and...

Basic Feng Shui Tips

Basic Feng Shui Tips

While Feng Shui originates in China (and from Chinese translates as “wind-water), this ancient practice shares many similarities with yoga. As I studied the basics of Feng Shui and put its suggestions into practice, I began to think of Feng Shui as the Yoga of Space....

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YOGI, MAMA, WRITER

Training and mentoring non-traditional yoga teachers and yoga biz babes.