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 can be the brand new terms. As the ambassador to your new world, I've compiled a list of both common Sanskrit words and general yoga terms used in classes. general yoga terms...

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...

5 Stages of Yoga Teacher Training

5 Stages of 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, I want to share the five emotional stages you're likely to experience as...

5 Essential Oils to Reduce Stress

5 Essential Oils to Reduce Stress

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Early recordings for the use of essential oils dates back to Egyptian times, India and China as well as being referenced...

10 Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

10 Qualities of a Yoga Teacher

Have you ever been on a job interview where they asked you to list three qualities that make you the ideal candidate for the position? I HATED that question, and usually I pulled something random from my tush, depending on the job and person interviewing me. Thank...

8 Areas of Your Home to Feng Shui

8 Areas of Your Home to Feng Shui

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

5 People You Need in Your Sphere

5 People You Need in Your Sphere

Nope. This isn't one of those "you're the sum of the 5 people you hang out with the most" because if it was I'd be furry with four legs and throwing temper tantrums when I don't get my way. Maybe half of that's true. In case you missed it, there are 5 people to...

5 People to Declutter From Your Sphere

5 People to Declutter From Your Sphere

One of the equally beautiful and burdensome parts of yoga is the awareness you get from practicing. Reality takes on a different shade, you get better at understanding your motives and aspirations. You let go of thoughts and things that no longer serve you. Kriya yoga...

How NO Will Change Your Life

How NO Will Change Your Life

This one word is so important that even the alphabet says it. Can you find it? A-B-C-D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z I believe every mama should able to say this word guilt free. This one word will put you on the path to living simply, authentically, and...

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YOGI, MAMA, WRITER

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