In discussions of upcoming travel, there are generally two questions people ask right away. Number one, obviously – “where are you going?”. And the follow-up, more often than not, is some version of, “who’s going with you?”. I still, every time, get a little amusement out of people’s reactions when I invariably answer, “oh, no…… Continue reading “so, who are you going with?”
I think one of the (many) reasons yoga has stolen my heart and become my addiction is how ever-expanding the practice is. The variations and modifications to each pose are endless, and as someone with a terribly short attention span (seriously, never try to play Monopoly with me), I love that there’s always something new…… Continue reading whatever variation works best for you – do that
Tis the season, right? Give it about a week or so for the Christmas hype to die down, and the talk of New Year’s resolutions will begin to take over. Everyone intends to be a brand new and improved person on January 1st. “New year, new me”, right? Whoever came up with the whole concept…… Continue reading psssst….i’ve got news
You’d think after all that training and practice and actually getting Yoga Alliance Certified I’d be feeling pretty confident in my teaching, wouldn’t you? Rationally, yeah, but since when does my brain think about things rationally? Opposite, in fact. Before my “first class back” I was probably just about as nervous as I was before…… Continue reading take what works for you, and leave the rest.
Wowza, information overload. After the past month of yoga teacher training, I think my brain is absolutely filled to capacity. A month ago, I would have thought “saucha” was some type of spicy sauce. (FYI, it means purity, or cleanliness, and is one of the Nyamas). Now I could bore you silly with info about…… Continue reading 6 things i learned at yoga teaching training (that have nothing to do with yoga)
You know how on reality tv shows like Survivor or America’s Next Top Model there’s always this one awful girl with an attitude like “Whatever, I didn’t come here to make friends.”? That’s kind of the way I’ve always been when I travel. Here for the adventures and sightseeing; the rest of you can do…… Continue reading oh, you lovely humans, you
I laughed when people were telling me “oh have a nice trip to Thailand! That’ll be so relaxing!” Im doing a 200-hour yoga teacher training. Did NOT expect this to be a relaxing vacation by any means. But strangely, I’m feeling more relaxed and at ease than I have in months. Just walking out of…… Continue reading sah wah dee khaa from thailand!
Twenty-six. Twenty-six means I’m no longer in my early twenties. I’m no longer included in that age group of “don’t worry about it, no one’s got it figured out yet”. Instead, I’m entering the age group where most people actually do have it figured out, or seem to. Everyone around me is getting married, buying…… Continue reading just a little 12,000km detour…
The more I teach, the more I wish I could quit my “real job” and be a full-time yogi. I read about girls like Rachel Brathen, who just started out teaching yoga to a few hippies on the beach and is now an internationally famous yogi. She had to start small, too – I’m sure…… Continue reading make it happen
Ah, the Facebook “On This Day” feature. Most days, it’s a reminder of what an embarrassing human I can be – poorly-edited selfies, links to terribly angsty music videos, ridiculous status updates about god knows what. (I always know it’s gonna be cringe-worthy, why do I feel the need to look?!) But this week I…… Continue reading the journey, one year in