oh portugal, you so lovely

Heads up to any superstitious, woo-woo, hippie-type people who decide to tuck a moonstone in their pocket for good luck while traveling: you’re gonna beep when you go through the airport security scanner. And the security girl is gonna look at you reeeeally weirdly when you’re like “oh, no worries, it’s just my moonstone healing…… Continue reading oh portugal, you so lovely

hey brain, quiet down a little!

Brains are so weird. If you were to ask me post-yoga class what I spent the last five/ten minutes thinking about, I would have absolutely no idea. I could guarantee however, that my mind was anything but the serene, blissful abyss it’s “supposed” to be during savasana. Yup – another bad yogi confession: I am…… Continue reading hey brain, quiet down a little!

gratitude and growth and learning

You’d think that after three weeks of teaching a class that almost no one shows up to (last week’s head count was two), I’d be a little discouraged. It’d be really really easy for me to go into toxic thought world, and obsess over what I’ve been doing wrong – why aren’t people coming to…… Continue reading gratitude and growth and learning

nobody starts out as an expert

My first experience with yoga, I spent most of the class frustrated and giving the teacher “seriously? seriously??” glares. My second attempt (several years later) left me stiff and with achey muscles for about a week afterward. My third (just a week later this time) was still pretty struggle-y, but I kept at it. Somewhere in…… Continue reading nobody starts out as an expert

wtf is mai pen rai?

I’m sorry, you guys. I probably owe you a little explanation. I’d be willing to bet at least one of you saw the name of this blog and was like “mai pen rai yoga? what the crap does that mean??” And yeah, it doesn’t make sense for me to name it that and just leave…… Continue reading wtf is mai pen rai?

finding my authentic yoga teacher voice

“Root down into the mat, and feel yourself grow taller with every inhale. As you breathe in, allow your body to be filled with positive energy, and as you exhale, release any tension or bad vibes.” I may be among the minority of people who actually really like the “flowery”, somewhat metaphoric language you hear so…… Continue reading finding my authentic yoga teacher voice

march 21, 2017

So I might need a little practice before I can say I’m the next Rachel Brathen or Candace Moore, but I think I did a pretty alright job of teaching my first yoga class! I could pick out an infinite number of little things I did “wrong”, but in trying to keep a yogic attitude, I…… Continue reading march 21, 2017