How You’re Standing In Your Own Way With Love, and What You Can Do About It

Does it have to be so hard to find love? Last week I started working with Laurie, a new client, who came to me with a complaint that I hear very often: “Why is it so hard to find love?  I’ve been [...]

5 minute Candlelight Meditation

From my friends at Half Moon.

Yoga Teachers and Money: why you’re underpaid and what you can do about it

It’s hard to make a living as a yoga teacher. We run across town from class to class, trying to cobble together enough money to make a living wage. New yoga teachers often teach for free to [...]

I’m sorry my yoga offends you: a defence of modern yoga

I’m sorry my yoga offends you……. There is a divide in the yoga community right now and I feel like I have one foot on either side of a great valley.  The teachers, gurus, and practitioners who [...]

Yoga Sequencing Skills: Sequence to Forearm Stand (Pincha Mayurasana)

Forearm Stand (Pincha Mayurasana) is a HUGE pose. It’s a backbend, inversion, hamstring opener, and shoulder opener all in one. To adequately prepare for this pose, you need to be aware of [...]

4 Enchanting Yoga Destinations You Can Escape To!

In order to practice yoga, you don’t need much in terms of equipment or space. Enough room to lay down a mat is more than sufficient. But the environment that you practice in does matter. [...]

Five Yoga Poses in Five Minutes to Fight Depression

You feel heavy, dull, tired. Maybe it’s gray outside (or, if you live in the pacific northwest, maybe it’s been gray and dark for weeks). Perhaps a life event (sickness, heartbreak, [...]

Slow Down: How Yin and Restorative Yoga Can Help You Beat Stress

I honestly don’t know where I’d be if the practice of yoga hadn’t entered into my life when it did. I was unknowingly walking around in a perpetual state of fight-or-flight for [...]

Six Weeks To Self Love: The Illuminated Woman

My client Julia called me yesterday in despair. “I promised to make big changes in my life this year. I was so excited and motivated on January 1 ! Now only 2 weeks later I’ve basically thrown [...]

6 Fitness Exercises People Can Easily Do On Their Way to Work

The journey to work starts the moment you step out of bed. I’m not going to tell you to do a 5-10 min “wake up” workout. I know that is a not a sustainable practice for most people who work full [...]

How Meditation Helped Me Through Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction is singlehandedly the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. Through addiction and recovery, I learned more about myself than I ever thought possible. I learned that my [...]

Five Poses For Desk Jockies

This is for all the desk jockeys out there. You know who you are. Your days are spent in front of a computer – you’ve likely got tight hips, a sore low back, rounded shoulders, neck pain, [...]

Beautiful, cotton, handmade yoga mats

If you’re looking for something special for yourself or a yogi friend, check out these organic, natural, cotton mats from Ayur Yoga Organics. Beautifully made, each mat is crafted with [...]

A moment with Gil Hedley

Gil Hedley has been leading instructional and inspirational human dissections for over twenty years and is a thought leader in integrative human anatomy. A self-described “somanaut” [...]

Book Review: Serving the Broccoli Gods

Hilarious. I want to be her friend. She had me from the first line: “When I was four, my parents received a report card from my kindergarten teacher. The first line read, “Mary is a totally [...]

Why you should go sugarfree

You may have heard, sugar sucks for you. Sugar has been linked to obesity and bad cholesterol, which has been linked to an increased chance of cancer. And while researchers are usually cautious [...]

Clean up your skin products for the New Year

Health-conscious readers, check it out! Skin products – makeup, body care, sunscreen – can be a sneaky source of toxins and chemicals. And here we are, applying them directly on our [...]

Embrace the dark: a solstice invitation

You may not know this about me, but I used to be a witch. When I lived in New York City, I was part of a coven. Every Monday night, a group of eight of us would meet in the upstairs room of a [...]

Product Review: Lamose Water Bottle

They folks at Lamose asked me to check out their water bottles. Now, I lose water bottles more easily than a husky sheds fur, so I was more than happy to be gifted one to try out. I love what [...]

Is Yoga really good for your back?

I hear this question a lot as a physiotherapist. The people who ask me this question range from the skeptical gym rat to the seasoned yoga enthusiasts. Generally speaking, my answer is yes! In a [...]