17 July

The 4-Month-Mark: Lessons in Being “Enough”

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Shout out to everyone doing the best they can, yet continually feeling like they are barely keeping their head above water. I see you, I feel you, I’m with you. Today marks 4 months since NYC, and Equinox, shut down and our lives were effectively put on indefinite pause. Since then, we’ve survived 17 weeks of […]

5 July

Butterflies Rising

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i’m learning to love the way my name settles in silence before I can love how it falls from another’s mouth .:butterflies.rising.:.   As the world starts to reopen, I’ve been spending some time memorizing how open my heart has become the last few months. After 47 days in solo-isolation, and over 3 months in […]

12 June

#MovefortheCulture

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Yoga is not about tightening your ass, it’s about getting your head out of it. .:.eric.paskel.:. Every time I post a pic of Super Soldier Pose, the number one comment is “wtf is happening here?” because it takes a second to figure out which way is up and how the hell I got myself so […]

15 May

#FundamentalsFriday: Warrior One

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Now that we’ve got our Sun Salutation A, lets move onto Surya Namaskar (Sun Sal) B! TODAY’S SHAPE: WARRIOR 1 (VIRABHADRASANA 1) One of the most fundamental standing postures in yoga is Warrior 1, and it’s a lot more complex than most people realize. Traditional Surya Namaskar B is chair pose into your vinyasa, with a step forward […]

3 May

#FundamentalsFriday: Upward Facing Dog

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Finishing off our Sun Salutation A, this week we are talking about the transition from chaturanga to downdog – through updog! TODAY’S SHAPE: UPWARD FACING DOG   The transition from chaturanga into updog is a pull through, not necessarily a press up, where the toes and hands stay in the same place and your body moves […]

27 April

#FundamentalsFriday: Chaturanga

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One of the most challenging (but fundamental) shapes in a vinyasa practice is Chaturanga. Most flow classes have at least a few thrown in, especially if you’re starting your practice with Sun Salutations. I get a ton of questions about this shape, and have seen a million ways to do it incorrectly, so let’s break […]

14 April

Alone doesn’t always mean lonely

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We all have these moments…these points in our life that become a significant turning point, even if we didn’t realize it at the time. Sometimes its small moment that blossoms slowly, like when you meet someone you’ve yet to learn will become a significant character in your story. Other times its a diagnosis or an […]

10 April

#FundamentalsFriday: Down Dog Edition

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So, the world is on lockdown and you finally have time to do all the things you said you’d do “someday.” Welp my loves, looks like we’ve run out of excuses. “Someday” is here and, for all my newbie/restarting yogis who aren’t quite sure where to begin, as well as those who are ready to dig a bit […]

7 April

All we need now are zombies…

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Driving down a deserted Rt 1 at sunset last week, it occurred to me that my current reality feels alarmingly similar to the beginning of one of those zombie apocalypse movies. As the radio blares news of law changes and death tolls, I pass more and more neon road signs warning of beach closures and quarantine laws. […]

27 March

The Mental Consequences of Isolation: Tips for Adjusting Self-Talk in the Age of Corona

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Ya’ll, everything is weird. Finishing out the second week of my Covid-19 quarantine, its occurred to me that there has never been a more important time to evaluate the way we are speaking to ourselves. For many of us, this is the most we’ve ever been alone…even for my introverted friends. In this indefinite period of isolation, […]