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, […]

22 December

The holiday shame spiral

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Throwback to a pic of one of my most vulnerable experiences in 2017 to match a relatively vulnerable post… ‘Tis the season for holiday “indulgences” and every day I have more and more clients shaming themselves into “sweat penance.” Even worse, I’ve seen more and more fitpros using that same shame to motivate their clients. […]

27 November

Vulnerability. Is. F*cking. Terrifying.

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  So heres the thing: the most difficult thing about studying vulnerability is that it requires a certain amount of vulnerability to digest the findings. Recently, Brené Brown (and her extensive research on shame, vulnerability, and loneliness) has resurfaced as a topic of conversation in my circles. Perhaps triggered by her new book, and the […]

27 January

#WHYIMARCH

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  “They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.” I’m the first to admit that I’ve never really been a political person. Growing up my family (and my religious circles) were all over the place, so I adopted the stance that I would choose my views and keep them as my own. […]