Yoga for Cold Winter Days

Yoga for Cold Winter Days

We are truly in the thick of winter now, and while it might be quite tempting to just hibernate under a blanket until spring, some yoga for cold winter days might be a better way to care for our bodies and minds during these months.  When we’re cold, our...
Ahimsa: The Principle of Non-Harming

Ahimsa: The Principle of Non-Harming

“Well, If I Were In Your Situation…” When you find yourself in the midst of a crisis or turning point, as all living things must, there is usually no lack of friends, loved ones, and strangers to tell you what to do. Leave that unhealthy relationship. Stay at the job...
What’s the Deal with Hip Openers?

What’s the Deal with Hip Openers?

If you’ve been practicing yoga for a little while, or if you’ve spent any time practicing with me, I’m sure you’ve heard the term “hip openers” or “hip opening” before. They’re terms that we throw around a lot in the yoga world, but what, exactly,...
Gentle Heart Opening Hatha

Gentle Heart Opening Hatha

Welcome to the second installment of the Down Dog Days of Summer! You may know that we are in the midst of eclipse season – last week, we experienced a solar eclipse on the night of the new moon, and we’ve got a partial lunar eclipse coming up on the full moon...
The Down Dog Days of Summer

The Down Dog Days of Summer

We are officially in the dog days of summer, my friend; are you feeling the heat?! I know I am! The days from about July 3rd through August 15th are known in the Northern Hemisphere as the dog days of summer. These are the hottest, muggiest, stickiest days of the...
Restorative Yoga for Surrender

Restorative Yoga for Surrender

Well, it’s currently about 92° with 60% humidity here in Puerto Vallarta, so it feels about 102°. It’s hottttt, my friend! And in this heat, I’ve really been leaning into moving more slowly, particularly after 12pm. I also had access to the Davannayoga shala for one...
Yin Yoga for the Summer Solstice

Yin Yoga for the Summer Solstice

We’re doing something a little different for this summer solstice – a yin yoga practice! The summer solstice also happens to be International Yoga Day. This is such a special day for me because it heralds the coming of my favorite season and celebrates a...
Slow Flow Yoga for Your Morning Routine

Slow Flow Yoga for Your Morning Routine

A slow flow yoga practice has been a part of my morning routine for the past couple of months, and I’ve been loving it! So this week I’ve got another slow flow yoga class for you. But first, let’s talk about your morning routine! I don’t know about you, but a good...
5 Ways to Start the Day Right

5 Ways to Start the Day Right

Do you ever have those mornings where it feels like you’re moving in slow motion? Those days where you’re sort of moving at half-speed. It’s always nice to start the day with a bit of movement and intention, but on those slow-moving days, it’s especially important to...