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On Being a Beginner

I looked out to the room of students in my yoga class and looked over at the new person in my class. The student sat up from child’s pose, her eyes glazed over. We...

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A Forrest Yoga Carol

With the holidays upon us, I thought I would share this little ditty I wrote a couple of years ago, inspired by my teacher, Ana Forrest. Enjoy and happy holidays! Ana Forrest’s Comin’ to...

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Life Lessons in Hair Pulling & Day 2!

One early morning in Ana Forrest’s recent intensives, Ana related a story about a young girl, the daughter of a friend of hers. The little girl was screaming and screaming while pulling her hair...

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Top 10 Yoga Books to Check Out

There’s a slew of yoga books out there, but there are a few standouts that have been deeply helpful or influential to my yoga practice. This is my list of yoga books that you...

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What It’s Like to Teach Yoga at Juvenile Hall

“Wow, really? Isn’t that dangerous?” That was a common reaction when I told people I was volunteer teaching yoga at juvenile hall. They’d look slightly taken aback with the unspoken message, “What’s a petite...

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What You Should Never Be To Busy To Do

The test of your yoga practice? When life is busy. In less that two days, I’m flying off to Minneapolis for the week for non-yoga work. My organization puts on an annual conference and...

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Small Things Make the Biggest Gifts

Today as I sit down to blog, I feel myself getting a little choked up. I’m a little overwhelmed by how much kindness I received this weekend for my birthday. Birthdays are not always...