Class Themes, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

Class Theme: If it Doesn’t Flow, Let it Go

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, for your group classes, or one on ones that you are teaching. Everything below is just a guide based on my thoughts and experiences in the moment. Feel free to change anything to better suit your teaching/practice style or so that it feels… Continue reading Class Theme: If it Doesn’t Flow, Let it Go

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Self-Care, Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System

How our body relays messages to and from the brain are based upon two branches of our nervous system: autonomic and somatic. The somatic system centered around thought to action like brushing your hair. The autonomic system is for everything we don’t need to think about: heartbeat, digestion etc.. Within the autonomic system is two… Continue reading Training the Parasympathetic Nervous System

Self-Care, Yoga Practice

Yoga for Balancing Moods

When I was 4 my mom put me in dancing in hopes to correct an overly lordotic curve in my spine. The lifelong benefits I’ve received from this decision have been paramount. Not only opening the doors to a successful career in fitness, but as I later discovered, acquiring the coping skills from breath, movement… Continue reading Yoga for Balancing Moods

Self-Care, Yoga Practice

A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

So many have thought about doing Yoga but just don’t know where to start. Completely understandable as there seems to be a zillion teachers and programs all saying different things. On top of that add on the zillion excuses that we can come up with as to why we actually haven’t tried, the “I’m not… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Yoga

Yoga Philosophy

Finding Balance with the Koshas

This article first appeared in the March/April 2017 issue of canfitpro magazine.  As the case with other Eastern based sciences, Yoga looks at the individual holistically. Understanding that optimum health and balance is achieved by taking care of the whole self rather than just focusing on symptoms or specific issues. This is shown in the… Continue reading Finding Balance with the Koshas