Life & Love

The Story of the Lotus Flower

The image of the lotus flower is synonymous with Yoga. We see so many beautiful designs and photos, poses and mudras using its name, the images (yantras) of the chakras and of course the beloved mantra: Om mani padme hum – may the jewel of the lotus unite us all.  What is it that makes… Continue reading The Story of the Lotus Flower

Guided Meditation

Guided Meditation: Gratitude

I recently began digging through my library of posts, looking for my guided meditation for gratitude to read in my classes and also to strengthen my own practice. Unfortunately I discovered I didn't have one, until now. For my American friends, Happy Thanksgiving. For all of us, never forget the importance of gratitude and giving… Continue reading Guided Meditation: Gratitude

Life & Love

The Tale of a Bad Yogi

I’m a bad Yogi, I just walked out of a yoga class. In my defense the website said Hatha which I was hoping would just cover the physical output I needed after a serious lack of exercise this week. Their actual paper schedule said Restorative, though in Ubud how many are going by those I’m… Continue reading The Tale of a Bad Yogi

Yoga Practice, Yoga Teacher

Prepping Our Students for Arm Balances

Those elusive poses we see all over Instagram and Yoga Journal. As Yoga Teachers, we probably learned them at some point, fell out of them and got frustrated and tucked them into the back of our mind, our cups so full of everything else we were learning. Until of course, one of our students starts… Continue reading Prepping Our Students for Arm Balances

Class Themes

Class Theme: Playfulness

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one 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: Playfulness

Class Themes

Class Theme: New Beginnings

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one 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: New Beginnings

Class Themes

Class Theme: Stand with Pride

The following theme can be used either for your own personal practice, or for your group classes or one 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: Stand with Pride