The Ultimate Practice

Do you: Think you have a stellar practice? Spout off inspirational quotes about “right” living? Laugh in the face of nay-sayers, your soul and psyche unmoved by outside forces? Call the yamas your b*atches? Well, how about testing out your practice? Want to? Yeah? Ok . . . Let’s do it. But first, say hello […]

Plight of the RYT [Rookie Yoga Teacher] – Part I

My teaching schedule just went from 0 – 60 in 4.2 seconds [which even beats out the Maserati I have in my make believe life. Whoa]. [Vroom] Last week was insanity and also every new teacher’s dream. I took on a new class [enthusiasm beyond verbal expression permits] and also had the opportunity to sub […]

Happy Hump-asana Day: Camel Pose / Ustrasana

Happy Hump-asana Day! Err…the hour-ish left of it [whoops!]. The good news: You still have time! Today’s Hump-asana day Pose: Camel (Ustrasana) So, begin in tadasana (mountain pose) and then make this face: [teehehehee] And then celebrate your rad body like this: [teehehehee] Speaking of camels, have you ever seen a camel tongue? They are […]

Signs of the [YTT] Beast

So, you’ve begun yoga teacher training. At first, you’re tired [very tired]. You juggle work/home/yoga, almost running from one venue to the next. It’s all very cerebral at first – you have a schedule, books to read, classes to attend, and things to learn for goodness sake! [exhilarating almost, especially for Type A’s]. A few […]

The Yoga of Mass Transit

The New York trip was lovely. In sum, it was a mix of family time, good food [holy overeating/overmargarita-ing at Alma in Brooklyn], a walk in Central Park and through the farmer’s market, a trip to meet Dharma [call me a groupie, I don’t care because O.M.G. HE IS AMAZING!], a jaunt through Eataly and […]

Hairy Toes and Other Confessions

Happy Friday, fellow yogi(ni)s! What better way to wrap up the week than a public confessional? Here, I offer you this week’s admissions: 1.  During a hot class my attention was diverted on more than one occasion. Instead of refocusing my breath/gaze, I chose to make a superficial self-improvement to-do list. After noticing a display of […]