The Yoga of Writing [and the Writing of Yoga]

If you’re curious why things have been quiet ’round these parts lately, it’s not because I’ve actually been keeping my mouth shut [chatterbox status established circa 1989 in Miss Oberley’s kindergarten class]. And, despite my lust for glamour, it’s not because I’ve been asked to spend a sultry summer working at Tom Ford in Milan […]

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 […]

Will the Real Yogi(ni) Please Stand Up?

If you’ve perused the most recent issue of Yoga Journal, you noticed that in honor of Earth Day the publication’s focus this month is on promoting healthy seas and oceans. Featuring pieces on topics ranging from beach clean-up to water conservation ideas, there’s nothing overtly extraordinary about this issue, however, it struck me more than […]

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 […]

The Closing Sequence Fake-Out [Hint: It’s Just The Beginning]

Class is coming to an end. You’ve gotten your butt and your brains kicked and there’s a moment that you wonder if you’ll survive to savasana. You know that moment I’m talking about: the sweat on your brow has merged with your entire face so by the time you defeat the mind demons who have declared […]

Scratch That

I just want to do hoodrat yogi stuff with my friends! [c’mon, haven’t you seen the video?] Happy Buddha tee compliments of Live.Breathe.Grow. More on LBG later! New teachers are fun! Writing about them is not… Yesterday I wrote a post reflecting on two workshops I attended last weekend. I felt really unsettled after posting […]