“No, for now”

There’s a statement a very wise woman once shared with me that goes something like…”no, for now” If you’re a mama who follows me on Facebook as well as one who has attended one or both of my Sunday yoga offerings you might notice that my classes are no longer available on the Studio site […]

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What if….

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions, or know folks who do, for the purpose of improving themselves or learning a new skill.  And as we know, read, or learn via others, most of those resolutions are discarded well before the end of January. Many times the effort is too great, life gets in the […]

1000 Hours of Teaching Yoga

As many of our tribe knows, via social media and/or attending my restorative yoga class on November 30, I recently reached the HUGE milestone of teaching 1000 hours of yoga, advancing my certification to an experienced yoga teacher at the 200 hour level of certification (E-RYT200).   This is yet another certification for me, with many […]

The Relaxation Response and Vibrational Sound Therapy

I truly love giving Vibrational Sound Therapy. It offers instant gratification in the best way. It brings me the immediate satisfaction of having sincerely helped another being. It brings my clients the immediate benefits of deep relaxation of their body and mind. When the 1 hour session is completed, my clients tell me and I […]

Buti Yoga – Get Curious

Stepping out of the comfort zone is scary. Most of us have dreamt about it though. Daydreaming about the what if’s is not enough. We should all step out and experience the unknown. Buti Yoga was that for me a few years back. I came across Buti Yoga through Pinterest. It was a short 11 […]

Desiring Wanted Connection in an Obligatory Season

As the first snow began to fall outside our small-town home outside Bloomington, I thought to myself “how lovely it was to see everything so delicately blanketed in white” and simultaneously though, “here it comes”. The 6-month season Midwesterners know as winter was once again tapping at the door. It would seem that connecting with others […]

The Most Effective and Accessible Yoga Pose for ALL YOGIS

One of the most common things I’m asked as both a yogi and yoga teacher is my favorite pose or ‘what pose will fix xyz’.  Much like when I’m asked which of my 4 cats is my favorite, I just can’t do it (or for yoga poses, just 4!). My go to pose, my duct […]

The Power of a Subtle Smile

If you ever come to one of my yoga classes, be warned, I am probably going to ask you to smile. It’s a simple gesture, and most likely it’s probably something you’ve done before, but it’s also a gesture most of us don’t exercise often enough. Why smile? Researchers tell us that smiling, even when […]