A Handful of Poses (Chapter 1)

When beginning a yoga practice… it can feel a bit confusing, conjuring up all kinds of questions– “what do I do with my body? am I supposed to look like that? am I even doing this right?” Well, fear not! Here are a few simple poses you may encounter or hear called out within a yoga class. […]

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5 Tips for Starting a Yoga Practice

Thinking of trying Yoga? Looking to get zen? These tips will introduce you to what you can expect and how to navigate your first few classes. And if you’re looking for an online training you can do from the comfort of your own home, check out my foundational strength building program, Power, Skill & Breath as a great […]

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Cleaning House in the Shoulders, Neck, Chest & Back

“My neck, my back…” well, you know the lyrics. What you may not know is that the shoulders, chest, neck, and back house some of the most intricate and complicated architecture within your body. Without going too far into the anatomical detail (see my workshops and trainings schedule for that), I’ve put together a little sequence […]

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A Yoga Warmup for Rock Climbers

Whether you’re pullin’ on plastic in the gym, bouldering at your local crag, or multi-pitching somewhere high above the ground, Rock Climbing happens to be one of the most exhilarating yet simultaneously meditative sports out there. By nature, it’s a perfect partner to a physical yoga practice. Because yoga asana (the physical practice of poses) is innately and mechanically focused […]

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A Short Practice for Calming the F*ck Down

REAL QUICK A recent survey taken by the American Psychological Association (APA) reveals that roughly two-thirds of Americans report that they are significantly stressed about the future of our nation. From distressing thoughts on terrorism to uncertainty about the job market, stress and anxiety were present among both Democrats and Republicans, resulting in the first time […]

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INDIVISIBLE

  Regardless of your political views and opinions, we all have to admit that the game has changed. When a major political party aligns itself with discrimination, an avid denial of science, and a clear nationalistic agenda, we all need to take notice. Like many Americans, I consider myself to be fiscally conservative and socially, […]

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Feeding Your Mind, Responsibly.

Staying informed has luckily (and finally!) become a popular trend. Yet in the same way that we strive to feed our bodies with nutritious food, we should also strive to feed our minds with quality reporting. In a time when fake news and politically biased reporting loom large, leading people to “alternative facts”, click bait, and gossip […]

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5 Ways to Make Savasana More Sacred

Read below or Listen Now. Quick plug: I’ll be leading Teacher Workshops in 2017 on crafting authentic classes from start to finish. To see that schedule and join me in a city near you, click here. 5 Ways to Make Savasana More Sacred It has taken me years to truly appreciate the benefits of the […]

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10 Minute Sequence for Self-Care

This short sequence is meant to relieve your achy parts, calm your mind, and restore your energy. If you’d like to practice & train in-person, check out my travel schedule of workshops in 2017 here. Before starting, create a calm place in your home. You’ll only need about 10 minutes. Silence your phone, take off your smart watch, pull […]

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The Yogi’s Guide to Getting Through the Holidays Without Losing Your Sh*t

Listen now. Don’t like this media player? Listen on YouTube below, instead.   It’s that time of year again! Grampa is ranting about something, but is it the Mexicans or Obama this time? Mom is one mushy onion away from a full blown breakdown in the kitchen, your uncle won’t shut up about the election, […]

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