Onward.

EMT turned Yogi, turning Primary Care Provider. When I was running 911 calls, fresh out of college and wet behind the ears, I had the chance to get a glimpse into a reality that not many of us see. Sparing you the dirty details, suffice to say that rampant drug abuse, extreme intoxication, violence, and a lack of basic […]

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A Handful of Poses: Chapter 4

This set of postures and next week’s set are all about opening up! Over the last few weeks, we have eased into balancing on one leg, folding, and twisting. This next step is designed to counter all of the negative effects of being seated in a hunched position for most of the day– think: sitting for work, dining, […]

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A Handful of Poses: Chapter 3

This week’s poses are all about taking shapes we’ve already seen, but adding a twist, quite literally! When done properly (this is different for each person’s body), twisting postures can help to increase range of motion within the spine, they’re useful for shoulder and hip mobility, and most importantly, they can bring balance back to a body […]

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A Handful of Poses: Chapter 2

If you’re following along, then this is Chapter Two of your weekly guide to learning just a few Yoga poses with ease. Keep in mind that, while learning the names and concepts might be easy, becoming comfortable with these poses can take a lot of time (years, even!), practice, and patience. Teachers of different styles […]

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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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