December 15, 2017

When we were recently in India, we stayed at the ashram of our guru, Nani Ma. We knew that the majority of our time would be spent volunteering at the hospice she helps run, but I also felt my heart calling out the mantra “use me as you need me”. Speaking these words t...

August 8, 2017

Michael & I  are about to embark on one of the most heart-breaking and heart-opening experiences that we have ever experienced. During our upcoming travels abroad, we will be devoting 2 weeks of service at the Ganga Prem Hospice (GPH) in India. Our guru (spiritual teac...

September 11, 2016

As I was riding my bike to the studio to teach, I came upon this man who was walking across the street, head down, eyes on his phone & headphones in his ears. A car was approaching and didn’t seem to be slowing down. Maybe that driver, too, was distracted by something....

January 26, 2016

THIS.

 

Seriously, guys. 

 

It can be so easy to look at that teacher at the front of the room and perceive that they’ve got it all going on. 

 

Believe me, I know. I did it too many times to my teachers when I was newer to yoga.

 

And I felt disappointed when I found out that...

December 12, 2015

 

When I was new to yoga, my practice was all about
pushing, 
striving,
comparing,
and expecting.

It took a lot of time to break through that hard shell. To see that I didn’t have to (and simply couldn’t) do it all; on the mat, or in life. That there was actually a bea...

August 3, 2015

I am sitting underneath the shelter of an entirely wooden structure. We are staying right in the center of town here in Luang Prabang, Laos at beautiful property called Villa Chitdara. The whole place is constructed of wood - the floors, the furniture, the ceiling, the...

February 24, 2015

 

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." ~Buddhist Proverb
 
From the moment my toes first spread wide across the yoga mat, and years later when they stepped off the plane onto Bali soil, I knew these two practices would forever be woven into the fabric o...

October 29, 2014

 

It was early morning, on my way to teach. The sky was dusting the earth with gentle raindrops as the sun began to crest above the horizon. Just then the stoplight flicked to red, as if a message from Mother Nature saying, "Pause, my dear. See the beauty before you."

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