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Whole 30 – one week down, three more to go

Good morning from Day 7 of the Whole 30 Challenge. I am sitting here in my yoga space/office, contemplating the roller coaster of a week it has been. My Crossfit gym, Rocket Crossfit (best place

My tribute to BKS sequence – 8/23/2014

Many of you know by now (unless you are living in a cave or under a rock) that B.K.S Iyengar passed away on Wednesday, August 20. He was 95 years old. Still practicing asana up until

Faith: struggle and reaffirmation

I just returned from a wonderful weekend away in Portland with my husband Eric. Going to Portland typically involves some yoga-related activity for me, along with friend time and ridiculous amounts of great food.  This

Ashtanga Opening Mantra

Ashtanga Invocation For those of you who come to my Ashtanga classes, here's a little cheat sheet for the invocation we have been chanting at the beginning of class. It is my intention to create

2013..the good, the bad and everything in between

Ah, the last day of the year. A good time to reflect and recap the year. 2013 was a year of ups and downs, of tragedy and triumph. As I sit here in our home

The Power of Tapas in Practice and Life

I was inspired this morning by an article I received in an email newsletter from Yoga International. It had a link to an article on Yoga Philosophy Basics: The 5 Niyamas, which I highly recommend

The Fine Art of Procrastination

When we arrived for module 4 of my 300 hour teacher training in LA, our teacher, Noah, asked us all where we had been procrastinating over the seven weeks between modules. I was not in