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A Month with Richard and Mary

This past summer I experienced the joy of participating in Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor’s month-long Yoga...

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Lessons on Impermanence

Yoga teaches us lessons about impermanence, although it’s easy to gloss over them or even miss them...

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The 3 Ds

I recently heard from a student who practiced with me a long time ago. Like so many people I've heard from over the...

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15 Minutes Makes a Difference

If you’re reading this, I need you to know that I believe in you and that you’re stronger than you know....

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Why Ashtanga Will Never be Popular

There was a time when Ashtanga yoga was almost popular. Remember back when Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow were proudly...

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7 Practices to Feel more Present in the Morning

Have you ever wondered why Ashtanga yoga is traditionally practiced first thing in the morning? 

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Love Your Practice 💓

Do you ever just feel like you’re sick of everything?

I think we can all agree that it’s been a long...

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Why Alignment Matters

The word 'alignment' by now makes me cringe, as it has evolved into one of the most overburdened words in yoga...

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Make Your Practice a Habit

I’ve seen a lot of yoga students come and go over the years. This can be for a variety of...

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5 Keys to Ashtanga Yoga

It can seem challenging to narrow anything down to five key points, especially something with as much depth as the...

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I Hope You See How Far You've Come

I said this during practice recently to a student I’ve been working with for years, as I watched her do a...

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What Does OM mean?

Most of us know what Om is. It’s likely you’ve been chanting it since your first yoga class. You’ll...

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Sustainable Home Practice

Next week will be the start of my tenth month of home practice. And like many of you, this will likely continue for a...

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How to Find a Teacher

In the last few years, my ideas of the importance of having a yoga teacher have shifted. I still think it's an...

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What Teaching Means to Me

There are a lot of reasons people get into teaching yoga, but for me? I started teaching because it felt like I...

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How to Practice When it Hurts

 

One recurring theme I’ve noticed, both in my own experience and in conversations with others, is the...

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