August 16, 2017

New Lenses for Life!

Traveling to new places and experiencing new cultures always awakens a new part of my heart and expands my psyche, stretching my mind to include new ways of living, thinking and being. Traveling to Uganda this spring for a prenatal yoga teacher training at Shanti Uganda was a life-changing experience on multiple levels. First and foremost, it changed my entire perspective on the birth process. I went from a fear-based
March 21, 2017

Spring Goals: Cultivate a Beginner Mindset

Happy Spring! It’s officially spring and you may notice changes in the air from the sounds of birds chirping as they migrate back north to tiny buds appearing on the trees. Each spring is an opportunity to practice a purification ritual or a symbolic “rebirth.” Although this idea may seem a bit foreign or primitive, the essence of this ritual has been passed down to our culture and disguised with a different name —
February 17, 2017

108 Prostrations & Significance

For the past few months, I have been sharing one of 108 Buddhist prayers I learned while in Korea on Instagram. If you are late to the party, follow along here! In Yoga and Eastern Religion, the number 108 comes up a lot. At the bottom of this post is a list of reasons this number is considered sacred.While in Korea, I went to the temple on the one day
December 22, 2016

Around the World Flow

My extended time abroad has helped me to become comfortable with the unfamiliar and push beyond my self-perceived limitations. We all want to be open, curious, and adaptable in our lives, but notice what happens to your mind when faced with a comfort challenge not even in your daily life, but on your mat. The mental chatter goes wild! Why is the teacher making me do my favorite pose differently today? I
November 22, 2016

The Yogi’s Quest: Learning to Sit with Discomfort

Dear Yogis, My heart and thoughts have been with my country since hearing the outcome of the US election. Whether or not you see the result as a victory or a defeat, one thing is clear: there is healing work and uniting to be done at home. As yogis, we work towards empathy, love, tolerance, and understanding. However, if you are unhappy with the outcome, I challenge you to sit
November 22, 2016

Maya Bay Arrest

I’m kinesthetic by nature. I have to experience something to fully understand and appreciate it, which is why I feel the most connected to God, Krishna, Mother Nature, whomever or whatever is beyond us all when I’m dancing, doing yoga or movement of any kind. This movement doesn’t necessarily mean physical exertion, but it’s the easiest way for me to tap into the spiritual side of my soul. John is