The Top 3 Things You Need to Know to Start Yoga

The Top 3 Things You Need to Know to Start Yoga

Many, many more people think about doing yoga than actually get around to starting. I’ve often pondered what is getting in the way. After talking to many an interested, but nervous potential student, these are the most pressing 3 things that I have gleaned. You do not...
Practicing Grace

Practicing Grace

When I started with this self-help, get better, try-to-be-less-crazy stuff, I had the impression that if I did it really, really well, my life would not only be better, but more importantly, much easier.  Have you heard this somewhere along the way:...
What are the benefits of going on a yoga retreat?

What are the benefits of going on a yoga retreat?

I’ve found that the reasons for this will be different if you are a yoga practitioner, or if you are a teacher. I’ll address both! For practitioners: Perhaps you’ve been practicing yoga asana for a while now…and you go to class a few times a...
4 Considerations for Teaching “Body Positive Yoga”

4 Considerations for Teaching “Body Positive Yoga”

This past November 2016, I had the honor to curate, host, and present at the very first ever Yoga and Body Confidence Conference. (The next one is scheduled! August 24-27 at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health! CLICK HERE to read all about it.) I’ve been thinking about...
The pretense of #gratitude

The pretense of #gratitude

Here’s a tip for you: the quickest way to get grateful about things is to have them taken away from you. Ever have an aspect of your health compromised? That will get you grateful real fast. When I broke my foot, and had to navigate stairs and subways in a New York...
What does a Yogi Behave like?

What does a Yogi Behave like?

On Wednesday, November 9th, 2016, my main job was to ground people, get them breathing again, and give out terrific hugs. New York was in shock. Many great political commentators have already done a terrific job dissecting What Happened?!? As a person who has always...