I could tell you a lot of things about me, but probably the most important thing I can share with you is that I feel really at ease in my own skin, and it wasn't always like that. I've been practicing yoga since my senior year at Barnard College. I used to struggle with anxiety, depression, debilitating migraines and body image issues. I used to be attracted to people who couldn't love me in a way that felt good. I used to be attached to stories about how things should be, or how people should behave or what other people should do, say, want, need or feel. Life is not like that anymore. Yoga is not a magic bullet, it's a process of discovering what is really true about you, and a letting go of anything that isn't. It's an art form that teaches you how to listen deeply not just to your own intuition, but to the people in your life, without gripping the steering wheel with your sticky fingers, white-knuckling your way through it all. It's an acceptance of the impermanence of everything, in a way that inspires you to live each day fully and to love with your whole heart. Not everything in my life is perfect. I have faced some real heartbreak along the way, as we all have. I've lived enough and seen enough to know better than to use phrases like, "everything happens for a reason." Some things just happen, and our job is to rise up and grow beauty from whatever it is life puts in our path, and sometimes that is really, really hard. Everything good, real and true in my life, everything that flows and is fulfilling and rewarding comes directly out of my yoga practice, and it is one of my greatest joys to share the tools, ideas and practices that have helped me create a life I love. I'm a mom with two kids and an amazing husband. This site is my third child, and I'm thrilled you've joined me and this incredible group of teachers I'm so privileged to know and share with you. Every teacher on this site is passionate, down-to-earth and committed to her and his yoga practice. Everyone here wants to share, support you and inspire you to keep unrolling your mat, even on the days when it's tough. Especially on those days! If you like some reading along with your asana practice, I've written two books, "Open Randomly: Fortune Cookies for the Soul" and "Yoga's Healing Power: Looking Inward for Change, Growth and Peace", both available on Amazon, Book Depository, and wherever books are sold. If things go well, my third book will be finished soon. I'm very hands-on with the site, and if you have any questions, need some guidance, or simply want to connect with me, please reach out!
A medium-heat flow for medium-energy days! You'll get a nice deep stretch in this well-rounded practice, but you can turn the heat up or down depending on how you feel! Please be good to yourself out there. I know these are such sad and scary times, but it's so important to tune in, breathe, calm your nervous system, open your heart and then get back out there and see how you can work to make the world a more loving and peaceful place <3
Perfect for days when you have a moderate amount of energy (enough for 6-minute abs and some good flow!) along with the desire to breathe, decompress and do some really deep stretching once we've built that heat! If you need to release your shoulders, upper back and hips, there are serious opportunities to do that! A shoulder sequence on the floor may lead to deeper-than-usual backbends, and frog pose...well, you know how frog pose can be! Enjoy, yogis!
Intense and steady, this practice incorporates a lot of core that's interwoven throughout the flow. Special attention to that QL and some nice side-body stretching. Love for your quads and a whole lot more. Enjoy, yogis!
This is a sweaty fun flow that targets the hips, hamstrings and shoulders and fires up the core so we can play with bird of paradise, koundinyasana 2, standing frog variations, eight-angle pose, and maybe a wide straddle handstand at the end. So much hip-opening, you're sure to feel a release of tension in your body and your mind. Make deep, steady breath your focal point and all will unfold! Much love, yogis. Thinking of you all and sending lots of love.
Pull your focus back to what is real and what is important. Too many of us spend too much time worrying about how we look, or how life looks, instead of celebrating who we are, and what we have to offer. Open your hips, hamstrings and shoulders, strengthen your core, play on your hands and upside down, and feel yourself surrender in Savasana.
We start with alternate nostril breathing and then dive into the hips, shoulders and hamstrings. 6-minute abs happen early so you're connected to a strong center as you play with standing balance variations, like ardha chandrasana with a different focal point or no hands on the floor, and arm balances like flying pigeon. It's an intense practice with some long holds and time to feel your feelings and work your practice. Enjoy :)
We target the hips in this session, but also give lots of love to the hamstrings, inner thighs, shoulders and core. If you're looking to build some nice heat, breathe deeply, center yourself, fire up your core, play on your hands with bhujapidasana (shoulder-pressing pose) and tittibasana (firefly pose), and deeply open your hips, this is for you! Great for stress-relief and an all-over glow. Enjoy!
Grab the whole crew and let's practice together! This class is appropriate for beginners but will also give long-time practitioners the chance to breathe deeply in longer holds and work that foundation! Yogic breathing, cat-cow variations, Series A and B broken down, a little Series C moment, Warrior 1 and 2 taught with plenty of alignment guidance, triangle and half moon at the wall if needed, backbends, core strengthening, inversions, hip and hamstring opening and a nice savasana!!