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Self-Care as an Act of Resistance
Jan 7, 2021

Self-Care as an Act of Resistance


Loving and caring for ourselves is necessary for us to stay engaged and on the path towards becoming the truest, highest expression of who we are. Loving and caring for our bodies supports our wellbeing. Behaviors, rituals, and daily habits that keep us healthy and thriving are an act of resistance.

Embrace Rest
Dec 17, 2020

Embrace Rest


Choose to schedule in time to rest. This simple act of self-care is one way to show resistance to a culture of productivity, perfectionism, and shoulds that is harming so many of us. 

We will not go back to normal
Dec 9, 2020

We will not go back to normal


We are being given an opportunity to stitch a new garment. One that fits all of humanity. Imagine a world where everyone belongs. Imagine a world where we are all free to be exactly who we are, where everyone’s basic needs are met and all of our kids are given the opportunity to thrive.

Not all teacher trainings are created equal
Dec 8, 2020

Not all teacher trainings are created equal


The Empowered Yoga Teacher Training™ is trauma and justice-informed, body affirming, and invites students on a journey through the ancient, traditional practices of yoga as well as modern neuroscience, psychology, functional movement, and somatics.

F*#k Perfectionism
Dec 2, 2020

F*#k Perfectionism


When we are afraid to make mistakes, to fail, to say the wrong thing it can cause us to go into the freeze response. We become absolutely stuck and don’t know what to do next. It’s 100% normal to feel this way. It is also a stress response and we can build tools of resilience to counter this. We can learn to be uncomfortable, to fail, to make mistakes...and still be ok. 

Revolutionary Resilience
Nov 12, 2020

Revolutionary Resilience


How do we build revolutionary resilience? A resilience that will not only lead us to cope with our everyday stressors, but to create a world of compassion, justice, and connection. A new way of being together. Because we have work to do and we must keep going. 

Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.
Nov 6, 2020

Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.


Our yoga practice gives us the tools to hold this paradox. It helps us build resilience and the skills to cope with the discomfort of the both...and. A heart made of love and and a back made of courage. 

Channel your rage into action
Oct 7, 2020

Channel your rage into action


If we learn to not get so lost in anger but rather to mine its energy, we begin to act less out of a desperate need to assume control. We are able to act out of a determined, courageous marshaling of our resources to try to make a difference.” So, feel it. Move it. And channel it into action. 

Stay resourced
Sep 30, 2020

Stay resourced


But, even when our physiology is developed there are life experiences and circumstances that make it more difficult to manage big emotions and the stressors of life. This is trauma. Trauma is anything that overwhelms our capacity to cope and respond. And it leaves us feeling helpless, hopeless and out of control. I believe we are living through massive collective trauma right now. Massive. 

You are hardwired for resilience
Sep 23, 2020

You are hardwired for resilience


Yoga has prepared us for this moment. Yoga on the mat teaches us how to be present with discomfort, to set boundaries, to use discernment. The mat is simply our laboratory. It’s where we get to investigate our edges and build up our resilience toolbox.

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