Dec 9, 2020
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.
Dec 8, 2020
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.
Dec 2, 2020
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.
Nov 12, 2020
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.
Nov 6, 2020
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.
Oct 7, 2020
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.
Sep 30, 2020
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.
Sep 23, 2020
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.
Sep 16, 2020
Living Wholeheartedly is not the old pattern of pushing through and powering ahead. Instead it is an invitation to prayerfully, intentionally and thoughtfully do something restorative.
Sep 11, 2020
What I know to be true from both personal experimentation and my studies of both Yoga and Ayurveda is that if we can align the whole body with the rhythms of nature we can more easily access that place within us, our truth, our center. This is where the magic happens.