Nov 17, 2017
THIS is the reason I teach yoga. This is the reason why I train teachers to teach with a trauma-informed perspective and understand how trauma lives in the body. So that those who have experienced oppression and trauma have tools and those that have the capacity and the privilege to disrupt the systems of oppression can do so effectively.
Mar 30, 2016
There are so many different 200 hour yoga teacher trainings to choose from. How do you know which one to choose?
Nov 5, 2015
Getting pregnant and then giving birth was scary because of the lack of control I would have. I am not sure there is a place where I have ever been more vulnerable than the day I gave birth to my sweet Luisa. When I started feeling contractions I was so afraid. I was only 33 weeks pregnant and up in the mountains with my partner for a little babymoon. My biggest fear was that there was something wrong with her. After two miscarriages I was hypersensitive to anything that didn’t seem ‘normal’.
Oct 19, 2015
I have compiled a list of postures that are especially beneficial during pregnancy. Of, course there are many other postures that may feel good, these are just a few that I found to be helpful in relieving the common ailments during my own pregnancy.
Sep 28, 2015
A common question from those who have just found out they are pregnant is, “Do I need to change how I practice when I find out I am pregnant?” The answer is 100% up to you, your doctor or midwife, and your body. But, those of us who have training in prenatal yoga would say definitely yes.
Sep 26, 2015
Participating in a prenatal yoga class brought something that being in a regular public class couldn’t. A sense of ease that the instructor knew how to keep me safe as I moved through the postures and that the sequence she created was safe for the pregnant body. There was 100% permission and encouragement to truly listen to my body and absolutely no pressure to try to move into any asana that didn’t feel right for my body in that moment. It is also a special space for mamas to connect with one another and share their experiences.