04Feb

Self care is king (and queen!)

How we treat others is a direct reflection of how we treat ourselves. So what better way to help others than by first helping ourselves and taking time for self-care activities?

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04Oct

Time flies when you're having fun

Or when you're busy AF. 

Read on to find out what I have been up to. You'll like it (if you like free yoga or kittens). 

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29Apr

On having courage. Adventures in yoga teacher training - Part 4

Yoga teacher training is not for the faint of heart. 

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15Apr

On climbing volcanoes in the middle of the night. Adventures in yoga teacher training - Part 3

Another day off has arrived, marking the half-way point in the advanced 300 hour yoga teacher training course I am undertaking in the sticky but spirited city of Ubud. Some new learnings will follow but first, a story: 

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09Apr

Yoga as a gift. Adventures in yoga teacher training - Part 2

I am one week deep into a 300 hour yoga teacher training course in Ubud, Bali, currently enjoying a blissfully quiet day off. The training days have been incredible -- the lectures and workshops are fascinating, the people are nothing short of wonderful and the vegetarian food is delicious! 

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30Mar

Bali bound! Adventures in yoga teacher trainings - Part 1

I'm writing this blog post from the airport in Hong Kong, en route to Bali for an intensive, immersive yoga teacher training course. I left around midnight yesterday (or two days ago? I'm not sure, time zones are weird) and have another 8 hours or so before I find myself in Ubud, aka "the gateway to Bali's cultural heartland."

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22Mar

Oreos are vegan and other things I have learned since changing my diet

Oreos are vegan*. This has been perhaps the most exciting revelation I have made since making the conscious decision a few months ago to stop eating most animal products/by-products. Nevermind that there is nothing “natural” or “healthy” about Oreos.

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20Jan

Going deep

I don’t know what happened on my mat today (or, um in the universe?), but I don’t need to know. I feel what happened and accept it for exactly what it was, as it was. It was exactly what I needed.

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19Oct

Next level gratitude: unlocking the potential

In my previous post, I shared some tips for finding and expressing feelings of gratitude. Now that you can identify opportunities to acknowledge said feelings, how can you get the most out of practicing gratitude?

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10Oct

Feeling grateful, finding your grATTITUDE

Google tells us gratitude is “the quality of being thankful.” That is an accurate definition. But why is it important? I mean, we say ‘thank you’ all the time (I hope?), but how often do we stop to think about what that means?

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03Oct

How to Choose a Yoga Practice That’s Right for You

In my previous post I provided The Speed-Reader’s Guide to Yoga to give you, dear reader, super brief descriptions of some of the major styles of yoga out there today. Now that you know a bit about what’s out there, how do you choose a practice that’s right for you? Here are some tips to help get you started:  

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20Sep

The Speed-Reader’s Guide to Yoga Styles

It’s a question that I get asked all the time and a question that still comes up for me every now and again: what style of yoga should I practice? With new styles popping up all the time, it can feel like you’re diving into the deep end picking a class that’s right for you.

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25Aug

Yoga and I: Shy Acquaintances, Fast Friends

If you would have asked me three years ago if I would be teaching yoga, I would have thought you were absurd because I couldn’t even touch my toes.* Also, I had only practiced yoga a handful of times! And yet, here I am! Teaching, learning, loving yoga (almost) everyday.  

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