Updated Pricing

Hello Friends, In accordance with the rising cost of doing business and the rates of other, less qualified practitioners charging upward of $99/hour, I will be implementing new pricing. As of January 1st, my hourly rates for both massage and yoga will change to the...

Rehab Those Calves

A yoga teacher-colleague and I often engage in some good ol’ Q&A. Some good information flows through these conversations and I’m happy to share this with all of you. Q: I have a calf question… I’ve been working on eccentric calf...

Cat/Cow… A Blueprint For Stability

The movements of the shoulder blade play an integral role in the stability of your core, but many of us have very stuck shoulder blades. Cat/Cow is a great way to mobilize AND strengthen this system to become a better foundation for all of the poses which bare weight in your hands. Read on for the breakdown, so you can build up your Cat/Cow.

First, Do No harm

Ahimsa. The very first tenet of the path of Raja Yoga. The first Yama. Do No Harm. Treat all life with respect, kindness, non-violence. Mightily espoused by yogis world-wide, and most commonly quoted as the fundamental reason yogis “should” be vegetarian,...

On Non-Grasping

The following is a clunky metaphor, to be sure. Don’t think I’m not aware of it. But it is a picture I recently drew for a student caught up in the type-A push and pull of yoga practice: how to be patient and remain present in the process when all you want...

The Words We Use

As yoga teachers, we feel responsible for so much: safety, ego, emotional health, students getting what they think they need, getting students in the door…and that’s just IN the studio. My own personal view: Start Small and Keep It Simple. A colleague of...

From Whence I Came

As I drove through Eastern Washington into North Idaho on Friday, I was overwhelmed with memory.  Not specific memories from my youth, but a visceral memory. The trees of the Inland Northwest are different than in the West.  The topography flows at a different rate,...