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Kiss and Tell…

Remember the days when the words Office Christmas Party were synonymous with awkward gift exchanges, loosened inhibitions and sometimes surprising romantic trysts that lead to water cooler gossip. Nowadays, the water cooler is the world wide web.  Every day the world gets smaller and smaller.  Social media is abundant in … Read more

Mirror, Mirror

So, sometimes when life gets busy, I sneak into the studio a few minutes before my class to practice yoga before actually teaching it.  The other day when I was in the beautiful Sky room at Beyond, it occurred to me there were no mirrors.  While I obviously have been … Read more

#Own it…

You know that saying, you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, well I am here to tell you my friends, I learned you can teach an old yogi (this girl) new tricks.  A few weeks ago, I was in a Hatha class being taught by Leyette, one of Beyond’s … Read more

When the world turns black…

Sometimes life throws you a curveball, and sometimes that curveball is actually a cannon ball, and it’s been covered in gasoline, lit on fire and thrown directly into your heart.  Grief is a strange thing, it’s completely universal, and totally personal.  And sometimes, in the depths of it, you truly … Read more

$110 and three demerit points…

So, I got a ticket, it cost me $110 and three demerit points.  I’ve never had a demerit point before, in fact, I didn’t even know how the whole demerit point system worked before this ticket, I can tell you now though.  Generally, I am a very good driver however, … Read more

Got Class?

There’s a saying that the hardest thing about a yoga class is getting there.  I find this particularly true in December and January.  Life is busy, the weather is cold and taking care of ourselves tends to take a back seat.  While there are a lot of great reasons to … Read more

‘Tis the season…

Oh, the holidays.  I love the holidays, there are lots of magical moments, great and small.  So from the moment Starbucks starts serving their Christmas blend, I start plotting and planning with joy.  But then, the expectations start to pile up, the to-do lists starts to grow and quite honestly, … Read more

Lest we forget…

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra is a sort of guide book on how to live like a yogi, kind of a map for a meaningful and purposeful life.  In a very basic outline, this yogic philosophy manual has eight components or limbs we are to follow.  The first of these limbs is … Read more

The Space Between…

Sometimes when I am teaching, particularly a Hatha class or maybe a Vinyasa Flow and I invite the students to pause for a moment, I can almost feel the wave of annoyance ripple through the room.  What!? Pause!? We don’t want to pause. We don’t have time to pause.  Go, … Read more