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My Postpartum Journey

I am now 7 months postpartum.  I am a yogi.  I own a yoga studio, and I taught yoga until I was 40 weeks pregnant.  I really didn’t miss a beat.  Right after my birth, I can not tell you the number of people that said, “You look great!” or “Wow, already in your jeans?” or “Did you really just have a baby?”  These are nice things to hear, but do you know what these comments don’t address? How I was actually feeling.    I had complications after my birth (which so many mothers have in some shape or form).  My body was working extra hard to keep me functioning and to keep my baby healthy.  So, on the outside, I looked fine. But on the inside,...

Mothers Day YOGA

Dear Ones,   I did not expect to spend my first Mother's Day in quarantine.  But this is "what is," and part of yoga practice is accepting "what is."  As I meditate on the divine feminine, I feel the power of unconditional love.  I see examples of motherly unconditional love all around me, especially in nature.     I feel the strength and destructive power of the divine feminine in the wind.  I see her intelligence in her ability to heal, adapt and change.  I smell her sweetness and fertility in the new blossoms and blooms.   All around, I feel the support, love and care of Mahadevi.    This Sunday May 10, Mothers Day, practice with me at 10:30am to give thanks to the Mother.   Want to help the Mother's in your life connect...

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I tried LIVE STREAM Yoga and I liked it

When my local studio temporarily shut  its doors and started live streaming yoga classes, my feelings were mixed.  I was grateful to be able to practice, but I was skeptical.  Part of the reason I love attending yoga classes is being able to breathe and move WITH people.     The more I thought about Live Stream, the more I thought about why I attend yoga classes in general.  I already practice at home, so why DO I attend yoga classes?  My answer: sangha, or community.  I crave the connection with other like minded individuals.  I thrive on deep conversations, friendly smiles, and hugs from friends. Now that I remembered my Why, I decided I would approach Live Streaming with an open mind and give it a try.     I...

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Get the Most our of your LIVE STREAM Yoga Class

As you may have notice, due to COVID-19 most Yoga Studios have closed their doors and have turned to live stream classes.  Technology is great, but it can be hard to stay focused during a virtual class.    Here are our top 3 tips to get the most out of live stream classes: Set aside the time and space.  Set yourself up for success and put the distractions away, like you would at the studio.  You deserve the time to focus on you and, let's face it, being at home can be distracting.  Put away your phone! If possible, go in a seperate room from your partner, kids, or roommates. Give yourself space.   Turn your video on. It can feel weird and vulnerable to have your video on, but...