Yoga

Building Up Your Yoga Practice

Building Up Your Yoga Practice

I’m often asked how to “get better” at yoga and usually I answer with some variation of practice more often. Then, after focusing for the last month on arm balances in my group classes, I’ve noticed more of my students inquiring on how to improve. So let me be super honest, practicing yoga once a week is great, really great in fact; but, the truth is, if you’re truly working toward physical gains in strength and flexibility one practice per week just isn’t going to cut it.

Read on for my recommendations if you’re hoping to deepen your yoga practice.

Heavy Rotation Yoga + Wellness Podcasts

Heavy Rotation Yoga + Wellness Podcasts

My love for podcasts has grown exponentially in the last couple of years—so much so, that my Monday ritual has included going to the gym, hopping on whichever cardio machine I’m feeling that day, and catching up on all the newly released podcasts. Some I listen to purely for fun and curiosity, others to continue my yoga education, and also for business growth and development. Read on for my favorites in heavy rotation!

Practice: Shoulder Flossing & Release for Tight Shoulders

Practice: Shoulder Flossing & Release for Tight Shoulders

I love a really strong yoga practice just as much as a booty-kicking workout class. As a result, my shoulders tend to run pretty darn tight. Add on many hours spent at the computer and I feel even tighter. If you’re anything like me, and your body craves a release this is for you. I created this brief video for anyone looking to release the shoulders anytime.

Do You (Yoga) Fest?

Do You (Yoga) Fest?

For the last five years or so, I have thoroughly enjoyed everything festivals have to offer; from the food, to the people, music, art, and activities. Festivals are a great opportunity to really step outside of the ol’ comfort zone.

My festival experience began with Wanderlust, a pretty well-known yoga festival hosted in ten different locations across North America.

Landing a Yoga Teaching Job

Landing a Yoga Teaching Job

As with any career, being a yoga teacher presents its own challenges. Some of the biggest challenges and frustrations that I’ve encountered in my eight years of teaching is about knowing the right people and being the right place at the right time. Which can feel like so much happenstance. I used to be really frustrated at this, the idea that people were getting ahead because they knew someone or because they’re friend knows someone. It wasn’t until I began to realize that I have the same opportunities available to me and that while another yoga teacher might have their network, I, too, can have my very own network and community.

Lessons From My First Yoga Retreat

Lessons From My First Yoga Retreat

I can vividly remember having a conversation with my momma in 2011 when I first told her I was enrolled in yoga teacher training and how I might be able to combine my love of travel and yoga into offering yoga retreats. My husband and I both love to host get togethers, creating experiences for our friends and family to commune and spend time together. With all of this, leading retreats feels like such a dream come true. We learned a lot leading this first retreat, and I can't wait for many more to come.

Our first retreat was a wild success by any measure, but every event offers its own learnings. Here is what I’ll be changing up a bit for our Coastal Glamping yoga retreat in the fall.

Check out my learnings below.

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