A couple of weeks ago, I made my first ever trip to Joshua Tree, California and everything felt right. You know that feeling when you make it to your destination and, you just know the Universe was guiding you? Yea, that’s the one I felt during our drive down: pure wonder and joy! Read on to learn more about the Coachella Valley…
I previously shared my Sun Salutation A flow as a way to foster the connection with our breath, mind, and body. These repetitive movements allow us to get out of our heads and into the sensations in our body. As a result we feel more deeply connected to our intuition. We also begin to express our needs more clearly because we know them more intimately.
As you may know, I teach several classes during the week while balancing a full-time day job. Sometimes things get a little crazy maintaining such a full schedule. I definitely don’t have time for anything to go wrong or to be sick. I feel very accountable to many people whether it’s at the yoga studio, in meetings, and most definitely toward my husband and pup. Read on for my go-to self-care techniques.
I knew I wanted to teach yoga since the very first class I took way back in 2005. There was something so healing about the experience. Rhonda Martin, my first yoga teacher, will forever be with me. She quite literally set my life on a trajectory that wasn’t even on my radar. I had big plans of going into architecture and designing sustainable and beautiful homes. Flash forward fourteen years later, and here I am quite literally living a dream that was born out of those first weeks of learning about yoga at a community college. I’m most afraid of losing this passion to teach.
To this day, in every.single.class that I teach, I use some form of Sun Salutation at the beginning of class to help my students step into the space of their practice, set their intentions, and feel—it also acts as a way to tune in to the body while tuning out everything else that is going on. Come, practice with me; deepen and connect. Follow along with my Sun Salutation HERE.
A few years back, I found myself at a really low point. You see, depression runs in my family and, it wasn’t the first time I was in despair but this time felt lower than most. I literally felt like I was spiraling out of control just waiting to hit bottom. Words aren’t enough to describe that feeling of seeking your lowest point. I found myself withdrawing, unable to connect with my friends and family, and ultimately like I was more of a burden to the people in my circle. Suffice it to say, my mental health was in a bad way.
Continue reading to share the self-care practices that I turn to when I’m feeling low and need to reprioritize.
My mom has been around for the holiday break which is always so fun. We get to share ideas, stories, dreams, and adventures. We’ll often share our favorite products that have made an impact on our day-to-day lives. You know when you find something so good, you want everyone to know so they can benefit too? I figured you might also want to know!
With the end of 2018 fast approaching, reflecting on the year helps me to anchor in accomplishment and gratitude. It’s been a damn good year with the realization of many goals and dreams. My yoga intentions for 2018 were to spend more time developing a stronger yoga community, to find a home studio, and to create balance between teaching yoga and a full-time career. Read on for my 2019 intentions…