movement · yoga

5 things to understand when you restart exercise after a break

Exercise is one of those things most of us think we should do more of-for whatever reason, maybe you aren’t getting enough movement- were you on vacation? Recovering from an injury? Raising small humans? Life just generally getting in the way? It happens to all of us. Start where you are. You might have set… Continue reading 5 things to understand when you restart exercise after a break

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Let’s talk about mirrors…

Christy the yoga teacher , who has had a huge influence over me the last several years, is a big believer in activating the glutes. Her voice is in my head, saying, “squeeze those cheeks!”  She also used to talk about having a “c-shaped butt” which baffled me, who would want their butt to be concave?… Continue reading Let’s talk about mirrors…

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What do I wear?

The Yoga Industrial Complex is a thing. There is an industry that wants to sell you leggings and sports bras and tops and special socks, and sweat-wicking headbands. There is also the implication that the only people who do yoga are tiny little women, if you look at the covers of yoga magazines, and Pinterest… Continue reading What do I wear?

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4 ways to pick a yoga class

Let’s say you have finally decided to listen to me and start practicing yoga- how do you pick a class that’s right for you? Cult of Personality- obviously, you want to come to my class, right? You know me, you love me, you want to learn from me.  Fabulous! We might not live near each… Continue reading 4 ways to pick a yoga class

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What’s the difference between movement and exercise?

  So, I always ask people to clarify their terms- when I teach other people’s kids, my own kids, or with teachers I’m working with. It is a habit I have built up, and it helps smooth out my life. If someone clarifies what they are talking about, it not only helps me understand, it… Continue reading What’s the difference between movement and exercise?