Pose of the Month: Urdhva Prasarita Padasana

Urdhva Prasarita Padasana is a mouthful.  So is upward extended feet pose.  Instead let’s say L shape.  This pose and its variations are a great way to support our January intention: have courage to try again. This is because it strengthens the core, tone’s the abdominal organs and stimulates the third chakra.

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Sanctuary Saturdays: Do You 

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Ashley, an amazing human being and yoga teacher.  We talked a lot about yoga and life and my goals.  I realized by talking to her how isolated I was as a yoga teacher because there are so few yoga teachers on the online.  As a result it’s very difficult to find someone […]

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Health Tip: Juice prep

Health Tip: Juice prep and website updates

It’s been over a month since I promised updates. To make up for this here’s a video blog entry. This video is all about how I use food prep to make sure I have my daily juice.  This week I had carrot, apple, pineapple and ginger before breakfast.  At the same time I also juiced beet, cucumber, and purple cabbage. […]

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Shirts for a Cause: Help me become a yoga therapist

It’s been two years since I started teaching yoga and it’s been great! I have taught over 800 hours of yoga.   I have enjoyed helping people become healthier and overcome illness and injury.  I have a client who claims that I am the reason he can walk.  Another claims that I am the reason she no longer suffers from […]

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Orange Peach Green Smoothie and Internationa Day of Yoga

June 21 has been designated as International Day of Yoga by the UN.  Sayana Yoga has joined forces with Art of Living, Yoga on the Bay and other yoga instructors to celebrate with a fun filled day at Pigeon Island National Park. Activities include: Yoga asana class Yoga Nidra Kids Yoga Pranayama (Breathing practice) Guided meditation Ayurveda And more…. Sunday […]

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Yoga Nidra: Best sleep ever

My clients are in love with yoga nidra.  One client said it was the best sleep he ever had and another said it cured her arthritis.  Yoga nidra is a guided relaxation that helps the body and mind relax completely.  It also promotes physical and emotional healing.  To read more about yoga nidra see this Yoga Journal article. You can […]

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Tiny Meditations: Setting Intentions

My new years post touched a little bit about living the life you want right now, but what if you don’t know what that is.  I’ve put together another 5 minute meditation to help you with this.  In this video I guide you through the processing of connecting to your heart and setting an intention.  I like to set at […]

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Updates, Videos and Support my friend Laura

I know it’s been a while. I’ve been dealing with a few things. The medical terms are sequelae and arthralgia. In regular English it means I have been getting a host of new joint pain from the chikungunya. I think I’m on the mend but we shall see.  In the mean time I have been using my down time to […]

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Sunday Running Report: Benched

I got chikungunya and took a forced hiatus from the blog.  I’m not quite back to normal.  My body still feels like mush.  My muscles are not as strong as they used to be.  For this and other reasons I have made two important decisions about my running. 1. I deferred the San Juan divas half marathon.  I just don’t […]

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Video: Yoga for chronic pain

I have been missing in action because I got the chikungunya then had to play catch up with my life. I still have joint and muscle pains from the chikungunya on top of my regular fibro crazies. It is important to keep moving during illnesses.  Therefore I have put together a special gentle class for you.  The video below is […]

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