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July 1, 2020

Yesterday, I attended an online webinar/town hall meeting about things to consider as yoga studios begin to reopen and offer in-person classes once again in this still-Covid-affected-world. One of the things mentioned, was the importance of communicating any changes ve...

July 4, 2019

A few weeks ago, we welcomed summer in all of my yoga classes with a summertime theme – complete with pool noodles, a beach ball, several other pool toys, some Beach Boys music, and a new yoga shirt I wore that said, “Live in the Sunshine!”

It was something fun and just...

May 5, 2019

“It would be hard to find a more direct medical application of yoga than to osteoporosis. Bones are strengthened by good diet and sunlight, of course, but that is true of tree trunks too. Force applied to bones stimulates them to grow stronger. The greater the forces a...

January 6, 2019

Because of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, my Monday and Tuesday yoga classes were cancelled – but I still taught my Wednesday and my first-Saturday-of-every-month classes this week. Being the first week of the new year, I wanted to incorporate something into my cla...

November 19, 2018

Last weekend for the first time, The Yoga Effect in Grayslake (one of the local yoga studios that I teach at), hosted a 3-day yoga retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They called it a “Gratitude Refuge Retreat” in keeping with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

I attende...

June 24, 2018

If you attend my yoga classes regularly, you know that I always have a theme or focus for the week for all the classes that I teach. Often the focus is on a part of the body (for example, Hips, Core, or Neck and Shoulders). Sometimes the focus is a type or “family” of...

May 26, 2018

This morning, I finished reading the book "Yoga Mind: 30 Days to Enhance Your Practice and Revolutionize Your Life from the Inside Out" by Susan Colon (2018, Schriber). I read the book in far less than 30 days – it was more like three days. But that's because I chose n...

March 28, 2018

Last October, in the midst of the autumn months, I partipated in a 6-day yoga teacher training workshop taught by Baxter Bell and Melina Meza. Baxter had a new book coming out, which I already knew about and had already pre-ordered. But I learned that Melina, too, was...

February 23, 2018

Every year, near Valentine’s Day, I choose heart openers as the focus for the yoga classes that I teach –  and I include a chocolate meditation toward the end of the class. I have been a student in a few yoga classes where a chocolate mediation was included, and have a...

January 25, 2018

Recently, I was asked about using essential oils to clean yoga mats, so I did a quick bit of online research in order to better answer the question – both for the person asking, and for myself!

The two essential oils most often recommended for Do-It-Yourself yoga mat cl...

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