Why Savasana?

Why Savasana?

Savasana is like Hawaiian pizza. Most people either love it or hate it. While this restful pose is pure bliss to some, it can be extremely challenging for others to settle into this deep conscious relaxation.

Physically, Savasana is an uncomplicated pose; however that simplicity doesn’t mean it’s easy. - Anna Coventry

Typically used to complete an asana practice, savasana or "corpse pose" is arguably one of the most important and underrated poses in yoga. Building in 5-10 minutes for savasana is worth reaping these benefits...

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Prenatal Yoga :: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

Prenatal Yoga :: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

You're taking your prenatal vitamins and folic acid. You've made notes in the margins of the latest "What to Expect" book. You created an account on "The Bump" and are excited about your registry and list of potential names. But how are you keeping the anticipation of baby's arrival from creating stress in your mind and tension in your body?

Prenatal yoga has the capacity to ease physical aches and pains, offer emotional resiliency through breathing techniques, and educate expecting moms about pregnancy and birth.So how can yoga encompass all of these facets? Let's break it down.

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Private Yoga :: Frequently Asked Questions

Private Yoga :: Frequently Asked Questions

Are you intrigued by the idea of private yoga but are unsure whether or not it's right for you? You're not alone! I receive so many questions about my services, and wanted to take the time to put some answers out there.

Why should I invest in a private session? Isn’t it just a group class taught to one person?

Have you ever gone to a group class and felt bored, left behind, or abandoned? Don’t get me wrong - I LOVE teaching group classes and know that the benefits are many. However, it’s difficult for any teacher to deliver personalized attention to each student in the room, and not every practice is going to suit the range of levels and needs of everyone.

Private sessions are all about YOU! Imagine a class that is 100% customized to your unique body and needs, without the distractions of other students or sequences that aren’t suited to you. Each session will include hand picked poses that address your physical and emotional needs, where you can move at your own pace and connect to your breath and body in a meaningful way. I will be completely committed and focused on supporting your practice during our time together, so that you get the most out of your time and effort.

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Bone Health :: Yoga for Osteoporosis

Bone Health :: Yoga for Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent yet under-estimated chronic conditions present today. In the U.S. alone, over 40 million people are affected. That's more than half of everyone over the age of 50! 

Our bones are not static and lifeless, but quite the opposite. Bone tissue is in constant turnover, with old bone breaking down and being replaced with new bone. As we age, our bones can start to break down faster than they rebuild, resulting in osteoporosis (which literally translates to "porous bones"). Yikes!

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Corporate Yoga Saves Employers and Employees (albeit in different ways)

Corporate Yoga Saves Employers and Employees (albeit in different ways)

The old formula for corporate success included working long, excruciating hours, invoking strict deadlines, and placing sky-high demands on employees while paying them the lowest fair wage. Benefits were included in that deal, but years ago health care was more affordable for the employer and seemed to go farther for the employee. The antidote to stress was a cigarette and drinks after work.

So if you could reduce stress in the workplace, you could dramatically reduce your healthcare costs. But how can you reduce stress in your corporation? The job is the job, after all. The deadlines have to be tight, the work is challenging, and the high pressure situations aren’t going to disappear. In other words, the stressors are here to stay.

Luckily, the stressors can stay. Much of stress is actually self-inflicted pressure. Circumstances are simply circumstances, and it’s how we perceive these circumstances that affect our response to them. This is where yoga comes in.

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Autumn Transition :: Yoga, Diet & Lifestyle Tips

Autumn Transition :: Yoga, Diet & Lifestyle Tips

During autumn months, we are particularly susceptible to excess Vata energy, which can result in anxiety, a scattered mind, insomnia, dry skin, or tight muscles. The good news is - we can correct this imbalance through mindful changes in our diets, yoga practice, and overall lifestyle!

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