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In Loving Memory of Megan

Today I planned to write a blog about the incredible Mexico family holiday I just returned from. Instead, I woke up to the news my friend Megan passed away last night. It was a car crash and she was thrown from the car. She was only 21. We had just celebrated her birthday this past summer in Costa Rica where …

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Creating a Morning Ritual

Mornings are usually my favorite time of the day. Over the years, I have created morning rituals to get the most out of my morning and set me up for a great day. Since everyone is different, I think it is important to personalize your morning ritual to fit your lifestyle. However, I thought I would share my morning rituals …

Yoga: East Vs. West

The difference between Yoga in the East and Yoga in the West Yesterday I finished my second Amrita Yoga retreat of 2016. My body feels so different from when I first arrived at the Ashram. A few weeks ago and upon the completion of my 500 hour teacher training course, my body felt angry with me. Even sitting with my …

Why I chose to repeat my 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training

The first time I attended a yoga teacher training was in January 2015. Prior to the training, I was really struggling with panic issues. It had gotten so bad that I couldn’t even drive a car without having a panic attack. Just getting on the plane to Costa Rica seemed to be the most difficult thing I had ever done, …

Broken Silence

So…. The whole 3 days of Silence didn’t pan out the way I thought it would. I didn’t even make it one day! The beginning of the day went smoothly. I didn’t have to speak at all in our early morning asana class. At breakfast, I sat separately from the other students and enjoyed a fruit smoothie while looking out …

Three Days in Silence

I made a decision to go into silence for 3 days starting August 1st. My journey in Costa Rica has been amazing so far but I want to add another layer to this experience by going inward. Essentially, I will remove myself from the online world, refrain from speech, eat meals alone, and use my free time for self inquiry. …

My favorite part of yoga teacher training…

I think so many people think of yoga as a physical practice but it is so much more. The literal translation of yoga is Union and that is exactly what I am experiencing in my interactions with all the beautiful people I have met on this wild ride. My favorite part of this journey hasn’t been the intense yoga classes …

Deep Yoga Thoughts

I should be sleeping right now. Tomorrow, I have to teach a class and also take five other yoga classes in addition to the five I took earlier today. My body hurts but that is not what is keeping me awake.  I am thinking that there are 27 other girls in this yoga teacher training and every single one of …

Adventures from Yoga Camp

When I left for my Yoga Teacher training, I fully intended to blog every day. Obviously, that didn’t happen. Yoga immersion is INTENSE. The time I usually spend writing is spent in downward dog and other Asanas. My typical day looks like this: 5am- I wake up, sip on hibiscus tea and look out over the ocean. I pray and …