Category Archives for Yoga Writings

Poetry for yoga – Spring 2018

poetry for yoga

                April is National Poetry Month sponsored by The Academy of American Poets so you might be searching for the perfect poetry for yoga for your classes. I love teaching yoga at my local public libraries.  In the spirit of the library, I share a poetry reading with each […]

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MCTD and Yoga

If you’re one of my yoga students, I might have mentioned that I have arthritis or lupus.  That’s usually how I explain my health status in the interest of time.  My current diagnosis is actually Mixed Connective Tissue Disease which is a rare combination connective tissue disease. I’m very open about the fact the I […]

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There was a time I believed life was over for me…

over for me

Yesterday was Rheumatic Disease Awareness Day, #rheumday, sponsored by The Rheumatic Patient Association. Even though I’m very public with my health status, because my diseases are invisible, many people are not aware of my struggles.  Rheumatoid arthritis is something I’ve been living with since I was a teen even though my ‘official’ diagnosis was relatively […]

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Yamas and Niyamas Internet Memes

yamas and niyama

The end of every  year is a chance to reflect.  What worked for you this past year, or maybe what didn’t.  That reflection isn’t for beating ourselves up on what we didn’t do, but an opportunity to set an intention for ourselves for the year coming up.  Yoga philosophy is timeless and can be a […]

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My experience in 300 hr yoga teacher training

300 hr yoga teacher training

  Of course, any 300 hr yoga teacher training covers the anatomy, concepts and practical elements of teaching asana.   The Yoga Etc. program used the Yogaanatomy.net as the basis for anatomy studies which we explored from there.  My favorite section dealt with feet unsurprisingly.  Each week we explored the history of, and how to teach […]

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DIY Yoga Christmas Ornaments

Each year I like to give my clients a Christmas gift.  This year I was really struck by the wording of the Om Sarvesham chant so I decided to put it on DIY Yoga Christmas Ornaments.  I’ll be incorporating the chant into my classes this holiday season also, so it seemed like the perfect combination.  […]

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Aqua Yoga Sun Salutations

first two postures in aqua yoga sun salutations

  Sun salutations (Surya Namaskara) – They’re everywhere in yoga but have you tried taking them into the pool for Aqua Yoga Sun Salutations? This is one variation of aqua yoga sun salutations using the wall.  This sequence is very similar to doing sun salutations at the wall in the studio.  The main difference is the […]

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Favorite Inspirational Yoga Quotes 2016

    If you’ve come to my classes, you know I like to share a sutra every month as a classs theme.  I also regularly do readings of poetry or perhaps a quote from a famous author. Here’s a recap of some of my favorite inspirational yoga quotes from 2016:   Yoga Quotes: “Man does […]

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Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis Published

An article I wrote for Everyday Health, the online health journal, was published, Yoga For Rheumatoid Arthritis: 8 Tips From An Instructor With Arthritis.   “As a person living with arthritis and a certified Yoga for Arthritis instructor, I understand the physical and emotional challenges that accompany rheumatic disease. I know firsthand that regular visits to […]

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Featured as a Pain Relief Blogger

  Bee Content Yoga was featured as a Top Migraine and Chronic Pain Relief Blogger.  Big round of applause… Have any requests for articles you’d like to see?  Offer that feedback and subscribe to my blog to keep getting those tips on managing your pain with yoga HERE. If you’d like to see the full […]

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Sutra 2.39 – Acknowledging Abundance

sutra 2.39, private yoga teacher st petersburg

The sutra I shared for September, sutra 2.39, focused on practicing with gratitude. “Acknowledging abundance (aparigraha) we recognize the blessings in everything and gain insights into the purpose for our worldly existence.” Sutra 2.39 translation by Nischala Joy Devi, The Secret Power of Yoga   I appreciated the expansion of the concept of gratitude compared […]

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I’ve Been Featured on an RA blog

  I was the featured RA patient this week on the blog From This Point Forward and their feature, Facing Forward .  Facing Forward is a series that shares the lives of people living with arthritis and other invisible chronic illnesses. The goal of the series is to see how we are similar and how […]

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An Awesome New Yoga Job at YFA

  I got a new job!  An official yoga job.  I’m the new Program Director at Yoga for Arthritis. I’m excited to join an organization who’s mission I’m so passionate about. I hope to help expand their reach with all their audiences, build new partnerships in the yoga and arthritis communities, and personally network.   […]

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