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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

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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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How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness

How to Choose a Yoga Class with Chronic Illness, my second guest post for the lupus blog, Despite Lupus, is live. Here are two excerpts, “Maybe you’ve been wanting to try yoga and you’re a bit intimidated by the language you don’t recognize, or incense and sitar music. Just like any field – knitting, sky […]

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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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Chair Yoga for Lupus or Arthritis

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Today I did a chair yoga class for lupus or arthritis at the Gulfport lupus seminar.  Here’s a clip from the class where I discussed the benefits of yoga in general and what yoga has to offer yogis with rheumatic conditions.  I gave examples such as how yoga helps overcome […]

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Yoga Sutra Journaling III.10 Tranquility

My sutra for classes this month is III.10 “The restraint of rising impressions brings about an undisturbed flow of tranquility.”  We’ve talked a lot about not responding to, or slowing down the internal negative thought stream we all face.  Tranquility can be a state we achieve with a little mental space or peace and quiet.  […]

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Issues with Essential Oils

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  Sometimes I feel like the only yoga teacher on the planet who doesn’t sell essential oils.  It feels like there was some mandatory association started somewhere and I missed the membership application.   In reality though, I choose to not associate myself with essential oils because of the populations I work with and the […]

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Yogi Mother’s Day

    A happy yogi Mother’s Day to all the mamas!  This is a picture of my grandmother holding my mom.  My grandmother passed some years ago and I miss her of course.  I think she was my biggest fan.  Last time I painted my house I was struggling with what colors I should use. […]

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20 Ways I Make Yoga Accessible

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  I use the phrase making yoga accessible multiple times on my website.  When you hear the phrase making yoga accessible you might think of helping people in wheelchairs to do yoga.  While I certainly do that in my classes at assisted living facilities, the idea is really much broader.  It’s about making yoga work […]

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Building Resilience With Yoga

  Resilience is about our ability to successfully adapt to stress and adversity.  Of course we all face challenges in our life.  Some we may handle with grace, and some cause us to cower and fail.  It is a life skill that each new curve ball presents us with an opportunity to practice.  Building resilience […]

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Meeting The World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

On Friday, I had the chance to meet and take a yoga class with Tao Porchon-Lynch, the Guinness record holder for the world’s oldest yoga teacher at 97.   She was a lovely woman.  I can only hope that a diligent yoga practice will allow me to age with such grace and dignity.  She says, […]

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Aqua Kriya Yoga Teacher Training

I had a wonderful time at Aqua Kriya Yoga teacher training in Dallas last weekend! The first morning we jumped in the pool immediately to get in and out of the water before regular class times started.  That made it a very experiential class because we didn’t have any theory or background filtering our experience.  […]

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Yoga for Hyperthyroidism

A paper recently reported on Helios.com concludes that Lupus patients are more likely to have thyroid dysfunction than healthy adults.  Personally, I’ve had trouble in this area this year.  I’ve moved into the realm of subclinical hyperthyroidism and have thyroid nodules.  Even though that is supposed to be a condition you can’t feel, personally it […]

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Building Resilience in Spite of Vacillation

Over the last several years I’ve done a lot of reading on chronic disease management and resilience.  The goal of all that reading is to gain better tools for how to deal with the mental aspects of my health problems.  Being diagnosed with an incurable disease that only seems to get worse despite ones best […]

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