Dietary Agnostic

I am a lover of all foods… Food is my favourite! […And so is teaching yoga, playing guitar, singing, more recently-snowboarding annnd a whole bunch of other things] People make assumptions- that because I am a practitioner and teacher of yoga, that I am probably vegan. Nope. For years, I considered myself a “recreational” vegetarian, enjoying preparing […]

Learning To Trust Myself, Again

I need to take baby steps along the way of building trust… I read somewhere (by someone wise -wish I could remember…) recently, that if we are unable to trust ourselves, how on earth are we able to be trusted by anyone else or BE trustworthy and earn our own self respect? {big-time paraphrasing there} […]

Heart Whispers – Part 5, Stupid Heart…

  Continued from Part 4, Letting Go of the Why…   …So when I DO get into the why, theories arise:   Theory #1. I ran an 8 mile road race the day before. Yes, of course I pushed myself, it was a race. I had trained for it and was running regularly.  If this was […]

Heart Whispers – Part 4, Letting Go of the Why

  (to recap: On the evening of May 14, 2007, I had a heart attack while I was teaching my Monday Level 1-2 Yoga Class) From Part 3… …Holding back tears, trying to look healthy, like this is not a big deal -for them- I moved swiftly out of ”you’re not the boss of me!!” to: you are the experts, do what you are trained […]

Heart Whispers – Part 3, Fight and Surrender

From Part 2… …I drove off to the clinic, (DON’T EVER DO THIS!!) they checked me out and told me to get to the hospital in a neighbouring town. I called a friend and he drove me over. They were expecting me… At the hospital, they take the words HEART ATTACK very seriously! This is an emergency! They asked […]

Heart Whispers – Part 2, Heart Attack? Me? Ya, right…

From Part 1… I know, we talk about the importance of breath in yoga all the time, but this, was a little different… After a backbend or two, twisting and forward bending, it was time for Savasana. CORPSE pose… I was feeling a little better and led them seamlessly through… I always finish classes with a little […]

Momentum

I’m loving the momentum I’m afraid if I get off this lovely mill that it wont come I’m loving the reading, the connecting… I’m finding my ‘tribe’ Caring, supportive, honest Together, we are moving out bravely from the smooth edges of comfort and are headed toward the unknown of who we are, what we are […]

Challenge Me!

My intention for this year is to be as big as I am. After spending a lovely vacation in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico with my boys and my man, I am inspired to teach/host a retreat there, or at least, near there. I had recently taken Amy Ippoliti’s “How to Run Workshops and Retreats” course a […]