Category Teaching Yoga

Enjoying the Moment!

You know those moments where it feels as though all of the moving pieces come together and click into place? The lightbulb-turning-on “ah-ha!” kind of moment? The moment where you stop trying so hard and (like clockwork) you find yourself realizing that the “it” you were seeking was there all along? Were afterward you feel […]

The Practice of Showing Up

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to “Show Up” this week because this gremlins in my head urging me to bail have been having a field day. Things I totally want to do, things I definitely don’t want to do, things that scare me, exciting stuff … it doesn’t matter. My inner gremlins, […]

You’re Gonna Hear Me Roar

You guys! Fair warning that I’m about to get a little woo woo. I also just quoted Katy Perry. So, with those two facts in mind, you can decide for yourself whether you want to read any further. (Thanks for reading further.) This weekend I took a mini-road trip to attend an out-of-town yoga workshop with a […]

The Waiting Game

Last week I did a whole bunch of teaching yoga. Well, to be entirely accurate, I co-taught a class on Friday, did a private lesson on Saturday, and taught a class on Tuesday. While teaching 3x probably doesn’t actually qualify as a “whole bunch,” it felt like a lot. A. Whole. Lot. Okay okay, if we’re being totally honest, I was […]

Am I A Yoga Teacher Fraud?

The other day I was working on yoga school homework — writing my teaching bio (the sort of thing that might someday go on one of these pages) — and I had this fleeting, but intense moment of panic: Me, a yoga teacher? In your dreams! Who would ever buy that? See, the thing is: I […]

Wow, That’s Awkward!

Yoga classes are ripe for awkward moments. I mean, picture this: A group of spandex-clad mostly-female strangers gather together in a room to have someone instruct them about how to gyrate around on rectangular rubber mats and make unusual shapes with their bodies. What could possibly go wrong? Some of the many things that could […]

Being The Teacher

Turns out my “day job” (higher ed administrator) is more helpful with teaching yoga than I originally thought. “Huh, what is she talking about?…” you’re probably asking right about now. I know, I didn’t see it at first either. Imagine these two scenarios: Scenario #1 — You work at a law school in student affairs […]