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Surrender is the name of the game by Jenny Ravikumar

Self-Care is Crucial

YESTERDAY WAS ONE OF THOSE DAYS I talk about my trauma as if it’s in the past. Oftentimes it is. The immediate threat of danger is over. The intensity of living with an addict no longer exists. But it rears its ugly head and grinds down on me from time…

September 20, 2018
Listening to Your Body

Modern Hippie Muse: Listen to the Whispers

One of my students recently said “I can’t hear my body the way you do. I don’t know when I’m about to get my period, have no idea if I’m getting sick and definitely don’t know if there is any trauma inside of me.”…

September 13, 2018

Tools I Used to Get Me Peacefully Through My Divorce

In the beginning, everyone kept saying, I’m not sure how you do it all as a single mom, you are so strong. I would politely say thank you as I internally rolled my eyes and prayed that someday I would see the strength they…

July 30, 2018
Sthira and Sukha: Strength & Ease

Sthira and Sukha: Strength & Ease

Sukhasana – v. origin is Sanskrit A simple seat. Sukha meaning simple or ease. Asana meaning seat or more commonly known in English as a yoga posture or “pose.” When you arrive in yoga class you may hear a teacher prattle on in English and…

May 26, 2016
Daily Sadhana Check-in

Sadhana Check-in

This weekend marks the full moon, the time when I’ve been doing my daily sadhana for two full weeks and I believe the perfect time to let you in on what I’ve been up to! While I was in my 500 hour teacher training,…

January 21, 2016
How to Create Blessings in Your Home

How to Bless Your Home

This week during my classes, I worked on the idea of our Home Frequency. Elena Brower put out an amazing mini-article in her newsletter last week that reminded me of why I started the Shala and it resonated on an even deeper level as…

January 13, 2016
yoga, baby and me yoga, 2 month photography, newborn, love, balabce

Balance is an Illusion

This past week I had two women tell me how inspiring I am as both a mother and a business woman. One of these women told me that after we met last week, she went home to tell her husband that she could finally…

October 23, 2015

Practicing Yoga OFF the Mat

This past week I performed the most amount of yoga I have since I met my little smush. At 4 weeks postpartum I decided I was ready to tackle teaching a class and I’ve been going ever since. It feels DAMN GOOD to be in…

October 7, 2015

The Art of a Deep Breath

I work, live and breathe yoga, but I have a confession to make: sometimes it becomes a routine. It’s my entire life to write, teach and preach the practice of yoga. As someone who is always at the front of the room it is…

April 23, 2015

The New Years Letter

Each year on my birthday I write myself (and sometimes Apollo) a letter. This year I was in India and wasn’t gifted the opportunity of time to craft this letter and I felt New Years Day was the PERFECT time to write a yearly…

January 1, 2015