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How to Help Students with Triggers

How to Help Students with Triggers

Trauma is a tricky thing to identify. It isn’t easy for me to say “these are my triggers” as they pop up randomly and often without warning. Sometimes it’s an ad on television, a piece of paper that slips out of an old notebook…

November 14, 2018
Well Summit Recap

Well Summit Review

Well Summit shifted my energy, my body and my heart in ways I could have never predicted or imagined. My GOD am I grateful I went to Brooklyn. Let’s start with a bit of a back story. My girlfriend Amanda of Prim and Propah…

October 19, 2018
Yoga for Families of Addiction Gala Announcement. Sold out fundraising event

SOLD OUT: Our 1st Annual Yoga for Families of Addiction Gala

Yoga for Families of Addiction Gala sold out last night! It is our first fundraiser. Selling out was a feat I am told is not easy. We sold out in exactly four weeks. We sold out because people believe in this mission. They know…

October 13, 2018
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
How Yoga Helps with My Triggers by Jenny Ravikumar

How Yoga Helps with My Triggers

Trigger (v): (especially of something read, seen, or heard) distress (someone), typically as a result of arousing feelings or memories associated with a particular traumatic experience. A few weeks ago, I was sitting with my mom at a cafe and we ran into an…

August 28, 2018
Abuse is Tricky

Abuse is Tricky

When this photo was taken, I was 6 weeks pregnant with my little love. In that moment, I couldn’t have been happier. I was in love with him already, fresh off our trip from India and in a place I thought I would be…

August 14, 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

I wasn’t ever supposed to be divorced

I wasn’t ever supposed to get divorced. Every time I try and come back here, to my blog, my happy place, my words – I seem to get stuck after that sentence. It’s so difficult for me to articulate something so intense and complicated…

July 24, 2018

The Releasing Ceremony

Recently I stumbled onto the world’s best therapist. I am so grateful for her guidance, but mostly I’m grateful she is so in tune with her spiritual side that she allows me to dig deeper into my own spirituality and yoga practice every time…

July 4, 2017