In Die Hard there's this moment early on where someone suggests that a stressed out John McClane calm down by taking off his shoes and socks and making fists with his toes. He tries it, and by god, it works! Granted, this leads to a comedy of errors as he tries to take back Nakatomi … Continue reading Grounding
If I’m being honest (and I make an effort to do that, even when it’s not picture perfect), I chose change as the theme for this past week for selfish reasons. Right now I’m working through a change in my life that has impacted me more than I expected. Two weeks ago I was diagnosed … Continue reading The Average Yogi’s Guide to Change
Happy Pride everyone! If you’ve been in my classes at all this month, you know I’ve been celebrating Pride for all of June. Today, the final day of June, is an opportunity to get in one last hurrah. No matter how you identify, I truly believe Pride is an important moment to celebrate. Here’s why. … Continue reading On Dharma and Identity
It's officially here! Scifi and the Sutras: Episode One. Listen as I talk about The Force and its yogic equivalent, prana.
A week ago, I closed my latest show. It will also likely be my last. After almost a decade of professional stage management, I'm stepping away. It's not out of anger or resentment. It's because I felt it was time to practice exactly what it is I teach. In creating The Average Yogi, I wanted to … Continue reading The Great Leap Forward
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty vulnerable piece based on what was happening n my life. It was raw, and necessary, and I am so thankful for the outpouring of support that I received in its wake. Seriously, thank you. In the wake of that, life returns to a version of normal. I'm … Continue reading What Now?
I've been meaning to write up a new blog post for a while. Yesterday morning I threw something together about my recent trip to Las Vegas. It was cute, and a little funny, and maybe I'll post it someday. The thing is, life intervened. Last night my upstairs neighbor passed away. We weren't particularly close, … Continue reading On Community
I've recently come to a realization: I'm average. I'm a size medium, an 8 1/2 in the shoe department, average height, average weight, and when it comes to my yoga practice? Well... I've been practicing yoga for six years now, and teaching for almost two. In that time my practice has evolved, but it's also … Continue reading Confessions of an Average Yogi
Today I experienced one of my least favorite feelings while working out. A brief background: At the beginning of the year, in a fit of resolution-induced crazy, I committed to Mudderella, a 7 mile run + obstacle course. Since February, I've added cross training to my weekly routine. Several very sore weeks later, I've started to find … Continue reading 5 Steps to Resetting a Shitty Day