Habits, we all have them

In yoga we talk about habits, the habits of how we stand for example. Are you one that locks your knees? This is no national statistic by WEBMD but from my experience as a teacher, I would say 70% of the population locks their knees when they stand. Look around the subway platform next time…

Fear, what ARE you afraid of?

Where does fear come from? It seems to sit in a place of unknowing. We learn this with racism; often people who are racist do not know people of another race, culture or religion. In us it stems from a similar place – not knowing ourselves and having doubt. How often do you spend time…

Giving Our Power Away

The past two months I have spent much time at the doctor’s office under tests to better understand my body from a physical/western sense. And as I went in every other day to be monitored, I found that the nurse thought I was a robot. I wanted to share my findings of how my body…

Is desire bad?

Desire, per the online definition, a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen. Often we forget to allow ourselves to have desire. On Tuesday night, I desire a bath and it completely allows my body to relax, and there are days where people want me to do something and…

Benefits of the Pigeon Pose

Everyone can benefit from the hip opener known as pigeon pose, or Eka Pada Rajakapotasana. Stress and tension can build up in the hips and create tightness. Practicing pigeon can make for supple, more flexible hips. Sometimes this pose will take your breath away with its depth, but stick with it and you’ll notice the…

Awaken Your Creative Power

Awaken Your Creative Power We’ve heard the expression ‘heart and soul’ about a million times in our lives. For example, ‘I’ve put my ‘heart and soul’ into this (whether it be a creative project or a meal we’ve cooked) or ‘I love you with all of my ‘heart and soul.” We all know what the…

Winter is here!

Winter is here! With it comes an extra sense of self care as we battle dry skin, achy joints, and stuffy noses. At the studio we are prepared! We have:

– African Shea Butter for dry skin
– Neti-pots and salt for nasal cleansing
– Himalayan bath salt for rejuvenating hot baths
– CHINA-GEL for topical pain relief

Ayurveda Prescribed Me Meat

There I was…in front of master ayurvedic teacher and all-around badass Kathryn Templeton, along with her retinue of sorceresses and students. I felt very much like the cadaver in the Rembrandt painting Dr. Tulp’s Anatomy Lesson, except that I was alive and being observed by about 25 ayurvedic practitioners and students. I was in good and…