(Blog) Hope: Today & Everyday

(Blog) Hope: Today & Everyday
Dedicated to all the people we have lost to addiction and SO many others we haven’t had the privilege to know. . Today is not just 14 years sober but it is an extra 14 years I didn’t think I would get. Today I am hopeful. Today I am living. Today I love my own company. Today I am honest.... Read More

Open Heart In Times of Struggle

Open Heart In Times of Struggle
Daily Intent: July 28, 2016 Open Heart in Times of Struggle. Can we keep our hearts open when struggle is in play? Can we not shut down in any way to avoid what we are feeling? YES YES YES I say!!!!!!! As seen here, I can keep my heart open and forward fold without shutting down or compressing my ribs.... Read More

Daily Intent: Feeling Our Feelings

Daily Intent: Feeling Our Feelings
Daily Intent: July 26, 2016 Feeling Our Feelings. I felt some disappointment this morning so I chose a few poses I knew would ground me in feeling what I am feeling. I no longer numb out, vacate or blow it off, I feel it and let it move through. If it gets stuck somewhere I let that happen to, it... Read More

Relinquish Control, Gain Freedom.

Relinquish Control, Gain Freedom.
Daily Intent: July 24, 2016 Relinquish Control, Gain Freedom. Together, let us give up up our control so we can let go of expectations and outcomes to bring in the freedom and presence that we meant to feel. A busy mind takes us away of the precious moment that is right now. Today let us seek the practice of presence.... Read More

Spend Time Alone

Spend Time Alone
Daily intent: July 23, 2016 Spending Time Alone. Most of us are never alone, it is to scary, our thoughts are overwhelming. We fill our time with people, tv, computers, phones and games so we can drown out the noise. Let’s change this paradigm by practicing being alone. Take five minutes today to be alone and sit with your thoughts.... Read More

Beauty Report & Practice For YOU. 

Beauty Report & Practice For YOU. 
Beauty Report: I no longer have to suffer, suffering is truly optional, not just because the Buddha says it’s so but because I put that option into action.  I practice sacred ceremony for YOU, it is a place of Prayer, letting go, speaking my truth, and honoring EVERY relationship I HAVE with EVERY BEING and THING.  The last Sweat Lodge... Read More

Self-Care Education: Raw Emotional Support

Self-Care Education: Raw Emotional Support
Today, I was working with a client in a private yoga session.  We then transitioned to his self-care practice session, and as we were beginning to create a practice for him, WHAM!  My own emotions came up!  I had two choices: one was to cover up these beautiful raw emotions and the other was to reveal them. Which do you think I chose?... Read More

Self-Care: Be Gentle With Yourself

Self-Care: Be Gentle With Yourself
Last night I was on my mat and I had remembered how sick and suffering I had been. I flashed upon the brutal thoughts that kept me isolated, my manic depression that I allowed to keep me crazy and my cutting that continued to numb out all the pain I was feeling. Ironically I was “sober” but really I just... Read More

Fulfilling My Vision

Fulfilling My Vision
FULFILLING MY VISION Two days ago I said farewell to my Beloved NYC & Summer of 2014 to come to England to study with my teacher Ana Forrest.  I was able to take a couple of days in the English countryside before my sacred journey began tomorrow.  I am being nurturing by the beauty that surrounds me, the fragrant smells of flowers... Read More

Y12SR – Yoga of 12-Step Recovery

Y12SR – Yoga of 12-Step Recovery
Y12SR combines the practical tools of the 12-step program with the ancient wisdom of yoga. Combining the two creates a model that truly addresses addiction as dis-ease impacting the whole person – physical, mental & spiritual. Y12SR is for anyone working with addictive patterns or affected by those patterns in others. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat. Mats... Read More