Being an Introvert in College

I’m embarrassed to tell people I’m living in a single dorm in college. I’m afraid people will think I’m spoiled, or that I’m anti-social, or that I’m weird. But my blog has always been centered around one rule: talk about the shit you don’t want to talk about.

On the Way Home

I spent the past four days at the Squaw Valley Wanderlust Festival. That meant four days of mountain air, practicing under the guidance of masterful teachers, meeting interesting people, hiking and exploring nature, and connecting with the warm yoga community as much as I could. Walking through the festival was like finding my own special…

Get Weekly Inspiration: The YogaMaris Newsletter

Hello friends! I’m excited to share with you the news that I’m beginning a weekly newsletter! I’m sure you’re somewhat familiar with the premise: you sign up with your email to receive information, news, and updates from your favorite websites, brands, and blogs. But I’m also sure that you’re familiar with how full and inbox…

On Being a Student

I’ve been practicing yoga for awhile now. One of the beautiful things about the practice is that you’re never quite done. There’s no endpoint, no final destination where you can say, “Well, I mastered yoga! Glad I can finally check that off my list.” There’s always something more to work on, always a new variation or a…

Who Am I?: Letting Go and Identity

It is no secret that Just Be Yoga changed my life. When I walked through the doors of Just Be for the first time, I was fourteen, anorexic, anxious, and completely devoid of excitement. Getting out of bed in the morning was a struggle- not just because my body was weak, but because there was nothing I…