Modifying Your Yoga Practice

Anytime you hit the mat, you should feel comfortable making your practice your own. Modifying poses or using props are always options to take your practice where it needs to go- whether that means pushing a little deeper or taking a step back when your body needs it. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to…

Vinyasa Flow Video

Here’s a new yoga flow video for you to enjoy! Nice and twisty and full of balance-challenging poses.

Action Items to Deepen Your Yoga Practice

While many people can say they’ve tried yoga, not many will tell you they have a “yoga practice”. The phrase implies a certain amount of dedication, experience, or, to some, skill. I remember one teacher at Just Be asked her students whether or not they considered themselves to have a yoga practice, and the answers…

30 Minute Home Practice

Want to practice with me? I filmed a quick, 30 minute Vinyasa Flow just for you! It’s suitable for all levels of flexibility, strength, and experience, and offers plenty of options and modifications throughout. The class is the perfect length to start your day, energize you after work or school, or get you ready for…

Beyond the Physical: What Makes a Yogi

When people find out I teach yoga, particularly young people, the first question is almost always, “Teach me something!” It happens all the time, whenever I’m not at the studio or other yoga-centric location. The request almost always comes from someone who’s never done yoga, or only dabbled in it a few times. It always…

Yoga Is My Boyfriend…Literally

Here’s a secret people don’t always like to share- your relationship with yoga will be just like your relationship with another person. There are ups and downs. You’ll have a honeymoon phase, and then a fight, and then you might break up, but usually things work out in the end. When you first “meet” yoga,…

Grasshopper Pose Broken Down

I love arm balances. They’re part of the reason I fell in love with yoga- the idea of seemingly floating over the earth in a pretzel position was incredibly intriguing, and once you nail one, you’re addicted to learning another. I’ve written a bit about crow pose and ways to play with it, but I recently was…

Gentle Flow is Really Hard

I taught the first gentle flow that I genuinely felt good about the other day. I’ve always been desperately in love with power vinyasa- the heat, the flow, the music. It’s a dance I can do, one that makes sense in my body and doesn’t feel clumsy or awkward. I love the whole experience: the…

The Art of Assisting- People Want to be Touched

This past month, Just Be Yoga held a 60 hour assisting workshop that I was lucky enough to be a part of. Assisting is a gift that we want to offer every class at Just Be, because the touch of another person is extremely valuable not just in deepening a practice, but in opening a heart. As…