In the Flow.

No two ways around it: life is crazy right now. The past few weeks, I’ve been spending full weekends up at the Luminary Farm assisting Just Be Yoga’s teacher training, going to school full-time, maintaining a weekly teaching schedule in Santa Cruz, and going on a semi-tour with the film. I’ve spent a lot of…

Sacred Space: What it is, Why it’s Important, and How to Create it.

A few weeks ago, I went to get fingerprinted for TSA pre-check (so excited to leave my shoes on), and they basically told me I don’t have any fingerprints. No, really, they couldn’t get anything useful out of me. And it’s not the first time this has happened: whenever I have to get background checked…

When the Creative Well Runs Dry.

I haven’t been writing much publically over the past few months. Every once and awhile I’d open up this blog, stare at a blank page for awhile, then close my computer and walk away. Or, alternatively, I’d open up the blog, feel guilty that nothing had been posted in so long, try to bang out…

You Can Be That Person

In one of my classes, we read an article about students who fail to complete college. In the article, they followed the journey of one young girl who was the first in her family to go to college. Raised by a single mother who wasn’t able to go to college after becoming pregnant in her teenage years,…

I’m Afraid to Admit That I’m Happy

It’s no secret that I do things differently. It’s different to be a yoga teacher at 16. It’s different to start a blog about your deepest secrets. It’s different to live in a single dorm at college and openly admit that you aren’t seeking the “normal” college experience.  Clearly, I have no qualms about living…

Balance: Don’t Look at Your Feet

The first arm balance I ever learned was bakasana. Bakasana, or Crow Pose, is most people’s first arm balance, in fact. You’ve probably seen it in a million yoga pictures: only your hands touch the earth while your knees are pulled up into your armpits so you look like a balloon floating above the earth only…

Growth vs. Fixed Mindset: A Greyscale Interpretation

  Something I’m realizing more and more is the power of mindset. As someone who’s struggled with specifically mental ailments, I’ve come to realize that changing the way our brain operates and performs is just as important- if not more important- than exercising and increasing our physical capabilities. I’ve come a long way physically from my weakest: through yoga…

Missteps in the Right Direction

I’ve finally made it to Santa Cruz. On Saturday, I drove down with my family bright and early, got all my things unloaded and unpacked, and started to settle into my new home. Everything was going far smoother than I expected: my room felt homey and personal already, filled with pictures and objects that are filled…

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 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…