I Can’t Do The Work For You.

A few days ago, I stumbled across this poem by Yung Pueblo: In just a few short lines, this poet gave a voice to something I’ve felt in my heart for a long time, and struggled to articulate in a sensitive, empowering way. Over the past few years, it’s been my honor to help support…

Learning to Listen to Your Inner Teacher: Becoming Your Own Guide.

When I was first beginning my yoga practice, one of my teachers would always end class the same way: “I bow to my heart, my inner teacher. Namaste.” For the longest time, I never fully processed what she was saying. Partly because of the end-of-yoga bliss. Partly because I was still acclimating to the- admittedly,…

Reawakening Gratitude: A Guided Meditation

Hello friends, My latest audio offering is ready for you to use! I recorded a guided meditation for self-love and acceptance just for you, and you can now listen to or download it for free whenever you’d like! My hope is that you will use this offering to reconnect with the beauty that already exists…

The Last Class

I taught my last class at Just Be on Sunday. It’s something that seemed really far off and distant right up until the morning it happened. Months and months ago, before I even graduated from high school, I sat down in a meeting where they asked me, “When will you be teaching your last class?”…

75 Minute Vinyasa Flow Podcast: Practice with me from your home!

  I’m happy to share with you a free, online 75 minute podcast where I guide you through an all-levels Vinyasa Flow class. I have a few 30-minute quick yoga videos on my YouTube channel, but I wanted to offer something more to my friends who live far away or just can’t make it to my…

What Makes a Studio

I’m so lucky to have found my second home at Just Be Yoga in Walnut Creek, but many people are still out there looking for a studio to call there own. Do you feel like a drifter from studio to studio? Are you craving connection with a  new community? Do you love the idea of calling somewhere…

10 Things I Didn’t Know About Teaching Yoga

Most of the time, you’re winging it. Don’t get me wrong, we generally have an idea of what poses or sequences we want to do. But a lot of the time, based on the experience levels or energy in the room, we have to change our plans as we go. Sometimes, we go into a…

I Had My First Walk Out

Saturday morning, I taught my first assisted yoga class with the amazingly inspiring Aislinn. Aislinn subs fairly regularly at Just Be, as well as teaching at several other studios. We connected through the JBY assisting program this summer, and when she told me she owed me a favor after I subbed her class last minute the other week,…

When the Music Wouldn’t Play

This morning, I had a weird feeling I was going to teach. I’ve had this feeling once before, when I went to work front desk at Just Be on a Wednesday I wasn’t on the schedule. It was a weird morning, right before our studio/tribal leader was heading off to Costa Rica for a retreat,…

Dreaming

Tonight Ivivva had a dream-catching, goal setting party that I was asked to teach a quick yoga class at. I love being able to work with young girls and expose them to yoga at a young and impressionable age for the many blessings it’s brought into my life, such as self-confidence, compassion, and dedication. All…