Writing

Words move me.

When I was a child, I used to write stories underneath my father’s desk. I made up worlds and characters, forming sentences and carefully choosing my words to convey what I saw in my head. I never stopped writing, though I would like to think that I have gotten better at choosing my words.

I have written for a variety of online publications, specializing in health and wellness articles. My fiction has been published and won numerous awards. Right now, I am hard at work on a novel.

NONFICTION ARTICLES

Young Yoga Teachers: We are Missing Something Important

For as long as I can remember, I have always been the youngest yogini around: youngest student, youngest trainee, youngest teacher…

Collaborative Matters (According to the Colorful Vision of Elizabeth Mead)

Linda Matney’s recent art exhibition, entitled “Matter,” spoke to an artistic impulse that I haven’t seen expressed anywhere else, and I’m grateful for the perspective. It made me see the connection between words and images…

The Secret Life of a Yoga Instructor Beyond the Classroom

I recently left teaching at a studio where I caught myself embodying a yoga personality that I didn’t recognize…

Spectacular Contrasts (Hope and Pain from the Holiday Exhibition)

The holiday exhibition at the Linda Matney Art Gallery is a spectacle of contrasts. From loud colors to muted palettes; sharp edges to blurred lines; big paintings to small sculptures, each piece speaks for itself…

YOGA ARTICLES

How to Sequence a Vinyasa Flow Class

Sequencing is an art form. Given the right tools, anyone can create a good class by reading bodies and responding to energies. Teachers show up with a specific offering and modify according to class needs…

6 Yoga Poses to Release Tension in Your Hips After a Stressful Day

Tension in the hips after a long, exhausting day can cause severe aggravation and stress on the mind. The hips are the gateway to our emotions, and when they are clogged we become extra moody and anxious…

5 Yoga Poses to Prepare for Warrior III

Virabhadrasana III is one of the most mentally challenging postures in yoga. The body is in direct opposition, but the mind must remain focused…

30-Minute Sequence to Overcome Heartbreak

Heartbreak can happen from anything—a failed relationship, a devastating realization, a sudden change. It’s hard to let go. Our bodies will become especially protective, creating tension in the shoulders and lower back as we attempt to hold ourselves up and support the heart…

3 Life Lessons That Travel Teaches You

Traveling is a wonderful way to learn more about ourselves and the world around us. Besides, escaping our problems and finding a fresh perspective has its perks, especially when we are surrounded by white sand beaches or Gothic architecture…

3 Ways to Get Over Your Fear of Arm Balances

Fear is one of the biggest obstacles of yoga. As we advance our practice, we shift and strengthen our bodies in ways we never thought possible. We invert. We balance on our hands. We hold ourselves up without support…

5 Ways that Yoga Helped Me Find My Calling

2016 hit hard. Bordered by the election and scattered with shootings, every month took a different turn. Never before has yoga been so needed to heal and decompress…

5 Yoga Poses to Prepare for Crow Pose

In my experience, Crow Pose seems to be the gateway pose of yoga. It’s that first pose that gives students the experience of flying and opens up a whole new world of arm balances and inversions…

4 Ways to Use Yoga to Improve Sexual Health

Yoga improves our sexual health by teaching us how to inhabit our bodies, which is really just an abstract way of saying that we become familiar with the most intricate parts of our anatomy, all the way down to those internal core muscles…

11 Noteworthy Yoga Events of 2016

In my experience, Crow Pose seems to be the gateway pose of yoga. It’s that first pose that gives students the experience of flying and opens up a whole new world of arm balances and inversions…

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