Monday, January 12, 2015

More Adventure Writing! (coming soon)

I’m on my way back to Steamboat Springs after teaching in Greenville, SC this past weekend. It was a REALLY nice weekend. I always enjoy seeing Liz and Brian (we took our first T.T together in 2001 with one of our teacher’s, Max Strom), and of course enjoy the students. A few people told me that they had been following our travels and said they always enjoyed reading about our time and adventures on the boat. One man said, “You need to get back to doing more adventures!” Well, I don’t think that living on a boat is in our near future again, but I’ll try to come up with a good ski story or maybe next month my retreat in Mexico will spontaneously become more entertaining to read about! I’ll try.
In not so adventurous news, an article came out today in Steamboat Today about my Yoga and Pilates conditioning classes at Storm Peak Brewery. Here is the link:
Next class is this coming Saturday, January 17th. Later that afternoon on the 17th I’m teaching a continued education workshop for teachers and teachers in training at Yoga Center of Steamboat - Verbal Cues and Hands on Assists. (visit Yoga Center of Steamboat’s site to register)
January 23rd - 28th - teaching my Applied Anatomy for Yoga course as part of Max Strom’s 200 hour T.T in Vienna, VA at East Meets West Center - you do not need to be in Max’s training to attend this course. Please visit East Meets West’s site to register.
January 24th - teaching my PhysioSTRIDE public workshop in Vienna, VA at East Meets West Center. Please visit East Meets West’s site to register.
*While in VA I’m available for one on one instruction. Its a great time to get individual attention and to focus on what you need. For example, this past weekend in Greenville people who saw me for privates needed help with SI joint pain, hip pain, a labrum tear, and recent ankle surgery. If you’re wondering if one on one instruction would be right for you, please e-mail me at

Thanks for reading this unadventurous e-mail. You never know what will be around the corner, though……..

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Settling In

Happy 2015 to you all! Its been a busy start to the year here in Steamboat Springs, but I'm grateful for that. The last few years we've traveled and moved around so much. It feels great to be in one place, settling in and getting to know nice people. (the people here in Steamboat continue to surprise me by how nice they are!!!!) 

Each time around this year I feel the pressure to make a big New Years resolution or life change. Instead of putting that pressure on myself, I've simply thought about precisely, what I'd like to focus on each day. The little mantra that keeps coming back to me has been "Go in 100%, without expectations or assumptions". I do have life and teaching goals in mind, but for me right now its about putting myself out there, going in to friendships, teaching events, commitments 100% (if it feels right pf course!), without assumptions or getting caught up in what other people might think of me, what could go wrong, etc. Really, its about being myself and showing up with both my talents and my flaws. We're only 4 days in to 2015, but so far so good! I'll try to keep it up!

Along the lines of teaching events, this Thursday, January 8th I'm traveling to teach again in South Carolina at Greenville, Yoga. Studio owners Liz and Brian and myself were in our first teacher training together with Max Strom, way back when! I'm very much looking forward to seeing them again, working with their students and being in their great space. Fliers are below for both the public workshops and the continued education workshops that I'll be teaching. Private sessions are available. If interested, please let me know by e-mailing me at

Lastly, we have 2 spaces that have opened up for the 2nd retreat week in Mexico at the end of February. In my last few previous posts I've attached the flier for the retreat. If interested, scroll to previous posts and contact Rasa Yoga Center. Its going to be a very special time. Always is! 

Be well. Hope to see you soon!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Holiday Gratitude

Years ago, each day, I would write a gratitude list. It was formal, in a notebook, a kind of ritual. Well, life changed, and years later, I was out of the habit of this simple, yet great practice. Recently, before getting out of bed each morning, I've started reciting the things I'm grateful for again. Its a potent way to start the day, in the mindset of just how much I have to be grateful for. Tis the season to remember all the good around us. May we keep up this practice and mindset in the new year, too!

Along the lines of gratitude, I'm looking forward to and excited for my 2015 teaching schedule. In the very near future, I'll be teaching classes and workshops in Steamboat Springs, CO, as well as Greenville, SC. Below is information and fliers on my up coming teaching schedule. To see my entire schedule (thus far) for 2015, please visit my "schedule" page.

Happy holidays to you and your's. We have a lot to be grateful for!

*THIS WEEK in Steamboat Springs, CO:
Monday, December 22nd, 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Pilates Mat class at Yoga Center of Steamboat
Tuesday, December 23rd, 12:30 - 1:30 pm. Intermediate Vinyasa Flow at Yoga Center of Steamboat
Friday, December 26th, 9:30 - 10:45 am. Intermediate, Slow Flow at Yoga Center of Steamboat

*Next class at Storm Peak Brewery is scheduled for Saturday, January 3rd. 11 - 12 pm. $10.00 for the Yoga and Pilates conditioning class AND a beer. Please arrive a few minutes early, wear comfortable clothing a bring a mat. All levels welcome and no experience necessary! (if you have any questions regarding the class, please e-mail me at

*January 3rd, Hips, Hamstrings and Hip Flexors: relieving lower back pain
This workshop is open to all levels. 3 - 5 pm. at Yoga Center of Steamboat Please visit their site for the full description and to register

*I'm back teaching at Greenville Yoga in Greenville, SC this January. Below are fliers for the two Public workshops and the two Continued Education clinics I'll be teaching.
*Lastly, we have 2 spots left for our 5th Annual Mexico Retreat at the end of February. I'm so happy that this year, because of the amount of interest we've had, we're holding 2 retreat weeks instead of 1. The first week is full, but the second week has 2 openings. The flier is below. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at Its going to be a very special couple of weeks!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Seattle, Steamboat and Ski Season

We've had a slow start to our season here in Steamboat, but its early and we're hopeful. First ski day was last week. Hoping for more snow in the forecast soon!

This coming weekend I'll be teaching at YogaSmith in Seattle. A great studio run by my good friend, Joel. I'm teaching 2, all levels workshops - TrueCore and Learn to Breathe. Flier is below. Spread the word to your Northwest friends and family!
Time has flown since moving to Steamboat Springs. Just yesterday it seems it was the beginning of summer! I feel so grateful to be in this beautiful place, with incredibly nice and interesting people. I'm also very happy to be teaching more locally, in addition to my travel teaching schedule. Please visit my schedule page to join me for classes, workshops and events here in town, around the country and in Mexico. See you soon!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Seasons change fast!

I taught in Los Angeles last weekend. It was abnormally warm. Two days later, it was negative 7 en route from the mountains in to Denver. I think its safe to say, its officially winter here in the Rocky Mountains!

I'm looking forward to the winter season. I'll be teaching 4 special classes at Storm Peak Brewery here in Steamboat Springs - - as well as traveling to Seattle to teach at YogaSmith the weekend of December 6th (flier is below). Lastly, we have just a couple more spaces available for out 5th ANNUAL Mexico Retreat coming up in February. Its going to be a very special week. The retreat flier is also below. If you have any questions about these up coming events, please don't hesitate to e-mail me at Stay warm and I'll see you soon!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Bob Dylan, L.A, Continued Ed. and Mexico!

This weekend we took a little road trip to see Dylan. When will we get that chance again? Special to see a great of our time. He's put on just a few more years from when this picture was taken (haven't we all?!), but pretty spry and sounding good none the less!

This coming weekend I'll be back in good ol' Los Angeles to teach for a few days. I'll be seeing students for one on one instruction (e-mail me directly at to set up a time), teaching 3 classes at Exhale, Venice and 2 NEW continued education clinics (fliers are below). I hope to see some of you west coasters soon!

Registration is now open for our 5th annual Mexico retreat! Spread the word. Its going to be another wonderful retreat!

Friday, October 24, 2014

Travel on the horizon

Time feels to be going very fast these days. The days are flying, the nights are flying, and in a week and a half, I'll be flying back to L.A to teach again! I'm looking forward to teaching two new continued education workshops for yoga teachers and teachers in training as well as public classes at Exhale, Venice. The flier for these new workshops is below. With so much yoga being taught these days, its more important than ever to continue learning, grow our skill set, and participate in continued education work. If you have any questions regarding either of these workshops, please contact me directly at

And registration is now open for our 5th Annual Mexico Retreat! Flier is below. This year we have two dates for you to choose from. Each year this retreat becomes more and more special. It is truly a week I look forward to all year. Early registration is necessary as this retreat will fill up. Join us!

If you enjoy practicing at home with streaming yoga classes, try my classes on Yogis Anonymous. There are currently 4 short, accessible practices on their site, and I'll be filming more when I'm in L.A next.