Sunday, September 20, 2015

Old stomping ground and Oregon coming up

Its Sunday morning, and I'm in my old stomping ground, Los Angeles. Los Angeles was about the last place in the world I ever thought I would live. And, I ended up spending my 20's here. Actually a full ten years, to the day. I haven't lived in L.A for about seven years now, but still come back with regularity to teach. The bonus is I also get to see some of my best friends in the world when I visit!

This weekend, I've been teaching the anatomy and posture section of Santa Monica Yoga's 200 hour teacher training. What a pleasure its been to work with nice, open minded and committed students! Thanks for having me.

Next weekend I'll be teaching anatomy and healing injuries at Rasa Yoga Center in Southern Oregon as part of their 200 hour Teacher Training. I've been teaching with Rasa for over five years now, and always look forward to teaching there and working with their community. I'm grateful for the opportunity to work with such nice people in different parts of the country!

Along with travel, my Skype privates are up and running and have been so much fun! If interested in one on one instruction, please e-mail me at

Stay in touch, and I hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sun, Travel and Mexico!

Its been HOT most places lately, so its hard to imagine that in a few months, we're going to be missing the warmth! But, by mid October, a retreat to Mexico is going to sound great - Sun, Ocean, Swimming, Yoga, beautiful accommodations and wonderful food. If you've considered this retreat in the past, this is your year. The flier is below. If you have any questions please e-mail me at I'd love to have you there!

Here is Steamboat Springs, CO my public yoga class schedule is changing a bit. I'll be teaching some on Saturday mornings, Sunday mornings and some special workshop classes in the coming months. Please check the Yoga Center of Steamboat schedule and join me for an align and flow class.

Lastly but most importantly (!), I'm happy to announce that I'll be offering private on line sessions, workshops and classes beginning in September. Please stay tuned for more info and check out my "privates" page for a complete description to determine if a private session is for you. If you'd like to schedule a session, please e-mail me at  You can also practice some short classes with me at

Monday, August 3, 2015

Its August ALREADY? - Coming up this month AND how to sign up for 6th annual Mex

Is the summer going fast for y'all or just me? This month I'm traveling quite a bit, both for teaching and pleasure. Coming up on my teaching calendar...

A few more spaces are OPEN for our 6th ANNUAL retreat in Mexico. Here is the flier. Now is the time to sign up. Its right around the corner! (Sorry - the February, 2016 retreat at the moment is full)

August 7 - 9, Easton Yoga, Easton, PA - My PhysioSTRIDE™ workshop AND Part 2 of my Applied Anatomy and Yoga course. If interested in attending the course OR the two public classes Saturday and Sunday afternoon, please check out Easton Yoga's site for all the info and to register. In addition, while in Easton, you can sign up for a private session with me. Please e-mail to do so. Thanks!

Saturday, August 15th, Yoga Center of Steamboat - Relieving Back Pain workshop - by stretching and strengthening your hips, hamstrings and hip flexors. 10 - 12 pm. Please visit Yoga Center of Steamboat's website for the full description and to sign up.

Public Classes this month:

Tuesday, August 18th and 25th, Align and Flow at Yoga Center of Steamboat
Wednesday, August 19th and 26th, Slow Flow at Yoga Center of Steamboat

Lastly but most importantly (!), I'm happy to announce that I'll be offering private on line sessions, workshops and classes beginning in September. Please stay tuned for more info and check out my "privates" page for a complete description to determine if a private session is for you. In the mean time, you can practice some short classes with me at

Friday, July 24, 2015

Coming Up in the next week........

(For Jamie's complete Yoga and PhysioSTRIDE™ teaching schedule, please visit her "schedule" page on this website)

*Steamboat Springs, CO - Sunday, July 26th, Practice at the top of the Gondola with Jamie, 10 - 11am. $10.00 suggested donation. (Gondola ride not included)

*Steamboat Springs, CO - Wednesday, July 29th, Beginner Yoga with Jamie, 10:30 - 11:30 am. Yoga Center of Steamboat

*Steamboat Springs, CO - Thursday, July 30th, All Levels Yoga at the Botanic Park with Jamie, 9 - 10 am. ($10.00 suggested donation)

*Steamboat Springs, CO - Thursday, July 30th, Align and Flow Yoga with Jamie, 12:15 - 1:30 pm. Yoga Center of Steamboat

*To schedule a private Yoga or PhysioSTRIDE™ session with Jamie, please e-mail her at

Monday, June 15, 2015

Look up, please

Good morning! Its beautiful here in Steamboat Springs, CO on this Monday morning. After two straight weeks of rain, the river is flowing, the mountains are green and we can be outside again and take advantage of this gorgeous area.

Its been a while since I posted a blog here on my home page. Since I last wrote I've visited the DC area where I taught my Level 1 PhysioSTRIDE™ training, we've moved and been to and from Boulder and Denver a couple of times. While traveling, the piece that struck me most was the fact that wherever we go these days, folks are on their smart phones non stop. In airports, walking and looking down. In cars, driving and looking down. Crossing streets and on sidewalks looking down. And, in restaurants, sitting at a table with one, two or three other people and looking down at their phone, or periodically checking it since they have it out and on the table. This has become a broken record topic of our time, but are we really more connected with all of our technology, or less? In some ways, of course we're more connected when it comes to the amount of communication is at our fingertips. But, I feel that there is a time and a place to use this technology. While crossing the street is not one of those times. While out at dinner is not one of those times. While in a public class, like a yoga class, is not one of those times. There is a time and a place for most things. Smart phones seem to have infiltrated our every moment and look to me like they've become the exception. Let's change that as things progress even further down the technology trail. We need to know when to put it away. If you're walking in a busy airport terminal, please look up so you don't bump in to me. If you're crossing the street, please look up so you're not hit by a car. And if we're out at a meal or having coffee together, please look up and put it away so that we can connect face to face.

Besides the obvious factor of being "present" with who you're with or your surroundings, and not drowning in i phone land, I'm very curious about the long term postural effects this will have on us. The inevitable rounded shoulders, forward head and overly flexed neck and upper back. And then, people wonder why they're shoulders, neck and upper back are sore. Humans have developed in to beings that are meant to be upright and have our eyes forward, not down at a screen. I feel like its inevitable that most people will be using technology more and more. I also hope that in this evolutionary process we take the time to do physical activities that counter balance "technology posture". Get outside to stretch your eyes. Walk backwards after sitting at a desk or in a chair (my personal favorite "go to" remedy for many things), or doing chest, shoulder and neck stretches.

I'm certainly not anti technology. In fact, we ordered new phones yesterday since our's are on their last leg. Its going to cost us our first born for the phones, but we ordered them non the less. Technology is fun and certainly useful. We just need to make sure that for each moment we're looking down at our phones, or at our computers, we ideally take an equal amount of time putting our phone down to look out, look up, open our chest and stretch our eyes. Especially while crossing the street.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Rifle, Palisade, Fruita, Montrose, Ridgway, Telluride, Ouray, Silverton and Durango....oh, and teaching news!

We're on a Spring road trip in Colorado. Mainly to explore the towns in the title of this blog again, get out of Steamboat while its still mud season, and get our legs back as we start mountain biking again. Here are some pics from the trip.......and below is my latest on teaching - its going to be a full summer. I hope to see some of you here in CO, or in another state this season!
Ridgway, CO
North of Telluride where we camped for a night

Silverton - one of our favorite small town stops in CO
Hermosa trial, outside of Durango - now, officially one of my favorite mountain bike trials
View from Hermosa trial
Yoga classes, trainings and special events

Its going to be a fun and busy summer. I'm teaching a weekly class on the schedule at Yoga Center of Steamboat, as well as a few special classes, workshops and trainings for teachers. Please check out the Yoga Center of Steamboat schedule for the class, workshop and training schedule.

Also, we've added a new series of Yoga and Pilates conditioning classes at Storm Peak Brewery. Classes this summer will be on May 10th, May 24th, June 21st, July 5th and July 12th. 11 - 12 pm. $10.00 for class AND a beer. Please arrive a few minutes early and bring your own mat. No experience necessary, but space is limited. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at

Lastly, I'm not only teaching in Colorado this summer, but also in Vienna, VA, Los Angeles, CA and Easton, PA. I'll be teaching my Level 1 PhysioSTRIDE™ training and my Applied Anatomy for Yoga training. If interested, please check my SCHEDULE page above.

Hope to see you soon here or there. Keep breathing deep and enjoying the outdoors!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mud Season

We're officially in Mud Season. This means, the mountain is closed (no skiing or snow boarding), and its still cold and wet enough outside that we can't be out on hiking or biking trails. What are people to do? As I experienced this morning, they come to yoga! I taught my Yoga and Pilates conditioning class this morning at Storm Peak Brewery - a class I've been teaching as often as possible since living in Steamboat. $10.00 includes class AND a beer. Its a fun thing that brings people together when they're not out on the trails. The Brewery and I are in the process of making our summer schedule for these classes. I'll announce them soon and they'll be on my calendar page of this site.

Last weekend I was in Southern Oregon teaching part of a Yoga Teacher Training at Rasa Yoga Center.  Thanks for having me! We had a fun time in the teacher training and in the public classes. Looking forward to seeing you all in the Fall. Dates are TBA. Here are a few pics from classes at Rasa.