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I started blogging on yoga back in 2012, when I first started teaching. As such, this archive spans many years of an evolving perspective and knowledge base. Enjoy!
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March 3, 2021
shifting perspectives: five seated + standing movements

Why we move Just a few reasons... We move to get things done. To build a house or keep up with others. We move to show our spirits. To dance, to play, to feel alive. We move to stay healthy. To exercise our bodies and minds with routines that sustain us. We move to get […]

February 24, 2021
preparing to stand: ten kneeling + standing movements

Why I love teaching trauma-sensitive yoga Like most of us, I've lived through experiences that hurt. I’ve got stuff that I’ve had to sort through and heal --and am still figuring out. The process and the tools of trauma-sensitive yoga resonate with me for creating a more inclusive sphere in yoga and other shared spaces. […]

February 22, 2021
what goes into mov/ed yoga classes?

It’s a blend of approaches In a previous post I shared some elements of Moved to Heal that make the practices trauma-sensitive (you can read that here). This week, I want to share why I love teaching this way, and how trauma-sensitive approaches show up in my mov/ed yoga classes, as well. Over the years, […]

February 21, 2021
my teaching journey, part one

pain moved me to try yoga At first I was a yoga skeptic. Or really, I just wanted nothing to do with any stylized movement that wasn’t dance. Then my years of dancing began to show up in my body as pain, pain that limited my capacity to move how I wanted. Dancing -- moving […]

February 17, 2021
journey to breathe: ten kneeling + standing movements

Learning to trust Movement, and moving to heal, can help you learn to trust your body, even when you don’t know the cause of every signal. What we feel can be confusing. And most of us need to learn to trust the body --and unlearn ignoring or dismissing it. Trusting our bodies can require hard […]

February 10, 2021
balancing + breathing: ten kneeling + standing movements

More on feelings Some feelings are in our brains and some feelings are in our bodies. Some feelings are thoughts. And some feelings are sensations. For example, the pain I have in my knees is a sensation in my body, I guess. The frustration in my mind, the pain in my regret that I have […]

February 8, 2021
the way things feel

We’re feeling creatures Do you ever wonder why we feel things the way we do? Are feelings things that happen to us? Are feelings things that are us? Things that come from us? Things we do? Things we make? What do our feelings mean once they happen, once we have them? As human beings with […]

February 3, 2021
reaching for ground: five kneeling + standing movements

We’re feeling creatures Do you ever wonder why we feel things the way we do? Are feelings things that happen to us? Are feelings things that are us? Things that come from us? Things we do? Things we make? What do our feelings mean once they happen, once we have them? As human beings with […]

January 27, 2021
taking time: fifteen reclining + seated movements

I invite you to spend a little more time with moving this week, giving you fifteen movements to try as you choose. I've noticed for myself that there are lengths of practice that feel better than others. That said, I've also noticed that so often what I prefer has as much to do with where […]

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