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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 […]

January 25, 2021
what makes moved to heal trauma-sensitive?

An important discovery I'd been teaching for years before I stumbled across trauma-sensitive yoga. I'm not sure what inspired me to attend that first training, but it opened my eyes to exactly the kind of practice I need for myself and am drawn to offer others. I'll say more about that in a future post. […]

January 20, 2021
preparing for calm: ten reclining + seated movements

This week's Moved to Heal practice offers the same reclining and seated movements as last week in a slightly different order. Sometimes the sequence of movements changes the way we experience them. I hope you'll give either or both of these 10 movement practices a try, perhaps as a way to connect to your body […]

January 13, 2021
gradual arrival - ten reclining + seated movements

This week's Moved to Heal practice starts lying down and gradually moves up to seated. It could be useful as a gentle way to tune in to your body, or perhaps to take a break from a long period of sitting at a computer --something most of us can relate to these days!   what's […]

January 6, 2021
pausing to breathe - five reclining + seated movements

Moved to Heal gets a format update Last week I introduced a "5 forms" format that I'll be trying out for the next six months. Each episode will include 5 forms or starting shapes, and in these I'll invite you to try 1, 2, or 3 different actions. I'm saying that form + action = […]

December 31, 2020
five moves to get started

As we head into 2021, I'm trying a new normal for the Moved to Heal episodes. I'll offer episodes with 5 forms (seats, stances, shapes) each with an action choice (such as lifting the arms, rounding the spine, etc). You'll see the same forms and actions over and over, in different combinations and sequences each […]

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