Stop doing what you think you should be doing (& do what actually Works).
The Medicine in Easing Off and Taking Space.
You don’t have to wake up at 6:00 a.m. You don’t have to meditate, or do yoga, or write down five things you’re grateful for. You don’t have to do high-intensity interval training or avoid sugar, gluten, and dairy like the plague. You don’t have to do any of these things to live a well-rounded, joyful, and soul-satisfied life.
Yes, take care of your sweet self—but don’t do what doesn’t fit or isn’t working.
Why I sold my yoga studio, left paradise and moved home.
The most wonderful and unexpected thing has happened within the last 4 months. After selling my business, moving countries and taking a break from teaching yoga I decided to take some space. Easing off has allowed a buffer zone of sorts. A space to steep, digest and reflect. And then to return with new eyes, a more nourishing perspective and a softer heart.
Remember You Are Human.
Joy doesn’t only exist outside the 9-5. Or on a beach. Or within being your own boss. I think sometimes we just forget how happiness is found in the most utterly ordinary of things.
Remember Who You Really Are.
Remember that you are not always supposed to know.
Remember that you are not always supposed to have it all figured out.
Remember that there is not one way, one truth or one ultimate meaning for being here.
Attention Yoga Teachers: Do Not Touch Students Without Permission
You are not what you do. You are not what you don’t do.
You are not the job title. You are not a labeled societal sub group.
You are not your personality;
You are not a happy person, a depressed person or an angry person.
You are not a definition of your own qualities.
Who are you?
I'm Done With "Letting Go."
Being in a yoga studio does not eliminate the concept of boundaries. Being in a yoga studio is not a safe space or a sanctuary for everyone. Being a yoga teacher does not allow you to do whatever the hell you want (regardless of which gender the teacher or student is).
You Can't Be Bad at Yoga. Here's Why:
Lately it’s been less about letting go, and more about learning and integration.
And by it I mean life, yoga and the self. It’s really all the same.
Don't Let Yourself Die, Before You Really Feel Alive.
When people hear I teach yoga I often get responses such as:
“I’m so bad at yoga.”
“I’m not flexible enough to do yoga.”
“I would love to come to class, but I can’t touch my toes.” After getting these types of responses, more than usual lately, there is something I would really like to share.
F*uck What They Say. Do What You Want.
May we all speak our truth, even if our voice shakes. May we all fearlessly and unapologetically live out our visions, our dreams and our truths. May we welcome and encourage our brothers and sisters, our global family, to do the same. For if we don’t, we’re letting ourselves and each other die, before we ever really feel alive
Start Each Day with This Question.
From the job that we have and the lifestyle we live, to the people we hang out with, why are we doing it? Is it what we actually want to be doing? Or is it what we think we should be doing?
Slow Down, Sweet One.
We have to be willing to give it all up.
How we think it’s supposed to look. How we think it’s supposed be.
And instead, continuously come back to how it feels.
Rest Here For a Minute.
beneath your outer edges
within the spaciousness of the breath
Get Out of Your Own Damn Way.
Relax your shoulders
Release your jaw
Allow your gaze
To sweetly soften
The Most Common Deception of the Decade.
There is an immediate and radical shift in our lives that occurs the moment we decide to step out of fear and into a place of authenticity. When we stop letting our inner critic dictate what we say and do.
One of the Most Common Clauses of Bloating(And What to do About it).
He said he thought I was one of those people that always had all their sh*t together. One of those people who really had it all figured out.
Self-Care is not Selfish.
No one wants to feel like they just ate Thanksgiving dinner, after every single meal.
Finding the Beauty in Pain, Grief & Depression.
What we really share the most with the people around us, is in fact, our inner state
We Must Die Before We Die; to Really Feel Alive.
The experience I had when it shifted from logic to full body-mind-soul integration was easily one of the most powerful and wonderfully overwhelming experiences I’ve ever had. It was an experience I’ll never forget.
We'll Never Get it All Done - Ever.
I had the most liberating experience of my life, in the last place I ever could’ve imagined.
In a day and age of extreme consumer culture and an abundance of comparison generators (hello, social media), I think the reminder that we’ll never get it done is more important than ever before.