The Importance of Connection & Community

Weeks 7 and 8 of Yoga Teacher Training In our last week of teacher training a quote by psychotherapist Irvin Yalom comes to mind. He said, “It’s the relationship that heals,” and he was referring to the therapeutic relationship between a doctor and a patient as being…

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Redefining Attitude & Attention

Week 6 of Yoga Teacher Training Patience is my work this week. Being on my mat more than ever before is giving me lots of opportunities to work with this concept. Right now there is not that great yoga session after a few days of no yoga,…

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The Beauty in Being Imperfect

Minding the Mind: Week 5 of Yoga Teacher Training Things are starting to get intense. I knew it would get here, but I wasn’t sure how. We’re learning anatomy, new poses, practicing yoga five to six days a week, doing homework, practice teaching, and trying to stay…

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The Practice of Transitioning Mindfully

“Life is one big transition.” -Willie Stargell Week 4 of Yoga Teacher Training I’m at the halfway point of this journey, and it’s an interesting place to be. Like any unknown process, you can never tell from the outside what it will look like from the inside….

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Learning to Lead by Example

“Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.” Chinese Proverb Week 3 of Yoga Teacher Training The dust is starting to settle. If my yoga was a house getting remodeled, the clearing out has happened and the rebuilding…

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