Category Archive for: ‘Athletes’

When I throw a balancing posture into the mix when I teach yoga, it’s not uncommon for me to see frustration or see someone that is a little irritated (okay, they’re pissed). This usually happens because the student really really REALLY wants the pose. I’ve also seen disappointment inn students that don’t hit their desired […]

I’m not one of those trainers or coaches that takes pride in scaring my clients or students. I don’t try to see if someone can throw up or make them pass out (which isn’t hard to do, trust me). But with all that said, I have seen fear in people’s eyes when I ask them […]

People get hurt, even doing their favorite activity. That includes yoga too, yes, I said it. There is one glaringly obvious sign that shows up when you’re a little too vigorous with your chosen physical activity. PAIN Duh. If there is pain, don’t do it. There are many ways that people can interpret what they […]

At a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament, you’re bound to see a few tears (from kids and adults alike). What is always interesting to watch is the medal ceremony. There is a wide variety or reactions, some are stoic, some have grins bigger than the moon, and others….well….they cry (you should see the kids react). Which […]

I post regularly on Instagram, and most recently I posted a picture in a deep split with a serene and placid expression on my face. My dirty little secret? In the pose, I am quietly going through every curse word that I’ve ever heard. And I know a LOT of curse words. I’ve experienced this […]

I had started yoga with one mission; to help my clients, students, and myself have a better range of motion while strength training. I had absolutely no desire for the “fluff” or “ooga booga” that I had associated with yoga practice. The weird chanting, the sweaty people, the humid hot room, I was definitely NOT […]

It’s not fun to fall. It’s a can be a scary experience where your whole world can feel upside down, and landing is something you have no control of. There’s always a moment where things feel good. And I mean GOOD. You’re in control, things are going your way, and you think, “Man, this is […]