Category Archive for: ‘Yogis’

I’m not exactly afraid of heights, but when you peek over a ravine, for most people doing a handstand isn’t on the top of their list. It’s wasn’t exactly on mine either. Balancing on your hands is one thing, but adding the risk of tumbling to your death, some would definitely consider that going too […]

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 […]

I have a yoga girl crush. Her name is Kathryn Budig, and she is amazing. Strong, beautiful, an amazing teacher, crazy talented with a great personality to boot. Get in line boys, because I’m first. When I found out that she was coming into town to do a workshop, I threw down the cash and […]

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 […]

I was training my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with a fellow practitioner. I was in the unfavorable position of being underneath side control. I became frustrated, and wanted to get out (because my freaking guts were being smashed). I tried to escape with a little too much vigor and…..BAM! I kneed myself right in the friggin […]

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 […]

I’ve had a long love affair with meat. One of my favorite meals as a kid was a fried chicken drumstick, and my mother to this day admits it was a sure fire way to make me shut up at dinner time. In fact, I partly blame my mother for my relationship with meat. She […]

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 […]