As a movement coach and former climbing teacher, one of the first myths to bust when I teach new climbers is that it is predominantly an upper body sport.
Sure, your grip, shoulders, biceps and back will get worked, but as you develop technique, you start to realize that your true power comes from other places: your feet, your problem-solving skills and your ability to breathe when things get a little spicy. Read More
Mindfulness sucks. When you actually practice it, it does NOT feel good. Mindfulness isn’t fun. It’s painful. It feels gross. When I searched #mindfulness on Instagram this morning, 6,725,792 posts used that hashtag. I saw images of smoothie bowls, yoga poses, face cream, crystals, quotes, dogs and A LOT of people smiling. Read More
The following self-care routine is the result of this exploration. It is an invitation to know yourself more deeply and care for the person you are in this precise moment. It can be done anywhere, under any time constraints with any props or none at all. There are four steps: 1) check in, 2) spend time with what is working, 3) spend time with the parts that need extra love, and 4) look at the big picture. Read More
You see, our culture is addicted to people taking up as little space as possible. I am not dumb. I’m not even a bitch most of the time. I’m just not as small as he wished I was. Read More
I have a new class at Ballard Health Club on Mondays at 8am! To celebrate, I created a little video of a winter grounding Yoga Tune Up® sequence for you to practice. Read More
Atha = now; Yoga = of Yoga; anisasanam = exposition or instruction.
Now the exposition of Yoga is being made. Read More
In high school I took up marching band so that I didn't have to take gym class. I was afraid of kickball. The locker room felt awkward. And while epaulets and a feathered hat weren't really my jam, at least I could blend in with the rest of the dorky feathered-hat kids. Read More
This video is an overview of what I taught in the Yoga Tune Up® classes at 8 Limbs in Seattle this week, and was created for the students in those classes. For my schedule and more info, visit the schedule. Read More