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Raw Vegan Pie Recipe

Being a raw vegan does not mean you have to give up sweets. I consider them a treat and find satisfaction in small amounts, like with this pie I made to celebrate my Birthday with loved ones. Raw desserts are certainly much healthier than sugar...

Home Made Salsa Recipe and Health Benefits

This is one of my favorites. Most people I know love a good Salsa. It can be a great appetizer, or the main meal. There are so many healing foods in this recipe, and home made salsa is more satisfying than anything store bought. The...

Benefits of Legs Up the Wall Pose

Here's a yoga pose that most of us can do, and that has incredible health benefits. It's not fancy, but it is worth highlighting. I practice Legs up the Wall pose most evenings for about 20 minutes before bed. Besides my seated meditation, this is...

Raw Vegan Ceasar Salad Recipe Favorite

Salads are my favorite meals! I sometimes add healthy fats like in this ceasar salad recipe, and I always nourish my body loading my salads with tons of leafy greens. There are so many salad combinations that I love and I look forward to sharing...

The Desire to Heal

The desire to heal comes from one’s spiritual reservoir of grace. A heart rhythm of a healer is set with compassion and mercy towards mankind. The healer grieves for the burdens of men until open to grace and receptivity to the guidance of the Holy...

Coming Back To A Studio Yoga Practice After Injury

Sometimes We Must Begin Again from the Beginning. Fall 2015, I experienced an S.I. joint dislocation, which resulted also in the tearing of connective tissue. I was unable to find any comfortable position in my body, let alone practice yoga at the studios. I had to...

Sprouting Seeds

Seeds hold the mysterious life force potential. The process of sprouting seeds can also serve as a healing metaphor for the practice of cultivating and sprouting life. Sprouts are a delicious and easy way to pack more nutrition into your diet. Add them to salads,...

Hold the Seat

A teacher looses the seat when self-absorbed. As teachers we must get over our selves and show up to serve. We must truly embody and practice yoga to qualify for teaching yoga.

Holding the seat means to stay in contact, to stay in relationship. The Sanskrit word Asana literally translates to seat, which in yoga represents the relationship to the Earth, all beings and all things. As teachers we must not loose the connection. We must no longer see ourselves as separate. A yogi practices, seeing the art of God in everything. A yogi practices, seeing the best in others, their inherent nature, and thus creates the space of allowance for others to become just that, their best.

As teachers of yoga we must breathe for and with our students, we must set the rhythm, the energetic tone, and hold strong in presence. How can we inspire our students to show up to the moment if we are distracted? When we step into the world as a yoga teacher we must get over ourselves. We are here to offer our service. We teach our students to listen, not just to listen for the cues of the postures, or breathing. It is beyond that. A yoga teacher must create the resonance.

Know Your Instrument

When we have a clear realization about our capacity, we can be realistic about our effort.  Stress and anxiety often comes from too much expectation, or too much ambition.  Knowing your capacity can help in setting limits and boundaries to ensure that your efforts are...