Yoga is NOT about the Handstand!
Thu, Mar 03, 2016
I read the following article from Yoga Journal about the ongoing argument of yogis taking yoga “selfies” and thought I’d share it….as I have a few comments to make! Read More
Be a WORK IN PROGRESS
Wed, Jan 27, 2016
"One of the biggest causes of self-loathing is the hell-bent need to 'get it right.' We strive for perfection and success, and when we fall short, we feel less than and worthless. What we don’t seem to realize is that striving for success and being w... Read More
NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
Tue, Dec 29, 2015
Another year has flown by with lightning speed because having 4 teenagers (two of them in college), 3 dogs, and owning a yoga studio can make for a busy life! I just celebrated 1 year of owning Lotus Yoga and Fitness on December 15th -----it feels li... Read More
Abhyasa and Vairagya
Thu, Nov 26, 2015
Abhyasa (practice) and Vairagya (non-attachment) are two terms I use a lot with my students in my yoga studio in Ormond Beach, and also apply to myself every day. I truly believe that if we want to see a change in our lives we must dedicate ourselves... Read More
The Lotus Flower
Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Many people ask me why I named my studio "Lotus Yoga and Fitness", with the emphasis on the LOTUS part. When I celebrated one year in recovery from my 35 year battle from an eating disorder, I got a Lotus Flower tattooed on my ankle because of what t... Read More
Quality Over Quantity and why it's important:
Tue, Sep 29, 2015
For many years, until I was in my late 30’s, I was a highly competitive runner and triathlete. Early in my career, I had a well-balanced training schedule with a lot of cross training (running, biking, swimming, weights). I rarely got hurt. Then I de... Read More
Always Be a Student of Life!
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
I recently had the privilege of taking a class with Seane Corn, an internationally known Yoga teacher and activist, in Jacksonville, and also with Dylan Werner who is known for his incredible inversions and arm balances, in New Smyrna Beach. Read More
What is a Yoga Teacher's Role?
Thu, Jun 18, 2015
My role as a yoga teacher is to guide my students through their practice. Every BODY is different so no two postures will ever look the same. I give the tools to allow someone to feel their asana, and to feel their connection to their body. There are... Read More
What does YOGA mean to you.......?
Mon, Jun 01, 2015
I recently read this on a Face Book post by “Eat Breathe Thrive”, and in the last 8 years , Yoga has meant something different to me along the way. At first it was simply a physical practice, but it has evolved and moved into deeper levels of my spir... Read More