5 Tips for Going Vegan

Around this time of year many people create intentions, and/or resolutions. A common resolution is eating healthier. Whether you are seeking to fully transition to a vegan diet or interested in reducing the amount of meat, dairy, or processed food consumed; I have a...

Heart Opening & Intention Setting Workshop

Last weekend, my friend and co-teacher Kristen & I hosted a Heart Opening & Intention Setting yoga workshop to join our students in uncovering their intentions for the new year, releasing what didn't work in 2016 and sharing tips on how to truly embody those...

Six Pack of Peaks

One of my intentions for this year is to spend more time pursuing my passions & inspirations and surrounding myself with things, people and activities that infuse me with vibrancy. The flip side of that intention is to spend less time planning, cleaning, worrying...

Crown Chakra-Sahasrana

The crown chakra is associated with being connected to a higher power. You can choose to sub in God, the Divine, or your own personal Deity that fosters this connection. You can even chose to sub in your own Inner Wisdom, if no other outside force makes sense. The...

Third Eye Chakra-Ajna

The sanskrit name for the third eye chakra is ajna, which means to perceive. This chakra is located in the eyes, forehead and pineal gland. A balanced third eye chakra is associated with intuition, wisdom and higher knowledge. If the third eye chakra is excessive in...

Throat Chakra-Visuddha

My throat chakra has required the most work, attention and feelings of discomfort. Speaking my truth freely has not  always come easy. I think of the  throat chakra as associated with assertiveness. Whenever I teach communication or anger management skills to my...

Heart Chakra-Anahata

The heart chakra is the core of the chakras. With three above and below, it's the bridge between the lower chakras call to action and the upper chakras call to thought. The heart chakra is associated with the RIGHT TO LOVE AND BE LOVED. The heart chakra's energy is...

Solar Plexus Chakra-Manipura

This week I focused on my solar plexus chakra. This chakra is located around the navel area and is associated with confidence, empowerment and self-assurance. The solar plexus chakra is mostly thrown off balance by SHAME. This can leave one feeling doubtful, without a...

Sacral Chakra-Svadhisthana and Why We Cry in Yoga

This week's focus is on the Sacral Chakra. The Sacral Chakra is associated with pleasure, creativity and sexual energy. When this chakra is too closed, there can be repression, suppression of creativity, a sense of being out of touch with sexuality or a denial of...

What I Ate-The Family Edition

One of the most common questions I am asked is if my husband and step-son are also vegan. My husband is vegan and my step-son sort of is....he mostly eats vegan when he's at home with us because that's all we cook. When he is not with us, he does not always eat plant...

Root Chakra-Muladhara

Over the next seven weeks, I will explore and examine each one of my chakras and my yoga classes throughout that week will be devoted to the corresponding chakra. The first is the root chakra. The root chakra is located at the base of the spine and is associated with...