6 Yoga Poses for CrossFit Fans

Variety is the spice of life, and as a yoga teacher I’m blessed with the opportunity to work with all levels of yoginis in spaces throughout Wisconsin.  In the summer, I lead yoga retreats on a beautiful island in northern Wisconsin and teach yoga on stand up paddleboards. My winters are spent in my own […]

Heart Opening Yoga

Too much time at the keyboard causing your shoulders to sag? Feeling the need to give your heart some love? There’s always a good reason to explore heart opening yoga, and making these poses part of our regular practice  can help keep our shoulders from rounding forward and our hearts from closing to the blessings […]

Taking Flight this Holiday Season

Arm balances are usually on everyone’s yoga wish list. My gift to you is to show you the steps to take flight on your yoga mat this holiday season. These popular party-trick poses often come up in class as an all-or-nothing proposition. The teacher will say, “If you practice eka pada galavasana, you can take […]

Chaturanga Do’s and Don’ts

Oh, chaturanga dandasana. We’ve had a long and complicated relationship. I remember my first few yoga classes way back when, and how it was unclear to me that people were not in fact lowering themselves all the way to the floor. They were – gasp – hovering! And when I first tried you, how miserably […]

Target Practice: Core Yoga

When you’re in yoga class and the instructor starts talking about core work, is all you hear blah blah blah core strength blah blah blah? Well, time to tune in to the center of your body’s energy because if you want to improve your practice and its benefits, it all starts with your core. That […]

One-Pose Wonder: Handstand

Midwinter blahs got you down? Boost your spirits and your energy with a handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana). This pose may be quick – but it’s not necessarily easy. Learn how to get the most from this one-pose wonder that turns your world upside down, in a good way. You can take handstand anywhere. All you […]

Restful, Restorative Yoga

Our bodies respond to the change in seasons. As the days get shorter and colder, we slow down for winter. If you’re like me, you’re eating and sleeping more, and transitioning into a slower speed. It makes sense that our yoga practice will follow suit, if we honor the body’s cues. While I normally bask […]

Embrace Natarajasana (Dancer Pose)

I struggled with Natarajasana. For months and months, I wobbled back and forth and completely out of the pose. After a particularly frustrating experience, my teacher at the time reminded me that the only way I would be able to find the pose was if I let go. This baffled me. Let go? I’ll fall […]

Doable Daily Yoga

Five enhancements to your regular yoga routine that will keep your practice thriving on the days you don’t have time to hit the mat. Do yoga daily? When it feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day, that can be unrealistic. So how do you make yoga a daily practice? Work with what you’ve […]

Embrace Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm Stand)

I remember the elation and shock I felt when I lifted up into my first arm balance! I could not believe that I was seriously on my hands with my feet off the floor. I immediately crashed back down, but the feeling was still there… the knowledge that I could. The power of arm balances […]