November’s Free Yoga Podcast

This month's free yoga podcast offers a 20 minute Hands-Free Vinyasa Flow is great for those with shoulder, elbow or wrist pain, or for any reason needing to take a break from bearing weight in the arms. This is also a great flow for the beach, the forest, or the park.  Utilizing strengthening movements like Powerful Pose, Runner's Lunge, and Warrior with chest/shoulder openin..read more

Lemon Coconut Balls

This month I got a huge basket of lemons from a friend and wasn’t sure what to make, so I reached out for ideas on Facebook.  A few lemon meringue pies (for now) and some limoncello (for later) and I still had a few extra lemons, so Melanie Hansen shared her delish Lemon and Coconut Balls with me.  Unfortunately, I didn’t have all the ingredients that she suggested, so li..read more

Sequencing for Balance

Last month we talked about sequencing your practice with routine and variety, and this month I thought it would be great to continue the conversation about the foundations of sequencing.  Whether you are sequencing your own home yoga practice, or designing a class for your yoga participants, one of the foundations of sequencing is balance.  What do I mean by balance?  Well, ..read more

Congratulations to grad Eli on her Active Communities Award

Congratulations to Yoga Trinity grad Eli Haski on winning the ACT nomination for the Fitness Australia Active Communities Award!  I first met Eli through my husband Chris and he told me about this amazing woman who was teaching fitness and movement class for those living with mental illness.  Eli undertook Trinity Yoga Teacher Training to add yoga to her programs, and has mad..read more

Lessons From the Mat – Sequencing

I had a question from a new grad recently about sequencing, and she was feeling a bit pressured to be sequencing a new class every day and wanted to get some guidance.  I have written a bit about this here, and will continue over the coming months to discuss a few of the foundations that I work with in my own sequencing.  But, to get more ideas, I reached out to a few Trinity..read more

Fav Yoga Blogs, Podcasts, and Newsletters

Hello Friends, I regularly get questions about what books to be reading, what blogs to pay attention to, and how to keep up with the evolving exploration of yoga in the modern world.  While I am always taking courses, reading new books, and of course exploring on the mat, one of my favorite ways to stay curious about the practice, and to keep informed and inspired is to hav..read more

ACE Continuing Education Credits

The Core Yoga Online Education program is now approved by ACE (American Council on Exercise) for 3.0 CEC Continuing Education Credits! Core Yoga is a comprehensive online course to study, practice, and learn to teach a dynamic Yoga/Pilates fusion.  Suitable for group fitness, personal trainers, and mind-body movement instructors from all backgrounds who wish to implement Y..read more

Sequencing for Routine and Variety

I had a great question this week from a recent yoga teacher training graduate about sequencing for her new classes, and it got me to thinking about how we sequence our own home practice each day, week, month, and year.  What informs our decisions about what to practice, when to practice, and how often we should do the same practice or how often we should change it up?  Whethe..read more

Vegan Butter ‘Chicken’

A delicious vegan alternative to tasty Butter Chicken.  I was skeptical at first but this really was easy to make and even the carnivore in the house loved it.  Don't be put off by the number of steps in the preparations - just have all your ingredients ready to go and this recipe is quick and easy - and super delish!  Serve with rice or naan. Ingredients:

On Work and Rest – Olympic Observations

I’ve been watching a lot of the Olympics the past few days and, like you perhaps, have been thinking about how much hard work, how many years of training, practice, competition, and mental preparation each athlete endures in order to perform at the highest levels of their sport.  But, what we might not realize is that just as much as their success is due to work, it is also..read more

Cauliflower Pizza

After seeing this recipe a few times online, I decided to try my hand at a cauliflower-crust pizza, and the results were...well, pretty good.  Was it tasty?  Absolutely.  Will this replace 'real' pizza for me?  No.   Then again, I'm not celiac or wheat intolerant or focused on reducing carbs.  If you are, this will give you a pretty great pizza experience without the grai..read more