Sometimes Yoga Sneaks Up On You

This month the Mind Body Messenger is a few weeks late as I have had a hard drive crash on my system,  the repairs weren't finished before had to head out of town for a week to teach, and then on my way home my luggage was lost.  Sounds like a crisis, and usually I would be feeling like the world was against me, but instead I’ve had the pleasure to discover that yoga has be..read more

Vinyasa Flow DVDs Coming Soon

Yesterday I received the Vinyasa Flow Live Class DVD videos (woo hoo!) and today they are off to the printer and this project is almost ready to launch. Here's a sample of what the Vinyasa Flow Live Class will look like...stay tuned for details of our launch party and more!..read more

Yoga Biz Tips May 2015

Yoga Biz Tips # 3: 

Get to know yourself - make this a priority in your journey in business.  The better you know yourself, your strengths, weaknesses, skills and abilities, the better able you will be to manage, promote and grow your business - an..read more

Baba Ghanoush

I'm not usually a big eggplant fan, but baba ghanoush is one of my favorite dips, and we often make it a meal with some homemade pita bread, hummus, olives, tabouli, and some raw veggies.  Great for dipping, spreading on toast, or on its own.  If you haven't tried making your own Baba Ganoush yet, give this recipe a go - it is simple, quick, and delicious. Ingredients: <..read more

Congratulations Adelaide YTT Grads

Congratulations to our newest Vinyasa Flow Yoga Instructors who graduated our Adelaide training this year.  They are all heading back to their communities, from Adelaide to Nihll, to share their light and their love of yoga with their communities.  Please join me in congratulating: Roz Hill, Simone Higgins, Daniela Figueroa, Danielle Paphitis, Elisa Franklin, Rosemary Wallis,..read more

Black Bean Salsa

One of the things I have missed while living in Australia is black beans which have always been a favorite ingredient in tex-mex cooking.  Although dried beans are an option (and a healthy one), I never seem to get around to soaking the beans overnight, cooking, rinsing...so the arrival of canned black beans in the Mexican food section of the supermarket has brought some of my..read more

Yoga Biz Tips – It’s All About Your Vision

When starting or growing your yoga business it's important to have a clear vision of where you are at and where to want to go. Have a mission statement, business plan, and forecast for the future - but keep it flexible. Your plan needs to be adaptable, adjusting to changes, challenges, and opportunities as they arise - without losing touch with your overall vision. Too often..read more

Carrot Coconut Soup

This bisque-type soup is super easy to make, has a delicious flavor, and is perfect for these cooler autumn evenings - and make enough to take to lunch tomorrow! Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • 8-10 large carrots, chopped into ½ inch rounds
  • spring water
  • 1 can un..read more

Teaching Yoga In Gyms – Q&A

I had a few questions from a recent grad regarding teaching yoga in a fitness environment, and I thought I'd share: Question: Is it Safe to Practice Yoga on a Towel? I have started teaching a yoga class at a gym, and the gym does not have yoga mats or any props and the class participants generally only use a towel or the carpeted floor when practicing. Do you think that t..read more

Favorite Blogs & Newsletters

Favorite Blogs & Newsletters I just sent this out to our current group of Vinyasa Flow Yoga teacher trainees and thought you all might like to hear about some favorite yoga, anatomy & massage blogs that help us to continue learning, pose by pose, muscle by muscle, yama by yama.  If you have a favorite resource we'd love to hear about it! I Love Anatomy e-zine by ..read more

Coconut and Shea Whipped Body Butter

This beautiful body butter is one of the natural skin care products that I have been experimenting with lately and I love it so much I wanted to share it with you all.  It is a light and soothing moisturizer with just 4 ingredients that you can whip up at home really easily, and is a delight for your skin, face, and even hair.  It contains coconut, shea butter, and almond oil..read more