My Yoga Journey

I found yoga, as many do, without really looking for it. My mom dragged me to a few classes with her while I was in high school, partly for company and partly with the hopes that something, anything would calm me down. Growing up I was tightly-wound, persistently restless, hopelessly perfectionistic, impulsive and strong-spirited to the

Bhav Brigade: Year Two in Review

This past month, our entirely donation-based pop-up yoga platform, the Bhav Brigade, had it’s second birthday. Looking back, I’m not sure how it’s possible, but this past year proved to be even more transformative than our first. We kicked off the year by collaborating with our friends and local Kirtan band, PranaMuktiBhakti, to host The Yoga

A privileged heterosexual middle-class skinny white woman’s honest un-polished real-time experience of inclusivity training – Part One.

I’m doing an “inclusivity training for yoga” right now, because Bhav Brigade is a nonprofit yoga platform built on the tenets of accessibility and inclusivity and as it’s co-founder (one that happens to be all the things we tend to welcome in with open arms as a society) it’s important that I walk the talk.

The Love Languages of Giving and Receiving.

My love language for giving is speech. My heart most naturally flows from my body in the form of words and the way it shows up in the world tangibly is through writing and in yoga. When I teach yoga I speak rather than show–I prefer verbal adjustments over physical (largely out of practicality because

A Meditation for Remembering

Find a comfortable supported place to sit where the light falls softly (if it doesn’t, light a candle). Let the spine grow long, reaching the crown of the head towards the sky. Pick your shoulders up to your ears and then relax them down and away. Blink the eyes closed gently and settle in. Now, start to

Things Currently Feeding My Soul (That might fill yours too) – Media version

This video: A really, really powerful article on the disheartening disparities of global health (also that the author is a medical student & that these are the kinds of people shaping our healthcare future) Photography that so perfectly captures what it is to be human, what it is to love and what it is to

Bhav Brigade: A Year in Review.

This past month our pop-up yoga collective, The Bhav Brigade had its first birthday. In true Bhav fashion, we celebrated with donation-based all-levels yoga under the bright hot beating sun and a big fat dose of giving back. Danielle, Megan & I co-taught a class on expansion beyond the places we feel stuck and all proceeds

Finding a Home in the Yoga Community of Hampton Roads: Norfolk Yoga Culture

Three years ago when I moved to Norfolk, I visited all the local yoga studios within a three-mile radius of my new apartment in Ghent. Having moved every year for about the last decade, I was in search of a home. When I say home, I mean the feeling you get when you walk in

Bring Your Whole Self to the Party.

Tell us your tales but don’t leave out the heartbreak because we suffer it too. Everyone wants to know that they are not alone. Everyone wants to know that something, someone or some energy is out there waiting to receive them exactly as they are. You have this ability with you now. I suggest that

Things Currently Feeding My Soul

1. Supporting work that supports others (see #2). 2. Steve & Hope Dezember and their “Drive for a Cure” project with Jeremy Brown. This year they gave me my favorite christmas present…EVER! Not only is it the soul of my living room, this painting will also support Steve & Hope’s journey and ALS research! What you see