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

Preparing for Another Trip Around the Sun

I don’t have any specific resolutions for the New Year–there aren’t any juice cleanses or new gym memberships or spring cleanings on the horizon, but I am thinking more about the way I wish to live. I’d like to stop comparing myself to others, for one. I’d like to finally break-up with “I’m not good enough.”

Does Donation-Based = Free?

“So you run an entirely donation-based yoga organization?” My “yes,” is usually then quickly followed up by a surprised look and a “Wow, don’t people take advantage of that?” My answer is always the same—“Maybe, but how would I know?” If I tell people “Show up, practice yoga with me and pay what you’re able,”

Celebrate Everyday: The NEON Festival

The months of hard work of hundreds of individuals from various artistic and non-artistic backgrounds has finally culminated over the past few days in the long-awaited NEON Festival. NEON stands for “New Energy of Norfolk” and new energy it certainly is. The NEON movement has taken what was previously an underutilized part of the city