I have wanted to get something off my chest for some time. Yet every time I attempt to share my thoughts I quickly shut down the idea. A little voice says, should I write this? Does it make me a bad teacher? Will anyone care? The answer to all three is probable no. So in … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Confession
At least every once in a while. I was going through my phone's gallery this morning. Something I do periodically because I'm neurotic organized. I stumbled across a video I recorded during a family vacation and had intended to share on my Instagram account. For whatever reason I never posted it. Probably because I thought … Continue reading Hey Mama; Be Selfish.
I talk a lot about deconstructing movement and the importance of working on individual components in order to reach your overall goal. So much so that it can seem like I don't teach yoga. At least in the traditional sense. I thought it would be fun to mix it up for a change and highlight … Continue reading My Love Affair With Warrior Pose
Well hello there friend! I've been M.I.A. for a bit. I could make up lies about how busy I'm been teaching and traveling, but I don't want to be phony. Instead I've chosen to include you in a little secret; I'm taking a break from teaching yoga. To be even more specific, I've gone back … Continue reading What the Heck am I Doing?!
"The wound is where the light enters you." - Rumi I've been thinking about this a lot lately. Since sharing my story with vulvodynia and chronic pain I've been asked the same question many times; "Is your pain gone?" - "What took your pain away?" - or "Are you in remission?" I'm gonna let you … Continue reading What Does it Means to be Pain Free
It amazes me how many products are still on the market that are anything but good to our lady parts. Seriously, how is Summer's Eve still in business? Or how about Trojan's "tingly warmth" lubricants and condoms? Like, really? The last thing we pelvic pain sufferers need is more burning! When I was diagnosed with … Continue reading LUBRICANTS, VULVODYNIA’S BFF
In case you haven't heard, May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month. I like to think of every month as pelvic pain awareness month, but I appreciate the efforts being made to this isolating condition. Before I procede I want to clarify that pelvic pain also affects men. I never want to minimize their pain, however, … Continue reading A Lifesaver in Disguise
May is Pelvic Pain Awareness month, and I thought now is as good a time as any to start. Trying to tell someone my story with vulvodynia isn't easy. It's complicated and there are many ups and downs that can get confusing if I don't start at the beginning. Before you know it I feel … Continue reading Vulvodynia;My Story.
My website is officially up and running. I'm so stoked... probably more than your average person because I am what they call 'technically challenged!' I may not have left my house for a week, but I got it done y'all. What I'm most excited for is to start connecting with more of you. That's the … Continue reading Anyone Can Teach a Pose…
Do you feel like you have "tight" hamstrings no matter how much you stretch? You're not alone. Many assume that the solution to is to stretch, stretch, and stretch some more. Modern movement science has shown us that this method is not only frustrating, but actually disadvantageous. I have gotten away from aggressively stretching the … Continue reading Pelvic Mobility – Why is it important?