I live my life in growing orbits to move out over the things of the world. Perhaps i can never achieve the last but that will be my attempt. -Rainer Maria Rilke  read more...
Friends

Friends

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. -Emerson  read more...
Mantra

Mantra

Sometimes you just have to go and get some yourself. My mantra for Monday…  read more...
Jump in...

Jump in…

Jumping in feet first is sometimes harder than head first. Just ask me, I should know. I haven’t been able to dive “head first” into anything in a few years. Someday when I can afford a therapist other than my yoga mat I’ll try and suss that out. For the...read more...
Back in the side saddle...again?

Back in the side saddle…again?

Ahhh home. Smoked salmon, yoga classes that I get to go to daily, farmer’s markets, chai tea…ahhh the good stuff. Culture shock? Only if you consider my surprise at the abundance of skinny hipsters on bikes in Portland. I’m slowly acclimating to my old but new life. Hibernating a bit...read more...
A different kind of independence day.

A different kind of independence day.

I can’t begin to relate how special my time here in Tulum has been. As I sit here I watch different lives unfold. The table of women enjoying their morning brunch, in front of a beautiful ocean after a 2 hour yoga class. The smiles on their faces, the joy...read more...
Getting Over the Fear...

Getting Over the Fear…

One of my biggest fears in teaching yoga (there are many) is that fateful day when my teacher Tiffany Cruikshank walks into one of my classes as a student….to have ME teach them. The thought of it brings swarms of butterflies to my belly. I guess it is pretty foolish...read more...
Practice makes better...

Practice makes better…

As the days start to meld together I find I am able to define my time easier by the books I’ve been reading. I couldn’t tell you what I did last week but I could tell you that last week I discovered a sneaky plot derived by a crooked tavern...read more...
Mantras...

Mantras…

We have not come here to take prisoners, but to surrender ever more deeply to freedom and joy. We have not come into this exquisite world to hold ourselves hostage from love. Run my dear from anything that may not strengthen your precious budding wings Run like hell my dear,...read more...
Pain and Meditation...

Pain and Meditation…

Pain has many faces, many expressions. physically our muscles and joints may ache, mentally and emotionally we deal with anger, loss and sadness. Any yogi will tell you that a little meditation can help but who really listens to yogis except for other yogis right? Well, a fancy schmancy research...read more...
Stories
Friends

Friends

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature. -Emerson   read more
Dreams of juice...

Dreams of juice…

  Apparently I’m on trend. Funny how these things come around. When I moved out of my small town I became the nice enough but weird girl who was always wearing cowboy boots, flannel and the occasional Native American inspired shirt. I’ve always loved dream catchers, feathers, turquoise and wearing earrings that don’t match.  I’ve... read more
What's in your cart?

What’s in your cart?

The other day, a friend at work inquired about what my eating habits at home were? See, as well as teaching yoga I also work in a restaurant. The restaurant folk are a strange bunch when it comes to at home eating. We spend most evenings at work without any kind of break for dinner.... read more
Dance...

Dance…

“Practice can make us nimble enough to dance together with grace, however bashful we may be at the beginning.” -David Richo read more
Just like you...

Just like you…

Be gentle and patient with others. They are finding their way, just like you. read more
February Yoga for You vol.1

February Yoga for You vol.1

Want to try yoga but don’t want to join the spandex-wearing strangers at the gym or a yoga studio just yet, or ever? Learn the basics in this 4 week series beginning February 5, 2012 at 7:15pm. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Classes are intentionally kept small to ensure personal... read more
February Yoga for You vol.2

February Yoga for You vol.2

Okay kiddos, here we go! Yoga for you vol. 2. Consider this a continuation of the 4 week beginning series we currently in the middle of this month. We will build on basic alignment principles and poses learned while adding in some new fun stuff. We’ll take a look at some introductory ways to balance... read more
The path...

The path…

  “If we knew we were on the right road, having to leave it would mean endless despair. But we are on a road that only leads to a second one, and then to a third one, and so forth. And the real highway will not be sighted for a long, long time, perhaps never.... read more
You are, you are, you are...

You are, you are, you are…

“I took a deep breath and listened to the old bray of my heart:  I am, I am, I am.” ~Sylvia Plath read more
Wintertime Sunshine

Wintertime Sunshine

It’s winter and right now I want summer. We’re rocking the sunshine here in Portland but the 30 degree weather just doesn’t seem to be cutting it. I’m always looking for little ways to recreate feelings and sensations that I long for. A tuna sandwich the way my mama used to make them when I... read more
Adventures Coming Soon!

Adventures Coming Soon!

NOMAD is the result of two kindred spirits inspired to live a life of adventure and travel. Orchestrating tours in Oregon, Utah, Mexico and Puerto Rico (Iceland and Switzerland soon to come!) NOMAD strives to create adventure tours unlike any other. Imagine waking up to the gorgeous, alien red rock landscape of Moab, Utah, hiking... read more
Definately Golden...

Definately Golden…

“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with... read more