Blog Updates

Breastfeeding is hard - so many things need to line up perfectly for it to come “naturally” and so many of these things are out of our control. 
Today, after two years since opening my studio, I am releasing an updated brand, which includes a name and logo change. You will see this new look on the website, Facebook, Instagram, emails and everywhere out in public.
“It’s really easy to blame the body for any kind of negative emotion we have… the body is never the problem. We adjust the asana, we don’t blame the body. The asana should be made to fit the student, not the other way around. The body isn’t the problem. Either the prop is the problem or the puzzle, not the body… your body is not a problem, we’re just going to find a different way to do this… I’m going to make this practice work for the body that I’m in; we don’t have to change the body to come to the practice.” - Amber Karnes, The Connected Yoga Teacher Podcast.

Pelvic Health Dysfunction

It's not just for Moms

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction it isn’t just for Moms: a “coles notes” explanation. 

There is something about talking about “Pelvic Health” that makes people blush, however we owe it to ourselves to normalize the conversation

*This Blog post contains content that can be triggering for some readers.

Exercise never came easy to me.

In another life, I was an actor - health and fitness wasn't my jam. I once said that I would develop an eating disorder before I would ever step foot in a gym, which ended up being more true than I thought it would when I said it.

Flash forward and a career in health and fitness is a running gag in my family.

We all know exercise is good for you, and strength training is particularly beneficial though most people tend to shy away from it. Cardio and Yoga are the lead contenders for types of exercise students choose to participate in, however there are benefits to strength training that go beyond the obvious fat loss and muscle toning.
I know the importance of taking the time to rest, but it’s always easier said than done. I get wrapped up in the little free time I have with cleaning, cooking, and running my business. Sometimes my own practice, especially my Restorative practice, take a backseat to the tasks that to the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 
Becoming pregnant after having a miscarriage doesn’t always carry the same excitement for everyone. For me, it was filled with worry, anxiety, and desperately trying to avoid attachment - because I wouldn’t be able to handle another heartbreak.

Pregnancy Loss: Part Two - A Journey in Healing

Beginning the healing process after pregnancy loss.

Costa Rica, a dream trip. A full week of Yoga, surfing, sloths, and opportunities to explore. Surrounded by strong, beautiful women. All of us dealing with our own shit. A haze surrounding this trip, because just three days before I found out my first pregnancy would end in miscarriage, and I was waiting for the process to begin.

Pregnancy Loss: Part One - Three Years Ago

My journey through pregnancy loss

Here I am sitting at my computer, 391/2 weeks pregnant, the day before my due date, it’s 7:01am. I have slept horribly for the last 4 nights and about 40 minutes ago gave up trying to catch a few extra fleeting moments of sleep. I also felt an overwhelming need to write about my past experience. Why today? Likely because I have found pregnancy and motherhood to have given me a much more honest perspective of myself and a newfound willingness to share.