2018 Challenge Update (Week 2)

This past week was my last week on break before college classes pick up again. I picked up several shifts substitute teaching to pay for text books, and was able to read a bit in the classroom. In total I completed two more books last week (one was for book club), and have about another … Continue reading 2018 Challenge Update (Week 2)

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2018 Challenge Update (Week 1)

After a whirlwind of activity that was my semester and then diving straight into the holidays I enjoyed having last week off to decompress and mentally refresh. Anne was in school and my husband was at work, so I relished having the house to myself. I return to the research lab this week, and my … Continue reading 2018 Challenge Update (Week 1)

Presence Not Presents (And a Christmas Yoga Playlist)

In this week's yoga classes we have been focusing a lot on restorative and grounding poses, coming on to the mat to find both length and stability to be present in the moment. So many times during this season we can just get lost in the sheer busyness, and then you blink and the New … Continue reading Presence Not Presents (And a Christmas Yoga Playlist)

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap and Conclusion: Part 6

This is the last installment on a six part series. If this is your first time joining in, start at Part 1 to journey through with me. I hope this series has been as helpful to you as it was for me to write it. Please feel free to reach out if you have any … Continue reading Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap and Conclusion: Part 6

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 5

Welcome! This is Part 5 in a six part series. Start at Part 1 to get caught up! We are reaching the end of yoga teacher training, which has been a bittersweet realization. While I am exciting to be able to return to my old practice and routine (undoubtedly enhanced with the knowledge I have … Continue reading Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 5

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 4

This is Part 4 in a six part series. If you are just tuning in, I would recommend starting here at Part 1! It's International Yoga Day! I absolutely love the fact that there is a whole day devoted to the practice, and that so many people take part in it each year. The studio … Continue reading Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 4

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 3

This is Part 3 in a six part series. If you are just tuning in start with Part 1, and I will meet you back here! There was a considerable shift in the energy of the class today. After having seven hours to practice alongside and talk with one another yesterday there was a more … Continue reading Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 3

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a six part series. If you are new to the blog, start with Part 1 and I will meet you back here! Today was absolutely jam packed full of prenatal yoga! We began this morning with about an hour of introductions then rolled out our mats and jumped right into … Continue reading Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 2

Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 1

Reaching while rooted: spreading out and exploring the world around one's self, while remaining grounded in the essence of one's soul and identity. There is an endless parade of cars that go by my hotel window: I imagine families returning home from weekend getaways, truck drivers hauling freight across the country, and professionals headed toward … Continue reading Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga Teacher Training Recap: Part 1