Yoga Inspiration and Travel

Yogis Unite in Bend Oregon

When you begin a yogic path you are encouraged to be kind, gentle, and appreciative, but it is no secret that yogis who swear by one type of practice can be as hard-nosed as an evangelist or Wall Street trader. In a community of tolerance yogis turn foul defending their mantra, genre, and path to enlightenment.   Yogis Unite Bend is an opportunity to remember that all yoga is beneficial and...

Uttanasana Forward Fold

The forward fold or uttanasana is a foundation posture throughout the disciplines of yoga.  Depending upon hamstring flexibility this posture can vary from person to person on ease and comfort.   Start with the feet parallel and hip with distance apart with the toes pointing forward.  Take a big breath in and exhale.  Pull the belly in to engage the uddiyana bhanda or abdominal muscles, and bend...

Connecting Mindfulness & SUP Yoga

There are few things that connect power and grace more beautifully than SUP Yoga. You have seen those images of a yogi on the water with a beautifully balanced body executing inversions and strong poses on a SUP board.   Those of us whose physical body, yoga or SUP skills are not quite 'ready for prime time aspire to that same connection of body, mind and breath...

The Gift of “No”

Doors that close (even in our face) are important to help us grow. “No” is a great teacher. Have you ever noticed when you over commit to “Yes” the after effect is a tidal wave of resentment, bitterness, energy spread too thin, and your own vortex of health and happiness is at risk...

Yoga Festival

Yoga + Music Festival Survival Guide Part 2

Last week we shared Part 1 of the Yoga + Music Festival Survival Guide and now here's Part 2!! Yoga festivals can be serious stuff. Packing in lots of yoga during the day and dancing all night is hard work. Here is your go-to guide for maximizing your fun. The one thing not on this list? Your computer, leave work and all distractions at home...

Music + Yoga Festival Survival Guide

Five years ago, I packed my bags and boarded a flight for my first trip to Wanderlust in Squaw Valley. I had been looking forward to four full days of hiking, music and yoga for months. This would be the highlight of my summer. And it was fun, inspirational and transformative, but I also endured headaches and had trouble sleeping. Getting dizzy, nausea, headaches from...