Yoga of Pregnancy

Yoga of Pregnancy

MAyurveda – Easy Ayurveda for Mamas

MAyurveda: Simple, Fast Habits for More Energy, Connectedness, and Better Sleep PODCAST I LOVED talking to Sarah Hutchinson as part of her telesummit, Yoga Beyond the Poses 2015: Easy Ayurveda for Health and Happiness. We touched on everything from the one kitchen appliance [...]


Retreat, Regenerate, Renew

I'm Burrowing! I am feeling called to burrow deep within myself for a while. When I do this I like to do daily rituals.  The ancients knew that rituals guided us beyond the limits of our brains. They knew that [...]


Why I do what I do

Why I Do What I Do Last week I got an email supposedly from a mom-to-be asking for my help.  She said she was single, she was due in 4 days, and she just found out what a doula was.  When I showed [...]


Our Yoga Becomes a Big Girl

Ma Yoga Gets Big Girl Panties! Sometimes my daughter put on outfits that make me wonder where she came from.  She'll wear dresses as skirts and a headband with a paper crown taped to it to school.  But no matter what I [...]


The Yoga is the Choice

I wrote a while back about the power of saying no, and said we owed finding our dream home in LA in large part to saying no to everything that wasn't IT.  Some people replied saying they appreciated the reminder [...]


On Empty Houses, Teas, and Simplifying

Recently I had some people over to the completely empty house we'd just bought.  We were planning to see it quickly and then go have a picnic, but to our surprise the kids were having a BLAST.  There was not [...]


How to Break a Bad Habit and Make a Good One

On the feminine side of life, we try to love things into and out of being. So the first step in breaking a bad habit would be to stop calling it "bad."  Let's say you have a cookie as a [...]


Have you misplaced yourself?

Off the Mat Yoga for Mamas: How to Shine Up Last night my daughter got really annoyed that she had to get out of the bath. Usually I would get annoyed right back, but I was deep in to the [...]


How did I get here? The opportunity of new motherhood

This morning I am pausing to feel gratitude and wonder, and asking myself the question, "how did I get here?" After I left the "regular" yoga world and decided to focus on serving moms and moms-to-be, I get to spend [...]


Do you know the first thing about happiness?

I don't think of myself as a naturally giddy person. I actually grew up feeling a little sad about the state of the world: my 6-year old brain told me that adults did not know they were pieces of a whole, in [...]


Spiritual practice: some thoughts about (ick!) love

This week I was blessed with the time to take TWO yoga classes, and both teachers talked about love. I appreciated their courage, because there's an ick factor there for me, you know? What is that? Anyway, I decided to [...]


Mama Here’s Your Tea: a Nourishing Post-Partum or Pregnancy Tea Recipe

Here is one of my favorite thoughts that comes to me now and again: what if the earth has everything we are looking for? I mean, what if it's just waiting to nurture us no matter the ailment, condition, lack [...]