Category Archives: Yoga

You’re a Breath Away from Better Health, Sleep, and Happiness

I always joke that I went to graduate school to get a Ph.D. so I could teach people to breathe. But, in fact, that is what I’ve done a lot of—from teaching breathing techniques in individual psychotherapy sessions to mindful eating programs and yoga sessions. My first experiences with the power of the breath were

21 Day Sunrise Yoga – Starts July 5! Sign Up Now!

Wake in the early morning, escorted by pastel shades of dawn. Sit in the consciousness of stillness and become poised to listen. Let yoga speak to you as the sun rises. There is no better way to awaken than moving your body on the mat and aligning your heart and mind to spirit. Sound enticing?

Dreaming of Palm Trees and Grabbing Life by the Tail

The snow is coming down and the temperatures are as well. There is no day above freezing in the forecast any day in the near future. I am dreaming of palm trees and a warm tropical breeze blowing through my hair. I am supposed to be in Costa Rica right now teaching a yoga and

Introduction to EMYoga (Energy Medicine Yoga) – Sign up NOW!

Join me in the New Year and learn how to harness the body’s powerful healing energies for health and wellbeing. This past summer I completed an EMYoga (energy medicine yoga) Teacher Certification with Lauren Walker and I have prepared a four week series of some of the basic techniques to help get you started. After

Mindfulness Meets the Full Catastrophe: What sustains you during difficult times?

You might not have noticed, but my weekly blogging took a decided pause in the last few weeks. It seems like there was one catastrophe after the other in my life and it was hard to keep up emotionally, physically, and mentally. There was simply not the psychic energy to put words to paper. Sometimes

Delicious Movement: Partnering With Your Body

Practicing mindfulness of the body can happen in many ways. We practice when we move, eat, sleep, rest, and play. Moving the body mindfully is just one of the lens that we practice mindfulness and it enhances and improves our relationship to the body when we eat. Being aware of the body, in general, translates

21 Days to Abundant Joy! — SIGN UP NOW

Every summer for many years, alleyCat Yoga practitioners have embarked upon an early morning ritual of practice at sunrise (6:00 – 7:15 a.m.) for 21 days straight. And this year anyone from around the world can take the class LIVE ONLINE over Zoom. Why on earth would someone do that, you might ask? Answer: Because

Don’t Worry. Be Healthy.

I was talking to a wellness colleague of mine yesterday about advertising my Eat for Life classes starting in May and she said “People don’t want to think about being healthy right now.” That statement really took me by surprise. And, I’m not sure it’s accurate, at least not in my own life and in

Open Up Some Space

I am the kind of gal who likes to cram a lot into a day and into life. But, I notice that sometimes busyness is an impediment to peace, rest, and self-reflection. And, it can even happen in places and at time when the purpose of my days are to slow down and ease into

Calming Rituals for the Holidays

Do you think of “calm” and “holidays” in the same sentence? Probably not. In fact, often the holiday season becomes filled with obligations, unmet expectations and stressful demands. The American Psychological Association reports that holiday stress has a particular impact on women, due to their tendency to take on much of the responsibility for preparing