Category Archives: Yoga

Put Down the Phone and Tune Into Yourself

What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? My guess is many of you start checking your phone for the news, swipe through all your social media accounts, and then go to email. And your mind might immediately get caught up in obsessive, ruminative thinking about something that’s not going well.

Turning Intentions into Reality: An EMYoga Series for the New Year

Have you noticed that habits are difficult to change? You keep doing the same thing repeatedly and don’t know why? Maybe there are things you wish you would stop doing–eating right before going to bed, eating snacks when you’re not hungry, drinking more than one glass of wine or drinking at all, buying clothes you

Finding What’s Real: A New View for Our Times

My dharma talk before yoga class last week reiterated one of the tenets of Kripalu yoga philosophy which is about “the sacredness of the moment.” Of course, we hear about living in the present moment from many different spiritual traditions because it is the most profound way to live. In fact, it is the only

Unlock the True Healing Power of Yoga

When Lauren Walker and Donna Eden join forces, it’s a superstar event.  Two leading pioneers in their respective fields of yoga and energy medicine.   As Lauren began to weave these ancient techniques that Donna teaches into her personal yoga practice, a beautiful synergy happened.  A magical union of two ancient healing traditions became Energy Medicine

Yoga is Freedom–On and Off the Mat

One of the most beautiful things about yoga is there is a yoga for every body. No matter how old or young you are, no matter what size you are, or your physical ability–there is a yoga for you. In fact, yoga is not as much about physical movement as it is about your mind

Why Am I Standing in the Kitchen?

Research tells us that we are present about half of the time. However, my personal inventory of people over many years tells me it is much less than that. And the cost of living without being fully aware ranges from overeating/drinking to checking your social media whenever there is a moment without activity. Or how

21 Days of Sunrise Yoga = Personal Growth and Transformation!

July 11 – 31, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:15a CENTRAL TIME To sign up, go to alleyCatYoga.com. ONLINE ONLY. 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

A Mindful Morning Routine Jumpstarts Your Life

What do you do first thing in the morning? Do you turn off the alarm and snooze then must hurry when you finally get up? Do you check your phone for news and social media before you get out of bed? Do you grumble until you get your first cup of coffee? Do you skip

Savor Every Bite at Omega Institute–SIGN UP NOW

Savor Every Bite is a book about possibility–the possibility of a life of happiness, beauty, and ease. It’s also about understanding the difficulties and painful emotions that we experience in life and how to navigate them with the skill of mindfulness. Of course, it’s also about mindful eating! Join me at Omega Institute in beautiful

Creating Habits of Wellbeing: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

May is Mental Health Month. And, I believe that mental health is a product of a holistic approach to our well-being that includes taking care of your body, your heart (emotions), and your mind (thoughts). In the Buddhist tradition, this can be understood through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Body, Mindfulness of