Beginner’s Mind

Beginner’s Mind

Four years ago I was brand new to yoga. I had taken yoga classes before, but honestly, walked out of many of them. It’s hard to show up new. It’s hard to show up, period. One thing I’ve learned on the journey is that hard is ok and can become easier with support. When...
You are the one you’ve been waiting for

You are the one you’ve been waiting for

“You’ve always had the power my dear, you just needed to learn it for yourself.” – Glinda the Good Witch, The Wizard of Oz, L. Frank Baum “You changed my life!” Is a thing students say to yoga teachers. It’s sweet and meant to show...
More on Resistance

More on Resistance

Recently a student wrote to me with some questions about a daily yoga practice, weight loss and resistance. Following are my answers, I thought you might like to hear them as well. Question #1: What are “transformational results”. Not to sound shallow or...
Resistance

Resistance

I am a resistant yoga student. So are you. We all are. It’s just part of the process. I might be just a little more resistant than you though. My first hot yoga class was a nightmare. I remember hating the teacher, resisting everything she said, and being angry...
Yoga Newbies:

Yoga Newbies:

  Every yogi I know was new to yoga once. Some have been new to yoga more than once, I know I have. When you start and stop and start again it feels new, even though you know some of the poses. When you’ve done one style of yoga and start a new style, that’s...
Blocks

Blocks

We put 2 blocks next to every mat at yogaRIOT because we want you to use them. if you need them. but how do you know if you need a block, or two? use them help make the pose more powerful more grounded more balanced more aligned blocks are not cheating, blocks are...