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Goodbye, Yoga Alliance

Do you know what the world doesn’t need right now? More RYT200 yoga teachers. I don’t know about your area, but Central Illinois is awash with them. So I’m not going to be responsible for producing anymore. Don’t get me wrong; Yoga should be accessible, fun, and open to everyone. Everyone should take in-depth yoga […]

Put The Yoga Back Into Yoga

“Yoga is a lot more than what we do on the mat. If what we do on the mat doesn’t help us off the mat, then it’s worthless; it’s absolutely worthless.” Bryan Kest, 2006 Lately, I’ve been feeling a bit reflective about the early days of my yoga practice. Perhaps it’s been how running my […]

The Absurdity Series

The Absurdity Series Psychological fact (I’ve been told): “The more you see something, the more you believe it.” What if all I’ve seen is wrong? Western-based health and wellness practices (exercises) are misguided and completely inappropriate for health and wellness. It’s like a story I’ve been told so much, I believe it. What’s misguided is […]

How Badly do you need to go to Yoga during Covid?

How badly do you need to go to Yoga during Covid? Everyone needs yoga — we know that, but just how badly do you need to do it? If you haven’t been to yoga in a while or have never been to yoga, this quiz is for you. Skim through this list and add up […]

Watering Down Yoga

Watering Down Yoga Your concerns are validated, and the bar is lower. I have come across many teachers who complain that their 200 hr training was a waste of time and money because the leaders were solely there for the money. (If you are willing to waste money, then may I offer some Swampland in […]


Today We are blessed to have this time to be here. We are lucky to live in America We are fortunate to have spaces of our own, We are lucky to stand in the middle of somewhere we call home; feel love and unity. To practice tolerance, which makes it possible for people to coexist […]

Have you ever felt like quitting Yoga

Have you ever felt like quitting Yoga? You are not alone. Often, students tell me that it’s getting too hard, and they leave class hating themselves or hating Yoga. I looked at them and said, “Please keep coming to class.” Yes, Yoga is hard work, and it’s challenging by nature because being designed to bring […]