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New Year. Same Badass You.

ody policing and shaming has NO space in my classes nor at the places I choose to work. As someone who has worked for many years on making sure I get to a place of physical, emotional and mental well-being, triggers of fat shaming especially do not serve me. To be able to accept the beauty that is me and the “enoughness” that is me requires that I stay grounded around people and  communities who do the same. In a city that generally does otherwise, find a space that values you as you. So friends, as you step into your new year routine, remember that you are beautiful the way you are. You are enough the way you are. You are welcome to my classes the way you are. May this year be one of authenticity, joy and grounding for us all.

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Dear Instagram Yogis, This One is For You

I am so tired of having to think about what to post on Instagram I am uninspired I know there is so much ego involved, but I have to do it I am inspired I know my followers expect me to post at least two pics a day I am uninspired  I wish I didn’t… Continue reading Dear Instagram Yogis, This One is For You

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The Art of Loneliness: How To Cope With Being “Alone” This Valentine’s Day

When my mind is restless and uneasy it tends to dwell on that which is negative and only causes more negativity to brew. I bring it to a point, perhaps of self-destruction and depression. But, luckily, this time, I realize that I’ve done this before and I do not wish to dig deeper into that hole.

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5 Yoga Influencers Using Their Platform Intentionally and Politically

Discernment is perception in the absence of judgment with a view to obtaining spiritual direction and understanding. It is the ability to choose from right or wrong, and to judge between truth or error. Of course, here too, we bring in our tainted perceptions and perspectives, but the act of looking at all options and making decisions, with awareness and acute decision making, is already a step above judgement

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The Year of the Cock: A Satirical Piece on Love, Mercury Retrograde, the Wolf Moon and an Armenian coffee cup reading

If you couldn’t blame the mercury retrograde, maybe you can blame the full moon.

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About My Best Friend and Me

A story that weaves crayons, coffee, divorces, yoga, travel and boxing. For today’s post my best friend and I decided to get a little personal and share a bit about ourselves as we embark on our co-created project, Stega: A Perfect Union.