Posts Categorized: Yoga

Sage Advice: Medical Emergencies in Class

The first article I ever wrote for Yoga Journal gives advice to yoga teachers about how to deal with medical emergencies in class. Despite every studio’s and teacher’s efforts to create a safe environment, such medical emergencies do happen in yoga classes, as a result of either an acute injury or an underlying condition. Knowing… Read more »

New: Core Strength for Real People: Pinup Warmup

Want to move over the long weekend without having to stand up? Here’s a preview of my new Pinup Warmup sequence, which focuses on mobilization through the shoulders and spine and activation of the muscles that move the joints in the upper body. As a bonus, you’ll get to hold several poses with your hand… Read more »

Not Too Late for Summer Intensives

Today feels like the first day of summer proper, as the first weekday with the kids out of school. If your summer isn’t booked down to the last minute, there’s still time to join me at one or more of these upcoming intensives: Yoga for Athletes: Balance, Strength, Flexibility, and Focus 1440 Multiversity, Scotts Valley,… Read more »

Newly Certified: Kirsten Larson

Meet Kirsten Larson, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers. This beauty lives on the eastern side of the Research Triangle, but we’ll get to see lots of her at Carrboro Yoga as she moves through our teacher training. She’s already a wonderful teacher, though. Her classes are inclusive, clear, and calming,… Read more »

Newly Certified: Tracey Turner-Keyser

Meet Tracey Turner-Keyser, one of the newest certified Sage Yoga for Athletes teachers! In addition to being a wonderful yoga teacher, Tracey is also a high school running coach and a wonderful family therapist—this is a triple whammy of goodness in helping people feel balanced, connected, and capable of peak performance. Tracey is not only… Read more »

Listen: Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast

I had a really fun chat with Fit Bottomed Girls for their podcast, and I especially appreciated the opportunity to shout out one of my favorite songs, “Both” by Gucci Mane and Drake, and one of my favorite writers, Tana French. You can hear the whole thing here! The FBGs do an especially lovely job of promoting… Read more »

New: Core Strength for Real People: Stretch Your Front

The first of this odd-numbered month means a new video is up at Core Strength for Real People. This one is not for core strength, but for core release. If you get enthusiastic about ab exercises, you can get too tight across the front of your body, putting extra pressure on your back. The stretches… Read more »

Listen: “Meet the Moment,” Wanderlust Speakeasy

In 2015, I gave a talk at Wanderlust Snowshoe in the Speakeasy—the festival’s version of a TED Talk. I was so nervous! While I’m no stranger to public speaking, this was next-level stress. Instead of the yoga or meditation teaching I’m used to doing, I was talking philosophically about lessons I’ve learned in life. The talk was… Read more »

Scheduled: Teaching Yoga to Athletes Intensive in North Carolina

The hometown version of my five-day intensive on teaching yoga to athletes will be Monday–Friday, July 17–21, this year. (You can also catch it at the 1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, California, Sunday–Friday, June 18–23, and online anytime at Sage Yoga Teacher Training.) This is always a highlight of my teaching schedule—not only do I… Read more »