Posts Tagged: Carrboro Yoga Company

Watch: Sitting to Standing with Blocks

In my yoga for athletes class, we’ve been working on the transition to standing from a sitting position, without crossing the legs, pushing the hands to the floor, or using much momentum. It builds core strength and fosters our sense of where we are in space. This deceptively difficult move is frustrating to a lot… Read more »

Just Scheduled: Sequencing Yoga Classes from Welcome to Namaste

I’ve just scheduled a five-day teachers’ intensive to give you concrete and copious tools and sequences no matter what style of yoga (or other movement classes) you teach. This workshop, which meets August 12–16, 2013, is part of a larger initiative at Carrboro Yoga to include more continuing education (more on that in a few… Read more »

Just Scheduled: Intensive on Teaching Yoga to Athletes

I’ve booked the dates for my next intensive on teaching yoga to athletes at my home studio, Carrboro Yoga, in beautiful central North Carolina, July 8–12, 2013. If you’re more of a winter-in–New England type, I’m teaching a similar program at Kripalu starting January 27; details here. Each program is equivalent to the content portion… Read more »

Yoga for Athletes Teacher Training and Certification

I’ve just scheduled a weeklong intensive, June 25–29, 2012, for teachers who want to hone their skills in working with athletes. This is perfect for yoga teachers, personal trainers, and PE teachers. If you’ve completed a weekend intensive with me, you’ll find the weeklong to be a valuable expansion of the weekend workshop, with in-depth explorations of… Read more »

Tough Call

I spent the first ten years of my life in Buffalo, New York. These years included the Blizzard of ’77, which buried our AMC Pacer so much that not even a hump of the car was visible in the snow. While these years calibrated my snow tolerance meter, I was not old enough to be… Read more »

Functional Core Sequence

What a nice group joined me yesterday at Carrboro Yoga for a core-strength workshop! Our theme was finding mountain pose, the neutral and stable alignment of the pelvis and the spine, and holding that even as our arms and legs were moving and our orientation to gravity shifted. As I promised the students, I’m posting… Read more »

Mopping the Floors

Tuesdays and Thursdays, I arrive at Carrboro Yoga midday to sign in and enjoy Ruth’s noon Power Flow class. One of my first chores, and my most favorite, is cleaning the floor. I slowly push the wide dust mop back and forth over the century-old wood. When nails are lifted out, they snag a piece of… Read more »

Christmas Tree Yoga

I was honored to teach a lovely group of yogis and yoginis for an all-levels, all-ages holiday practice today. In honor of the season, we enjoyed tree pose in a number of orientations: on our backs, standing, on our sides, and on our bellies. With 26 bodies and students’ age ranging from the teens to… Read more »

Practice, Practice, Practice

Most of what I do—and, I’d bet, most of what you do—all day is filling in the spaces left out in success-story montages. It’s the work necessary between setting a goal and reaching it. Much of it is tough, much is repetitive, and the progress comes in fits and spurts, rather than following a linear… Read more »

Practicing Yoga at the Studio Desk

Ten days into studio ownership, I can see how this role will be an extension of my yoga practice. Amid all the paperwork, getting up to speed on office systems, lining up instructors for the March schedule, working on revisions to the waiver, finding a working VCR for childbirth classes, cutting keys that will open… Read more »