Big Changes

Holy Cow it’s May! I guess you could sum up the last two & a half months (since I clearly didn’t post anything) in a word: rough! For whatever reason I’ve been in a funk. I’ve felt like a shell of myself watching life play out and doing my best to participate. Phil and I had ski weekends, wine country trips, a Palm Springs getaway, and fun times with friends but still…this funk. I hated my body, I was under motivated to do much of anything I wasn’t obligated or scheduled to do, & I even began to resent my job (and I’ve got the greatest job in the world – just look at my awesome students at the last UNRAVEL workshop *click here for link to sign up for round 2 this Sunday*)!IMG_0506I am quite skilled at forgetting to practice what I preach & it was time for me to take a deep dive into the root of the problem. I realized certain shifts had to be made, and while change may scare the shit out of me, it is inevitable. As my father always says, “The only constant is change.” If we want to keep succeeding and taking steps towards future goals, things have to change. So what did I change? I adjusted my studio offerings to give myself self care time in the mornings. I’ve started doing more meditation and activities I like, rather than exercise to look a certain way. I also stopped lying to myself. I didn’t want to admit it but I was living for others – trying to be perfect for everyone instead of just being happy with myself. I know that I need to be my most authentic self, & I can’t please everyone. I can only take responsibility for my own happiness & hope it rubs off on those around me. IMG_0445Oh, also Phil and I are moving to Walnut Creek. Yep, in a few short months we will be moving over the bridge & establishing a new routine in the East Bay. For the record, we are NOT moving because we are pregnant, haha (my family ALREADY asked), but we do think this is better for our family. The thought of leaving the city is bittersweet but I’m sure they’ll be more to come on that later.


’til next time, keep smiling! 🙂



Thursday Thoughts

Happy Thursday Friends! With Spring around the corner and New Year’s resolutions slowly becoming distance memories, I’m finding it important to reflect on the concept of making room. For me, especially when I don’t want to deal with something, I fill my day with anything else I can think of just so I don’t have to tackle the one thing I’m dreading…and you can say the same when it comes to food or fitness too. If I eat all these chips, I’ll be too full to eat my salad later OR I can watch this Vanderpump Rules marathon and not go to that yoga class. These are pretty silly examples but you get the idea. In order to incorporate the things we want, in order to experience growth, change, success, etc… we need to make room for

I would never have been able to hold Pincha Mayurasana (forearm stand) 2 months ago. I am hyper mobile through my scapula so any balancing on my forearms was unpleasant and something I avoided in practice all together. But I know in order to be a great teacher I need to be able to teach from my experience, so made room in my practice to do the work and now, I can…that feels really good!

Today, I invite you to think about what you want. See if there is something that isn’t serving you or that isn’t good for you and maybe put it aside to make room for this new, exciting change.

’til next time, keep smiling! 🙂