Attending this workshop was a change of plan for me (I won’t tell you the one I ditched out on in order to go listen to Edi!)…for whatever reason, when this afternoon came, I was just pulled to check out what Edi Pasalis had to say in her workshop More Hours or More Per Hour? Lessons in Right Livelihood From MBSR. Maybe it’s because I’m new to this whole “yoga teacher” thing and I could use some sound-headed business advice, or maybe it’s just because I like the way “right livelihood” rolls off the tongue. Whatever it was, it was enough to pull me in. (more…)
She said it herself, but it bears repeating: Felicia Marie Tomasko’s workshop, Ingest, Digest, Rest – Ayurvedic Tips for Healthy Digestion was perfectly timed for the evening of the last day of the conference. After five days of constant wisdom ingesting, I think we all needed to hear about how to take time and let things settle. And Felicia, being a yoga and Ayurveda expert, had tons of helpful advice about how we can take simple steps to aid our digestion, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. (more…)
I am going to make an embarrassing confession and tell you that as SOON as this call was over, I went right over to Marci Shimoff’s YogaHub profile page and wrote her a very nerdy email. And although nerdiness and adoration are two of my strong suits, I am not usually one to write “I love you” emails to complete strangers. I am going to blame the awesomeness of Marci’s message in her session today entitled Love for No Reason – More Than You Ever Dreamed Of, for my ensuing fan-dom. (more…)
No, I didn’t realize when I sat down to listen to Mirka today that she is the wife of Gary Kraftsow (whom I wrote about yesterday), and all I have to say is way to GO, Gary! Man, I would love to be a fly on the wall in that marriage…I imagine lots of levitating and spoon-bending… (more…)
Full disclosure: I am a yoga teacher, and it’s very possible that I’ve felt a little, um…scoff-y about “yoga therapy” in the past. I’m not admitting anything outright; I’m just saying it’s possible. Because, come on, “yoga therapy”…what is that, even? I imagined that, at best, it might involve sitting in a therapist’s office (all brown leather couches and impressionist paintings of storms) being prescribed some count of down-dogs as remedy for my troubles. Or, at worst, being taken into one of those tiny white “Physical Training” rooms at a doctor’s office and being given postures to perform that LOOKED like yoga, but were actually devoid of the magic and divinity of the practice I have come to know and love. (more…)
Greetings, YH-VC Goers! (Or, for you non-acronym-types: Greetings, YogaHub Virtual Conference Goers!!)… Are you getting as excited as I am for the main event? Five full days of virtual conference awesome-ness is a-coming, and I am jazzed! At last, enlightenment shall be mine!!
Well, alright, enlightenment might be a tall order for a single conference…but a girl can dream, can’t she? Sigh… (more…)