Healthy Lifestyle VIP Retreat

Are you in need of a sunny get away filled with self-care? Swami’s Beach, Encinitas, CA I’m excited to announce my Healthy Lifestyle VIP RETREAT! I love sharing the beauty and spirituality of Encinitas, CA with you. I’ve designed a special retreat filled with private yoga, meditation and vegan cooking classes designed specially for YOU.   Read More »

Yoga Home Practice

When I started practicing Ashtanga Yoga in Kansas City in1997 I didn’t have a teacher and would study VHS tapes, if you can believe it. I would watch them over and over and take mental notes. These videos helped me greatly until I met my teacher Tim Miller in 2000 and did his Ashtanga Yoga   Read More »

My 20 lb. Weight Gain and Loss

“If your not making mistakes, you’re not taking risks, and that means your not going anywhere.” -John W. Holt Jr. I wish I would have know about a vegan diet when I moved to San Diego after college. When I moved here in 1993 I came without a job, very little money and no credit   Read More »

Why Yoga Can Help You Lose Weight

“When you heal the soul, the body will automatically heal itself.” Paramahansa Yogananda I worked in the fitness industry for 6 years as an Exercise Physiologist and a Personal Trainer, prior to becoming a yoga studio owner and teacher. Surprisingly, I have seen more people lose weight practicing yoga than I did when I was   Read More »

Liberation from the Gym: The Magic of Ashtanga Yoga

“Practice and all is coming.” -Sri. K. Pattabhi Jois (Ashtanga Guru) Ashtanga yoga is the closest feeling to being HOME that I have ever experienced. This challenging yet infinitely rewarding style of yoga has changed my life in so many unforeseen ways for the last eighteen years and continues to do so every time I   Read More »

Yoga vs. Weightlifting

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein Think about this quote for a second and ask yourself, does this quote apply to the way you treat your body? I get several questions from people asking if they can replace lifitng weights with   Read More »

Yoga’s Power Over Addiction

“Mankind is engaged in an eternal quest for that “something else” he hopes will bring him happiness. Complete and unending, for those individual souls who have sought and found God, the search is over. He is that something else.” – Paramahansa Yogananda I used to be a full-time personal trainer in the 90’s and would   Read More »

Ashtanga Yoga Compared to Other Styles of Yoga

Styles of Yoga: Hatha – Physical (Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, Iyengar, Sivananda, Viniyoga, Kripalu) Raja – Mental Bhakti – Devotional Kundalini – Energy Karma – Selfless Service Jana – Knowledge Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga continuously flow from one posture to the next, in a vinyasa style of movement. This style of movement helps increase the efficiency   Read More »