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3 Practices to Prepare for Big Life Change

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Fear can definitely postpone you taking the leap into a big life change, as Erin Kintzing shared in last week’s post Quitting my Corporate Job: The Ultimate Act of Self-Care. In Erin’s case, she knew she wanted to leave for two and a half years before she was ready to pack it up and walk […]

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Quitting My Corporate Job: The Ultimate Act of Self-Care by

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

When people ask me how long I thought about quitting before I actually did it, I joke and say, “well, I was there for three years, so about two and a half?” Which is partially comedic, but actually quite true. Flashback to ten months earlier: I was taking the Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher […]

June – July Upcoming Events by

Friday, June 1st, 2018

How could you be gloomy while there are so many opportunities to become certified in Yoga Tune Up® or the Roll Model® Method this June?! Check out our upcoming events below for further details. We hope to see you there! Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training JUNE 5 – 12 with Dinneen Viggiano YOGADREAMS […]

The 5 Must-Know Breast Cancer Treatments for Caregivers and Teachers by

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

As a massage therapist and movement specialist, my approach to program design for breast cancer patients is essentially the same as it is for everyone I work with: I strive to meet each client where they are in each moment. I work to understand their goals and to get a sense of their personal challenges. […]

Keys to Supporting a Client with Breast Cancer by

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis and coming to terms with all that goes along with it can be a traumatic process for the patient. Interpreting pathology reports, processing treatment options and waiting for doctors appointments can trigger an intense stress response in the patient’s body. Furthermore, surgery can bring more than just physical scar tissue. […]

Preparing to Breathe During Birth: The Ultimate Respiratory Practices for Pregnancy and Labor by

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

The most important time to be able to skillfully breathe could very well be during the (laborious) miracle of birth. Jill Miller, creator of the brand new online video program Roll Model Mama, is well acquainted with this need. She personally experienced the crucial power of her own well-trained breath after opting in for an […]

Building Body Confidence Through Pregnancy with Self-Massage by

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

The brand new Roll Model Mama online program is being released just in time for Mother’s Day. This series of full-body restorative self-massage videos just might be the answer to many mama-to-be’s aches, pains and pressing concerns about pre and post-natal self-care. I recently got on the phone with creator Jill Miller to learn more […]

Context: Taking Yoga Off the Mat by

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018

When we develop mindfulness practices and allot chunks of our days to them, we are quite careful about what they entail. In yoga practice, we move with grace and alertness toward the precise placement of our limbs. We sit properly for meditation with alignment to support the spine. We allow sensation to teach us strength […]

May – June Upcoming Events by

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

It MAY be time to certify in either Yoga Tune Up® or the Roll Model® Method! Come join our team (must love puns). Check out our upcoming events below for further details. We hope to see you there! Yoga Tune Up® Level 1 Teacher Training MAY 5-12- with Amanda Tripp CONNECT YOGA- Toronto, ON Canada […]

Yoga at a Homeless Shelter in Queens by

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

When I was tasked with teaching yoga to children in a homeless shelter deep in Queens, NY in 2017, I was dizzyingly excited to share my knowledge with a group of people who likely were not familiar with a practice that provides a practical guide to creating a mind/body connection. Residents of a shelter have […]