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I Tried Yoga…..Once

February 26, 2019

As a yoga teacher, I hear this one a lot. I’m on a plane or eating in a cafe and a friendly person next to me strikes up a conversation. Inevitably, the question comes up, “What do you do?”  When telling someone I am a yoga teacher in Dallas, I get many common responses. Most...

The Power of Your Own Mat

February 14, 2019

My journey into having my own mat was a long one. I only purchased a mat for when I was traveling and didn’t know if the studios I visited would have a good quality “borrow” mat. When I went to my home yoga studio in Dallas, I still borrowed theirs. Why not? They were free...

Stress Control: Yoga, Meditation and CBD

January 13, 2019

It’s amazing how the tiniest bumps in the road can start to bring in physical stress that starts in the legs, creeps up the spine right into the shoulders, settles there and camps, then spreads up the neck into the jaw and lands in the temples. Pain, fatigue & irritability are just a handful of...

Uptown Yoga Teacher Training in Dallas

December 26, 2018

If someone were to ask you to “create space” – Would you know a way? Do you even know what that means? When we walk in through the door at a yoga studio, the intention isn’t usually to “create space”. It’s for something else. I need to lose weight. I need to stretch. I need...

Shopping with Purpose

December 18, 2018

It’s easy to get lost in the hype of Holiday Shopping. The spangles and sparkles and hustle and bustle can easily funnel us into making mindless purchases that don’t really serve us or the intended recipient. It becomes unconscious consumption. As yogis, we strive to be aware of our bodies and our breath in our...

Healthy Holidays

December 10, 2018

The healthy holidays are here, and for some of us this is a joyful time filled with happy memories and embracing the simple pleasures of family, friends and celebration.  For some of us these days bring shadows of the past and a feeling of pressure to “put on a happy face”. Whatever your experience of...

Seva Yoga

December 3, 2018

When we think of Yoga, we often think of the physical practice and benefits that are often Found in a Yoga Studio or Online. However, we often miss out on learning about a practice of Yoga that doesn’t need to involve a Single Yoga Pose or Stretchy Pants: Seva Yoga. What is Seva Yoga? Seva (“say-vah”)...

How Can Yoga Help Performance? – Uptown Yoga

November 27, 2018

Hopefully, we’ve all heard in class that yoga is not about the result, it’s about the journey. No posture is really ever finished. We can progress in our poses, but each pose can and should be forever worked upon, as the mind and spirit, which is where the true work lies, continually align. Despite all...

Daily Practice as a Form of Self Care

November 22, 2018

Have you ever considered the true value of a daily practice? As we all know, yoga does more than just building a stronger, more flexible body. It transforms the mind and helps align the spirit as well. However, there are attributes of yoga that go beyond that as well. When we practice daily, the mind,...

Consistency is Key – How To Achieve Your Goals and Stick To Them

November 6, 2018

With a new season, month, or week often comes new goals and aspirations for which we are longing. Whatever new habit you are trying to implement, whether it be waking up earlier, including more vegetables in your diet, journaling, or meditating a few minutes each day. History has proved the same fundamental truth: Consistency is...