Pillars of Power: 4 Myths About Baptiste Yoga

Featured on YogaJournal.com Myth #1: Baptiste Yoga isn’t yoga because it’s so athletic. Baptiste Yoga is an athletic, dynamic style of power yoga that is deeply physical and therefore delivers results quickly. In Baptiste Yoga we talk about physicality, or the first entry being through the body. We live in such a fast-paced, stressed-out world and live in our heads …

Pillars of Power: 3 Ways the Breath Is Key in Baptiste Yoga

Featured on YogaJournal.com In my previous career, I worked on political campaigns and slept next to my BlackBerry. I was constantly living life in my head—I always had an eye on political blogs and what was happening outside of me. When I started practicing Baptiste Yoga, which is so deeply physical, it required me to stay connected to my breath …

Yoga Journal Gratitude Challenge: Build a Simple Daily Practice

Featured on YogaJournal.com Gratitude is the act of acknowledging, appreciating, and aligning with all of the goodness in life. And a regular gratitude practice is one of the fastest ways to anchor into what is real, true, and good—and create more of that! You know the saying, where your mind goes, energy flows.Who wouldn’t want to try it? How I Started …

Why We Heat the Room in Baptiste Yoga

Featured on YogaJournal.com In Baptiste Yoga, we use the heat as a tool for transformation. The challenge of balancing on one foot in a 95-degree room with sweat running in my eyes forces me to focus on my breath and my drishti to get through the discomfort in the moment. I use that skill on the mat to stay centered when …

8 Warming Winter Poses

Featured on YogaJournal.com Get Started Breathe: Cultivate Ujjayi breath. Breathing slowly through your nose, slightly constrict the back of your throat and begin to heat the body with intentional breath. Let the sound and warming temperature of your breath be your anchor into your body. Warm up: Start with 3 rounds each of Sun Salutation A and Sun Salutation B. …

10 Strong-Core Poses for Confidence

Core strength is simply essential. Not only does a strong core help you maintain good posture and support your overall health and vitality, there is power in moving from your physical core center. When you feel strong on the inside, you can start to lean on and trust your inner wisdom—your body’s inherent intelligence. When you feel good in your …

5 Foundational Poses in Power Yoga

Featured on DoYouYoga.com The key to building your Power yoga practice is creating a solid foundation. You have to stabilize before you mobilize. As you create your strong foundation with these poses, you will start to build your strength and boost your overall power in your practice. As you feel stronger and more stable on the mat, you can start …

The Road to Estes Park: Wrap-Up

Featured on BaptisteYoga.com This summer I’ve had the honor of traveling to different Baptiste studios to share Baptiste Yoga and my workshop Your True North, where we dive into the art and practice of True North Alignment on and off the mat. All the connecting, practicing and fun has been leading up to the big event – The Baptiste Power …