Avoiding Asana Burnout And Making Your Yoga Last For Life

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog

While yoga isn’t a sport, the rules of exercise physiology apply all the same, which means that you can get over-trained, under-recovered and generally burnt out just like any other athlete. Sadly, I think this phenomenon is quite prevalent especially in Los Angeles, where many people think of yoga as a workout rather than a […]

My latest on Yoga Journal: 5 Easy Fixes For Mixed-Level Classes

Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Blog

I recently wrote a piece for Yoga Journal on some of the challenges of teaching the ever-popular “mixed-level” class. Even though these types are classes can be tricky to teach, I think they do serve many purposes, including fostering a sense of community and a supportive atmosphere among students. For teachers, it can be a bit […]

Pigeon + The Piriformis

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Blog

If you’re a yoga teacher that has access to the internet, chances are, you come across articles of the “How To Cure Sciatica With Yoga” variety with some regularity. Sciatica is often thought to be caused by the piriformis, one of the six external rotators of the hip, becoming hypertonic and compressing the sciatic nerve, […]

Eccentric Hamstring Strength w/ Yoga Medicine: Pt 2

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog

Here’s Part 2 of a fun collaboration I did with Yoga Medicine: Fire Up Your Forward Fold! I love being able apply anatomy to the yoga practice in ways that tangibly benefit athletes…. and I think we can all agree that avoiding hamstring blowouts during intense workouts IS helpful. If you’ve ever suffered from a […]

Eccentric Hamstring Strength w/ Yoga Medicine

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog

I recently did a fun collaboration with Yoga Medicine, a fantastic teacher training program designed to give yoga teachers the tools and knowledge to interface with the medical community. As a teacher that works mostly with athletes (and being an athlete myself), I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to have truly functional […]

4 Poses To Fine-Tune Foot Stability + Prevent Injury // Yoga Journal

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog

If you’ve ever checked out the anatomy of the human foot, you’ll know just how complex and nuanced a structure it is! We tend to take our feet for granted, but the reality is that keeping the feet healthy is absolutely crucial, and any foot issues have a nasty tendency to translate up the chain into […]

4 Ways To Build Hip Stability + Prevent Injury // Yoga Journal

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog

    Most people are most concerned with loosening up their hips, rather than strengthening them. The truth is that being overly flexible in the hips is just as bad as being too tight, and excess laxity in the hip joint can cause a host of problems, including inflamed IT bands and achy lower backs. […]

Tight hips are not necessarily bad // Yoga Journal

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog

I had the opportunity to study some hip anatomy with the wonderful Tiffany Cruikshank of Yoga Medicine at Yoga Journal Live! in San Diego. Tiffany is not only a fountain of anatomical knowledge, but she’s an outstanding communicator too- even though the entire workshop was only about 8hrs long, I came away with a far better […]

There’s some Yoga For Surfers over at Yoga Journal!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Blog

Oh fun! My article on Yoga For Surfers is up on the Yoga Journal site. You can click here to view the full sequence and slideshow. Enjoy! xo

Karhu Flow Tri Fulcrum, aka my favourite sneaks //

Posted by on Oct 6, 2015 in Blog
Karhu Flow Tri Fulcrum, aka my favourite sneaks //

  Having run consistently for more than twenty years, I feel that I not only have a pretty solid idea of what I want in a shoe, but that my needs now are also somewhat specific due to the cumulative effect of inevitable wear and tear on my joints. The quest for “my” perfect neutral […]