Self-Worth

It’s funny to me that this post will be a yogic-centric post… Since I haven’t gone to class in a week. Before reasons to go come pouring in, trust me on this: I know. I can recite all the reasons to attend class by heart because I’ve told them to my friends, my family and…

You Obedient Servant – Yoga Video

Apologies for the poor camera angle, and also the fact that I kind of just did this routine spur of the moment (i.e probably/potentially not balancing for your body) – but I had so much fun coming up with a quick on-the-spot routine for Your Obedient Servant from the Hamilton soundtrack, and it was absolutely…

Somehow… a productive week has emerged

To be perfectly candid, I expected last week to be absolutely horrid. I had nothing to do, not counting a couple journalism assignments… and well, you know the quote: “Idle hands make the devil’s workshop.” Though, I can’t say I knew that quote until I just googled it a second ago (It seemed reasonable). Luckily…

Welcoming 2016

Maybe the best way to start off the New Year is to procrastinate. At least, that’s what I tell myself as I write the post that was intended for January 1… four days late. There are any number of solid excuses for this: I’ve been busy, I’ve been traveling, blah blah blah. But ultimately, it…

Books and books… (Oh and a headstand)

Life in Cologne is many things, but one thing I didn’t expect was for it to be difficult. Of course language school is no breeze in the park, but adapting to new cities and cultures is usually a particular strong point of mine. Keyword there: usually. Take away all that mumbo-jumbo about adaption and cultural…

The Power of Language

While I would normally love to spend hours waxing on the power of words as it relates to stories and novels, this post deals with a much more prevalent kind of language: the one we use with ourselves. I can’t number the amount of times I’ve spoken poorly of myself internally. Whether it’s after receiving…

Music, Museums and Some Hot Yoga

It seems like I can’t get away from music, even though I left my flute behind in America and haven’t played in an orchestra in years. No matter where I go, music continues to be this constant force in my life (usually a positive one). How does this topic come up currently? Well, I’ve recently…

Chanting Meditations

Chanting is kind of weird. If you’re not a spiritual kind of person, then it can actually be very disconcerting to begin any sort of meditation that includes vocal chanting, it just seems… too hippie. When I started Teacher Training earlier this summer, I was in fact very put off by it. After all, as…

Deutschland and Yoga Teacher Training

So it may have been a *ahem* few weeks since my last post, but I have reasonable cause for the delay… I’ve been busy. Since the 8th, I completed an intensive 14-hour-per-day Yoga Teacher Training in DC and I traveled to Germany to start my year abroad. Crazy right?