The First Class

“Hypothetically speaking, if I came to one of your classes do I have to buy those stupid yoga pants?” Asked my boyfriend the other day when I got home from work. After a slight giggle (and a ton of internal excitement) I informed him that, no, he would be just fine in sweatpants or gym…

My Yoga Space: Down Dog Time…

The good thing about a yoga mat is it isn’t hard to move. My yoga space is on a consistent rotation between the living room, the extra room and the bedroom depending on the day. It also depends on where I feel like I’ll be able to successfully practice without my dog thinking its puppy play…

It’s What I Do

Kanani’s post See The Person First, really hit home for me. Along with “what is Trauma-Sensitive yoga?” the second most common question I get is usually: “Why are you doing this work, since you weren’t in the military and you “don’t know what it’s like?” That’s true. There are a ton of things I will…

Trauma Sensitive…What?

What is trauma-sensitive? You can’t even imagine how many times I get asked that question when explaining what I do.  Ever since I moved to Las Vegas to get a trauma-sensitive yoga program started, I’ve get asked that question nothing short of a ton. Trauma-sensitive yoga is about befriending your body. It’s about becoming aware…

Sneak Peak…

Swag bags are put together! I’m pretty excited for all the participants to see their new gear…I know I would fly/drive through a hurricane for it!  Thanks to Jade Yoga Mats, Kulae, prAna, China Gel and Black Lotus Yoga Project for providing all the goodies. These include a Jade yoga mat, a baseball cap and…

A Night To Celebrate: Yoga, A Barbecue, and Poetry

Of course the main point of the retreat is to provide the participants with a break from the hustle and bustle of their lives, giving them a relaxing few days of yoga, massage and acupressure/acupuncture. But we thought it would be nice to have a casual BBQ Saturday night, giving everyone a chance to meet…

Skills For Your Toolkit…

“Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain” -Eckhart Tolle While sitting in a teacher training this weekend I came across this quote. The topic of addiction and using substances (or even other individuals) to cover up an internal pain, has been a frequent discussion lately. I’m not saying everyone who experiences some sort…

Love from all over…

One of the main reoccurring themes of the retreat is love. Those of us that are working on it are doing so because we have love for those who work in combat situations. We all come from different backgrounds and experiences, but share a common love for those we are striving to help. When putting…