Here we are in September, on the cusp between summer and fall. During this seasonal transition, we are shifting from the Pitta season of heat and dampness into the cooler, drying, and often stressful Vata season. It’s the end of summer vacations, travel, and late nights. And it’s back to school, back to work…back to routine.
For the last month, I’ve been packing, moving, and getting settled in my new place in San Antonio, Texas. Needless to say, my previously established routine has fallen to the wayside during this transition, and I’ve only recently (as in the last 2 days) begun getting back into it. But already I am noticing a big difference in my feeling of centeredness. This has happened with much more ease than previous moves. I credit this to my good routine prior to moving, which no doubt supported me through this last month of transition and change. [click to continue…]
“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” ~Lao Tzu
Namaste! I hope that you’ve been having a wonderful, relaxing summer and staying cool. It’s been a while since I’ve written, and I’m long overdue for an update—as there is a lot of exciting news to share!
In June, I completed my studies at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque. And with that completion comes the beginning of a new chapter in my life. I’m excited to announce that I’ll be moving back to San Antonio, Texas next month, after more than two years of living in New Mexico. I’m looking forward to being more available to my San Antonio clients for ongoing support, as well as being able to offer some additional Ayurvedic therapies, group classes, and workshops. Keep reading to learn what I have in store for the fall. [click to continue…]
Back in 2005, after graduating from college and working multiple jobs to save up money, I embarked on a 10-month trip abroad. This journey took me to New Zealand, Australia, Southeast Asia, and India. And it was on this trip, while traveling in India, that I first immersed myself in the practice of Yoga.
I went to an ashram in northern India, and spent two weeks living an ashram lifestyle. Waking up before the sun, beginning each day with meditation, chanting, breathing practices, and yoga. In the afternoons we attended teachings to learn the yoga philosophy behind the practices, followed by a second yoga practice. And in the evenings we sang, chanted, and celebrated together. This experience transformed my life. It was there, at this ashram, that I discovered the healing power of yoga, and became committed to sharing this wisdom with others. [click to continue…]