Demystifying yoga.

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I sometimes get the feeling that yoga is seen, by people who don’t do yoga, as some sort of weird hippy cult phenomenon.This is probably fair, because in a lot of ways, it is. When I was a rower in high school, a lot of my fellow crew members liked to say that crew wasn’t […]

3 reasons why teaching yoga is the best job ever.

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So I’ve been teaching yoga on and off now for about two and a half years, and I’ve recently come to several conclusions about teaching. The first and most important is that learning how to teach yoga is the best thing that I ever could have done for myself. Secondly, teaching yoga is the bomb-diggity. […]

Dear Human

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I get it.  You feel old, tired and out of shape.  The thought of stepping into a place with what you have already decided will be full of athletic, vibrant bodies freaks you out.  So you sit and wait for tomorrow. GET OFF THE GOD DAMN COUCH.  Yes, I am yelling at you.  The time […]

Summer Love!

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Ahhh, summer. Finally the temperamental Ithaca weather has shifted towards a gentler clime, allowing us to enjoy a few days here and there of bright sunshine, soul quenching heat, and those infamous warm summer nights. Summer is often reputed to be the season of bare skin, shedding those last few pounds of winter weight, and […]

Barre benefits

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As many of you know, I am crazy about Blackbird Barre, because I love to workout and feel great when I do. I admit – I am a bit of an endorphin junkie, but it’s actually a spiritual practice for me to sweat and feel my muscles work.  I’m just happier when I exercise on […]