Why We travel

My husband and I made a commit to each other that we would continue to do 3 things; follow our dreams, continue to travel, and make being together as a family our biggest priority.  So far so good!  In fact we are approaching a major trilogy of anniversaries; our

Vegan Nachos!!!

Okay, so I have tried every vegan cheese under the sun and they just don't do it for me. The most recent one is Daiya which is decent and does melt. However, it still has that weird after taste. Now, I have had it out at restaurants and it was great. Once at

The Definition of Yoga

My "real" Job "There are many definitions of yoga, -yoga as the movement from one point to another, higher one -yoga as the bringing together, the unifying of two things -yoga as action with undivided, uninterrupted attention These definitions of yoga have one thing in common: the idea that something changes.  This change

What I am reading

I am always reading at least two books; one fiction and one non-fiction. This usually translates to one about a serious topic and one somewhat trashy mystery. On the serious side, I just picked up, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, by Melanie Joy, Ph.D. I had heard her interviewed recently and

O2 Yoga goes International!

This January marked the opening of a new O2 Yoga in Mexico City.  My good friend Stephany Weingerz completed  O2 Yoga Teacher Training with me back in 2008.  She then returned to her home town of Mexico City and started to dream.  Back then, we had talked about her opening an O2 but I

The Lure of the Sirens

Okay, so my husband and sons don't look like sirens to you but to me, I am being lured back with their sweet song.  What is really happening?  Well, I am jealous of course!  They are still out west exploring and I want to go too.  On Saturday, I will be flying out

March 2011 Astanga Primary Series

O2 Yoga has its roots in the astanga tradition. This tradition was interpreted and organized by Shri K Patabi Jois during the last century, although it is based on ancient texts in India. Every year, I teach a 200-hour teacher training that always begins with the astanga Primary Series. O2 Yoga is not an astanga

Coming Soon!

  In the next few weeks I will be posting recipes for some of what my family and I have been cooking recently; tempeh-mango salad, tamales, sushi, and chocolate peanut butter pie to name a few. I will also be taking recipes with photos from others who would like to share.

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Full disclosure

I am reintroducing my other blog called O2vegan. Can you guess what it is about? When I was a nutrition counselor,I was paid to tell people what to eat. When I was a personal trainer, I was expected and paid to tell people what exercises to do. Now, I am a yoga teacher, yoga teacher


Handstands take patience Coming back from our trip was a shock for sure.  Of course the weather was distinctly different, but it was also the culture shock, never mind being on the east coast while the rest of my family are still out west!  I came back in order to start the 2011