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 studio, yet we respectfully use astanga for the base of what we do. The ujjayi breath, bandhas, and dristi all come directly...

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Coming Soon!

Posted By on Mar 1, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

  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. Lots more to come, so stay tuned!  

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Full disclosure

Posted By on Feb 28, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog | 0 comments

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 trainer, and studio owner. I moved away from my previous jobs because I didn’t like being held responsible for people’s health. In fact, I...

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Posted By on Feb 23, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 2 comments

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 O2 Yoga Teacher Training program Feb 19.  It is one of my favorite and most challenging parts of my job. Challenges Coming back to teaching is always wonderful.  There is a distinct...

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We will be crossing back into the US on Saturday.  We have had such an amazing trip, we are sad to leave Mexico but are already planning our return.  Here are some best ofs our trip. Unfortunately, we have lost power and will lose our internet as well.  We are in Matehuala right now in the north of Mexico.  We will be driving to Saltillo tomorrow, spending the night and then crossing the border first thing Saturday morning.  Viva...

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What the F?

Posted By on Feb 9, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 4 comments

On the eve of my 46th birthday I am feeling both unsettled and more committed than ever to live with love and joy and not be ruled by fear.  Not always easy.  I received 2 emails tonight which put, I guess, a healthy level of fear into me.  One, from a friend we met on the road.  Her name is Patricia and she lives in Zacetecas, Mexico.  We were planning on driving there tomorrow.  We had already changed our plans just due to timing....

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