O2 Yoga Blog


Posted By on Jan 27, 2014 in O2 Yoga Blog |

January’s focus was pranayama. Loosely translated, prana means life force and yama means control. In the yogic tradition, pranayama refers to different methods of controlling breath which is a representation of one’s life force or energy. Rather than thinking about controlling breath and energy, I like to think more about being efficient. Now in our culture, efficiency has a connotation of being good at getting lots of...

Read More


Posted By on Jan 11, 2014 in O2 Yoga Blog |

A Note on Om How I started teaching Let me just say that I love to OM. This was not always the case; in fact I never closed yoga practice with an OM as a new teacher. When I first started teaching, I honestly didn’t know a lot about the tradition of the practice. I started teaching because my teacher kept not showing up. One day as we were waiting on our mats for someone to come and lead class, a few students started to look to me,...

Read More


Posted By on Nov 28, 2013 in O2 Yoga Blog |

What Does Gratitude Feel Like? As I was driving down to the studio today, I was thinking about the feeling of gratitude. After all, it was Thanksgiving Day. That said, these holidays often feel so forced and contrived. Today, you should feel gratitude. What about tomorrow? I guess, however, that it got  me to think in a new way about a concept that comes up pretty regularly in my line of work.  I hadn’t really worked it out in...

Read More

Reward or Punishment

Posted By on Nov 4, 2013 in O2 Yoga Blog |

The other day, while I was taking class with Elliott, a women came rushing into the room 20 minutes late.  Elliott politely stopped her at the door and explained, as briefly and quietly as possible,  that the class had already started and that there were other classes she could come to later that evening. This went back and forth a bit while he was also trying to lead the class. She finally left but I was distracted and concerned. I...

Read More

Hold Me To This First of all, please hold me to this: I would like to start writing blog posts again. My brain has been so full with all the new things going on that I just haven’t had the mental space to write. I miss it! On another note, I am here in Ohio at the fifth annual  Jubilee Peace Fest.  You might think the name seems a bit frivolous but this is anything but. Here is a brief description of meaning of the word Jubilee...

Read More


Posted By on Aug 2, 2013 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 1 comment

How often are we told what to do without being told why? Why is that so? Because some people believe that knowledge is power and therefore giving it away makes others more powerful than themselves. I completely disagree. I do believe that knowledge is power but I don’t believe that there is a finite amount of it. I believe power, like love, is exponential. Now, there is a difference between power over others and the feeling of...

Read More