Reclaiming the Yin Dragon Poses. Part II

Yin Teacher training

This is the second post in a 4 part series on the Yin Dragon Poses. If you haven’t viewed part one yet, please head over before you read this post.  Twisted winged dragon is one of my all time favorite poses. I love the lizard version in the Vinyasa practice, but I really (really) love this supported version in my …

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Reclaiming the Yin Dragon Poses. Part I

Yin Dragon Poses

Can I just say… I really dislike the dragon poses in Yin. I find them very confusing, I feel like a jerk when I add them to my classes and I am more than a little concerned that they are dangerous. In fact. I don’t think you can do the dragons safely using a Yin protocol. There, I said it. …

Yoga for Weightloss

One of the most common questions people ask me when they hear I teach yoga is “Can Yoga help me lose weight?” Does it really provide enough cardio to actually burn calories? I have an answer for this question, but you may not like to hear what I have to say. For decades now we Americans have been warned about …

Saturday Vinyasa at Weathering Heights

Saturday Vinyasa at Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights is a beautiful farm/ranch in Omaha owned by my friend and student Nancy. She has been kind enough to offer it as a location for Saturday Morning Vinyasa while I am between teaching locations. Wuthering Heights is still within city limits! It’s just a little Northwest of the Irvington exit off of I-6-80. It’s amazing that such a …

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What is Yin Yoga: Part II

What is Yin Yoga

The Forest When I was a kid my parents would occasionally take my sister and I camping or for hikes in the woods. I remember making up stories in my head about the various places we’d see; a clearing, many dead or dying trees, an overlook or valley. The stories would include fairies or elves or thieves. Creatures who made …

What is Yin Yoga: Part I

The first thing you should know about Yin is that it is a cool practice. Cool as in really happening but also cool as in temperature. In fact, much of the practice depends on the commitment the student has to not warming and lubricating the joints and tissues. When I first started practicing Yin I found this very frustrating. I …

Slow Flow Playlist

yoga class playlist 75 minutes

I’m so into this playlist right now. I find it’s just the right tempo for a nice slow flow. I prefer to keep Savasana quiet and music free, so this list is perfect for a 75 minute class if you like a strong beat that’s not too fast and a lot of different genres. If you have similar music preferences …