Reclaiming the Yin Dragon Poses. Part VI

Side Stepping Dragon Pose

Yin Yoga is supposed to be cool. To bring out the lunar aspect of things. But the dragon poses are so dynamic! Find a way to support Side Stepping Dragon pose for comfort, safety and to maintain “yintegrity”!

Reclaiming the Yin Dragon Poses. Part III

Fire Breathing Dragon Yin Yoga Teacher Training

This is the third part in a four part series on the Yin Dragon Poses offering a common sense option for Fire Breathing Dragon Pose. If you haven’t viewed parts I and II yet please do so before viewing this video. Fire breathing dragon – Is this a Yin pose? Fire breathing dragon – Is this a Yin pose? I …

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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 …