Retreats have always held a special place in my heart – both as a student and as an instructor.Read More »
The Strength Series follows Christine on her journey to improve her strength, her yoga, and her overall lifestyle.
Her story covers her discovery that only yoga wasn’t making her strong in the right places and her journey through what she’s learned and continues to learn. Her mantra, you can be too flexible but not too strong is the basis of her exploration. Especially so as one ages so follow along as she opens up and talks about where this new path focused on strength is taking her.Read More »
When I was new to yoga and super stiff from 20 years of only running, I would be so envious of those that effortlessly stretched forward, back, around and wide into pretzel shapes. It took me time to appreciate the benefits of being tight and now I constantly tell those that like to berate themselves for being tight to be proud!Read More »
I always thought that if I continued to practice I would get stronger and be able to ‘float’ forward and back through my vinyasas. I sure gave it a good try with about 18 solid years of effort and numerous workshops where I thought I would discover the secret.Read More »
My road to building strength led to having to learn to mobilize my shoulders. After years of trying ‘to keep my shoulder blades down my back’, I had to retrain my brain to allow my shoulder blades to move.Read More »
Help! I have shin splints… what do I do now?
If you are experiencing tenderness, soreness or pain along the inner side of your shinbone you likely have shin splints. They are annoying but not to be ignored.Read More »
Why do we need injuries to wake us up? After a week-end of hard core workshops my shoulders said enough with constant pain and more and more tightness. When I finally listened to my body I realized that I simply couldn’t avoid the facts – 18 years of practice and the thousands of chaturangas had played havoc with my shoulders. I needed to look outside the yoga box.Read More »
Love it or hate it – it’s hard to avoid some version of this – whether it be in yoga, pilates, the gym, or fitness classes.Read More »
Downward dog is such an instructive and foundational pose. In my 20 years of teaching, I have spent an uncountable number of hours doing and analyzing this pose with a wide range of very senior and talented teachers. It is not an easy pose nor is it for resting!Read More »
Is housework boring? What if we revisit by examining the body’s movement during the related tasks. Motivated by Katy Bowman’s book, Move Your DNA, I took a step back to take a several steps forward.Read More »