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A Letter to the Mammas

Swoosh, swoosh, swipe, cough, cough…That’s me dusting off this bloggy blog to send a letter to my mamma friends. ¬†Lets hope I can get this thing posted before my napping baby wakes up. This is a list of my favorite, … Continue reading

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Naptime

My dear blog friends and connoisseurs, the blog portion of this website is enjoying a little siesta while I focus my energy on owning & operating Smiling Dog Yoga, consulting and helping wellness businesses grow, and well, trying to keep … Continue reading

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Yoga for Your Type by David Frawley

“For a really effective Yoga practice, it is not enough to mechanically follow a series of set prescriptions” says David Frawley in my favorite section from his book, Yoga for Your Type. This is a useful guide for helping your … Continue reading

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budgets are so clean

I didn’t it know when I began, but it turns out that being on a clean diet while you work on your budget and business plan can be very therapeutic.¬† Even if sometimes the numbers are swimming around in my … Continue reading

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This week in yoga land…

More like, the last two months in yoga land have been busy, exhausting, and growth inducing, per usual. Anyone else feel ready for some down time? I’m preparing for my semi-annual cleansing phase where I reset, eat well, give up … Continue reading

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I love the outdoors

And I love living in SLO.

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Top 5 Nutrition Books

Are you a carnivore, herbivore, or something in between? What do you take into consideration when deciding how to fuel your body? I have been reading nutrition and health books since I was old enough to do the grapevine in … Continue reading

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Why Does Yoga Feel So Good?

I’m a junkie. A Prana Flow Vinyasa Yoga Junkie. This article from Rod Stryker proposes that other styles of yoga bring different, deeper benefits. Will I be able to slow it down enough to feel those benefits? Hmmmm….Will you? There … Continue reading

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A *Bhujapidasana Class

What the heck is that word, bhujapidasana, you might be wondering? It means “shoulder pressing pose”. I taught a class focused on it this week from a sequence I got from Shiva Rea (surprise, surprise) back in 2009. I was … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Lessons In Owning a Business So Far…

It’s been 9 full months since I took over as owner of Smiling Dog Yoga, the sweetest little yoga space in SLO town. I don’t write much about what it’s really like to run the studio from my perspective of … Continue reading

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