Are You the Bull or the Butterfly?

By |2018-01-03T19:01:28+00:00June 7th, 2017|

Contraction vs Expansion  Contraction is a state of resistance, tension, a need to control or protect. Expansion is a belief or faith that regardless the circumstance, all is well, and it is safe to be open. Contraction is rigid and impermeable. Expansion is soft and fluid. Contraction feels like the weight of a bull elephant [...]

Spring Cleanse in Comfort with Kitcheri

By |2017-06-29T07:27:23+00:00April 13th, 2017|

I’ve tried and failed many a Spring cleanse. I am just not good with being hungry. I get really grouchy and I can’t think straight. I’ve tried the Master cleanse, different juice and smoothie types but I always stop because I’m just too uncomfortable and unable to function well. The Kitcheri cleanse recommended by my [...]

Get moving towards better digestive health

By |2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00October 13th, 2016|

Digestive imbalance is almost at epidemic levels these days. Constipation, IBS, acid reflux, GERD, etc. plague a whopping 70 million people every day.  The omnipresence of processed food, GMO’s and increased use of medication is largely blamed for for the loss of our ability to properly digest our food. This is highly concerning because when [...]

What is Yoga Therapy and 3 important ways it helps cancer patients heal

By |2018-01-03T18:46:39+00:00September 29th, 2016|

Yoga Therapy is a 4,000 year old complimentary healing modality that uses gentle body movement, breathing techniques and progressive relaxation practices to bring all the body systems into a synchronistic bio-rhythm that has been proven to engender healing. Science has recently taken a good hard look at the healing properties of yoga in regard to [...]

Ask the Yoga Therapist: Peripheral Neuropathy

By |2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

Dear Monique, I went through chemotherapy cancer treatment and now I have numbness in my lower legs and feet. It makes it hard to do standing and balance poses in my yoga classes because I can’t feel the souls of my feet. Can Yoga Therapy help me? Signed, Tingle Toes   Dear Tingle Toes, Mayoclinic.com describes [...]

What Not to Say: “Pull your flesh away from your sitz bones”

By |2017-06-29T07:27:24+00:00August 3rd, 2016|

I am the Director of Advanced Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapy Training at Soul of Yoga.  Over the years I have learned countless wonderful things from my students. These students are already yoga teachers and are enrolled in training in order to deepen their skill sets and/or become certified Yoga Therapists.  Some have been teaching [...]