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Enjoy Now State of Mind

Enjoy Now State of Mind

Be here now. This is one of my favorite sentences and reminders there is. Ram Dass, one of the great teachers of our time, sums up the goal of yoga, practice, meditation, and life in three powerful words. Be here now has been my goal with what and how I practice and how I choose to teach, lead, guide, and most importantly, be in the world. With Strala Yoga, the now, is where we revel.     I love that the experience and feeling we intend with leading Strala shines so clearly across in the class. I dreamed of a yoga…
Creating a Productive Space

Creating a Productive Space

How does your space make you feel? We use a lot of careful consideration in creating & caring for our Strala Yoga spaces (a topic we cover in trainings & working with companies on wellbeing practices) whether you own your own studio, teach in a gym, park, or are running a meeting in a conference room, how you create & use the space impacts the experience for your guests greatly. Some suggestions we keep in mind. 1. Clutter.Consider the stuff in the room. Is there clutter & furniture you can tidy up & remove to open the space? If there…

The Evolution and Future of Yoga

Krishnamacharya's grandson wrote about the future of yoga in 2016. He outlined five basic thoughts, I'll share them below. --- Desikachar's thoughts on yoga today 1) Modern yoga lacks holism. It has become an external pose-focused practice, rather than an internal art. 2) Yoga can't be understood through Western medicine, or the scientific method. 3) Standardized approaches - same shape, same way, for every person - don't work. 4) It's disappointing that the American Yoga Alliance doesn't support yoga as therapy. 5) Yoga is spiritual - internal - first. If yoga is just exercise poses, you miss most of the…
3 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

3 Ways to Boost Your Productivity

Dissolve the stress this holiday season to feel better, and accomplish more with less effort. Enjoy this post I wrote for Adidas Group. We’re taught our whole lives to work hard and push through the pain to get anywhere good – be it the next career level or a stronger body. It’s easy to end up in a cycle of stress and exhaustion. A shift in activities and priorities will get you on track. When we spend too much time bathed in stress, our chemical wiring gets even more frazzled and our new natural state sets to strung-out. When you’re…

Following My Heart In My Business

  I've always aspired to be someone who does and says the same thing. I think it's important to take a good look at how you're living, and make sure it lines up with your ideals. I've been looking at my Strala studio in New York, and how I spend my time here, and something became pretty clear. I love connecting with people! And I feel like I'm most valuable when I'm helping people directly. At the same time, as Strala has grown so much, I see myself spending more and more time managing people, and working through the administrative…
4 weeks to Radiate Challenge

4 weeks to Radiate Challenge

Long walks around our neighborhood here in NYC is the time and space I work with for day dreaming. The Christmas trees are already out, the madness of shopping in full swing, and what we all really want for the new year is probably a little more ease and wellbeing, me included! 2015 has been a year of cleaning and clearing for me. Lots as usual happening. Gears moving at full speed, awesome stuff happening everywhere, and a gigantic desire and magnetic pull toward more space, more ease, more calm at the front of every day. So I've come up…
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