February 27, 2018

Yoga invites us into the grey space, the unknown, the in-between. In a way, I think this is a really radical concept for us and our culture to consider. In a yoga class, it’s sort of our job to stay in the in-between space and resist that temptation to label something...

November 5, 2017

“Movement, just like the cell wall, the mitochondria, the cytoskeleton, and the nucleus is a part of every working cell. Cells don’t work without movement, and you aren’t fully operational without all of your cells working well. The movement of a part today is what aff...

November 5, 2017

Lately, I’ve been a little obsessed with feet. Wait, I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not talking about that kind of foot fetish (weirdos), just a plain ol’ healthy fascination with those tootsies.

Here’s why: One quarter of the movements available to your body o...

October 1, 2017

First, let me begin by saying I have no ulterior motives for trying to convince you to do Yoga Teacher Training. I am not leading YTT, nor do I get any sort of bonus cash reward if you cite me as a reference on your application. The only extra perk I receive is seeing...

August 30, 2017

Painting by Filippa Edghill 

It’s an interesting experience to spend any length of time focusing only on your mind-body connection. As a teacher and student, I often wonder what brings people to yoga class. Do they like to practice? Have they come for something specific...

August 30, 2017

 Photo via Pure Green Magazine

Deep breathing is my favorite. I’m not always very good at it, which is surprising, I know, but I think that’s why I love it so much and why I teach it in my classes so often. Like many of you, I struggle with panic and anxiety that at tim...

July 25, 2017

When I first began to think about what to call this newsletter I had at least a hundred bad ideas: The Yogi Newsletter, The Yoga Mailer, The Mantra Mailer, blah, blah, blah. Sometimes our creative blocks are exactly what we need because it forced me to get off my compu...

July 24, 2017

acceptance [ak-sep-tuh ns]

noun: the act of taking or receiving something offered.

Our newest summertime tradition at Yoga Mechanics is The Process Project. The idea is simple: Sign up to complete 10, 20 or 30 classes from July to September and pick an action, a pose or...

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