111 WeeksWith the fanfare of the last of the bathwater swirling down the drain, we say goodbye to the first ever Open Awareness Yoga free online yoga class, Tuesday Active Class.It lasted from March 17, 2020 through May 3, 2022. 111 weeks, from the very...

Stress and RelaxationWhen teaching people about their stress and relaxation responses I try to be careful not to demonize the stress side of things. It seems to me that in the "wellness world," we overemphasize the rest/digest response without touching into the importance of activating....

To begin, an overused metaphorHello from a used-to-be caterpillar, recently emerged butterfly. It's me! I'm the butterfly. Roll your eyes and read on.  I co-hosted my first yoga retreat this past weekend and recognized myself as a completely different person than I was before the pandemic,...

Is Open Awareness Yoga actually Yoga?Do you know I once considered dropping the "yoga" part of Open Awareness Yoga? I was thinking about how my classes are often taught in multiple modalities and how I, being a white woman with no cultural ties to this...

I’ve been thinking a lot about posture lately, which makes sense because I teach people’s bodies. I’ve not only been thinking about what people can do to help them strengthen their postural muscles, to “stand up straight,” but also about what their body postures might say...

  Let me first tell you about this whole conspiracy theory/wellness thing that's come up. I recently read a book written in the 90s by a Dartmouth Medical School educated doctor (qualified MD and everything) and it turns out she's now using social media to convince her followers...

  Since the very first week of my pandemic life back in mid-March, I’ve been teaching Tuesday Yoga Live. I picked Tuesday because it was my first class of the week (shoutout to my LA Fitness Beverly Hills crew!) and my first class that was cancelled due to...

Have you ever had a thought and then wondered who exactly is doing the thinking? It’s a hot day, you’re walking down the street, and wafting by on the warm breeze is a hint of the aroma of freshly baked waffle cone. You think there’s ice cream...

A series of short YouTube videos with simple exercises & practices to give yourself a feel-good break and relieve some of life's daily aches, pains, and troubles. A little bit of self-care can go a long way. Click on what you need below to see for yourself. Feet and Toes ...