MCTD and Yoga

mctd and yoga

If you’re one of my yoga students, I might have mentioned that I have arthritis or lupus.  That’s usually how I explain my health status in the interest of time.  My current diagnosis is actually Mixed Connective Tissue Disease which is a rare combination connective tissue disease. I’m very open about the fact the I […]

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There was a time I believed life was over for me…

over for me

Yesterday was Rheumatic Disease Awareness Day, #rheumday, sponsored by The Rheumatic Patient Association.   Even though I’m very public with my health status, because my diseases are invisible, many people are not aware of my struggles.  Rheumatoid arthritis is something I’ve been living with since I was a teen even though my ‘official’ diagnosis was […]

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Thriving with chronic illness

Thriving with chronic illness is a huge part of my life story.  I know what it’s like to struggle with the symptoms of a chronic illness such as pain and fatigue.  I’ve been diagnosed with four auto immune diseases.  Yoga has been a huge part of my self-care journey for the past 25 years.  Yoga […]

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My experience in 300 hr yoga teacher training

300 hr yoga teacher training

  Of course, any 300 hr yoga teacher training covers the anatomy, concepts and practical elements of teaching asana.   The Yoga Etc. program used the as the basis for anatomy studies which we explored from there.  My favorite section dealt with feet unsurprisingly.  Each week we explored the history of, and how to teach […]

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Aqua Yoga Sun Salutations

  Sun salutations (Surya Namaskara) – They’re everywhere in yoga but have you tried taking them into the pool?  This is one variation of aqua yoga sun salutations using the wall.  This sequence is very similar to doing sun salutations at the wall in the studio, the main difference is the down dog position.  Notice it’s […]

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There’s no P in our OOL

aqua yoga class

I’m so excited to announce the publication of my first book, There’s no P in our OOL, Using yoga philosophy to transform your aqua yoga practice.     This clear, concise book walks you through the philosophy of the yoga yamas and niyamas and how you can apply them to your life and aqua yoga […]

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Yoga for Rheumatoid Arthritis Published

An article I wrote for Everyday Health, the online health journal, was published, Yoga For Rheumatoid Arthritis: 8 Tips From An Instructor With Arthritis.   “As a person living with arthritis and a certified Yoga for Arthritis instructor, I understand the physical and emotional challenges that accompany rheumatic disease. I know firsthand that regular visits to […]

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