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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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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 Yogaanatomy.net 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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DIY Yoga Christmas Ornaments

Each year I like to give my clients a Christmas gift.  This year I was really struck by the wording of the Om Sarvesham chant so I decided to put it on DIY Yoga Christmas Ornaments.  I’ll be incorporating the chant into my classes this holiday season also, so it seemed like the perfect combination.  […]

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Aqua Yoga for Arthritis Research

Unfortunately, there is no research on the benefits of aqua yoga and it’s efficacy for arthritis patients compared to aquatic exercise in general or compared to land based yoga.  I do think it’s important to keep up on related research to keep one’s practice and teachings evidence based. As I come across papers relevant to […]

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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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