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I may not have succeeded at smiling for this photo, but that doesn’t mean you won’t smile when you’re taking my class. So sign up for my 4:30pm Saturday class @lucentyoga and get ready to move, sweat, AND smile. See you on the mat!

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Mondays can be challenging. Yoga helps. Meet me on the mat at 12:30pm @lucentyoga to make yours a bit less formidable.

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Mercury is in retrograde, a full moon is on the horizon, an eclipse too and it’s Leo season, so crazy people like me are running wild feeling full of ourselves. Thank goodness I’m teaching twice @lucentyoga this weekend to help bring some zen to these insane times. Good luck out there (I’ve already broken my toe crossing the street) and see you in the mat!

Friday – 12:30pm

Saturday- 4:30pm

Downward Dog Split, one of my favorite poses, …

Downward Dog Split, one of my favorite poses, always feels fabulous whenever I come into it. The hamstrings are both strengthened and stretched, along with the core and shoulders. If you want to get more into the hips, just bend your extended leg and stack your hips. Join me Tuesday morning at 9:30am @lucentyoga to explore the possibilities of this pose for yourself.

No, that’s not a mystery hand on my right inne…

No, that’s not a mystery hand on my right inner thigh, it’s my own left hand as I’m in a half bound triangle. Have you always wanted to do cool, weird tricks with your body to freak people out on dates or at dinner parties? Then join me on Saturday at 4:30pm @lucentyoga for a fun class to improve your flexibility (and strength and posture and mood, aka EVERYTHING) and then wow your friends with some bizarre tricks of your own. 😉

Although it can be brutal when it hits the 90’…

Although it can be brutal when it hits the 90’s, the warm weather helps open the body for deeper stretches. One of my favorite poses to teach in the summer months is Hanumanasana, aka the Splits, because the heat allows even the stiffest of students to find some version. Join me on Tuesday at 9:30am @lucentyoga to get super long and smiley.

Triangle, aka Utthita Trikonasana, is one of t…

Triangle, aka Utthita Trikonasana, is one of the best known and most commonly practiced yoga poses. A major stretch for the hamstrings and hips, as well as a chest opener, this pose can also be a serious strengthener of the core and legs. It’s important to stay engaged and actively lengthen in the pose, not just tip over and hang, so as to get all the benefits. Join me on Saturday at 4:30pm @lucentyoga to practice engaging and being your most present in each pose.

The recent full moon and never ending heatwave…

The recent full moon and never ending heatwave have me feeling a crazed and therefore grateful for my daily yoga practice to ground me. Moving, letting go of obsessive thought patterns, letting go of stored stress and sadness in my body, allows me to move more freely throughout the rest of my day. Join me Tuesday morning at 9:30am @lucentyoga to feel the benefits of this moving meditation and you might even forget the temperature outside.

The temperatures are rising in NYC making swea…

The temperatures are rising in NYC making sweating unavoidable. So, if you’re going to get sweaty it may as well be doing some fun, detoxing, energizing and opening yoga with me. Join me Saturday at 4:30pm @lucentyoga and see if the heat can help you find a greater height in your practice. 💦

Forearm Stand, aka Pincha Mayurasana, is my fa…

Forearm Stand, aka Pincha Mayurasana, is my favorite inversion and also the first one (outside of Shoulderstand) that I was able to achieve. For those newer to the pose, it can be helpful to use a strap around the upper arms and a block between the hands to keep alignment. Dolphin pushups are also extremely helpful for gaining the shoulder and core strength necessary to hold the pose. Join me in my Saturday class at 4:30pm @lucentyoga and you maybfind yourself hovering above your forearms as well. See you soon!