Applying for My First Small Business Credit Card

This January, I applied for, and received, my first business credit card, the popular Chase Ink Business Preferred Card. To earn the attractive bonuses of 80,000 Ultimate Rewards and others I’ll list below, the spending requirement is $5,000 in three months, and there is an annual fee of $95. I do not typically have such large business expenses, as I’m a one-woman show and I run my yoga business part-time, with no brick-and-mortar studio, but Read more…

Afford an International Yoga Retreat with these 8 Tips*

*All of these suggestions are legal! No holding up a bank, folks. I’m leading my first international yoga retreat EVER to Bali, Indonesia this October 10-17, in partnership with The Travel Yogi! This is very exciting. It also costs money. Approximately $3k will cover everything on this 8-day trip to the other side of the world except for your flight, travel insurance, and incidentals. See details on this truly fabulous trip, Elevate and Connect in Read more…

Yoga Alignment Q&A

Last weekend, I led an alignment workshop at Giving Tree Yoga in Smyrna, GA. Below are some of the questions participants had regarding optimal alignment in yoga postures (asana) and how to perform transitions between postures in a typical all-levels “flow” hatha yoga class. These tips do not necessarily apply to a yin or restorative class.  First though, I find it helpful to keep the following general points in mind as you move through yoga Read more…

Bali 2020 Packing List!

Voilà! Here’s my suggested packing list for the Bali Elevate & Connect Yoga Retreat this October. Of course, certain items on the list will differ from person to person. I do recommend packing as light as reasonably possible, since we will be traveling to two different locations, and it makes travel that much easier. When traveling internationally, I typically take a medium-sized suitcase on wheels and a backpack. I’ll also pack a few reusable bags Read more…

Harmonium in Yoga Class

The Harmonium and my Yoga Practice

It’s been almost a year since I purchased my harmonium. I now chant with the harmonium at the end of every yoga class that I teach across Atlanta. Students are intrigued, and many of them chant with me. I always tell each class what the meaning of the chant is, since we chant in Sanskrit, and that it is optional to join in. I love that chanting slows the breath down and brings a person Read more…

My Eating Disorder Recovery & Yoga

*Note: This post describes my experience with eating disorders. It is painful and does not glorify eating disorders in any way. Please do not read if you feel you might be triggered. After seven years of eating disorders and five years of recovery, I still experience chronic pain and various health complications from my eating disorders; though given their severity, I am remarkably healthy. I certainly credit my yoga practice, the process of investigation and Read more…

How to Ace Your Yoga Teaching Audition

You landed a teaching audition at a gym, yoga studio, or other venue – sweet! Now, how to prepare? Timing, music, and vision Find out from the studio owner or manager where to be and when to be there. Build in extra time to find parking if driving. Arriving at least 20 minutes early is a good rule of thumb. Inquire about what style of class they expect you to teach, for how long, and Read more…