Loving Kindness

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September 28, 2016

Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Happy Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Healthy Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Be Safe Breathe In: May I     Exhale Out: Live in Peace Ready to change your mood with a tried and true meditation? Find a comfortable seated position, close your eyes, […]

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“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” I love these words from Buddha, and they have rung true in my life and yoga journey. When I needed yoga to heal my back pain caused by scoliosis, I found my teacher in Mary Pat Murphy. I had been told about yoga and its healing […]


Retreat to the Beach!

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July 8, 2016

Sing it with me, “I don’t want to work, I just want to yoga on the beach all day!” Before summer slips away, it’s time to take a well deserved retreat to the beach. If you live in northeast Ohio, Lake Erie has beautiful beaches, and I am blessed to share beach yoga on three of […]


Summer of Love

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June 24, 2016

Woo hoo! Summer has arrived and along with it a host of fun outdoor activities (like beach yoga) and so many things to do that yoga, and especially meditation practices can get pushed off the to-do list. This summer I’ve decided to make a dedication to my meditation practice, and committed to sitting down every […]


Hours of Relaxation

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June 15, 2016

I frequently mention in my yoga classes the importance of nurturing and taking good care of yourself, getting enough rest and sleep, and doing things that are enjoyable and bring you pleasure. I heeded my own advice recently and pampered myself with a complimentary massage at Massage Heights in return for writing about my experience. I got to […]


Let it Go!

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June 10, 2016

It’s been a few months since I returned from my yoga retreat in Sedona and the experience of sharing two yoga workshops at the Sedona Yoga Festival. I feel really blessed to have visited such a beautiful place and to have these opportunities and I wanted to share a story about how I lived my yoga […]



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May 12, 2016

Are you familiar with the acronym FOMO? This terms was introduced to me recently, and it describes a mental state that most of us are familiar with, the Fear of Missing Out. Let’s face it, there are just too many channels begging for our attention these days, so it is easy for the mind to get […]

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Wow, since last April it has been a crazy awesOMe year full of many blessings, new yogi friends, spiritual growth, and incredible yoga trips and adventures around the world. All of this goodness has kept me blissfully busy, so much so that I have been remiss in providing post-yoga retreat recaps here on the DDD […]


I’m a big believer in listening to messages from the universe. In fact, I’ve written about this subject many times here on The Daily Downward Dog. It is a concept I originally picked up during a workshop with Erich Schiffmann, where he taught us to sit in meditation long enough to when we could tune […]

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The Power of Intention

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February 3, 2016

I haven’t written much about my 300-hour yoga teacher training, primarily because ever since it began in September of 2014 I have been so immersed in yoga study that there hasn’t been time left for writing. It was a 17-month spiritual journey that transformed the way that I live my life both on and off my yoga mat. On occasion when we […]