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Yoga Instruction, Yoga Teacher Training, International Yoga Retreats, and Inspiration from Maria Santoferraro, E-RYT 500

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Latest Inspiration from The Daily Downward Dog

Letting Go of Fear

It is time to stop giving so much energy to fear. It is time to start manifesting dreams. I've been wanting to launch online videos of my yoga classes for a few years now. I tell myself that my busy schedule and time constraints are the reasons why I have...

Embracing Change

I am about to take on a huge change in my life. One that has me really anxious, worried, and over thinking what will happen. It is hard to change, especially when we get attached to the way things are. So what is this big change you ask? You may not think it is a big...

Kindness, Empathy, Love

Happy New Year! If you follow me on Instragram (@dailydownwarddog) you may have caught a few of the pictures I selected and posted to mark each day of December. I have had an incredible year and felt like I really needed to stop and look back at everything I did, and...

Workout While You Work!

As much as our society loves to multi-task, I really have never been a big fan. It's hard for me to do two things at once, and as a yogi, I do try to practice giving my full attention to one central point of focus. That being said, when the awesome folks at...

Better, Happier, Healthier Boobs

DO YOU WANT BETTER HEALTHIER HAPPIER BOOBS? A yoga retreat is a marvelous way to nurture yourself.  With the rampant increase in breast cancer, I can think of nothing more powerful to learn about than how to nurture your breast health with Dr. Sharon Stills and me...

Yoga Wisdom: Warrior Tales Inspiring You On and Off Your Mat

Great title huh?! I wish I could claim it as mine, but it is the title of an awesome new book by my good friend Stephanie Spence also known as The Traveling Yogini. Stephanie and I met seven years ago through the burgeoning yoga blogging community and social media...

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