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

Bring it On 2019 Yoga Retreat!

January 26, 2019

Hines Hill Conference Center in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Hang Ten Meditation

Got ten minutes? Try out Maria’s free guided meditation videos with the sound of the surf to relax you.

Latest Inspiration from The Daily Downward Dog

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...

Celebrating 8 Years of Daily Downward Dog!

Woo Hoo - eight years ago today the Daily Downward Dog blog was launched (that's the original logo above)! It started out as quick little musings about my budding yoga practice and then blossomed into a place to share my yoga inspiration and details about...

The Sweet Joy of the Way

In a recent yoga class while teaching a challenging asana I cued the students to connect to their breath and let go of any struggle. I reminded them that life is not supposed to be a struggle, that we wake up each day and can decide to struggle or live in...

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