"You have thick thighs, Kaila." My gymnastics coach must have seen my face because she took those words back as soon as she'd said them. "No. Thick thighs are a good thing for power as a gymnast. Look at Coach Melissa's thighs, they're nice and thick like yours!" I was 13 years old when my… Continue reading Skinny mini: A yoga girls journey of disordered eating
New Years brings with it a fresh start and a clean slate. Towards the end of the year, I hung on to resentment towards people in my life and made the decision to let all of that go. Here’s the tale of being a stubborn Pisces and how the wisdom of the meditation practice in yoga helped me find forgiveness in others and with myself. Namaste, Kay.
Last week, I stepped away from my yoga studio job and it was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make. Teaching yoga is my passion and I️ can’t think of a better path to pursue. But I decided to step away from something that no longer served my life and I hope I can inspire you to do the same. I feel happier, lighter and ready for the next page of this grand adventure. Namaste, Kay.
It was settled. I was headed to Nicaragua for a week to teach yoga, swing in a hammock, surf, play and be caught up in the magic ooeey-ness of wanderlust as I explored a new country. Life had other plans for me. Instead, I️ was caught up in a whirlwind of confusion. I️ was your… Continue reading A Yogi goes to GREECE
Yoga Teacher: Settle into Ado Mukha Svasnasana and allow your breath to travel up and down the spine as your heels travel towards the ground. New Yogi/Yogini: WTF is this teacher talking about!? _____________________ So you're new to yoga and you have no idea what's going on and maybe you're not new and still have… Continue reading Mudras, Mantras & Mala’s oh my! & Other words you might hear in a yoga class
So, you want to be a yoga teacher? Not only am I very happy for you but I urge you to keep on this path if deep down inside you know it's what you are meant to do. I will warn you though, like anything else in life, it's not always sunshine and rainbows although… Continue reading So, you wanna be a yoga teacher…the good, bad and ugly of teaching yoga.
The number of times I've heard someone use this line is more than I can count on my fingers and toes. You tell someone you just met that you're a yoga teacher and then they tell you how they want to do yoga but... (INSERT REASON HERE.) Although I've heard dozens of excuses why… Continue reading “I want to do yoga but I don’t know where to start” A blog for the new yogi.
I have a confession. When I decided to become a yoga instructor, I swore I would never work at a gym. For one reason or another, I was judgmental towards any so called "Yoga teacher", that dare set foot in a gym. I soon got my ego out of my ass and realized that I… Continue reading “Gym Yoga ” vs. “Studio Yoga” & What’s Best For You
The last three weeks of my life are the best three weeks I've ever lived. I won't lie, it wasn't all sunshine and rainbows and truth be told it can't always be that way. Otherwise you wouldn't appreciate all the good in your life. Regardless, I make the choice to be happy and grateful. Visiting… Continue reading Confessions of a GRATEFUL YOGI: Bali Edition
When you're best friend works for the Hilton and gets half off at their hotels you have to take advantage. Months ago, my friend Maria Meyer made me swear I would take work off to celebrate her birthday. Naturally, I forgot to do that and had to scramble at the last minute to switch shifts,… Continue reading Miami in 36 hours or less