Yoga Health Coaching Blog

I am struggling. I am into the nuts and bolts of the YHC course, still a bit behind (if there is such a thing) but really I’m stuck on the detail, the tiny details that make all the difference, the tiny details that have the power to carry me into ease and efficiency, the tiny details that have the capacity to streamline, the tiny details that are ultimately the foundations of success. Why am I stuck...

I am a Certified Yoga Health Coach. Yep, I just said that! You see, I have been offering my services as a YogaHealth Coach for 10 months, but more importantly, I haven’t felt like a Yoga Health Coach until very recently. I have been following the sage advice from our teacher, Cate Stillman, who encourages us to “Fake it until you make it.” It has now been 14 months since I first stepped onto the Yoga Health...

In Ayurveda, space element comes first. It precedes all other elements in existence. Space must exist for the winds of change to come, the fire of transformation, the journey of water, or the substance of earth. When we work out, we stretch our muscles and create micro tears. When they heal, we create stronger muscles. We stretch them to a new capacity. We do this mentally, using our ability to focus. We even do this with...

If you find yourself overwhelmed by all the things that might go wrong and all the things that already have, I have an idea for you: time block your worries. Yep, you heard me. Give yourself time to go down the rabbit whole and explore the worst case scenarios. Take time to explore your plan B and C options that are bombarding your head. I recently had a whole week with all my three little munchkins feeling...

This summer I made a commitment to read the book “Meditation for the Love of It” by meditation teacher Sally Kempton. I also set the intention to practice a new habit of consistently meditating for 5 minutes every morning. In her book, Kempton writes about meditation posture and some important elements being: a tall spinean open chestrelaxed breathinga comfortable body. A posture like this can seem like a far reach. I know it often has seemed so for...

I didn’t want to go on a health journey. I didn’t want to focus on my food, sleep, self care, or morning routine. I didn’t want to do Body Thrive. I caught on to Cate Stillman in the early days of Covid shutdown, just after I quit my job and had a back injury. I saw it all as an opportunity - what do I want to learn that I have never taken the time to? I had...