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Sit Back, Listen and Relax Deeply (New Guided Relaxation Audio!)


Are you stressed? Research has shown that women experience higher levels of stress than men during the holidays. Will you be gift shopping, meal-planning, decorating, hostessing, looking to make everyone feel good, while looking good!? How do you cope with the pressures coming from all sides? One word: self-care. Food, alcohol, shoe-shopping, uppers and downers of all kinds, all wonderful…

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Yoga With Beats! *A Live Music Class*


If you’ve taken my yoga class before you know I never use music. Never have. In the 19+ years I’ve been teaching. Except for a period of 6 months maybe, during which I found music to be distracting to my own concentration. I also found it difficult to find the right music, the right vibe, the right playlist that would harmonize with my teaching…

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A Summer to Declutter! Part 2 (4 Tips to Organize Your To-Do List to Actually Get Stuff Done!)


In my previous post I began tackling the subject of mental clutter and how to open up more space in your mind (for, you know, things like creativity, intuition, bright solutions to come through..) When I came back from vacation early July, feeling nicely unplugged, it occurred to me that there were many things I was doing daily, in my…

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A Summer to Declutter! (i.e. 4 Tips to Create More HEAD Space.)


Summer! The season of abundance, beach fun and berries, rosé for some, popsicles for others, picnics and siestas! Summer invites us to lighten up, as in a lighter diet, schedule, attitude. Perhaps like me you also enjoy getting rid of stuff to open up more space in your living quarters. But there’s another kind of living quarters where all of…

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When Relaxing Does More Harm Than Good (+ A New Recording to Help You Chill!)


About 20 years ago I developed a really good habit, thanks to my first and beloved yoga teacher who emphasized to me its importance in relation to stress-relief and ultimately self-actualization. Since then, among all the self-care tools I have learned, that one has been instrumental in keeping me sane. And if you’ve met me, you know I’m pretty sane.…

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Tongue Scraping! (Or What Was Left of My Daily Morning Practice For a While)


Sometimes tongue scraping is all that’s left of someone’s beloved morning practice. And that someone would be me.That’s right. Me. Self-care expert. Long-time meditator. Deep relaxation lover. But no worries I am getting back on track. Nonetheless I wanted to share with you my experience from the past couple months, during which emotions ran high, sleep was lost, workouts were…

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Why Time Doesn’t Fly and How You Can Slow It Down


Just about every day I hear someone, somewhere who complains of not having enough time.“Time flies!” Perhaps you’re the one saying that too. As if the earth was spinning faster these days than it used to. We all know that’s not the case. So if that hasn’t changed, how come so many of us seem to be experiencing a very real…

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Let’s Go to Sleep, Shall We?


How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Did you watch television a little later than intended? Surfed the internet until your eyes were hurting? Only to find yourself with a “second wind” around 11:45pm? How do you generally feel upon awakening? Tired and groggy? Or refreshed and peppy? When You Don’t Sleep Well + Enough… Lack of adequate sleep has…

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France + A New Yoga Class on the Upper West Side!


I wanted to wish you a wonderful 2014. I hope this year will see you get out of your comfort zone to expand, connect, love and live each moment with full awareness and a sense of humor too! I recently came back from France, where I visited my family. The photo above was taken near St Rémy de Provence. Such a beautiful area. I got to…

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What You Probably Never Schedule for Yourself. (and need most!)


With the Holiday Season in full swing, I bet your schedule is filling up quickly. Attending holiday parties, getting gifts for loved ones, sending pretty cards with heartfelt notes, maybe giving some of your time to those in need, baking gingerbread cookies…All those should theoretically be a lot of fun. After all isn’t “‘Tis the season to be Merry” !?…

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