If you would've suggested that I teach all of my classes through a Skype or FaceTime connection a few years ago, I would've laughed and dismissed it. But, here we are... and that's what I do and I love it. I love getting to know my clients individually - their bodies (aches, injuries, strengths) but also their lives. Even though we meet over a computer, I love connecting with each person; working through struggles and celebrating successes.
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Yes, you can just find a local yoga studio, a good teacher and a convenient class time and drive to a class. But....do you?
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I lost a dear client and friend today. Luke Fry (on the left with the cool t-shirt) was a lot of things - strong Christian, husband, father, grandfather, vet, friend...and yogi. Luke was one of the most loyal, enthusiastic and determined yoga students. He worked hard every week to do his poses the best he could. I could always count on Luke to be in my Thursday night class in Lenexa, KS. Often with his friend, Joe (pictured with him). As we'd get going with our full flows (sun salutations), I'd usually walk around the class, adjusting and encouraging. Very often, I'd lose track of how many we'd done, but I could always ask Luke, and he'd know just how many he'd done and how many were left.
Luke was honest, but always in such a supportive and friendly way. He wasn't shy to let me know which poses were not his favorite. I have a very fond memory of Luke bringing his granddaughter to yoga. She was maybe 9 or 10. Watching them do their Half Moon and Tree poses together (Luke giving her tips) was a sweet delight.
The night Luke came in wearing this shirt, he had a big grin on his face and was happy to pose for pictures and be our YogaXoga spokesman. Once while traveling in Seattle, he spotted construction workers doing yoga on a big high-rise construction site. Luke returned from his trip with pictures of the yogi workers for me to use on my blog... how thoughtful was that.
Luke Fry, I'm so glad I got to know you... those Thursday yoga nights in Lenexa will forever be sweet memories for me. Rest in peace, my friend. Do some pain-free full flows in heaven for me.
I am the proud mama of a 3 year old boy. I'm also a seasoned yoga instructor and small business owner. All of my "focus on your breathing" and "listen to your body" can fly out the window when you're in the middle of a toddler tantrum. What are the best ways to soothe that toddler who is smack dab between baby and big guy? First, I'm no parenting expert. I'm just a mama, trying to figure out what works in my home, with my child and sharing any insights along the way.
Teaching self soothing is a huge part of my every day. My biggest ally in this job? Besides my husband, of course, is Daniel Tiger. For those who do not have a toddler, Daniel Tiger is the PBS spinoff of Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. It's animated and each episode has a lesson and a catchy musical phrase to sum up the lesson. Examples: "When you're feeling frustrated, take a step back and ask for help" or "Take a deep breath...and let it go". I assure you if you've got a toddler dilemma, Daniel Tiger probably has an episode and catchy jingle for you.
So, as a yoga instructor and mama, it's wonderful to be able to incorporate these little lessons in self soothing, emotion regulation in a fun way.
Here are a few of Daniel Tiger-inspired Yoga Tools for Toddlers (actually not just for toddlers!):