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April 18, 2017

Teaching Chakra Healing at the Yoga Expo

​"When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. And in my hour of darkness She is standing right in front of me. Speaking words of wisdom, let it be." - The Beatles  These words have always unlocked a certain compartment of my heart. I don't know where they came from, or what dimension Sir Paul might have pulled them from one rainy, London night,…
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August 16, 2016

I Missed Yoga Last Week And I Felt…

I can't even put into words what I felt. It was like a dark cloud came and settled over my head and didn't leave until the winds changed direction and I was able to break free. Last week I missed yoga because the mole on my face began to bleed and I had to go to the dermatologist. All kinds of feelings of fear crept up and I found myself going into my panic mode.…
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May 3, 2016

5 Things I Learned at The Yoga Expo Fort Lauderdale

When I filled out the form to be a yoga teacher at The Yoga Expo in Fort Lauderdale I honestly didn't think I had a shot. Even as I was filling the sign up form out, sitting with my hand resting on my pregnant belly, I thought to myself, "Hmm my baby will be about six months old by then. I wonder what that would be like?" In my heart I knew I wanted to…
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April 13, 2016

The Yoga Expo – A Place For Yogis and Yoga Teachers

A few years ago I was the quintessential couch potato.  Weekends were spent on Netflix marathons and various bowls of salty snacks. The words 'exercise,' 'yoga' or 'meditation' were not even in my vocabulary. Back in those days I would've never imagined that one day I would be attending The Yoga Expo in Fort Lauderdale, not just as a student but as a yoga teacher. This weekend - On April 16, 2016- the much anticipated…
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August 19, 2015

I Am Divine Love

When I left to teach yoga yesterday I was a mess. I hadn't paid attention to the time, I was spilling my water all down my shirt, and I was worrying about getting there in time. Time. As I was driving, the road was filled with cars. 5 o'clock traffic. I dodged in and out of cars, looking at the time. But then I realized what my energy looked like from the outside. I felt…
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August 12, 2015

Kitchari Recipe: The Perfect Yogi Meal

Meet every yogi and yoginis' perfect meal...Kitchari Kitchari has been a part of my life since I was a young child growing up in Kenya. As part of a big Pakistani family, our dinner table was always filled with a beautiful blend of aromas and spices. In Pakistan, kitchari is considered a meal for those who are sick or weak. My mother and my grandmother used to make it for me. It's a beautiful family…
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November 26, 2014

5 Yoga Poses to Open the Heart

This morning I woke up in a funk. After falling asleep to the riots in Ferguson, Missouri I was left reeling. How could human beings treat each other like this? How could a 16-year old, unarmed teenager be gunned down and the killer just be allowed to walk away? What kind of world do we live in? No matter how I tried, I was walking around with a gloomy look on my face. I had…
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November 19, 2014

5 Styles of Yoga to Try At Least Once

When I took my first hot yoga class over seven years ago, I was a hopeful couch potato looking for an "easy way to get in shape." As I sweated it out in downward dog I said to myself, "I can't do this, I'm not strong enough." And so after that first class I gave up for a while. I went back to my couch potato ways and complained about my beer belly. But something…
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June 30, 2014

To Breathing, to Singing, to Dancing like a Goddess

Two weeks ago I began yoga teacher training.While I knew it would have an impact on my life physically, I really had no idea what an impact it would make on my life emotionally. When you think of yoga training, you immediately assume you will be moving through sun salutations and sweating it out in downward dog. But, as it turns out, the asanas (or the yoga poses) are only one small part of the…
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April 29, 2014

You Are Divine Love and Other Things I Learned at I Can Do It

This weekend I attended my first spiritual conference, sponsored by Hay House, called "I Can Do It 2014." Leading up to the weekend, I had experienced a number of big life changes and it seemed like this conference could not have come at a better time. On Saturday morning, I woke up exhausted, guzzled a cup of caffeine, forgot about breakfast, drove like a maniac thinking I would be late, and then a funny thing…
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