What Makes People Tick?

This is a question that is forever on my mind. What is it that keeps people motivated and inspired? For me, it has been to nurture and embrace my mental, emotional, and physical pain, and perhaps even heal it. I first came to yoga over half my life ago, as a teenager,...

Rewrite Your Destiny in 2017 at Kripalu

Yoga, Movement, and Meditation for Self-Discovery with Nicole Smith at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health January 1–6, 2017 RSVP on Facebook Register Now at Kripalu What do kundalini, vinyasa, movement, meditation, self-discovery practices, and group coaching have to...

Yoga2Life Radio Interview

Just a quick post to share this interview I did for Yoga2Life Radio! It was a wonderful experience and I’m so honored to have been featured on this amazing podcast. Listen at Yoga2Life Radio And while you’re there, check out other episodes and share with...

Two Leela Yoga Workshops in June

Yoga for Actualizing Goals and Yoga for Stress Reduction Two Leela Yoga Workshops in June on the majestic island of Alameda with Nicole Smith 500-hour yoga teacher, certified life coach, and master’s student in Somatic Psychology at California Institute of Integral...

A Transformational Year

When we last checked in, I let you know I had completed my first barre teacher training, and am still so grateful I did! Those small isometric movements done with a quick pace strengthened and kept my back healthy, heart dancing, and all the happiness that goes along...

Journey Into Yoga and Meditation

Meditation was never something that came easily, but like everything else worth hard work and determination, it has changed my life forever. I’m on a mission to get the world to meditate— in one form or another. I started five years ago and to say I would...

Transitions… Why We Struggle to Embrace Change

Not in his goals, but in his transitions is man great. -Emerson I first heard this quote when going through rough patch in my life when I was 24 and it really changed everything for me. Growing up, being a super sensitive (perhaps you’d even call me now, an...