Befriend Difficult Emotions, Don’t Obliterate Them

A traumatic event might last for only a few moments, but the impact that it can have on a traumatized person’s entire being may last years–even decades–beyond the event. Trauma reorganizes our minds, brains, bodies, and perceptions. It doesn’t just change...
Boundaries for Highly Sensitive People and Empaths

Boundaries for Highly Sensitive People and Empaths

Navigating social situations is often very challenging for people who identify as Highly Sensitive People or Empaths. They frequently need a lot of quiet time by themselves following an event. Even going out for a cup of coffee with certain people may require some...

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...