What Makes a Great Class?

What makes a great yoga or fitness class is defined by so many different things, so many different elements, that you would have to agree on one thing.. it’s subjective. However.. it is also clear that when everyone is in unison, there is complete control of the room from the instructor, things fall into place…

Yoga at the Dojo

It was time. Time to put all my knowledge to work. 200 hours of Yoga Teacher Training was done and I wanted to teach. Badly. I practiced dialogue in the shower, I concentrated on the lifestyle, the meaning of yoga. I absorbed every tiny bit from my teachers, peers, and fellow practitioners. “Come to the…

Ironman Mashup

I am an Ironman. I survived injury free. That makes me smile.  It was a day with extreme weather, a swim that was called due to lightning, a seven mile decent on the bike in treacherous pouring rain conditions and a run that tried to beat me down, but I would not give in. I…

Two Words

Sometimes explanations are needed. Many words are used to narrate the story, the reasoning, the emotions. Then sometimes, two words can speak volumes. Someone who has witnessed the darkness; experienced the rage; has analyzed numbers for months and has never given up on you, expresses they have confidence in you, two words is all that…

Time

I wish I had more time, I wish I had less time. I wish I could go back, I wish I could go forward. It’s a strange day. I am 13 days away from Ironman Lake Placid. It is the official taper day. My coach writes that now is a crucial time to use food…

7/4/14

It’s a strange 4th of July. Hurricane Arthur is creeping up the coast giving us downpours and thunder;  it is the first year in a long time I did not participate in the Bellmore Striders Firecracker 4 miler; and I am sitting at the kitchen table blogging instead of getting the potato salad ready. But…