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Define your new norm

by September 10, 2019

I grew up thinking that stress and anxiety were the norm;That never feeling like I fit in was an inevitable part of growing up;I was taught that struggling on every level was the way life goes.FINALLY, in my late twenties… Yoga, meditation, mindfulness, faith, spirituality, gratitude, and a Read more »

What do you love most?


The other day I was having dinner with a #privateyoga client. Her young son would express, weekly, that he’d like for me to join them some time. So, I accepted a dinner invite and enjoyed a delicious meal in their home. Read more »

Don’t Abandon Yourself Every Chance You Get


“Don’t abandon yourself every chance you get.” ⁣⁣This is what I told my class the other night when I felt called to use a theme of keeping your attention “here, with you, on your mat.” I could see it, I could sense it…the energy was all over the Read more »

You Don’t Have to Choose Between Your Partner and Your Doula

by March 2, 2019
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Guest blog post written by Emily Masnoon for the First Time Mom blog in March 2015. When I first became a Prenatal Yoga Teacher, I began hearing about and learning about what a Doula was.  I learned that a Doula is a woman who guides a Read more »

Humidifier Magic

by November 21, 2018

    We’re now well into the Winter-like weather of late Autumn, which means our heating systems have been in use for several weeks now.  With this heat comes dry air.  And with dry air comes dry skin, which includes the tissues inside our throats and nasal passageways.  I’m sure Read more »

Winter Blues No More

by February 21, 2018
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I sat down to meditate this morning and, before I was able to calm my mind, my thoughts went first to my upcoming vacation and then to all of my houseplants that will be cared for by a friend who has agreed to apartment-sit for me.  (If you’ve been Read more »

5 Reasons To See A Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist After Have A Baby

by August 20, 2017
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Guest Blog Post by Shannon Pacella As a pelvic floor physical therapist at the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center, I have seen many women postpartum, who had no idea how I could help them; they only came across pelvic floor physical therapy after their ob/gyn mentioned it, or after doing Read more »

Corporate Yoga: Is It Worth It?

by December 10, 2016
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Although the title of this blog post sounds a bit deceiving, let’s be honest. I’m a yoga instructor and therefore I’m always going to advocate for the use of yoga in any setting. Corporate settings are no exception. Corporate Yoga has been a part of my offerings for over 6 years now Read more »

Did you know this happened to me?

by November 29, 2016
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You may not have known this, but I have worked in Customer Support at a software company in the Cambridge area for 8 years.  The last 4 of which I switched to part-time because the work environment felt so oppressive and stressful.  So, during my last 4 years there, I Read more »

Yoga Mat Recommendations

by July 20, 2016

My students often ask for advice on buying yoga mats.   While it’s tempting to buy a cheap mat, these cheap mats are often made of toxic chemicals (I’ve seen packaging with warnings that pregnant women shouldn’t use them!), they shed and fall apart, and don’t grip your hands when Read more »