Author Archives: Whole Life Yoga

Lithium Breathing: The Balancing Breath

This is the second of three blog posts that detail practices mentioned in A Killer Retreat.   This lovely breath practice helps balance energy.  Perfect for the holiday season.  Only three weeks until the official publication date!  Enjoy! This simple breath practice is … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment in Uncertainty

In honor of the approaching publication of A Killer Retreat on January 8, the next three blog posts will be devoted to yoga teachings and practices mentioned in the book.  Enjoy! In a few weeks I’ll launch the second book in my series, … Continue reading

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Heart Felt Thanks

In just over a month, my second yoga and dog-related mystery, A Killer Retreat, will finally be released and out in the world. Until I became a writer, I ignored the acknowledgements and dedications decorating the first pages of my favorite … Continue reading

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Fiction, Gratitude and Real Change

  Today is my blog day at Inkspot, the blog for the authors of Midnight Ink.  In today’s article, I discuss gratitude, “seeing” the homeless, and Real Change. I hope you enjoy it, and that you have a fabulous … Continue reading

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Overcoming Eating Disorders with Yoga

Please welcome today’s guest, Marlisa Papp.  Marlisa has a powerful message about how yoga can help overcome eating disorders and other additions.  Please read my comment at the end, to learn more about her next steps in helping others fighting addiction. … Continue reading

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‘tis the Season to do Yoga

This week’s blog entry was written by guest author Sheryl Stich. Sheryl is a graduate of Whole Life Yoga’s 500-hour yoga teacher training program and a teacher at Whole Life Yoga. She can be contacted at When I was a kid, the … Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask Yourself when Choosing a Yoga Teacher Training Program

Seattle is  blessed with a wide variety of yoga teacher training programs.  Although I’m partial to the one offered at Whole Life Yoga, to be completely honest, many of the programs offered by other studios are also quite good.  So how do you choose? … Continue reading

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It’s Not a Bug, It’s a Feature!

If you look closely, there might be a hidden message on this shirt! Today’s my day to blog on Ink Spot–the blog for the writers of Midnight Ink. This week, I’m writing about a wonderful experience I had recently that … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Saying Goodbye

September was a tough month for me, on many levels. My dog’s health started to fail; my own wasn’t that much better. We had a minor flood at the studio, and my husband managed to bring home every virus in … Continue reading

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Yoga for Bipolar Disorder—Research Horizons

The results of a recent study on the benefits and risks of Hatha yoga for individuals with bipolar disorder were interesting to me, but not surprising. The study (which was originally published in the Journal of Psychiatric Practice) evaluated the survey responses of … Continue reading

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