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The place to recharge your practice, connect, and get real about life on your mat. 

You ARE old if you’re still saying this…

At the beginning of this year I had to admit to myself that the reason I couldn’t see my book at night was not because I had just taken off my eye make-up with coconut oil. The oil was not blurring my vision. I could not see the words on the page because my eyesight was not as good as it...

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3 Tips to Create Your Best Backbend

Back bending is HUGE part of yoga. In fact, there were years of my practice where they were all I thought about, all I focused on, and the only thing I that mattered.

And, though those days are gone like the ones in which donned 4-inch heels because I liked the way it made my legs look no matter...

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Holding Space: The real work of a yoga instructor

I think I was seriously overwhelmed for the first five years as a yoga teacher. Deciding to put my acting career on the back burner and pay attention to what was truly giving me joy was a big life defining moment for me. I knew I was supposed to teach. I knew it would change my life. But there...

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The Right Kind of Tough

“Tori, can you demonstrate Triangle for the rest of the class?” she asked. And, I felt a glow of pride at the request. 

Yoga over the past three years had become my refuge – helping me recover from my eating disorder, releasing the constant stress and pressure from working...

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The Biggest Mistake Every Yoga Teacher Makes

Please don’t worry. I’ve made this mistake, too. It happened mainly in the beginning of my career as a yoga instructor. And I honestly didn’t know I was making it.

What I did, was assume I knew the whole story.

You see a student day after day, year after year. You know their...

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The 1 Thing You’ll Regret NOT Telling Your Yoga Teacher

I’m a yes-sir/ma’m-whatever-you-want-me-to-do kind of gal. I always have been. When I’m on my mat as a student instead of an instructor, I’ll do what the teacher leading the class asks of me as much as I possibly can.

Through the years this has led to some super...

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The Best Yoga Cheat Ever

You heard me. I have learned the best yoga cheat EVER. This is the one thing you need to be able to perform the posture you want to the most. No kidding. It’s taken me years to have the guts to divulge this information and there will be people out there who won’t like that I’m...

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3 Yoga Fails & How to Fix Them

Over the past three years every time I walked out of a Bikram Class I felt more injured than healed. I would try not to limp as I left the room, sliding my sweaty feet across the room until I hit the cooler air outside of what is considered the “hot room.” Yet, the next day I’d...

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