My 5 Favorite Yoga DVDs for Beginners Over 40

Mature Woman Yoga

Activity is an important part of the Weight Watchers Plan. It’s an important part of living a healthy life. Unfortunately, I wasn’t born loving to exercise. Enjoying exercise is something I’ve had to work to cultivate. With practice and determination, I’ve learned to look forward to my daily walks and time on the yoga mat. […]

Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief

Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief

Are you looking for a deliciously relaxing way to counter stress? Restorative Yoga poses are the perfect antidote to a stress filled life. Most of us work really hard. We rarely take time to rest and are often sleep deprived. Restorative yoga poses help us learn to relax and rest deeply and completely. According to Restorative Yoga […]

The Many Powerful Health Benefits of Yoga

Health Benefits of Yoga

Ok, it’s no big secret – I’m a huge fan of yoga. Because it’s had so many positive benefits on my life, I love to share it with others – family, friends, associates – and especially beginning yoga students. I’ve already written about two of the biggest benefits of yoga for me personally – yoga […]

Basic Yoga for Dummies Video


Are you looking for a good basic video introduction to yoga? Here is something for you. It’s the Basic Yoga for Dummies Video by  Sara Ivanhoe. I am a big fan of the Dummies Book Series and yoga teacher Sara Ivanhoe. So when I discovered that Sara had done a yoga video following The Dummies […]

Staying Young with Yoga

Staying Young with Yoga

One of my life goals, in addition to staying happy, slim, and healthy, is to grow old gracefully and I’m convinced yoga will help. Is yoga a fountain of youth? I believe so each time I take a yoga class where at least one or two of the students are 70+ year-old women glowing with […]

Favorite Yoga for Back Pain DVDs & Books


I discovered yoga more than a decade ago while trying to relieve severe back pain and sciatica caused by two herniated disks in my lumbar spine. A gentle yoga program gradually delivered relief and I’ve remained enthusiastic about yoga ever since.  In fact, I am now passing on everything I learned, by  teaching gentle yoga […]

What is Yoga?

What is Yoga

If you have never practiced yoga you may have lots of questions. Here are some answers to common questions about yoga. What Is Yoga? Yoga is an ancient health and fitness philosophy designed to help bring your body, mind, and spirit into balance. It’s a true body-mind approach to health and wellness that originated in […]

Yoga for Stress

Serene Woman Doing Yoga

Why yoga for stress relief? As our world gets more and more complex and the flow of information continues to speed up with newer and faster technology, people’s stress levels continue to rise. Computers, cell-phones, pagers and fax machines keep us connected and on-call 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Is there any escaping the information overload […]

Yoga Teacher Training Programs in Phoenix & Scottsdale

Yoga Makes Everything Better

Are you thinking about becoming a yoga teacher or expanding your understanding with advanced studies? If you live in Phoenix or Scottsdale you are in luck. There are several Yoga Alliance registered Yoga Teacher Training Programs to chose from. But first, how do you choose the yoga teacher training program that’s right for you? There are lots […]

Benefits of Private Yoga Instruction

Seated Twist

Private yoga instruction can be a great way to get fit, lose weight, and feel great. If you are having trouble getting started with a yoga practice or making time for class, maybe personalized private yoga sessions are the answer to helping you get started. Sometimes just a few sessions are needed to help you […]

Seven Ways Yoga Helps with Weight Loss

Yoga & Weight Loss

There are lots of reasons that yoga helps with weight loss that go far beyond the physical practice. After more than a decade of doing yoga, I’m living proof. In fact, calories burned alone can’t account for the the power of this ancient practice. Yoga helps with weight loss on many different levels–physical, mental, and […]