The Yoga Low-Show / No-Show Class

The Yoga Low-Show / No-Show Class

If you are a yoga teacher (and especially if you are brand new to teaching), you’ve been in this position before: the low-show or no-show yoga class where you have low turnout or no turnout at all. It’s one of those situations where you hope will never happen but unfortunately happens all too frequently especially if you are just starting out as a teacher or at a studio. You prepare yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually for a class. You get…

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Mindful Movies: “Loving Vincent” (2017)

Mindful Movies: “Loving Vincent” (2017)

“You want to know so much about his death but what do you know of his life?”  I’ve honestly never been the biggest art person in the world. I have my favorite artists here and there and can definitely appreciate the joy and beauty of spending an afternoon in an art museum meditating on the pieces around you. However it’s never been something I’ve been wanting to delve into and learn more about on a regular basis. The one exception…

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The Year of the Monster: The Daleks

The Year of the Monster: The Daleks

As 2018 begins for us all, a new theme for the blog has emerged out of the ashes of The Year of the Doctor. A darker, more chilling and more menacing theme I simply call The Year of the Monster. This year, I’ll be looking at some of the more popular foes and monsters of the Doctor that have been terrorizing time and space for more than 50 years and giving them a brief general overview, ratings of their stories…

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An Editorial on Yoga Alliance: Pros, Cons, And My Thoughts

An Editorial on Yoga Alliance: Pros, Cons, And My Thoughts

If you are in any way affiliated professionally with the yoga and yoga teacher community, you might be aware that one of the most hotly debated topics right now is Yoga Alliance and the acclaimed status of RYT. A lot of teachers and studios see it as the gold standard for teaching and a necessary entry point for teaching on a serious level as well as creating and working with your own programs on a serious level. But it’s also…

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Review: Doctor Who -“The Tenth Planet” (The Regeneration Stories)

Review: Doctor Who -“The Tenth Planet” (The Regeneration Stories)

The story of “Doctor Who” and the Doctor is one that is built around the concept of change. Since the very beginning of the show’s existence, it has been in a constant state of flux and transition in various ways over its 50+ year history. However, the biggest and most prominent way that the show has managed to continue to change is in the concept of regeneration. I would argue that without the conception of this idea, the show would’ve…

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The Criterion Reviews: “Jabberwocky” (1977)

The Criterion Reviews: “Jabberwocky” (1977)

The Criterion Collection Reviews return! This year I hope to make a more substantial effort in getting Criterion reviews out at least once a month or more. I find these films to be interesting, extremely fun to delve into, and well worth the time and energy to seek out and review as I feel that many of them don’t really get the attention that other more mainstream films of lesser quality garner in the current cinematic landscape. As a brief…

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