it starts tomorrow 1/11/11…

10 Jan

108 Days of Compassionate Commitment

let's do this. YAY!  :)

…is a program designed especially for yogis
who want to get 2011 off to a fantastic start.

it starts tomorrow and even though it’s a lot
of work for me and super scary i’ve gotta do it

…because i want you to have an extraordinary
2011 that includes the lifestyle YOU want

…because i know how hard it is to be a yogi
while having modern urban lifestyle

…because i know how hypocritical it feels to
be a yoga teacher with a wack personal practice

…because i know how great it feels to live
with full self-expression

…because i know how much yoga has helped me
to shift my reality from “yuck!” to “YAY!”

…and because of how much i want for you to
join me in the “YAY!” everyday place.

Here’s what’s up with the Program:

Interactive Features:
1 Orientation Call (open to all 108 Day participants)
3 Monthly Support Calls (Deluxe, Gold, & Platinum participants)
Platinum Mastermind Webinar Series begins (Platinum or Gold Participants with Upgrade)
Access to Private 108 Day Community (Password Protected, open to all 108 Day Participants)

Email Support:
108 Daily Inspiration Emails (Deluxe, Gold, & Platinum participants)
16 Weekly Support Emails (All 108 Day participants)

One-on-One Support:
1  60-min goals assessment call (Platinum & Gold participants)
9  60-min coaching calls (Platinum participants)
6  20-min  check-in calls (Gold Participants)
1  20-min goals assessment call (Deluxe Participants)

Program Schedule:

Tuesday 1/11/11:
Orientation Call – @ 8:30 pm EST, 5:30 pm PST (open to all 108 day participants)
Begin Daily Email Support (Deluxe, Gold, & Platinum participants)

Wednesdays beginning 1/12/11:
Weekly Email Support begins (Basic, Deluxe, Gold, & Platinum participants)

Thursday 1/13/11:
Platinum Mastermind Webinar Series begins (Platinum & Gold Upgrade participants)

Tuesday 1/25/11:
Monthly Support Calls begin (Platinum, Gold, & Deluxe Upgrade participants)
Bi-Weekly 60-min coaching calls begin (Platinum participants)
Bi-Weekly 20-min  check-in calls begin (Gold participants)

Are you ready to make 2011 amazing?
Then it’s time to choose your own adventure. Here are the program offerings (click any of the links below to register):

108 Days Platinum Support Option – Consultation Required
please email me to set up your complimentary consultation to apply and to see if this full coaching support program is right for you.
1 60-Min Intake Phone Session (with Focus on Goal-Setting)
9 60-Min Phone Coaching Sessions (Support in Making it Happen!)
Emergency Email Support between Sessions
108 Daily Affirmations  and tips to stay on track via email
Access to Compassionate Renegade’s 108 Days Community
Weekly Email Support with Yoga & Mindfulness Inspiration
Super Extra Bonus #1: Recorded 60-Min Custom Yoga Sequence
Super Extra Bonus #2: Custom Affirmation / Mantra Selection

108 Days Gold Support Option – $497
1 60-Min Intake Phone Session (with Focus on Goal-Setting)
6 20-Min Check-In Phone Sessions (Support in Making it Happen!)
Emergency Email Support between Sessions
108 Daily Affirmations  and tips to stay on track via email
Access to Compassionate Renegade’s 108 Days Community
Weekly Email Support with Yoga & Mindfulness Inspiration
Super Extra Bonus: Recorded 20-Min Custom Yoga Sequence

108 Days Deluxe Support Option – $47
108 Daily Affirmations and tips to stay on track via email
a 20-Minute Private Goals Assessment Consult via phone to help you set, optimize, and achieve your goals
Access to Compassionate Renegade’s 108 Days Community
Weekly Email Support with Yoga & Mindfulness Inspiration

108 Days Basic Support Option – $10.80
Access to Compassionate Renegade’s 108 Days Community
Weekly Email Support with Yoga & Mindfulness Inspiration

Please Note:
Dates for recurring events will be provided when program begins.
Dates & Times for coaching or check-in calls will be scheduled individually according to client schedule.

Questions? Comments?
Use the comment box below to feedback or request more information.


where did you get your training?

30 Dec

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…asks a follower from my proyogi tumblr blog...

i get this question all the time. people frequently say they’ve never taken a class quite like mine. i have even had a 18-year yoga practitioner tell me that i was the best teacher she ever had-i was really touched and honored.

i always say i’m a gypsy when it comes to my yoga training because i studied all over. my yoga training journey is a bit unusual and convoluted so bear with me as i relay the story briefly.

i was actually reluctant to start teaching. in june 2003, my first yoga teacher told me to pick a night in the fall. she wouldn’t take no for an answer. so i threw myself headlong into independent study.  i practiced daily and taught 5-8 classes per week. that summer was crazy!

i was always interested in taking formal training, but i couldn’t find the right teacher.  actually taught for 4 years before going to yoga teacher training. when i finally Continue reading

how to… adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog)

28 Dec

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in this pic: me giving a juicy and playful assist to my good friend and DC-based acupuncturist extraordinaire Nicole Mires –

even if you can’t get anyone to stand on your back and giggle with you, you can still access the joy and receive the benefits of down dog… once you get through the mental dance you might have to do to consider that it’s actually a rest position.

things to remember:

  1. from plank pose (heels over balls of feet, wrists beneath shoulders), inhale and activate the core lifting the belly button up and toward the spine
  2. exhale push the hips up high and surrender the heart toward the earth
  3. spread fingers wide and root down through Continue reading

music for yoga practice

28 Dec

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got this question in the mail…

Hi! I was wondering if you could possibly recommend music for a practice. I have been using the same music for awhile and would love a change but I don’t have a clue how to go about finding good music!

my response…

first of all… playlist playlist playlist

i have NEVER found a yoga cd that i’d play straight through a class all the way in the same order.

because i teach vinyasa flow classes, i adjust the playlist to complement building of the sequence toward a crescendo and then following it into a cool-down and final meditation.

For meditative centering and savasana:
John Hughes & Anuvida & Nik Tyndall

John Hughes - Kora Sutra Reiki Healing Hands

for the build Continue reading

how to… vrikshasana (tree pose)

22 Dec
the farewell dc tree pose

pic taken on the median at north capital and k streets, washington, dc

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back story on this shot: this just so happens to be a very special farewell dc tree pose. after spending 10 years (too long) in the nation’s capital, i decided it was time to go.  doing this posture in (almost) the center of town helped me transmute my less-than-yogic “%#*& you DC!” feelings and express my joy for moving to LA .

although dc isn’t my favorite place in the world, i am thankful that my experience there helped me cultivate the awesome career path and lifestyle i enjoy today.

things to remember (example-right side):

  1. stand in tadasana – mountain pose, set gaze point (dristi) optimistically slightly above horizon line
  2. on exhale shift body weight to and root into left foot, squeeze left buttock, tuck tailbone, lift heart
  3. inhale to Continue reading

how to… trikonasana (triangle pose)

15 Dec

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method & things to remember (example-left side):

  1. set the feet about 2.5-4 feet apart depending on your leg length
  2. turn left toes point straight out to the left; right toes in about 45 degrees
  3. root into the big toes of both feet and pull in the belly button for stability
  4. activate legs making sure to Continue reading

dream a healing solution

24 Nov

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before i went to sleep last night, i prayed to dream of a healing solution for my shoulder…

i got the inspiration to dream a solution from a discussion i had with my awesome roommate, who mentioned Asclepions, centers dedicated to the god of healing, Asclepius, and designed for dream healing pilgrimages.

interestingly, i woke up with Continue reading