How Yoga Helped Me Process Secondary Trauma

How Yoga Helped Me Process Secondary Trauma

Bearing Burdens My journey with yoga started at age 23 out of sheer necessity. I found myself desperately looking for tools to manage my own stress, which was a result of working as a sexual assault crisis coordinator right out of college. I was faced daily with the...

Balancing Female Hormones

Balancing Female Hormones

Hormones and Holistic Practices As a naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist specializing in women’s health for the past fourteen years, I began to see similar patterns of hormonal imbalance symptoms in my female patients. Weight gain, irritability, insomnia, fatigue,...

Building Bone Mass With Yoga

Building Bone Mass With Yoga

What's Happening to Our Bones? Did you know that every 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 will experience a fracture due to bone loss? Bone loss; known as Osteoporosis or Osteopenia, which is an early stage of bone loss, is on the rise. It is a natural process of aging,...

What is the Franklin Method?

What is the Franklin Method?

What is the Franklin Method? Imagine being able to practice anywhere, anytime, no yoga mat required. What if you knew exactly how your body was designed to function, what you need moment to moment, and you could be your own trainer, teacher, best coach? What if you...

What is Reiki?

What is Reiki?

What is the Franklin Method? Imagine being able to practice anywhere, anytime, no yoga mat required. What if you knew exactly how your body was designed to function, what you need moment to moment, and you could be your own trainer, teacher, best coach? What if you...

How to Kegel The Right Way (and Decide Whether You Even Should)

How to Kegel The Right Way (and Decide Whether You Even Should)

What is Reiki? What exactly is Reiki? I get this question all the time. Curious students who are sometimes looking to deepen their yoga practice....some just looking for healing in some form. For some it is just a simple question to clarify. The practice, which has...

Yoga Through the Hard Times

Yoga Through the Hard Times

Exercising the Pelvic Floor Kegels often seem like ‘the’ go-to exercise for the pelvic floor, yet many women aren’t sure they’re doing them correctly, how many they need to do, and whether they’re doing any good. After all, I’ve heard from a number of women that...

Natural Menopause Therapies: Using Mindfulness to Reduce Hot Flashes

Natural Menopause Therapies: Using Mindfulness to Reduce Hot Flashes

I have been practicing yoga for most of my adult life. My yoga practice helped me through the stresses of going to school full time while working two jobs. Yoga relaxed my achy body and keep my mind focused, when I had the genius idea of training for and completing an...

When Yoga Happens!

When Yoga Happens!

Relief in Mindfulness   Hot flashes affect up to 80% of women during the transition into menopause, ranging in severity from mildly irritating to significantly uncomfortable, depending on a variety of individual factors.  Treating hot flashes with natural...