Special announcement to my clients and readers

Life is ever changing and full of surprises! Perhaps the most valuable lesson my yoga practice has taught me is to be flexible and fluid with all that life presents, open to the opportunities that arise from every challenge.   At the beginning of this year I set an intention to create a more fluidContinue reading “Special announcement to my clients and readers”

Thank you for your trust

While everyday presents infinite opportunity to be grateful and express appreciation to those around you, in case it hasn’t been at the top of your to-do list lately, Thanksgiving is a wonderful reminder to do just that.   Therefore, I want to take this opportunity to thank you. I interact with the people I workContinue reading “Thank you for your trust”

If you don’t listen to your body, it will demand to be heard

I’m a hypocrite. That’s right, I preach from the mountaintops the importance of self-care and that a hugely important part of it is making time to receive bodywork. Yet how often do I receive massages? Rarely my friend, very rarely.   It’s not because I don’t believe what I’m saying. It’s simply that I fallContinue reading “If you don’t listen to your body, it will demand to be heard”

You don’t need to “find” your path. You’re already on it.

In the past decade I have changed my career 4 times (5, if you count a return to a former career as a “change”). With each career move, I was on my path.   Now that August is over, I can officially say I’ve been living in LA for 10 years. 10 years! I movedContinue reading “You don’t need to “find” your path. You’re already on it.”

Take This Necessary Step to Follow Through

Here’s the most important action you can take for getting something done: put it in your calendar. Whether it’s going to yoga, making an important phone call, paying a bill, or seeing an art exhibit, if you don’t schedule it in, chances are it won’t happen. This is especially true with self-care, if it isn’tContinue reading “Take This Necessary Step to Follow Through”

34, Divorced, Single, and Childless

That’s me! On July 24th I turn 34, and I am, at this moment, divorced, single, and childless. To some, that might sound incredibly depressing. And if I spent mental energy focusing on those things as defining factors in my life, I might too find it depressing. But I don’t. They are merely circumstances ofContinue reading “34, Divorced, Single, and Childless”

Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

This title is extra relevant because I grew up in Egypt. Thank you CR for your witticism.   Yes, I too suffer the consequences of denial. Even with my daily awareness practices of meditation, yoga, prayer, and writing, I still shut the door and put the blinders on to certain feelings. It’s not on purpose,Continue reading “Denial is not just a river in Egypt.”

There are no Mistakes: Reflections on my Year at Mind In Body

Mind In Body is closing. This Saturday, June 1, is the last day of class.     For those of you that don’t know, Mind In Body is the studio that I moved Be Open Yoga to a year ago. It was a risky and ballsy move as it did not fit a typical yogaContinue reading “There are no Mistakes: Reflections on my Year at Mind In Body”

What do YOU want?

My mission these days is to get people to ask themselves this very simple yet vitally important question.  Seems easy enough, you might even think you already do it, but I guarantee most of the time your mind flips so fast to obstacles, fears, insecurities, and judgment that you don’t even have time to beContinue reading “What do YOU want?”

Receive What You Give

  We all have something special we put out into the world, whether we teach yoga, make delicious food for our loved ones, or create art.  There is something that you give regularly, and you do it because you love it and because it’s an innate gift within you that you have continued to cultivateContinue reading “Receive What You Give”