Yoga teacher training: Just go for it! What to expect + my first two weeks

Becoming a yoga teacher puzzles a lot of people. Tons of folks don’t even realize you need training to be a certified instructor or how long and costly it can be! Not to mention, there’s this idealized image of what a real yoga teacher looks like and not fitting the fictional mold turns away many would-be teachers or practitioners. Continue reading

Girls Who Grapple: Tips for women who want to train Brazilian jiu jitsu

     So, you want to learn Brazilian jiu jitsu (or BJJ), huh? Well… YAY!! You’re in for a great adventure. I’m still a beginner in my experience and skill set with BJJ, but it has taught me so much in a short time. I began training in early March 2017 after toying with the idea for years. I’ve never been athletic and was always that kid in school trying to get out of gym class. While waitressing at a sports bar in college, I dreaded any playoff games or Superbowls. The UFC pay-per-view matches were the one thing I couldn’t take my eyes off of, though. I may or may not have spilled a few beers and wings while awestruck at watching my first arm bar EVER…. Continue reading