“Is this really helping me?” As I continue to have conversations with students, clients, and readers of The Healing Journey the practice of asking this simple question seems to provide the most significant shift in one’s readiness to do the work. It was, in fact, the first question that I began to ask myself which … Continue reading Is This Really Helping Me?
Navigating through life has its challenges along with seemingly endless obstacles but more important than anything is that you don’t have to go through it alone. If you find yourself feeling a bit stuck, in need of some guidance, or just interested in some redirection, consider reaching out and let’s explore it together. A life … Continue reading Life Coaching with V
We do our best as we go through life. We're taught along the way either directly or indirectly how to manage our daily stress, major life events, and various degrees of trauma. At some point we may come to realize that the habits we've developed over time are no longer as useful as they once … Continue reading Your Emotions Are Not The Enemy
There are many different ways to approach one's journey towards healing and yet not all methods are a great fit for everyone. Many students who begin working with me towards their own path originally come to my classes to learn something interesting, hopefully fun and physical with little interest--at least in the beginning--of going any … Continue reading The Healing Journey
As we enter into this new year with renewed hope, a desire for continued personal growth, and the healing that comes from connection and community, I welcome you to join me for a class or two sometime. For those students new to me, I've laid out the fundamentals of my classes and workshops here and … Continue reading Welcome to Ashtanga with V
Every day, as we all are, I am doing my very best and sometimes that in and of itself can feel quite overwhelming. From moment to moment the choices my husband and I have made range from having heated debates with strangers and friends, to spending quiet, quality time at home completely unplugged, to just … Continue reading Discovering Joy through Zoom
I’m so happy to continue offering my weekly classes online during this challenging time. I feel that connection and community are essential to our healing and I want to be available for those who want to maintain their practice and stay connected. I’m so grateful for all of my students and am inspired by your … Continue reading Ashtanga Yoga with V – Available Online!
There is comfort in the shadows...so much so that we often choose to stay there, hiding from the light without even realizing it. In my own journey of personal healing, I often have to reflect on where I’ve been and how far I’ve come, but also be brutally honest with myself about where I am … Continue reading Comfort in the Shadows
As we continue the exploration of creating a space for healing, let’s briefly recap some of those tips. First, we ensure that we find somewhere that we feel safe. This can include talking with a trusted confidant, a community where you can be yourself, or simply moments of quiet in your own private corner. Eventually … Continue reading Navasana Doesn’t Happen On Its Own
When I arrive at the top of my mat I am granted a moment of self-reflection. It is here that I can quiet the outside world and begin to focus on what I am bringing to my practice--my body, my breath, and my mind just as they are. It is also here that one can … Continue reading This is My Body