“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?
Healthy Living by V began in 2013 as a personal health and wellness blog. Incorporating the principles of Yoga and Ayurveda was a natural progression through my studies and development as a teacher. As I’ve continued to work with those interested in living a healthier, happier quality of life, projects to reach more and more … Continue reading Exciting New Things to Come…
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
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
In these trying times we come back to that which keeps us whole, grounded, and free—our breath and our perspective on life and the world around us. I provide weekly classes to help those who join me stay connected with community, express themselves through physical yoga postures, and feel supported during a time of isolation. … Continue reading Breath+Sutras ✨
First of all, my apologies for being at a loss for words. I have struggled with the idea of coming back into this space to write, to share, to expose myself and those thoughts that occupy my days and nights. I feel vastly under qualified to really share anything of value to anyone during this … Continue reading Our New Normal
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!
When we learn to trust ourselves and our journey we are able to look beyond that which we are so quick to judge. We become brave enough—with practice—to stop falling victim to the shadows, the darkness, the doubt, the anger, the fear that lies within. With courage we use our breath to steady our heart … Continue reading I Am Light