Samantha Dublin

Why you should come to class

If I had a dime for every time I asked myself “how did I live before the Google?”, I would be a bazillionaire. Okay, maybe a hundredaire… OKAAAY, I would have at least $10. Anyway, with the advent of technology, online yoga classes are becoming more and more prevalent. I am excited that yoga is becoming more accessible. Because many of us have schedules and lifestyles that preclude hopping over to class, I am strongly … Read More

What the heck is Yoga Office Hours?

Have you ever wanted to ask your yoga teacher a question after class but find that too many people have questions, too? Have you ever wanted to ask your yoga teacher for specific help on a pose? Have you ever wanted to have a discussion about yoga with other yogis or chat about each other’s yoga journey? Is your home not conducive for a yoga practice? Are you lacking appropriate yoga props to use at … Read More

Meet our yoga teacher: Tiffany Maqubela

Tiffany is a graceful teacher who moves through class calmly and intentionally. (Next to her, I look like an awkward prepubescent boy.) She crafts a yoga class that will challenge you but leave you centered. In her class, you are able to pay close attention to the movement of your body and understand your body’s relationship with the asanas. So whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, you will discover new things … Read More

Are you going to make it?

The holiday season is almost over. Even if Christmas isn’t something you celebrate, you are still affected by it. So the real question is: ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE IT? Yes! Yes, you are. How do I know? Because you are going to do the following things: #1.  Get organized. Make a list of everything you need to do. Great or small. Then maybe do a little dance every time you check one off the … Read More

What coloring in my mid 30s has taught me…

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed the coloring books for adults trend. (Note: My husband would like to point out that he’s been coloring way before “the craze.”) Anyway… I’m glad it’s caught on. It’s an incredibly soothing activity. You can either clear your mind as you color or observe your thoughts as they come in. It has provided so much clarity during stressful times. Coloring has taught me a few … Read More

Six ways to get more out of your yoga practice

Your yoga practice is called that because – duh – it requires practice! It also takes work, commitment, and patience. You will be elated by your good days and you will have to persevere through your bad days. You will learn and re-learn things. You will discover truths about yourself. You will notice how kind (or unkind) you are being to your body. Each time you step on your mat will be a complete and unique … Read More

Don’t be “that” guy… In yoga class…

If you don’t want to be labeled as “that guy” in class, here are a few yoga class etiquette tips to help you: Be on time. Coming late is disruptive. Sure, things happen but if you are consistently late, you should consider taking a different class that fits your schedule better. If you are late for class or if you have to leave early, enter and leave the room as quickly and as quietly as possible. … Read More

Confessions of a yoga teacher: I’ve been hiding from the Fraud Police

Last week I came home from a poorly attended yoga class. It was rainy and chilly and it made sense to attribute the low number to that. But did I? NOPE. Instead Impostor Syndrome reared its ugly head. Thoughts like: “I must suck as a teacher.” “I mean just look at all of these awesome yoga teachers on Instagram! I don’t look like that!” “I’m never going to be able to do those advanced yoga … Read More

Venting gone bad

Picture this: You get home from work after a shitty commute, from a shitty job, with shitty co-workers. And today in the office, like most days, someone incompetent has yet again made things more difficult than it has to be for you. So to unwind from the day you vent to your partner/spouse/roommate. In recounting the offense, you find yourself getting worked up all over again. You’re angry, your heart is racing, your face flushed, … Read More