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4 Ways to Practice Gratitude

4 Ways to Practice Gratitude

Here in the US, we're celebrating Thanksgiving--a time for feasting, remembering, spending time with family and giving thanks. I didn't plan it this way, a time when we practice gratitude. I'm at home baking and spending time with my munchkin, so I'm...

26 Quick Ways to Go from Busy to Blissed

26 Quick Ways to Go from Busy to Blissed

Some days it feels like the only guarantee life provides is that it's going to be busy. Or messy. Or messy busy. And when the busy messy hits, channeling Elizabeth Gilbret and traveling to Bali for a month isn't feasible. Or even realistic. While you might search for...

How Important is Yoga Alliance for Teachers?

After twenty years in the yoga community, I can tell you one unequivocal truth regarding Yoga Alliance. They're not as important as potential and new teachers believe them to be. I've been involved with the Yoga Alliance since 2002 both as a Registered Yoga Teacher...

The number one fear holding you back

I've been practicing and teaching yoga for a long-a$$ time--like 20 years--and I get this question at least once a week. More if I'm getting close to a new session of teacher training. {Clears throat}....Please allow me to ascend to my soapbox for the duration of this...

What Michael Phelps Can Teach You About Teaching

Undeniably Michael Phelps is probably the greatest and most well-known professional swimmer of our time. In 2012 summer Michael took the record for most medals in an Olympic career. He competed again in 2016 and added to his stash of gold medals. So you might be...

11 Ideas for Journaling

11 Ideas for Journaling

Writing in a journal is a great way to empty out the clutter from your mind. I’ve been a “journaler” most of life. Like many of my yoga practices, I ebb and flow in the activity. I was a heavy journaler during my divorce in 2008, using it to pour out my...

Get to Know Your Yoga Lingo

If you're just starting out in the world of yoga, you're most likely encountering certain words and phrases that are unfamiliar or completely foreign. Allow me to be the ambassador to your new world, and offer you a Yoga-to-English dictionary to help you better...

10 Places to Start Teaching Yoga

This, by far, is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from clients who are talking to me about starting teacher training or who are already in teacher training with me. Where can I go to teach yoga? How can I find a place or a space to teach yoga? And what...

5 Stages of Yoga Teacher Training

Congratulations! You've officially enrolled in yoga teacher training. You did your research, paid your tuition and bought your books. Woo-hoo! As you're prepping for your first training class, I want to share the five emotional stages you're likely to experience as...

5 Essential Oils to Reduce Stress

5 Essential Oils to Reduce Stress

Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for cosmetic purposes, as well as for their spiritually and emotionally uplifting properties. Early recordings for the use of essential oils dates back to Egyptian times, India and China as well as being referenced...

Shannon Caldwell

YOGI, MAMA, WRITER, RECOVERING MESSY PERSON

Teaching other yoga mamas how to live intentionally with simple clutter busting strategies. Reclaim your time, money, and sanity.