Interview with 300hr Teacher Trainee, Amy Kirk

How did you find your way to the Yoga Loft’s 300hr Teacher Training? The Yoga Loft has been my place for personal practice for a long time. I have felt right at home with the culture of the studio and the friendliness of the other practioners. There are so many...

My First Yoga Class

“Gently begin to wiggle your fingers and toes.” That sentence sealed the deal for me. I was in my very first yoga class, being guided out of Savasana (Corpse Pose), and I couldn’t remember the last time I felt so good. I immediately knew that I...

Yoga FAQ’s Answered!

Here are a few common questions I get from my students.  Maybe you’ve been meaning to ask these questions too, or you know someone who hasn’t started yoga yet because they have these questions. Please feel free to share this blog with them!  Q: What should...

Goodbye, Limiting Beliefs!

Limiting Belief: Something I believe about myself that limits my ability to live up to my full potential. Would you like an example? I’m about to get real honest, real fast. … “I am a fat fraud.” WHEW. Feels good to write it down. Now, it’s time to break it down. I...

Tips for Starting a Regular Meditation Practice

Over the last decade, I’ve had many people ask, “How do I start a regular meditation practice?” It can feel intimidating at first. Especially if we think it’s supposed to go a certain way, or we are meant to have a certain experience. The truth is, there is no set...

Present Parenting

I am thankful for my amazing children for many reasons. Today, I am focused on their consistent reminder to me to be present.  It’s not something they have to say, presence is something I must practice in order to experience a genuine connection with each of them. ...

A Short Practice to Calm Down.

A Message from Yoga Loft Teacher, Alysha Pfeiffer Greetings, I don’t know about you but I have found myself several times in the last few weeks needing to do something to help myself calm down. For me there are a few go-to’s that I rely on anytime I feel myself...

“How Often Do You Practice Yoga?”

When people ask me, “How often do you practice yoga?” I like to say, “I do my best to practice in every moment of every day.”   While asana (yoga poses) are an integral and necessary part of my practice, the physical poses are only a small part of what I do in...

Kids, Showers & Yoga Philosophy

Sometimes all I look forward to all day is my shower— All alone. No one asking me for anything for an entire ten minutes. Heaven.  Today, I really needed that time. My two month old was being especially needy all day, so as soon as my husband walked through the door,...

The Benefits of Practicing Yoga In Person

I’ve been teaching yoga since 2008 and only very recently have I started receiving this question frequently: “What online yoga programs do you recommend?”  And I get it. We do so many things online now, why wouldn’t we get our yoga practice online too? It’s usually...