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I'm a mom-graphic designer-yoga teacher-cyclist. And now, I guess, blogger 0_o
Why yoga, cycling and life? A bike has wheels, yoga has chakras and buddhism has the dharma wheel. I'm often surprised at how often these three things intersect in the Venn Diagram that is my life .
I'm a Zen Buddhist, mother to an absolutely brilliant, wonderful, hilarious young man and am married to the most amazing (and most patient) man on the planet. We live in a little house, in a little village along the Hudson River just north of Manhattan. I was a stay-at-home mom until my son went to college. Probably the best job I've ever had in my life. I'm also a graphic designer of 30+ years, and have worked from home with both local and national clients. My personal yoga practice moved me to take my first training...
..in 2010, I completed my 200-hour Hatha yoga teacher training at The Birchwood Center in Nyack, NY; in 2011 became a certified Level 1 Yoga Tune Up® teacher and in February of 2015, I completed 180+ hours of continuing education to become an Integrated YTU Teacher. In 2018, I completed my 300-hour advanced teacher training to become a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. After riding the inaugural Gran Fondo New York in 2010, I was asked to join the Gruppo Sportivo GFNY and then became Head of Group Rides for GFNY. I did those jobs for seven and three years respectively.
I started playing with a personal blog a few years ago and discovered that I really love writing. The original blog started as an outlet to share ideas about yoga and philosophy. Then it started to evolve. This site is a natural extension (and more commited version) of that blog. I like to call this an "observational" blog. I observe things and then write about them. Sometimes those pieces circle back to yoga or dharma or bikes, sometimes they don't . I also write for the Yoga Tune Up® blog and have had pieces published on Elephant Journal and Yoganonymous.
Like the title says,
it's a blog about life, yoga and bikes.