Attuned Parenting

As a new parent to seven-month-old Teo, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the number of parenting philosophies out there, many of which seem to contradict each other. More and more often I find myself ditching the books, Facebook groups, and unsolicited advice of strangers and turning back to my yogic studies.

Though I’ve practiced yoga for nearly two decades—during which time I’ve become a yoga teacher, lived in an ashram for three years, and started a yoga therapy business—nothing has deepened my yoga practice more than becoming a parent. From the various branches of yoga to the eight limbs of yogic practice to the 196 philosophical aphorisms compiled by the grandfather of yoga, Patanjali, my desire to parent Teo in an attuned, or yogic, way challenges me to look more closely at what I know ... or thought I knew.

I’m not sure yet how this experience will be reflected in my offerings, but if you’re facing similar challenges, or you’re interested in joining me on an attuned parenting journey, I’d love to hear from you. Peace.

Yoga therapy as integrative medicine? Yes!

Integrative medicine is the practice of combining scientifically proven complementary therapies with allopathic medicine as part of a comprehensive plan to treat both the disease and its physical and emotional side effects.  

Given the burgeoning body of clinical research documenting yoga’s proven benefits for a range of health conditions, yoga is now recognized as a clinically viable treatment. As such, it would be appropriate for you to consider including yoga as part of your treatment for a number of issues, ranging from anxiety and depression to back pain to heart disease and cancer. 

Allopathic medicine refers to the practice often called "Western medicine" or "conventional medicine." It uses pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions (like surgery) to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of disease.

And while yoga used to be considered complimentary medicine (a practice meant to accompany--or complement--allopathic treatment) or even alternative medicine (a practice used in place of--or considered an alternative to--allopathic treatment), yoga has now earned its place in the realm of integrative medicine. 

Want to know how yoga can help you? Talk to a qualified yoga therapist to find out more. They may just tell you to take two asana and call them in the morning. 



Welcome to my new site

Thanks for visiting the new Attuned Living site!
My old site wasn’t mobile-friendly, so I completely revamped it. I hope you like it. I’ll be making more updates in the coming months to highlight exciting changes in my practice. In the meantime, if you have comments, suggestions, or questions, please contact me. (One easy way to do this is by clicking the email link located at the bottom of the page.) I look forward to hearing from you!