4th of July reminds me of our founding fathers who dared to do what hadn’t been done before. Somehow they trusted what they believed to be right – a principal that obviously […]
Paige Lichens, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). Licensed and registered through the Yoga Alliance. Completed my 200 hour level training in 2008 which was in various methods and styles. In 2009 completed yoga teacher training through the “YoKids” program and in the Spring of 2010 completed Prenatal Teacher Training with Janice Clarfield. Currently working on therapy yoga training, Svastha Yoga, which is a 2 1/2 year course; just completed the first course.
I was first introduced to yoga in the late 1990’s, attending an Iyengar yoga class, however didn’t enjoy the experience. Meditation and massage therapy was a practice early on in my life though as a way to connect with the mind and body. After an accident that injured my back in the early 2000′s, I knew exactly where to return, and I’ve been practicing yoga since then.
Always looking to spread the word of yoga to others, I incorporate a variety of yoga styles that includes Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Yin Yoga, Sivananda, Iyengar, and now Svastha. I like to have fun with yoga though. “There is no one way to do yoga; just find your own way and enjoy it, relax and have fun.”
Native Washingtonian and I grew up just outside of DC in Silver Spring, Maryland. After years as an accountant and CPA, I changed careers over 6 years ago and also work full time as an accounting recruiter. I live with my husband two cats and dog in Alexandria, VA. I enjoy yoga, travel, music, comedy, gardening, reading and helping others.
“Om Bolo Sat Guru, Bhagavan, Qi Jai”
My Dad wasn’t perfect (none are) however when we loose someone we often go thru different stages of grief and that often includes idolizing them. I lost my Dad to a heart-attack […]
I remember my nephew painting and using brown in his rainbow. I remember thinking how wonderful it was to just accept that sometimes there just is brown in my rainbow; that life […]
Thanks to Bridget and Lucy for this idea: I didn’t know that there was a Barbie Yoga Teacher released last year so I’m a bit behind, I know. Brought to my […]
One minute I am feeling great, teaching yoga and moving just fine. The next moment, I remember feeling quite dizzy and thought that maybe it was the heat, so I left the […]
Balance. Ok so maybe the headline was meant to get your attention but in January I find so many who are looking for the quick fix, solutions, resolutions etc – Balance […]
This was one question we had at our bookclub for “hand wash cold” by Karen Maezen Miller the other night. The idea being that we forget how to listen to ourselves and […]
Standing in someone else’s shoes or as Depeche Mode sang “Try walking in my shoes”. Ok my foot is small so you may not fit, but the point is to see another […]
For the past year I have written up articles as it relates to experiences with yoga and I was reading over the various articles and then thought… would anyone even know me […]
How can one describe all that this woman teaches, inspires and gives? It is hard as you have to really meet her to understand. It is kind of like looking at a […]
“You are what you eat”. Yes I’m sure we have all heard this before however need to be reminded. Making the association from our aches and pains to what we are […]
We have heard it before and know that less is more however how often do we keep going back in our life adding more, doing more and pushing more, only be reminded […]
“Yoga is the Uniting of consciousness in the heart”. I often return to talking, reading and studying the Yoga Sutras. As much as I understand that many first come to the mat […]
I witnessed today a very advanced student in a handstand who got very frustrated at herself. She commented to her teacher that she was disgusted with herself and this never happens to […]
I finished teaching at a gym I was teaching at for 2 years and received feedback from many of the students there. Quite a few said that they really liked the spiritual […]
Yogas chitta vrtti nirodha: “Control of the modifications of the mind is called yoga. ” Patanjali, Yoga Sutras 1.2 There are many commentaries on the Yoga Sutras by Pantanjali. The Sutra’s […]
Before many of my classes I talk and interact with the yoga students. From those I have known and been teaching for a while, I really enjoy hearing and listening to […]
Meditation is an internal, personal practice which the practitioner trains the mind or self-induces a mode of consciousness in order to realize some benefit. There are dozens of styles of meditation practices […]
With a new year brings in so many resolutions and desires for many. Many studios fill up with many new students coming, wanting to make some pretty big changes. It would be […]