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Nicole Griffin

Trash Fires and Bitches: My Unlikely Journey Teaching Yoga

I like to listen to podcasts when I'm cooking or commuting or puttering about.  The other day, I was listening to episode 51 of Love Teaching Yoga Podcast.  The host, Michelle Linane and guest Lori Snyder were talking about finding and sharing your voice as a yoga teacher.  I've been mulling over one particular question they asked since hearing it, "how do you want your students to feel when they leave your class?" I basically fell into yoga ass backwards about 4 years ago. Read More

Nicole Griffin

11 Tips for Winter Wellness

Growing up in California, winter was not really a thing.  Since moving to the east coast 5 years ago, I have had to really wise up and learn how to take care of myself during the colder months.  The beauty of winter, I have learned, is that it is a natural time of year to slow down, tune inward and spend more time inside.  It is the perfect time of year to step up your self-care game, to cook warming, nourishing foods, and to catch up on sleep.  Here are some of my favorite winter wellness tips. Read More

Nicole Griffin

Now I Can See the Moon

I’m personally really excited for 2018.  2017 was a year of big transition for me.  It was the year that I gave myself permission to “fit out,” and to accept that I never really wanted to fit in anyway.    After completing an MBA program and attempting to force my artistic-maverick-square peg self into a business suit-wearing, conference call-dialing round hole… and failing miserably, I found myself at a crossroads.  Despite a lot of fear and stress and uncertainty, I knew that I had to forge another way forward.  Another way that allowed me to take care of myself, to utilize my strengths, and to be out in the world rather than shackled to a cube.  I had no idea how this would work, or when, but I knew deep in my gut that I had to try. Read More