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The Art of Conversation

Welcome to November, friends, a month marked by pumpkin spice lattes, the first peek at holiday decor, and for many of us, lots and lots of family gatherings! At a time when so much of our communication is done via text/email/social media, it’s refreshing to sit across the table from a human being and discuss […]

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30 Days of Self-Care

Hi friends, guess what I did yesterday? I finally had my tires filled with air…after 3 whole weeks of having the “low tire pressure” warning light on. If you know me, this shouldn’t surprise you, I tend to push things riiiight up to their breaking point all the time. I am that person who waits […]

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the power of cOMmunity

Hi friends, welcome to my birthday month, whoop whoop! Aging tends to have a negative connotation in a culture obsessed with wrinkle-free skin and youthful stamina, and I admit there is a part of me that isn’t super pumped about having to add another candle to my cake every year. Luckily, though, I really wouldn’t […]

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August Newsletter: Life is hard and that’s ok.

“When we keep choosing between right and wrong, we spend our energy sorting life rather than living it.” -Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening I have started this newsletter four times and counting, y’all. For some reason, the thoughts in my head this month have been all over the place and I’ve been having a […]

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Celebrating the Summer Solstice with 108 Sun Salutations!

If you live in Houston, it’s probably felt like summer since April. Nevertheless, the true summer solstice is Wednesday, June 21st, and we’re planning to celebrate it with a wholelotta sun salutations. 108 to be exact. Why 108, you ask? I asked the same thing when I first heard this was considered a sacred number […]

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Embracing Change

“To journey without being changed is to be a nomad. To change without journeying is to be a chameleon. To journey and to be transformed by the journey is to be a pilgrim.” – Mark Nepo Hi friends, welcome to June! I am just settling back in after a crazy fun weekend in Sarasota, Florida […]

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Inspiration from Salmon (yep, the fish)

“The naturalist and environmentalist Kevin Scribner tells us that salmon make their way upstream by bumping repeatedly into blocked pathways until they find where the current is strongest. Somehow they know that the unimpeded rush of water means that there is no obstacle there, and so they enter this opening fervently for though it is […]

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Swan Dive: It’s time to occupy your life.

Hey y’all, happy Friday! I’m super-excited to share what’s about to go down at Yogaleena next month: Swan Dive Live with Stacey Ramsower! Why is this such a big deal? Because of the many teachers I have learned from on my yoga journey thus far, Stacey has influenced my personal practice and teaching style in […]

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Learning to Experience Joy

Hello friends, welcome to May! I am giddy to share that our little baby boy, Lucas David Vennie, was born April 12. He’s healthy and happy, and already a heart-stealer (mama and daddy are 100% smitten.) With so much to celebrate and be grateful for lately, you’d think I’d be skipping around in babyblissland, overwhelmed […]

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Cultivating Stability and Ease

Hi yogis, welcome to March! I am about a month away from welcoming BV (Baby Vennie) into the world and as you can imagine, my ever-growing belly invites a lot of questions…. primarily, some version of “has your pregnancy been difficult so far?” It’s hard to answer that question because like most things, it’s not […]

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