13 Articles by Amber Shumake

Amber Shumake

7 Tips To Make You More Confident Right Now

Recently, I received a message: “How do you build up your confidence?” Once upon a time, I took a Xanax just to get out of bed and greet the day, but...

Amber Shumake
February 18 2014

How To Break Free from Insecurity & Discover Your Gifts

One of the things I find really off-putting in others is insecurity. When people speak about themselves in ways that are disempowering, I feel my...

Amber Shumake
November 27 2013

How To Return To Your Power Through Meditation

Recently, in a yoga class with my friend and fellow teacher, Rebecca Butler, my knee hurt really badly. Since high school, the plates in my knees...

Amber Shumake
August 27 2013

How I've Found Peace Amid Family Drama

I’d guess that we all have at least one family member who stirs up emotions inside of us that we thought we'd long conquered. These people can strike...

Amber Shumake
June 11 2013

How You Can Break Bad Habits & Heal Yourself

I often ask my yogis, “Do you ever find yourself doing something that (a) your parents did and you swore you never would, or (b) you thought you were...

Amber Shumake
May 20 2013

We All Have A Wound From Our Past That Resurfaces

One of my students keeps wrestling with letting go of pieces of her past. She understands that she needs to forgive herself. But, she can’t reconcile...

Amber Shumake
May 10 2013

Why I'm A Rich Yoga Teacher (Even Though I'm Not Wealthy)

I’ve heard it said, “Some people are so poor. All they have is money.” At my studio this week, as part of a six-week challenge, we’re examining our...

Amber Shumake
April 25 2013

Why It's Important To Speak Your Truth With Grace

Around the yoga world, I hear a great deal about speaking our truth with grace. My teacher, Ana Forrest, initially brought this concept to my...

Amber Shumake
April 19 2013

How A Cleanse Helped Me Stop Starving Myself

I've done many cleanses in my life. There was the Master Cleanse with lemon water and cayenne pepper. I remember I wanted more than anything to quit...

Amber Shumake
April 3 2013

Why Being Lost Can Help You Find Yourself

This month I had the privilege of traveling to rural Washington for the third time since August. There, I'm taking part in a mentorship to further my...

Amber Shumake
March 30 2013

How My Ego Got Me Hurt On The Yoga Mat

I have a confession: I hurt myself on my mat on Monday.

Amber Shumake
March 26 2013

Why I Stopped Drinking

Some days, I used to come home and want to take the edge off. The line between taking the edge off and numbing out is a fine one. And so, around...

Amber Shumake
January 30 2013

Confessions Of A Workaholic Yogi

Tomorrow, I’m doing something radical. I’m taking a day off, the first one in over a month.

Amber Shumake
January 25 2013