Sciatica, tight lower back, tight hips, tight piriformis and tight IT band... no matter what it is... it is no picnic! Sometimes we have all the above, sometimes 1 or 2 and sometimes sciatica can be confused with tightness in the piriformis or tightness in the iliotibial (IT) band. In this video Renee explains in … Continue reading Hip openers for relief from sciatica, tight lower back, hips, piriformis & IT band.
Myth 1 "don't over think it"! Myth 2 "you don't have to be a seasoned yoga or meditation practitioner!" Myth 3 "you don't have to completely clear all thoughts!" Meditation is probably easier than you think! And you don't have to be a guru to do it. I break down a couple of myths or … Continue reading How to Meditate and Meditation Made Easy…
While considering doing YOGA Teacher Training, the PRICING has you feeling LESS than BLISSFUL! You KNOW you want to deepen your YOGA practice. However IS the COST worth it when you are not even sure you want to be a teacher… Plus the time commitment of juggling family, kids, work and/or college to get to … Continue reading Considering Yoga Teacher Training? Or just want to deepen your practice?
I drink Triphala before bed every night. The bulk powdered version is the best way to take it. In Ayurveda TASTE is a big part of the benefits of using food and herbs as medicine for your body. So if you take it in capsule form, which is available, then you are lowering your odds … Continue reading If you only do one Ayurvedic thing a day, do this!
Self-Care... how do we find our way... so much information out there. Ayurveda makes it simple, narrows it down and has been around for centuries.
Simple Ayurvedic tri-dosha tea to promote digestion, reduce bloating, cleanse your lymph and much, much more.
Om gum Ganapatayei namah 3 months without my meditation space! This has been the longest move I have ever endured! While I believe we can meditate anywhere at anytime... where ever our heart is... however it is always nice to have a spot you call home! Om gum Ganapatayei namah This mantra has helped me … Continue reading Finding Peace of Mind Wherever You Are…
How your past holds you back and it's time to change! Do you feel like what you are doing now isn't working? Or taking you where you want to be? Whether it is physically, mentally or financially you just feel you could be doing better for yourself, but not sure what is holding you back? … Continue reading How your past holds you back…
Want to dive deeper into your practice or just prefer 1 on 1 yoga vs going to a big studio or want to avoid the heat of 'HOT yoga' then private yoga might be for you. Traditionally Yoga and Wellness was passed on generation to generation, a trusted family friend or maybe even a Guru … Continue reading Private Yoga Sessions
5 Ways to Spoil and Nurture Yourself Without Spending Money. Finding time for ourselves doesn't have to cost us at all. But yet, a lot of us think of getting a pedicure, going out for dinner and retail therapy as a means to spoil ourselves or treat ourselves. Those can be nice and all, but … Continue reading 5 Ways to Spoil and Nurture Yourself Without Spending Money
Jealousy and Abundance - one way of thinking will hold you back, take you no where, and let time pass you by. The other way of thinking will open up doors to a whole new way of life!
Working a shift at my part time job at a well known health food store, (not sure I can actually mention their name without permission, so I will keep it out!) in the supplement and body care department is always a very interesting and a learning experience, for many reasons! The main reasons are; Someone … Continue reading Who is Right? Who is Wrong?
You are what you digest! This is a concept that I am teaching in my yoga classes lately. The concept of practicing Ayurveda with a focus on digestion and elimination. It spans beyond food and poop!!! I know, so taboo, did she really just mention poop? While those 2 are very important, digestion and elimination in … Continue reading You are what you digest.
Yoga for Athletes, aka the Over Trained and Under Stretched Body! Yeah? Did that head line speak to you? Is your body over trained, over worked, stiff and losing mobility? If you said yes, then I totally respect your mindset to accomplish so much, to be so strong, such an amazing athlete and diligent to … Continue reading Yoga for Athletes, aka the Over Trained and Under Stretched Body!
I always make this mistake... I let myself become obsessed with the idea of traveling and feeling sorry for myself for not having been on a vacation in over 3 years! Spring break has brought this thinking on, hearing everyones stories of their adventures, while I continue to plug along at my job(s). It's been even … Continue reading Excuses, excuses…
5 Good Habits of a Professional Yoga Teacher/Instructor... Yes, I consider myself a professional! And you should too, if you want to go from good to great! Teaching Yoga is a huge responsibility and it should be treated as a profession. Recently I found out that I came in 3rd on the most yoga classes … Continue reading 5 Good Habits of a Professional Yoga Teacher.
No excuses, make time for yourself, self love, you deserve feeling better and it is up to you to make it happen. To make this even more accessible, I have created a downloadable PDF with gentle yoga postures in it, that ANYONE can do. There are "chair" yoga options for those who need them and … Continue reading Self Love
Did you know that Ayurveda is the "sister science" of Yoga? And as a matter of fact if you are teaching or doing yoga for the "health benefits" then you are actually practicing Ayurveda and NOT just Yoga! Which if you are teaching yoga and teaching the health benefits of doing yoga, then you should … Continue reading As a Yoga Instructor do you know Ayurveda? The Sister Science to Yoga?
Reasons most athletes don't get enough yoga or don't make time for it: Their schedules are already to rigorous and full of conditioning, weight-lifting and specific training for their sport and adding on another thing tips the scale. Finding time to go to a class doesn't fit in the above ∧∧∧ schedule. They don't need the kind … Continue reading Yoga for Athletes, NOT Athletic Yoga!
Also, education is the best prevention. I've come to resonate with both these concepts. With the ever changing health care system, what is covered and what is not, plus increased stress in our society we start to learn that education and knowledge are our best chance at taking back control of our own health and our lives. … Continue reading Knowledge is Power