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.
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
Me then and now... before yoga and what I know now! Billy, my life partner, told me I am crazy to post this because of the line of work I do! But I told him... "It is BECAUSE of what I do, that I want to post this, I am ready!" I am ready to … Continue reading Call me crazy for sharing this?
Do you have some New Years resolutions to eat healthier? Are you all of a sudden blending cold veggies and fruit in a blender, packing carrot sticks and celery for lunch or juicing like crazy? Only to find your belly is upset, bloated and you are getting constipated? Also, you might be feeling tired all … Continue reading Ayurveda for your bloated belly!
It is only been in the recent decades that yoga has become a group thing! Yoga traditionally was practiced 1 on 1 with a master/guru while also doing your "OM" work (play on words for "home" work) on your own daily. What defines a level in yoga? And how do you know where you fit … Continue reading What is your yoga level or yoga IQ?
If I ever teach yoga on Mondays or even early morning my message is always setting up a solid foundation for success. I actually speak to that in all classes really when it comes to building your asana's (physical postures). But Mondays and mornings are great places to set the Intention for your day, week … Continue reading Intentions, Affirmations and Mantras, oh my!
Hip Openers... What is a hip opener? What is the danger or problem in rotating outward too much? What is a counter pose? What is happening in most hip openers? How do we find balance and counter poses for the hips? Hidden places where hips are rotating outward. A good test to see if you … Continue reading Yoga – Hip Openers and the Lesser Talked About Counter Poses!
You can drink your tea and wear it too! White Tea has an amazing amount of antioxidants and it is good for us from the inside out! Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it's time you treat it as such... give it the love it deserves. A little bit about White … Continue reading DIY – White Tea, Lavender Flowers and Honey Mask
Herbs have multiple purposes and there are several ways to benefit from them. Teas, tinctures, seasonings for food, extractions, compresses and poultices to name a few. Using them as a facial mask falls in the poultices and or compresses category. Difference between a poultice and compress is the technique. A poultice is usually the application … Continue reading DIY – Herbal Mask
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