"Our intention creates our reality."  Wayne Dyer
Dear friends,
Happy New Year!  We are well in to 2017 and I hope you are off to a great start. The new year is a time to say goodbye to the old and embrace the new.  It is a great time to sit down and think about your deepest desires for the new year!

In yoga, Sankalpa means intention.  It is when we get crystal

Wishing You a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!
Hello friends,

Most of us are in the midst of the beautiful chaos of the holiday season!  As we move into this special season, one of the busiest times of the year, it’s common to overcommit, overextend financially, physically and mentally, fall in to unhealthy habits and to be overstressed and exhausted.  Who doesn’t love to eat, drink and be merry during this time

“The Sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world’s joy.” Henry Ward Beecher Today is the Solstice, Summer Solstice for those in the Northern hemisphere and Winter Solstice for those in the Southern Hemisphere! Solstice literally translates to “sun stopping” where on the horizon the sun rises and sets, stops and then reverses direction after this day. It marks the first day of

"Authentic power is building something inside of you that you cannot lose and no one can take from you." Gary Zukov As yogis we practice yoga for a million reasons. I personally practice yoga to gain strength, flexibility, to improve my posture, to ease stress and anxiety, to improve breathing capacity, to keep my immune system strong and mostly to keep me young. Often times,

"Like a tree you have to find your roots and then you can bend in the wind." Angela Farmer We all lead busy lives and sometimes the stresses and activities of our daily lives can be lodged in our hips! In Yoga, the hips are considered the “junk drawer”, a place where we tend to bury all of our stress and anxiety, and it can build up.

"Love isn't something to seek out with the hope to find it in the world. Rather, it's something that we choose to open ourselves to." Jennifer Twardowski Do you have a regular practice of backbends? Do you love them and want to practice more of them? Do you hate them and want to make peace with them? Backbends are so exhilarating yet sometimes very challenging

It’s been a while since I have sent news because I have been deep in my yoga and health studies and planning the launch of many exciting new things this year.My studies have gotten me thinking a lot about what it means to deepen your yoga practice. Isn’t it more than doing a handstand in the middle of the street or standing on your head for

Raw Carrot Bites
Raw Carrot Bites! Just in time for Thanksgiving. Try these amazing Carrot Bites as a healthy desert option for Thanksgiving.
1.5 C grated carrots
1/4 C gluten free rolled oats
1 C pitted dates.
1/2 C shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 C dried cranberries
1/3 C ground walnuts
1/3 C puréed coco butter
Pulse everything in food processor except cranberries until it is like dough. Mia in cranberries and make little balls (makes roughly 8). Refrigerate

Adho Mukha Svanasana: Downward Facing Dog
Adho: Downward
Mukha: Facing
Svana: Dog
Asana: Pose, posture, seat
You may have heard in a yoga class to find your way home or go to your home base, a place to repose, reset, reconnect and recharge. You may also know this pose from the traditional Sun Salutation sequence. Our yoga pose of the month is not only

Ardha Bhekasana: Half Frog Pose
Ardha: Half
Bheka: Frog
Asana: Pose, posture or seat
Do one thigh stretch everyday? What? In my yoga practice? This is what I was assigned years back by my beloved teacher during a yoga teacher training. We were to incorporate one thigh/quadriceps stretch into our daily asana practice. She told us that if we did one

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