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integrity… and core work

integrity… and core work

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the convictions of things not seen." - Hebrews 11:1 What I believe inspires what I practice.  Integrity.  When I teach class, I constantly mention keeping your core engaged. I do this for several reasons (I'm...

gentle self-care weekly reminders

gentle self-care weekly reminders

Self-care doesn't have to cost any money, nor take a lot of time. You know I will also vote for at least a few minutes of yoga, or taking time to just breathe. However, here are a few other friendly reminders to help you through the week.How are you taking time for...

recipe for pumpkin muffins

recipe for pumpkin muffins

Below instructions is downloadable recipe card.Original recipe from Go With Your Gut, by Robyn Youkilis Ingredient list: - 2 bananas- 1 15-oz) can pure pumpkin puree- 4 eggs- 1/2 c. almond butter- 4 tablespoons butter, melted- 1/2 c. almond flour- 2 tsp. ground...

The power of your nervous system.

In a recent email, I shared about the power of our nervous system. God knew what He was doing when He created us, and I don't go a day, without being so grateful for some of the tools He hardwired right into us. Here is a bit of my own story (when I began to...

Triangle Pose

Triangle Pose Utthita Trikonasana To view on of the essential videos that cover the pose, grab your yoga mat and click here.  How-To:-Begin in Tadasana, facing the long side of your yoga mat. -Step your feet wide apart (a leg's length apart, about 4 to 5...

To listen, love and lead.

Most of us listen with just 25% efficiency. Chances are that even when we are not speaking or on our smart phones, we are thinking about what we will say, rather then being present and truly listening to what is being said to us. This week we will dive into some...

The power of our thoughts.

"You are not your thoughts, simply the one who listens to them." - author unknown A sweet friend recently described the negative ones "as fiery darts meant to distract, tear us down, etc." Sometimes it seems as if as soon as you find escape them, they find your hiding...

Ujjayi Breath

If you have been practicing yoga for very long, you may have heard a yoga teacher say, "if you practice Ujjayi breathing..." So, what exactly is Ujjayi (oo-jy [rhymes with "pie"]-ee) breathing? Is it helpful, or just weird?? First, our breath is an involuntary...

To listen, love and lead

Most of us listen with just 25% efficiency. Chances are that even when we are not speaking or on our smart phones, we are thinking about what we will say, rather then being present and truly listening to what is being said to us. This week we will dive into some...

Waking up.

My morning began with two alarms that went off extremely loud. Unavoidably loud. The first one was my own. I had forgotten to turn the volume down before I went to bed. As soon as it started ringing, even though I was already awake, I rushed to turn it off; then...