The Art of Letting Go

a9f66e1d0a83add893604d74af249949

The theme of “letting go” has been popping up in my life a lot the last few weeks: themes of yoga classes, and life lessons. I had a big experience of letting go this morning, with my middle child heading on the bus for her first day of Kindergarten. My oldest daughter’s first day, I was excited and felt comfortable with going to class, and she was excited too. But, Elise, my middle child, I feel differently. See, she’s been in developmental preschool for 3 years, dealing with autism. Over the summer I feel she has regressed so much, I don’t feel as if she is ready for Kindergarten. She didn’t want to go either. I held her yesterday with tears in my eyes knowing she was going to be a big girl today, and hoped that she could make friends and be understood. Continue reading “The Art of Letting Go”

The Five States of Mind

 

Nicolas_Monin-Baroille

Last week, I began a new elective class at school, Philosophy of Yoga. I’m big into philosophy, so I knew I would like this class quite a bit. I have to say, the first class was three and a half hours of intense discussion and I left with a bit of a headache. I confess towards the end I had stopped listening all together, and realized that each class will be on heavy subject matter. Although, something very interesting stuck out to me in our discussions, something I have been contemplating on all week. At the moment, it still seems abstract to me, and I am trying to figure it out and use it to my own benefit. Allow me a minute to open up to you. Continue reading “The Five States of Mind”

Small Businesses Friday

IMG_3555

Happy Friday, everyone! I recently made a post on my Instagram, asking if you’d like to see reviews about small businesses that I think would really fit the theme here- businesses involved in yoga, wellness, sacred feminine, crystals, etc. The responses were an overwhelming yes! I’ve reached out and collaborated with some small businesses and brands whose products I really admire, and I am so happy to share them with you! This is will be a bi-weekly post, so you will gather a lot of wonderful little businesses under your belt to shop from! Continue reading “Small Businesses Friday”

Creating An At Home Yoga Flow

Creating An At Home Yoga Flow

Good afternoon! Today, I want to discuss how to build an at-home yoga practice. Right now, you may be used to practicing yoga from an app, or Youtube video. Or maybe you attend regular studio classes. I love practicing all of the above, but before I attended Yoga Teacher Training, I was frustrated that I couldn’t practice yoga “alone.” I craved that quiet, comfortable time with myself that a solo yoga practice brings- without other bodies around, or someone instructing me. I wanted to be the teacher and the student, in one. I wanted just me, and my mat. Continue reading “Creating An At Home Yoga Flow”

Yoga Wednesday: Wheel Pose

Yoga Wednesday: Wheel Pose

This weekend, I spent a magical time up in Sedona, practicing yoga and enjoying the company of my husband. We ventured to the top of a vortex in the area, onto some beautiful, flat red rocks overlooking the entire city and other red-rock sculptures. The
energy on top of this vortex was so wonderfully powerful, we couldn’t help but just lay Continue reading “Yoga Wednesday: Wheel Pose”

Yoga Wednesdays: SunBird (Chakoravakasana)

Happy Wednesday, my friends! I sure hope that by now, you’ve set your wonderful New Moon intentions for the new phase tonight and have begun to meditate upon it. As for  me, my New Moon intention is to find that inner stillness that I feel I have been lacking as of lately. I’ve been so busy trying to build and create what my heart is telling me is my purpose, that I have neglected that inner stillness I am craving. What’s your intention for the Moon? Continue reading “Yoga Wednesdays: SunBird (Chakoravakasana)”