Intro to Ayurveda, a practice of Yoga OFF the Mat

Intro to Ayurveda, a practice of Yoga OFF the Mat

The practice of Ayurveda began about 5,000 years ago in India and is based on the belief that each person is unique and should be treated as such. 

Understanding your personal compilation of elements can help you find your ideal diet,  mental triggers, physical elements, your best yoga practices and balance.
 
When you’re in balance, you naturally desire only that which nourishes you and brings health. You get restful sleep, move around as you should, and feed yourself with positive experiences, tastes, touch, aromas, sounds, and sights. When you slip out of tune with nature, however, you invite imbalance. You may start craving junk food, stop sleeping well, and ignore your need to move and exercise.  

Over time, a little imbalance can lead to major imbalance and cause disease.  Click the register button below to get my free webinar, "Intro to Ancient Ayruveda" & Dosha Quiz emailed directly to you.

This quiz will help you discover your own personal body type.  Every person is made up of their own energetic constitution. Therefore, it is important to be aware of your body type and tendencies in order to tailor your yoga practice, diet and lifestyle fit for you YOU. Ayurveda is the perfect compliment to Yoga and inspiration for my monthly healthy living challenges/themes each month.

12 Months of Yoga OFF Mat
Each month you will have the opportunity to participate in an Ayurvedic inspired practice off the mat to find balance and support your health.  Stick with me for all 12 challenges that will change your life.  In 1 year you're sure to have a healthy lifestyle that promotes balance.

  1.  Abundance - Kick of the new year with Abundance.
  2. Self Love - Embrace Loneliness & reinvent yourself in the process
  3. Sleep - Get better sleep
  4. Spring Cleaning - Say Goodbye all that things that don't bring positive energy into your life
  5. Mental Wellness - Meditate
  6. Get Outdoors - Throw off TV & set Internet controls
  7. Raise Your Vibration - Commit to 1 Skill you want to learn & put all your effort into developing it
  8. Happiness - Take daily happy steps.
  9. Routine - Commit to the Goals you set & never look back
  10. Gut Health -Support your Immune System
  11. Gratitude - Stop complaining and appreciate how lucky you are every day
  12. Mindfulness - Fall forward, learn from every mistake you make

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 Yoga Virtual Series - 3 weeks JULY with Journal Challenge

Yoga Virtual Series - 3 weeks JULY with Journal Challenge

Yoga's been around for thousands of years and it's not going anywhere.  It's  a whole body workout that grows at your individual pace, builds muscle strength while simultaneously improving flexibility.  Plus, it's perfect for fixing poor posture, protecting your bones from osteoporosis, and lessening back pain.  Practicing yoga is a way to sweat, burn calories, promote relaxation and a more centered mind overall, all while lowering your cortisol levels (aka your stress hormones) which can cause anxiety.   If you're feeling stiff or stressed, this is the perfect time to learn yoga. 

YOGA IS FOR EVERYONE

The practice of yoga incorporates mind, body, and spirit for total well-being- such as breath control, meditation, and physical poses.  The practice of yoga has evolved throughout the years.  Many individuals only utilize the practice for the physical benefits.  However, a number of mental and spiritual benefits can also be obtained.

Studies have found that yoga contributes to not only increased strength and flexibility, but also increased mindfulness, emotion regulation, empathy, concentration, and sense of connectedness, among many other benefits.  

 Kick off Theme of the Month - Intro to Journaling   7/4 @ 10am

Journaling can be a creative outlet that can help you prioritize your goals, and clarify your thoughts.  

Keeping a journal can be a wonderful tool to document your development and advance your mental wellness and yoga practice.
There are numerous benefits of journaling.  Read on to learn more about starting a Journaling practice this month.


Yoga ON the Mat   Make my classes a weekly routine this month to get you practicing Yoga regularly so that you can experience the life changing benefits that come with a regular practice.   Weekly class includes access to this month's challenge!  

Classes will be held on 7/11, 18, 25 @ 10am.
*Those who would prefer Yoga at their desk or chair will have the option to attend that virtual class instead (Fridays at 12:30pm...lunch break).  

21 Day Journal Challenge   This month, we are going to focus on raising our vibration through journaling.  I will be sharing with you various benefits and techniques of journaling to improve your yoga practice and life.  Embrace your creative energy and get better acquainted with yourself through this encouraging practice.  You'll be guided to take steps journaling EVERY day for 21 days and even receive a FREE e-journal.  

Click the "Register" button below to join.  The zoom link & daily poses will be emailed to all that sign up here.

To register: 
1- Click the register button below
2-  Submit $40 class donation 24 hours in advance to reserve your spot:


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 Handstand Workshop

Handstand Workshop

Join the Upside Down Club
If you're up for a challenge, join my Handstand Workshop! This advanced posture may feel out of reach for many, but I assure you that with time and practice, you too will be going upside down.

Like other bodyweight exercises, handstands are easier on your joints than traditional weight training exercises or high-impact plyometrics. Handstands require unmatched levels of full-body tension and the help of dozens of muscle groups. From core and arm strength to wrist and shoulder mobility, handstands do it all.

Join me for my Handstand Workshop this July to build a body that feels better and moves better than you ever imagined. This Handstand Workshop is your chance to get motivated and have FUN while working out. 

Better Health & Bragging Rights
Not only will this posture challenge you, but it also offers numerous benefits. Handstands reverse the blood supply, which helps in blood purification. This results in increased concentration and focus, improved skin, balance, and bowel function, and strengthens the immune system.

My Handstand Workshop will help you learn how to prepare and practice safely.

Together, we'll walk you through an essential warm-up and several exercises to help prepare you and your body. With practice & before you know it, you'll have mastered the handstand that works for you!

Are YOU up to the challenge?!  Join by clicking the register button below.
Workshop Fee:
  • $60 includes 3 handstand classes at the lake!  7/15, 22 & 29 @ 4:30pm
    Not due until July 12th.  
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 Mindful Pregnancy July 2021

Mindful Pregnancy July 2021

This is an intro class for the 4-week prenatal yoga class series.   Have your mat (or chair) & find a quiet spot.

Prenatal yoga is specifically designed for women who are expecting. It emphasizes on breathing, stamina, pelvic floor work, restorative poses, and core strength to help the body throughout pregnancy, labor, and recovery. Studies have also shown that practicing prenatal yoga promotes proper health and develop for the baby as well!   


 
Other benefits include:

-Improved sleep

-Lowered stress and anxiety

-Improved strength, flexibility, and endurance

-Lessened lower back pain, nausea, headaches, and shortness of breath

-Connecting with other moms

"Healthy Moms raise healthy kids".

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 How Yoga Heals Webinar - August Happiness Month

How Yoga Heals Webinar - August Happiness Month

THE POWER TO HEAL WITH YOGA

Many doctors have begun incorporating yoga into their healing practices.  From neurologists to chiropractic doctors and psychologists, all types of professionals are embracing the healing power that yoga has to offer.
The potential yoga has to serve people is incredible.  My goal is to share with you, and as many people as I can, how attainable and extraordinary the benefits of yoga are.  Read on to learn more about this month's webinar & challenge.

DISCOVER YOUR BEST HEALTH THROUGH YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

"Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart".  ~Rumi

Step into any yoga studio around the world and you'll find someone in need of healing.  Whether it's from physical pain such as back pain or emotional stress such as sadness yoga has something to offer everyone.  Wounds of grief, disability, emotional trauma, and disease can all be healed with the right practice.

First and foremost, yoga is about self-acceptance.  Yoga teaches you to understand your limitations and how to breath through uncomfortable postures.  Using the breath to get you through a challenging pose translates into using your breath to get you through challenging situations on and off the mat.
 
Yoga requires you to be in tune with your body, which aids in understanding where in your body that truly needs healing. 
 
Join me for How Yoga Heals Webinar to gain a deeper understanding of how to be receptive of your body's needs and how yoga can aid in the healing process.
 
Some say without rough patches, we wouldn't be able to truly appreciate the good times.  However, with yoga, you can make those rough patches just a little less rough.
 
We always have a choice when it comes to difficult situations.  The tough stuff is hard to avoid, but how you react and respond makes all the difference!
 
Yoga can help in the development of confidence, patience, acceptance - all of which are crucial in addressing adversity.  Yoga helps to recognize the innate strength in all of us, but sometimes we need assistance in noticing it.
 
During How Yoga Heals webinar, you will gain access to that power through the benefits of yoga.  Whether it be physical, emotional, psychological, mental or  spiritual healing, yoga is an avenue to your best health. 
 
Yoga OFF the Mat:  Join this month's Happiness  or Sleep Challenge
 
My monthly themes and challenges are meant to get you living a healthy lifestyle.  This month,  we are going to focus on Happiness or Sleep for 21 days....which do you need more of?  Being a happy person could help you feel more gratitude and even get better sleep.  When we're getting better sleep, we're more likely to be happy.  


"Sleep is calling me and I must go".  

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