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Social Justice : Shifting Hearts & Minds

June 23, 2020

Social Justice : Shifting Hearts & Minds “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist. We must be anti-racist.” – Angela Davis I have never been a “political” person, always keeping my beliefs close and not wanting to get in the crosshairs of controversy.  I have been afraid of saying the wrong …

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10 Basic Yoga Poses For Beginners

March 19, 2020

If you are new to yoga and you’re concerned about learning in a group setting, try these ten yoga poses for beginners to get started on your own! Once you build your confidence and experience you can begin to try out a group setting. Developing a home practice is important. It’s helpful to keep a …

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10 Practices To Cultivate Hope

March 18, 2020

10 Practices To Cultivate Hope We are entering a space between stories. A space where it is important to practice cultivating hope. Something hurts in there. Can you feel it?   We are one earth, one tribe, one people, and we are all in this together. We all go through times in life that challenge …

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4 Practices To Create Calm During The Coronavirus Pandemic

March 17, 2020

4 Practices To Create Calm During The Coronavirus Pandemic We are being forced to hit the “pause” button as the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic is unfolding. The situation is inconvenient, and it is scary. Uncertainty about finances and health is causing stress levels to rise. In the long run, the unknown can take a toll on …

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The Coronavirus: 8 Ways To Enhance Your Immunity

March 3, 2020

  As the world’s scientists and leaders work to contain this new Coronavirus strain, develop a vaccine, and discover other treatments and measures, the Coronavirus outbreak is likely to continue to spread. There is a lot that is unknown at this point. More people are feeling unsafe and experiencing a heightened stress level.  As a health …

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The Benefits of Practicing Yoga Outdoors

February 25, 2020

  Yoga is about being present in the moment and being part of all that is.  Being in nature helps us to make that connection. The benefits of practicing yoga outdoors are many. Whether in the mountains, at the beach, or even your backyard, the benefits of practicing yoga outdoors include bringing new elements and …

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Revive Your Yoga Practice With These 5 Steps

January 14, 2020

Let’s face it ~ we all fall off the mat from time to time and we need to revive our yoga practice. Maybe a break occurs due to travel, sickness, holidays, injury, a disruption in our usual routine, or just the busyness of life. We step off our mat and have a hard time getting …

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5 Awesome New Years Resolutions

January 6, 2020

As the New Year and New Decade begin, you may be thinking about how this year will be different.   You may set resolutions and make plans for change. This is also a good time to practice mindfulness.   Taking time to get present can help us in knowing where we want to go and how best …

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Thriving Over 50: Maintaining Your Ability To Balance With Age

June 11, 2019

As a yoga teacher and wellness coach, I hear about balance issues quite frequently, especially in those who are over 50. It is essential as we age to stay active. In my own journey I learned that the emphasis of a health and wellness program begins to change as we get older.

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Awakening Hope Retreat – Yoga, Hiking & Healing In Sedona – Yolanda’s Journey In Her Own Words

June 9, 2019

I just finished this video testimonial from the last Awakening Hope Retreat! Listening to Yolanda talk about her experience brought tears and a deep knowing of why I created this journey. I didn’t know until Yolanda and I sat down to film her journey in her words that she had never been hiking before – ever!

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7 Ways To Counteract Negativity In Your Life

May 30, 2019

In my last journal post (link to post), we covered how to cultivate positivity and gain more resilience in our lives. Now let us turn our attention on how to counteract negativity. We know that we cannot entirely escape negativity in our lives. We also know from the research that “faking it” is just as bad (if not worse) than negativity. So what can we do to counteract negativity?

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9 Ways To Cultivate Positivity

May 13, 2019

It is no secret that people who are more positive are also more resilient – they can “bounce back” more quickly when bad things do happen. But there are proven ways you can take action to cultivate positivity and counter a downward spiral? The answer is “Yes!”,according to Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D. and, author of the book Positivity.

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5 Ways Yoga Healed Me

May 8, 2019

I was awakened in the early spring of 2009 by a sharp pain in my right breast. As I shifted around trying to relieve the pain, I had a piercing thought seemingly out of nowhere: “could this be breast cancer”?

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The Benefits of Yoga for Cancer Patients and Survivors

March 26, 2019

Yoga is a science that has been around for thousands of years. It consists of observations and principles about the mind and body connection. The science of yoga is now being proven through modern scientific study. Research is being conducted by many healthcare providers, including MD Anderson, to look at the health benefits of yoga for those dealing with cancer.

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What Is A Health And Wellness Coach?

February 25, 2019

A coach will help you define your vision for wellness and then use that vision to co-create a completely personalized action plan based on your goals and aligned with your values. Your personalized program will prioritize your health and wellness, enhance your well-being, and move you toward where you want to be.

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5 Lessons From Teachers That Changed My Life & Inspired Me To Teach

February 19, 2019

We all have had them: the teachers that change our lives. The ones we remember long after the experience has passed. They leave an imprint on our lives and our spirits. It is with my deepest gratitude that I share the lessons I have learned from some of my most important teachers.

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How Yoga Helps Balance The Body’s Stress Response How Yoga Helps Balance The Body’s Stress Response

January 27, 2019

We are becoming more and more overstressed as a society as the pressures of our modern life keep mounting. How can yoga help balance your body’s stress response and help you find serenity?

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Yoga At Home: How to Sequence Your Practice

January 21, 2019

Sequencing a practice can stop many from practicing at home. Knowing how to sequence can help relieve stress associated with developing a home practice.
A home practice is an integral part of a continuing, committed yoga practice, but concern about how to sequence stops many.

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Bye 2018 And Hello 2019 – Looking Back with Gratitude And Forward With Anticipation

January 6, 2019

After all that has transpired, all the gain, all the loss, things that slid and things that stayed in place, is there anything more clear now than it was?
For me it is just that everything is a bit unclear and that the best I can do is to stay on the path of awareness, of sharing the practice of yoga, walking along side others as we journey together in this experience. It is about making the most of each day by staying present and making mindful choices.

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How Grief Manifests in the Body

How Grief Manifests in the Body

December 17, 2018

A good friend recently lost her mother to a sudden and massive heart attack. While working her way through the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, she told me she felt like her body was “weighed down with stones.” Physical symptoms like this can occur at any time in the grief process. It’s scary, but natural. If you are going through the loss of a loved one, a job, a pet, or an emotional life change, here are some symptoms to look for, and some tools to help you heal.

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