As the New Year begins, you may be thinking about how this year will be different. You may set goals 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 to get there. …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
We can all use a 5 minute reboot to reset the day and our positivity index! This 5 minute breathing practice will help you get connected to yourself and to your heart creating more spaciousness and allowing a release of stress and tension in your body and mind. Take a 5 minute break in the morning upon awakening, during the day when you feel disconnected, stressed, or in the need of a “reboot”, or at night before bed.Read More
Take a moment to draw your awareness to your breath. Is it deep or shallow? Fast or slow? Our life is entirely dependent on breathing, but we rarely give it much thought.Read More
You hear it all the time. Maybe it’s from a friend, a family member, or a coworker; or maybe it’s from your spouse. They proclaim that their lives have been changed for the better due to their yoga practice.Read More
Mind-body practices are becoming mainstream, and the practice of mindfulness is having its moment. By now you have probably heard about mindfulness. But what exactly does it mean to be mindful and how will this practice help you to live a better life? Simply put, mindfulness is a way of relating to yourself and the …Read More
Yoga can be overwhelming for beginners. There is so much to remember and put together that confusion can set in. It’s easy to get discouraged and quit. Over the years I have seen it happen more than a few times.Read More
After life events early in 2017 left me physically and mentally exhausted, I knew it was time to unlock myself from survivor mode. I finally registered for “Awakening Hope ~ Yoga, Hiking, & Healing Retreat” in Sedona, Arizona, led by my friend and yoga instructor, Hope Knosher. The yoga & hiking retreat in Sedona helped me recharge …Read More