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Cancer Survivor - Johns Creek Yoga Studio

How Being A Cancer Survivor Is Still Teaching Me To Embrace Every Day

December 26, 2016

I knew I needed to make an appointment with my gynecologist; that shouldn’t wait when you are a cancer survivor. Nevertheless, it had; and the year was ending. With a high yearly healthcare deductible met, I needed to squeeze my appointment in before the end of the year. That way, (I thought) it would be …

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The Habits That Finally Helped Me Find My Authentic Self

August 31, 2016

My latest is up at mindbodygreen.  Here is a excerpt: “Do you ever find yourself wondering if there’s something more to life? I know that I did years ago as I completed treatment for breast cancer and then scant weeks later bid my mother farewell. I held her hand in mine and placed my other …

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4 Ways To Uncover And Connect With Your Authentic Self

August 2, 2016

For many years I lived outside of my body, denying that there was an inside. Staying busy every second with the inconsequential stuff one can come up with to keep the focus outside. I didn’t realize that my body was a multilayered canvas, as I stayed unconnected to my thoughts, instincts, and desires. Our body …

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How Yoga Made Me Look 10 Years Younger

March 4, 2016

Yoga was a catalyst for my own transformation. I share the details in my latest piece up at mindbodygreen this morning; “How Yoga Made Me Look 10 Years Younger”. Please take a moment to read and share. It is always my hope that my words and teachings will be the catalyst for someone else’s journey into …

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3 Breathing Practices That Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to Body and Mind, Part 3

July 24, 2015

In part one of this series we covered the importance of the breath in providing prana or vital energy to the physical and subtle layers of the body.  Flowing through nadi’s or energy channels throughout the body and through energy centers known as chakra’s the quality of the breath sets the tone for the state …

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Woman Meditating

3 Breathing Practices that Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to the Body and Mind, Part 2

June 22, 2015

In part one of this series we covered the importance of the breath in providing prana or vital energy to the physical and subtle layers of the body.  Flowing through nadi’s or energy channels throughout the body and through energy centers known as chakra’s the quality of the breath sets the tone for the state …

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Back Bend Yoga Pose - Heart Opening

1 Simple Yoga Pose to Open Your Heart Space and Energize Your Body and Mind

March 25, 2015

Too much time at the keyboard, behind the wheel, and too much stress in our lives can cause our bodies to become closed and tight, especially in the chest.    Heart opening yoga poses can help keep your shoulders lifted and your heart space open.  There are many different heart opening yoga poses offering gentle and deep …

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Wrapping Up 2014 In Gratitude

Wrapping Up 2014 In Gratitude

December 31, 2014

Life is beautiful, terrible, multidimensional, astounding, and mystifying.  Each new moment a chance to begin again, to let go of an old pattern of being that no longer works, to create a new way of being, to make a new connection, or to see things in a different way.  To go deeper into the present …

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What to Consider When Considering Your New Years Resolutions

What To Consider Before Setting Goals For The New Year

December 14, 2014

Every January, the possibilities held by the next 12 months yawn open. That fresh calendar spurs many of us to set lofty new goals for our lives. Our interior voices whisper: This year, it’s going to be different. Sometimes our goals are ones we’ve set before, and sometimes they are fresh and new, but they all have …

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Hope teaching Yoga - Reader's Choice - Best Of Atlanta 2014

Hope’s Yoga Chosen Reader’s Choice – Best Of Atlanta 2014 By Atlanta Magazine

November 18, 2014

I am so humbled to say that Hope’s Yoga has been chosen by Atlanta Magazine (based on voting by you) as the Reader’s Choice – Best Of Atlanta for Yoga Outside the Perimeter for 2014!  The “2014 Best of Atlanta” issue of Atlanta Magazine will be out this week and the listing will also be on their website.  Yoga …

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7 common reasons for not practicing yoga

7 Common Excuses For Not Practicing Yoga

November 6, 2014

My latest is up at MindBodyGreen — 7 Common Reasons for Not Practicing Yoga! You may recall using some of these yourself (especially # 3) and/or you may have heard many of them from those around you. Number 1 was my “go-to” before I ever got on the mat.  Please take a moment to read and share! Did …

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7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Yoga Class Published by MindBodyGreen

July 25, 2014

Click here to go to my latest article published at MindBodyGreen!    

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Beach Yoga - Johns Creek Yoga Studio

Beach Yoga ~ 4 Yoga Tips for the Beach-Bound

June 6, 2014

If you have planned a beach trip for the summer, you have probably looked at websites and brochures that feature a photo of a person on the beach, gracefully settled into Warrior II and silhouetted against a blazing orange sunset. And you thought to yourself, “Ooh! That looks so relaxing and fun. I want to …

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An Intention to Live Simply

May 29, 2014

It is hard to believe it is almost June and the beginning of summer!  Thoughts of summer (that magical time in childhood that lasts forever – or so it seemed back then) bring up memories of sleeping in, watching lightning bugs dance around in the night, riding my beloved horse Betsy and spending time with …

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5 Things I Learned From Breast Cancer

5 Things I Learned From Breast Cancer Published by MindBodyGreen

April 23, 2014

My latest article is up at MindBodyGreen !  This one is the nearest to my heart to date.  If anyone had told me 5 years ago when I was working through a diagnosis of breast cancer as well as many other life lesson that I would one day be writing I would have laughed hysterically. …

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Lotus Flower

Let Your Spirit Shine One Day Yoga Retreat

March 26, 2014

Saturday, May 10, 2014  —  9:00 am – 5:00 pm   A one day retreat is an opportunity to be transported, awakened, and transformed. It is a precious period of time devoted to the purpose of rejuvenation and inner discovery. Come cultivate a space that will lead you toward insights, personal breakthroughs, and assimilation of all …

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Yoga as a Roadmap for Healing

January 17, 2014

I have lived through a lot in my life, including a bout with breast cancer. It seems the only road I ever took was the hard one. By the time I made it to a yoga class, I was spent. I finally went to see if I could get some real sleep, something that had …

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