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Retreat in Sedona

5 Ways A Yoga Retreat In Sedona Helped Me Recharge My Life

November 1, 2017

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 …

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2017 National Lymphedema Network Conference – How Yoga Heals

October 11, 2017

I am honored to be speaking at the International Conference sponsored by the National Lymphedema Network on Wednesday, October 11 at 2PM on How Yoga Heals. The National Lymphedema Network (NLN) Board of Directors and Scientific Conference Committee invite you to attend our 2017 International Conference, The Future of Lymphedema Care: Patient Engagement & Clinical …

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Northside Woman’s Magazine Cover Feature – How Yoga Helped Me Heal After Breast Cancer

October 3, 2017

I am excited and humbled to share my latest news with you. You may know that my journey into yoga began after a breast cancer diagnosis and the death of my mother rocked my world. I came to yoga after my doctor recommended that I give it a try.  My practice has been and continues to …

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What If How You Do Yoga Is How You Do Life? 6 Questions To Consider

September 2, 2017

A yoga teacher once said to me, “how you do yoga is how you do life.” That statement has stuck with me ever since. Yoga is a microcosm of the macrocosm of our lives, and a yoga practice is filled with wisdom for those who will hear. Once you hear and bring into consciousness your …

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Hope doing Eagle Pose

Becoming Perfectly Imperfect Through Yoga

August 23, 2017

It is so easy to get caught up in outward appearances.  I recently watched the popular yogi Kathryn Budig work her way with ease through an advanced yoga sequence. It made me regret that I had not started practicing yoga earlier in my life, and I wondered what I could have been able to do …

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Conquer Anxiety Ansd Feelings Of Unease - Yoga Studio - Johns Creek

Conquer Anxiety And Feelings Of Unease

January 22, 2017

We all have times in our lives when we need to conquer anxiety and feelings of unease.  For me, it has been a tough couple of months, and I have been out of touch. Hiding. Resting. Renewing. Re-charting. We all need time to come home and to recommit to our mission and ourselves. To get …

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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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Restorative Yoga Class with Live Healing Sounds

July 17, 2016

Let’s face it: Some yoga poses taste a little bit sweeter than others. And if yoga were a smorgasbord, restorative postures would most definitely be at the dessert table. These soothing and well-supported poses offer us the opportunity to linger quietly for a few moments and savor the simple sweetness of life. In an ideal …

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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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Roswell Green Expo – Yoga Demonstration

February 6, 2016

Come join me for a fun yoga demonstration at the Roswell Green Expo!

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Roswell Green Expo – The Healing Power of Yoga Seminar

February 6, 2016

Going into its 5th year, the Roswell Green Expo is a premiere family event in Roswell!  I am honored to represent the practice of yoga at this event.  I will be speaking on the Healing Power of Yoga in the morning and doing a yoga demonstration in the afternoon.  This event will have a wealth …

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Woman Meditating

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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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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Mature Woman Practicing Yoga

8 Ways Yoga Helps Mature Adults Age More Gracefully

March 16, 2015

My latest article up at MindBodyGreen.  Click here to go to the article and find out how yoga can help you age more gracefully – and who doesn’t want to do that? Love and Light, Hope

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Healthier Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Berries

Healthier Bittersweet Chocolate Cake with Berries

January 7, 2015

This cake is a great alternative to the super sweet versions.  With reduced sugar, but great chocolate taste it is a winner paired with juicy berries of your choosing and maybe even a dollop of real whipped cream on top.  Enjoy! Ingredients Cake Nonstick cooking spray ¾ cup sugar ½ cup water 1 tablespoon instant …

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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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