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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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5 Benefits Gained Through A Committed Yoga Practice

March 16, 2018

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.

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Yoga For Beginners ~ 10 Great Yoga Poses For Anyone New To Yoga

February 13, 2017

If you have been thinking about beginning a yoga practice but feel uncomfortable going to a group class or don’t know where to start with a home practice, this yoga for beginners blog is for you!

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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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5 Ways I Overcame An Infertility Diagnosis

November 14, 2015

Infertility is a sensitive topic and my heart goes out to anyone who has struggled with this issue.  I remember the depth of pain in hearing someone tell me that it just wasn’t going to happen.  I remember the heart breaking ups and downs that went along with the journey.   Our stories may all …

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How To Choose a Yoga Mat; Part 1: Tips To Consider

July 10, 2015

Over the past few months I have engaged my students in trying different yoga mats to get their input and preferences. With the generous assortment of mats provided by YogaOutlet.com, we tested mats from various manufacturers such as Jade, Manduka, Sol (by Gaiam), Gaiam, and La Vie Boheme.  There were 3 travel mats, a heavy-duty practice …

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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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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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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’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 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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Why Yoga Is Great For Breast Cancer Patients & Survivors

November 6, 2014

In this article published at MindBodyGreen I share the benefits of yoga for cancer patients and survivors! Click here to read!

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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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Taking Yoga Into Life – Why I Love Mountain Pose!

May 22, 2014

My sister-in-law and I share a love of yoga. I recently took a road trip to Fairhope, Alabama  (one of the prettiest small towns in the south) to visit her for a “yoga weekend”.  We had a great weekend practicing together with Augusta Kantra and Roth Gates.   I had been hearing how great Augusta’s classes were for quite …

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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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Balancing the Body’s Stress Response with Yoga

July 31, 2013

We are becoming more and more overstressed as a society as the pressures of our modern life keep mounting. How can you reduce your stress and find serenity? You might want to give yoga a try. Yoga is a mind-body practice that combines stretching exercises, controlled breathing, relaxation and meditation. And here’s the good news – there is a yoga class for almost everyone.

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