Wellness

Vagus Nerve

Understanding Stress & The Vagus Nerve

August 10, 2020

  Understanding Stress & The Vagus Nerve Emotional and Physical wellbeing are intimately linked. If we are in chronic pain, it can be hard to be joyful, happy, and interested in connecting with others. Conversely, if we are well-rested, well-fed, and in good physical shape, we feel good and want to be socially active. It …

Read More
10-Practices-Cultivate-Hope

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 …

Read More
Hope-Knosher-Coronavirus-Pandemic

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 …

Read More
Coronavirus-ways-to-enhance-immunity

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 …

Read More
Hope Knosher Wellness Coach

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?

Read More
You Do Yoga - Johns Creek Yoga Studio

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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More

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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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

Read More
One Day Yoga Retreat

Finding Your Authentic Self – One Day Yoga Retreat

March 2, 2015

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. Yoga is about opening the heart.  It is about treating ourselves well.  It is about balance.  A one day retreat can help with all three of …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
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 …

Read More
Fall Yoga Retreat at Dahlonega Spa and Resort

Fall Yoga Retreat at Dahlonega Spa and Resort – October 19-21, 2014

September 22, 2014

Join Hope Knosher for a time of rest, yoga, meditation, and lots of fun!  Unwind, restore, and go deeper into your practice, enjoy healthy food, time around the outdoor firepit, walking meditation, time for gathering and time alone, outdoor Jacuzzi, local wineries and shopping, and spa services of your choice (additional fee).  Reconnect with yourself …

Read More