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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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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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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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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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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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How to get centered with yoga and breath

How To Get Centered Anytime, Anywhere In 7 Breaths

March 24, 2014

Do you ever feel a little out of control or stressed out? We all lead busy lives with many stressors each and every day. Take a moment to read my latest article published by MindBodyGreen and find out how you can get centered anytime anywhere! When we can begin to notice the tension we hold …

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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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A male yoga teacher teaching a group of seven women.

An Open Letter to Anyone Thinking About Trying Yoga – Published by MindBodyGreen

November 18, 2013

An experience in one of my classes prompted me to write this article for new yoga students!  It is my hope that I can reach those who are thinking about trying yoga as well as those who have tried it but haven’t returned.  Sometimes it takes trial and error to find the best fit in …

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Day 2 In Sedona

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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MINDFUL YOGA RETREAT — September 27-29, 2013 — Dahlonega Spa and Resort

May 25, 2013

Join Hope Knosher and Mark Dannenfelser for a weekend of rest, yoga, mindfulness meditation, great food and lots of fun! Reconnect with yourself and others in this beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting, just over an hour north of Atlanta Georgia.

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