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Room To Breathe : Tapping Into The Power Of Your Breath

April 16, 2018

Take a moment to draw your awareness to your breath. Is it deep or shallow? Fast or slow? Our life is entirely dependent on breathing, but we rarely give it much thought.

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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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Incorporate Mindfulness Into Your Life With These 3 Steps

February 5, 2018

Mind-body practices are becoming mainstream, and the practice of mindfulness is having its moment. By now you have probably heard about mindfulness. But what exactly does it mean to be mindful and how will this practice help you to live a better life? Simply put, mindfulness is a way of relating to yourself and the …

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8 Ways To Say Goodbye To Post Travel Fatigue

November 18, 2017

After returning home from a jam-packed trip with my two teenage girls, I found myself weary and tired. I have to admit that I have never been a world-class traveler. Being sensitive has its downside, and post travel fatigue is one of them.

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How I Came To Love Tea(vana) And Green Tea

November 6, 2017

I grew up in the South watching my mother steep tea bags until the tea was barely translucent. She would add several cups of white sugar, resulting in a syrupy mix otherwise known as sweet tea, with emphasis on the sweet. This was my first experience with tea. Fast forward several decades later to a …

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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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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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Yoga For Travel: 13 Poses You Can Do Anywhere

September 8, 2017

One of the greatest joys in life is the adventure of traveling. However, travel can present challenges when it becomes stressful. TSA lines and Coach class, anyone?

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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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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 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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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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A Yoga Sequence To Find Inner Strength, Stat

July 26, 2016

My latest is up at mindbodygreen!  I recently had the opportunity to visit Sedona, Arizona where I was able to practice yoga every day and capture this yoga sequence geared toward grounding and exploring your inner warrior. Sometimes life can get overwhelming and we feel as though we have lost our ability to focus, connect, …

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Yoga Mats of Different Types

How to Choose a Yoga Mat, Part 2: Five Mat Reviews

July 16, 2015

In  “How To Chose A Yoga Mat, Part 1: Tips To Consider” I covered some tips to consider when you’re ready to buy a yoga mat. In this post, I’ll review the 5 yoga mats provided by YogaOutlet.com for my students to test drive.  Here are our thoughts! Jade Lightweight Travel Mat I practice mostly …

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3 Breathing Practices that Bring Balance, Calm, and Focus to the Body and Mind, Part 1

June 11, 2015

Our whole life is entirely dependent on our breathing, but we rarely give it much thought.  The purpose of doing breathing exercises is to steady and harmonize the mind, balance and calm the body and increase the flow of energy. Breathing practice are an important component of a yoga practice and are often practiced as …

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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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