5 BEST YOGA POSES FOR ATHLETES

If you are reading this there is a good chance you are an athlete who is curious about how yoga will help you recover after your training sessions. As a Massage Therapist for athletes I have multiple clients coming into my office in pain or with injuries from sports training. I also have many students come into my Yoga Sculpt Class (a very fitness oriented yoga class with weights) that skip the yoga to add […]

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Can We Slow Down Time?

Recently I have been noticing a trend on social media that has been making me wonder. I see photos with a hashtag; slow down and many versions of this: #slowdownbaby, #slowdownlittleone #slowdowntime.  I was thinking it was appearing a lot and thought well before I write about this let me see, I was shocked with a very quick search when I found over 30 different versions of this hashtag on Instagram, with quick math of […]

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Savasana: The Art of Doing Nothing

Years ago, one of my fellow teachers said to me, “if you can’t make five minutes for yourself, take an hour. You need it!” I never forgot it. Those words ring true in so many lives, the exact way they did for me that day. With nowhere to go, and nothing to do, how do we meet ourselves in relaxation? Our Yoga practice helps us discover what directs us and also what blocks us from […]

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Working with our Energetic System

Would you like to feel more grounded and confident, healthy, vibrant, open and loving, joyful, empowered, present, clear of purpose, spirituality aware and connected? Learning to work with and bring balance to your own energy system can enhance your well-bring on so many levels! When our energy is moving freely, like water rushing in a stream, it’s flow is steady, balanced, and unhindered in it’s forward progress, and so too, are we. But when our […]

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The Benefits of Yoga in the Postpartum Period

Prenatal yoga is a big deal. Prenatal yoga classes are packed. But, then once the baby is born, the practice of yoga drops. However, self-care, including yoga and pranayaman, is equally as important during the postpartum period. The postpartum period is a time of emotional, physical, and mental adjustment. We are no longer able to do the simplest of things for ourselves, like shower or even go to the bathroom! Because the transition to motherhood […]

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Through Movement we Find Health

Nia stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action and welcomes all body types and skill levels. Nia classes combine dance arts, martial arts and healing arts by providing mindfulness techniques resulting in a revolutionary approach to fitness. Nia is based on the simple idea that movement is the elixir of life. Moving makes the body feel better. By learning how to listen to the body and to sensation, The Nia practice teaches you to access your own […]

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Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

By Allie Geer RYT RYPT Are you curious about attending a prenatal yoga class? Prenatal yoga provides the foundation to support and empower a woman through all the stages of her pregnancy. Developing a prenatal yoga practice can provide many benefits not only for yourself but for your growing baby. Physical Benefits of practicing yoga while pregnant: 1. Helps to increase strength and flexibility 2. Helps to alleviate prenatal ailments such as low back pain, […]

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Resting to Get More Done

As busy Moms and Dads, juggling little ones and their all over the place sleep patterns we often find ourselves tired as we are trying to finish one more thing. They have settled down for the night or if you’re lucky they nap during the day! I remember hearing the statement to “sleep when the baby sleeps” Even with our first I found this hard, since that was also the perfect time to eat and […]

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5 Reasons to Practice Yoga Nidra

The ancient practice of Yoga Nidra is increasing in popularity in the West. Likely due to the deep relaxation induced by the practice in addition to it’s healing qualities. Yoga Nidra helps the practitioners in managing life’s challenges, moods, and mental states. Richard Miller, the developer of iRest, has gone on to prove Yoga Nidra’s efficacy in treating trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. According to Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga Skills for Therapists: Effective Practices […]

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