Saturday, February 18, 2012

Balance Yog Therapy

Finally have a space to bring the best of the teachings of yoga and the supportive and nurturing aspect of therapy.

Some people benefit from yoga, some from therapy and some from yoga therapy which is yoga designed to address the needs of the individual, including but not limited to:
Yoga therapy is a combination of traditional yoga, mindfulness, meditation training and psychological therapeutic strategies that
are specifically tailored to meet the needs of clients including but not limited to:
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Children with autism

Classes include a specialized 50 minute yoga class, and 15 minutes of meditation.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ashtanga yoga practice a day keeps the doctor away: day1

Since traveling 9000 miles in March to India to learn how to balance my doshas, I have struggled with my hot vinyasa addiction. As much as I love the fluidity, the heat and the fun atmosphere, my reality is that I need a cooler and calmer practice. This has been a hard pill to swallow.

As I avoid the steamy classes, my body feels parched and inflexible. I try to practice here and there but not nearly as much as I need.

No time to go to the studio today so I decided to take my practice into my own hands. I moved aside the furniture in my living room and rolled out my mat. All the familiar noises greeted me: dogs barking, kids chatting, TV on, phone ringing. I began to breathe, it all melted away. I began with my beloved surya namaskar A then B, slowly my creaking bones and joints loosened and reached toward their familiar suppleness. Then the standing series, still warming and insightful as far as how everything feels. By the end of the standing postures, I could feel a definite drop in my mental chatter and an increase in my body temperature.

Jumping into the first seated posture dandasana felt stiff and labored. By the last one I sailed through. Ahh I felt amazing. So my goal is to practice at home every day. I may still trot off to a vinyasa class from time to time but deep down I know what that does to my fiery Pitta body, and it is not worth it.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Blessings!

Revel in the beauty of nature! Isn't it amazing to visit a farmer's market and see the abundance of fresh fruits and veggies? Support your local farmers and get your family cooking healthy foods together! When you eat, thank the earth, the sun and the rain for their contribution to your foods.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Elephants are huge but gentle, a good lesson.

So yea, I was 12 feet up on this lads back, and prayed that he would stay calm. He was so gentle, I kept rubbing his ear and telling him how good he was and that I was so grateful for his generosity in allowing me to sit on his back.

Gentle and kind, lessons learned from a pachyderm.

Indian Food is so Delicious!!

Lunch in Kerala India at the Manaltheeram Ayurvedic Resort

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Top 100 Yoga sites Blog

Check out theTop 100 Yoga Sites Blog, to find more resources on yoga and great living.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Indian Yoga Retreat

I am busy planning an Indian yoga retreat, a comprehensive review of the retreat and the beach resort that I am staying at will be posted.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Newest Product reviews
Check out these reviews and learn about some fun, new companies.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

New line of yoga inspired jewelery coming soon!

One of my earliest interests was in jewelery. I wore my mother's rhinestone earrings to kindergarten. The teacher thought they were a bit much to wear with my cable knit sweater. My husband is an amazingly talented sculptor and is one of the best miniature sculptors in the world. He used to own a small jewelery store with his brother, and then closed it to work designing international consumer products. He has reignited his interest in making jewelery and we have developed a line of charms, bracelets and pendants that support a balanced way of life. The classical designs are of the highest quality and are all made in the USA in small batch castings in the lost wax method. Keep your eyes peeled for the release.

Monday, October 25, 2010

flu and the fall

Oh yea I got it good last Thursday. I was at work, writing ISO 9001:2008 procedural documents when a wave of nausea came over me. It did not help that the office manager smoked and the nausea was triggered by a whiff of the second hand stench that drifts off a smokers breath. Within minutes a headache and then vomiting set in. Six classes canceled, three that I had to teach and three that I planned on taking. Still nauseated and not trusting my senses at this point. Food is aversive at best and I am so craving a good class, but I know that I don't have the energy for it yet.

I love the fall, the colors changing, wearing real clothes, not feeling sticky, apples and cider (donuts too). Then the sick bugs come around. Time to buff up the immunity and eat more garlic!!

Stay well and live in love!!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Homemade Granola Bars

I baked up a batch last night with the intention of eating one. They are dangerously delicious and healthy too, so I nibbled into today instead of doing a three day cleanse. I will wait until they are gone. he he he

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Crash of reality

Life seems so brutally loud and harsh once out of a meditative space. It is almost unbearable at times. Tuning inward has it's benefits and challenges as well. Following a three day meditation weekend, it was like entering a carnival as I stepped into the house.

Just breathe!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Door to Door organics

Shout out to the folks in cyber world. Check out this service, they deliver a box of locally grown organic fruit and veg to your door. Prices are good too.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New blog for the boot camp!

Here is the new home for the campers who will blog about the challenges and successes!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Yoga Boot Camp in Northville, MI

Plans are underway to bring a 5 day a week yoga based boot camp to Northville! If you want to jump start your metabolism, health and wellness, look no further!

Join me on this 4 week long journey to self renewal. Program includes video and picture beginning weight/measurements, blog support group, meal plans and recipes, shopping excursion for healthy groceries and snacks. Monday, Wednesday and Friday are intensive power days and Tuesday and Thursday are restorative and stretching days.

Classes will begin on Monday September 20, 2010 and run to Friday October 15, 2010. Graduation brunch will be provided on the 15th. Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run to 10:30 a.m.

Grab your girlfriends and learn to live in a healthy and happy way!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Yoga for Athletes

I have been busy! Loving every second and developing new ways to share my passion for yoga with the athletic community. Michigan Hockey has been kind enough to run a story on my Peak Performance Conditioning Program, and has welcomed my contributions to the print and digital version in May and the digital versions in June and July (old issues are archived).

Check it out, great articles on the relaxation, breathing, yoga and now the next article due out on July 19, is on stretches.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer Solstice at the Center for Yoga in Birmingham with me!

Join me at the CFY in Birmingham at 8:45 on Monday night as we traverse the 108 sun salutations. Donations are accepted on behalf of the Judson House.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Michael Franti concert last night!  See him if you can!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Yoga for hockey players page 30 is an article about me.

Also be sure to check out my article in the "only online" section!