This holiday season I've decided to share some vegan gifts I hope end up under my tree! These items make me feel confident that what I put on my body is not harming another!Read More
Not everyone is a morning person but waking up to a nutrient dense and delicious vegan breakfast makes getting up early easy! Here's what you'll need:
1/3rd cup of Purely Elizabeth Original Ancient Grain Oatmeal
1 scoop of SunWarrior Classic Protein (Vanilla)
1/2 cup of water (if you like a thicker consistency add a drop less)
Handful of your favorite berries!
Yoga Tune Up® is a practice that is designed to enable individuals to take control of their bodies by eradicating pain and improve mobility in daily life. The approach targets neglected muscles that are often sources of pain. Yoga Tune Up® allows individuals to cater to their body’s needs to ultimately feel better in all aspects of life. The techniques of self-massage, strengthening, and lengthening of muscles not only erase pain but they also provide greater insight and proprioception of the body. I wandered to Kripalu Institute for Yoga and Health for a eye opening training on how to move to feel better within your body. Since my training, I am not only more mindful of my body but how I teach my students!
I am super sparked up to announce that I am also now YogaSpark's Musicologist. What is that, you ask?
I will be charged with creating playlists that help sync our breath and bodies to the beat and move and groove on the mat! Expect great things.
If you find yourself humming some of those tunes after class, don't be surprised :)
Coming to the realization that food is FUEL has dramatically changed my practice, my ability to teach, and my life for the better. I've decided to commit to nourishing my body and not punishing it! My ACAI BERRY BOWL will keep your tummy feeling yummy all day! Recipe is below. Bon Appetit!
1 FROZEN BANANA
1 SAMBAZON ACAI FROZEN PACK
1 TBSP RAW UNSALTED ORGANIC ALMOND BUTTER
1 TSP UNSWEETENED ORGANIC AGAVE NECTAR
1 TBSP ORGANIC CHIA SEEDS
1/2 CUP ORGANIC BLUEBERRIES
Add ingredients into blender and add 1/4 cup of water if necessary. Garnish the bowl with any granola, berries, or add ons you're craving!
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I am GUILTY of playing a song on replay till I can no longer listen.
But every time I hear the vocals of Miguel it syncs with the melody of my mind. ENJOY.
"No mud, no lotus."- Thich Nhat Hanh
The past couple months have been a learning process of how to grow NESSAYOGA. After hours of asanas, I am thrilled to announce that there are several new things to come! The new year has brought a plethora of new possibilities for me. Stay tuned for what's coming SOON.
Why do I love teaching privates? The intimate setting helps mature your practice at a speed perfect for your body. We work on poses that you want to master through the connection of your breathe. The small setting gives enables each practitioner to master their form and receive the perfect hands on assist. We work together to listen to your body to cultivate a sequence with adjustments specifically for you. Click here to schedule a private PERFECT for you!
A smile can change an entire day. Namaste!
I was blessed to have the opportunity to combine my passions of art and yoga with Robert Sturman, renowned yoga photographer. I have been searching for an outlet where I can blend my admiration for art and asanas. Sturman's workshop consisted of a plethora of tools to master the essence of capturing poses, their transitions, and the effortless beauty of the yogi. I am able to see yoga through an entirely new lense. Recently I have put my art aside to focus on building other areas of my life, but he taught me how to seamlessly integrate it back in. My primary medium is using a paintbrush, but I was amazed by my ability to use the camera. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed being behind the camera. I learned that the transitions of poses are just as beautiful as the asanas. Similar to life, transitions have helped me grow and mature as a yogi, artist, and human.
models: Elitza Datcheva & Tao Porchon-Lynch
As my yoga practice grew deeper, I found myself drifting away from my strength training. I came to yoga in aspirations to stretch my fatigued muscles. I left my heart in the weight room to find my soul in the yoga studio. I have felt a source of guilt creeping up on me as I slowly abandoned cross-training. I researched innovative workouts that would compliment my yoga practice. My search led me to discover TRX Suspension Training. TRX was developed by the Navy Seals to keep the Seals fit while on remote location missions far away from a gym. Every exercise utilizing the TRX has a foundation of a plank. The plank pose overlaps with numerous yoga asanas. I have blended exercises using the TRX with yoga poses to enhance my practice. The TRX is complex to use at first so I highly recommend private sessions.
Please contact me for further information. Namaste!
Finding a skin regimen that works for me has been a trial and error process for several years. I have been cruel to my bank account by lavishing myself with overpriced products that did not react well with my skin. I was unconsciously stripping my skin of its' natural nutrients; prohibiting it to glow from the usage of harsh chemical products. I neglected to properly care for my skin until I found YesTo products. The brand prides itself on its products being completely natural. Everything is derived from common ingredients that work wonders for the skin. My usual routine is:
Your skin is your biggest organ, caring for your epidermis is essential!
While awaiting my friend to arrive at class, I noticed that I was the youngest yogi in the room. Tao-Porchon Lynch, the world’s oldest yoga instructor, walked through the door and an abundance of warmth entered alongside her. The 96-year-old teacher greeted me, as I stood in awe. She began class by mentioning that 2 weeks prior she broke her wrist and dislocated her hip. Immediately after the announcement she sat in lotus pose. I was amazed by her demonstration of how the body achieves what the mind believes. She proved that age is just a numerical figure through her practice. I began to realize that I was not the youngest in class; instead Tao and her spirit rejuvenated the room with a lively atmosphere. In a society that fights against age, Tao has found the fountain of youth. I aspire to channel her energy in my practice from this day moving forward. Namaste!
Aside from the studio being heated to 100 degrees, my power class brought the HEAT. This playlist helped us move and groove through all poses. Enjoy!
The first day of the new season calls for some new class announcements!
Turn over a new leaf with me this October on these dates...
9.26.2014- 9:30 A.M. @ Saw Mill Club (hot power vinyasa)
9.28.2014- 9:30 A.M. @ lululemon athletica Westchester (mixed level vinyasa flow)
10.6.2014- 4:30 P.M. @ Saw Mill Club (power vinyasa flow)
10.13.2014- 4:30 P.M. @ Saw Mill Club (power vinyasa flow)
10.20.2014- 4:30 P.M. @ Saw Mill Club (power vinyasa flow)
10.27.2014- P.M. @ Saw Mill Club (power vinyasa flow)