Less is More: Simple Steps to Reduce and Simplify

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It’s a brand New Year! Which is a great time to take stock of where in your life you can REDUCE & SIMPLIFY. After what is often a hectic and sometime glutenous holiday season, most people have the desire to  start fresh, form healthy new habits, and even make, yes, you guessed it, resolutions. I’ll leave the resolutions to you, …

May You Live In Interesting Times

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It’s been quite the year, hasn’t it? I was giving 2016 some thought this week, and for fun I took a look back to a Chinese New Year prediction from Lotus Institute that I read back in January of 2016. It predicted that this Year of the Fire Monkey would be volatile and exciting and “interesting,” with a reminder to …

Ten Yogic Excuses For Getting Out Of Almost Anything

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As I’ve moved along on my yoga journey, my studies became “curiouser and curiouser.” We say things among our yogi friends that seem absurd to those outside of Yoga Wonderland. One day, I realized that I could morph these unusual concepts into excuses for avoiding things I’d rather not do. Sit with a tall spine, engage your bandhas, and observe …

Rise up!

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MAY 21 Day Challenge Yoga at the House  |  Meditation at Your House A practice challenge requires discipline. Yep – the dreaded D word. But as a wise man once said, discipline is simply remembering what you want. You want to feel strong in your body, centered in your mind, connected to community and an overall sense of integration, don’t …

Secret Weapon: Joy

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A week or three ago I did one of those silly quizzes on Facebook; you know, the ones that tell you which US city you should live in, how bitchy you are, which TV character you share a party style with, which adult beverage you are most like, etc, etc. Surprisingly, this one has actually stuck with me. (Full disclosure: …

Feeling stuck? Time to Surrender

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10 ways to let go, look inward, and move forward By House Yogi Practitioner – Yoga Teacher Training Graduate Photo @chelseakauai with @mizulife I started soccer at the age of three and eventually played professional. One day I just stopped playing. I was burnt out, injured and hungry to experience life outside a game. I thought soccer was my life. Then …

You Don’t Know Sh*t

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The first time I heard the word Aparigraha was back in 2004 during my teacher training. Translated to non-grasping/non-hoarding, I easily related it to my overabundance of lululemon pants that made my ass look so fly. Today, as I revisiting this concept in preparation for a lecture, the meaning took a deeper hold. ”The word ‘graha’ means to take, to …

Lessons from a 30 Day Yoga & Meditation Challenge

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With summer drawing to a close and distractions abounding, my partner and I decided to challenge ourselves with a 30 day Yoga and Meditation challenge. An opportunity to hit the reset button, to specifically cultivate a deeper understanding and appreciation for meditation. This had been gnawing at me for a while now, and I made the decision to draw a …

Perception of Space

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Recently, my partner and I were fortunate to enjoy a trip to China. Arriving in Beijing early on a dull, grey morning, we hopped in a taxi eager to begin our adventures in a destination that promised to be full of surprises. The first surprise was surviving the ride to the hotel. From our perspective, our driver sped recklessly; weaving …