Ballet Dancer Madison McDonough Showcases Fall Fitness Fashion

  Trend: Halter Bra Since I'm a ballet dancer, I include cross training routines that give me power in my legs. Some of my favorite workouts are spinning, walking, elliptical, Pilates, and core strengthening exercises.   Madison is wearing: Brushed Mosaic Halter Sports Bra and Legging by Tantris Shoes: Women’s YOU by Skechers Ballast Ball [...]

By | September 14th, 2017|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Trend Alert! Fitness and Fashion Tips

Imuri Palcheo stretching in front of a Peloton bike. Photo by David Young-Wolff. Styling by Dagmarette Yen   Trend: Racerback Tank Yoga has helped me so much in my fitness goals, but also my mental goals. I'm an endurance junkie, and my go to workout involved some form of cardio like running, cycling, [...]

By | September 11th, 2017|Yoga Gear|0 Comments

Poses to Relieve Shoulder Pain, Stress and Reduce Tension

  Yoga is effective for reducing shoulder pain, reducing stress, boosting immunity, improving circulation and mental focus, and increasing vitality. I know this to be true.   A long time ago (2004) in a far-away land (New York City) I had a vision that teaching yoga would be a quiet, peaceful, and tranquil career in [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

Reflections on Teaching Mindfulness in Recovery

I am always filled with anticipation and curiosity when I walk into the workshop room. On this particular foggy morning (there is often morning fog in the central coast town of Pismo Beach), there are seven people in recovery ranging in age from 19 to roughly 55. There’s a jovial friendliness between the men and [...]

By | September 2nd, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

Open Doors: Luminous Soul Tribe

  You’ll find Luminous Soul Tribe — Orange County’s newest boutique yoga studio — hidden behind an unassuming storefront in a small repurposed space in Costa Mesa. Owner Aris Seaberg was drawn to the area for its eclectic vibe and the abundance of local small businesses and artists.   About Luminous Soul Tribe Aris began [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Yoga|0 Comments

Sri Prem Baba on Cultivating Silence on the Path to Purpose

  Sri Prem Baba is a man on a mission leading a movement to awaken love and inspire people to experience a new way of living life.   The new way that he suggests is one based on our ability to experience greater self-knowledge rather than continually chasing material rewards. Through this, we can live [...]

By | August 27th, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Clinical Practicum: Why it Matters

Yoga Therapy RX for Mental Health Clinical Program Director Julie Carmen Hoffman   People practicing yoga therapy work with all aspects of health and wellness, from the physical, to the mental, emotional, and even spiritual. Adequate training and mentorship is important for yoga therapists to accomplish this. When it comes to clinical practice, [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Walk this Way: An at-home workout to tone your walking muscles

  We’ve all had those moments when we spend too much time sitting and not enough time moving or on our feet. Cross-training for peak performance takes focus detail but it can also be fun and easy with this pilates workout!   Walking with strength and a spring in our step requires some attention to [...]

By | August 23rd, 2017|Pilates|0 Comments

Yogic Tips for Handling Depression

  Depression comes to all of us to some degree. It can be debilitating or subtle, and it shows up in a number of different ways including fatigue, anxiety, anger, or even becoming frozen in our lives. It wastes much of the precious time that we have been allotted here on Earth. After all, it [...]

By | July 29th, 2017|Meditation|0 Comments

The Importance of Community in Recovery from Addiction

Photo of Tommy Rosen and Recovery 2.0 Community by DJ Pierce   How we create our community, choose our circles, and cultivate our connections impacts our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This is particularly true for people whose lives have been affected by addiction. An addiction can impact all levels of our being: [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments