2016 actually was pretty great…

We’ve talked about 2017, why I’m excited, what I’m working toward, how I’m getting empowered for an awesome year! Even though I talked about how weird / unusual / scary 2016 kind of was, there were some really great moments and some really amazing things that happened! Let’s revisit, shall we? I kicked off the New…

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BOSU Balancing Babes #BYOBOSU

Have you been seeing those bright domes and the torture (aka kickbutt workout) they inflict upon us? Those are BOSU Balance Trainers! You’ve probably seen the classic blue and black ones in gyms for a while now. Not only did BOSU release a pink edition last year that we went crazy for… But NOW they’ve released…

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#Handstand365 Take 2

I thought I had another couple of days until my second round of #handstand365 completed. While reliving the time around my move from Colorado (thank you, Facebook memories), I came to realize that I started #handstand365 December 1, 2014. Meaning my 2 year anniversary of this daily challenge was last Thursday. This past year I…

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“I needed that SO much!”

My favorite thing to hear as a teacher after yoga class is, “That was so fun!” My very close second favorite thing to hear is, “I needed that so much!” Let’s be honest. I would love to teach back-to-back handstands and arm balances with some vinyasas tossed into the mix every class. But I just…

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Feet to Head Does Not a Backbend Make

A few weeks ago, I got real in class. We were in splits, which I’m NOT good at. Getting better, putting a lot of work into it, but I’m not uber flexible in that way. Hello, hamstrings! (Yeah, sorry about that one guys.) I generally have the same thing to say to my students when we’re hanging out…

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Celebrating #NationalYogaMonth!

It’s officially National Yoga Month! Which makes the pill that it’s already September a little bit easier to swallow. I’m already in year 2 of a daily handstand challenge, and we’re coming in on the home stretch of the #liveharmlessffy 30 day challenge with Harmless Harvest at Flex & Flow. So what more can I do…

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Funkify Your Fly with ME at FFY!

Hey there, Portland yogis! I’m so excited to be gearing up to teach my second arm balance workshop at Flex & Flow this Sunday the 28th at 11am. It’s going to be 90 minutes of a little bit of flow, a lot bit of playing on hands, and a lot of sweating! It’s open to all levels! How…

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Finding Strength in Stillness

This past week is yet another reminder to me that stillness, quiet, and rest are just as important to being strong as running, push-ups, weight lifting, and all the other activities I love to do. Last week was rough. Getting back from 6 days in LA (5 of which were 18-hour non-stop action-packed days), less than 3…

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Turn It On Tuesday #IdealFitSummer

I’ve found the perfect morning rise-and-shine combination: yoga and coffee! I know this isn’t revolutionary, and I’m not saying I drink coffee while doing yoga (nor do I recommend doing so). But my Tuesday mornings perfectly start my day! I teach 7:30am Power Vinyasa at Flex & Flow for starters. I love starting my day with…

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5 Arm Toning Exercises: #SummerStrong Friday Five

Happy Flex Friday, sweaties! Coming to you from Indianapolis this week! The Sweat Pink team is here rocking out all the Sweat Pink and blogging love for fitbloggin. Today for #flexfriday, we’re talking arm strength with Bob’s Red Mill. A lot of my activities end up working out my arms: paddling, bootcamp and circuit training, all…

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