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Best Chicago Yoga

Best Chicago Yoga

There's lots to love about The Windy City - great food, Lake Michigan, endless summer events and lots of Yoga and FREE Yoga at that! Here's a breakdown of the Best Chicago Yoga. Remember, New Student Specials need to be purchased on your first visit to the studio! Barefeet Power Yoga - $30 30 Days [...]

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Foods for Better Vision

Foods for Better Vision

A few years ago I started noticing my perfect eyesight was beginning to get a little wonky. I can still read signs that are quite far away, but hold something close to my face and it becomes blurry and hard to read. OK fine, I am almost 44 so I do realize things change, but [...]

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3 Standing Yoga Poses for Pregnancy

3 Standing Yoga Poses for Pregnancy

When you think about a Prenatal Yoga class you might conjure up an image of a gentle class focused on stretches and breathing. While this might be one approach, I have found after teaching this demographic for 6 years that most expectant mothers want to move and maintain a similar practice they had before they [...]

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The Importance of Recovery

The Importance of Recovery

This could really be a whole book, and I'm sure there are many, but I'll try to sum up the how and why it is so important for our bodies to recover in a simple manner. Too much Yang and we could drive our bodies into over training and fatigue, Too much Yin and we [...]

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Hip Adductors

Hip Adductors

I managed to get to 11 classes this week. It may sound like a lot, but many of them were only 1 hr. and one of them was even meditation. I love it when a yoga studio has meditation on their schedule! The 2 classes that were very challenging for me were not yoga classes, [...]

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Return to Paradise – Costa Rica

Return to Paradise – Costa Rica

We asked Jamie Kalynuik; Drishti Yoga Alumni, Guest Teacher (Costa Rica 2014) and Founder of Toronto Yoga Mamas and Shopbeautifully, what keeps her coming back to Costa Rica year after year. I LOVE Costa Rica and have been there 6 times! Five years ago I was in a corporate marketing role that allowed me the [...]

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The Truth About Coffee

The Truth About Coffee

The Truth about Coffee Coffee gets a back rap, especially among Yogi's. I am not going to tell you what's best for your body and your intentions, but as a coffee drinker, I am a proponent of coffee. Black coffee, that is. I enjoy the ritual of it all and appreciate the whole process - [...]

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Best Spots for a Cocktail in Lisbon

Best Spots for a Cocktail in Lisbon

Joining us in Portugal for our 100 hr. Advanced Module? You should definitely plan to spend a few days in Lisbon before or after the training. Here's a quick guide to the Best spots for a cocktail in Lisbon. Decadente Reminiscent of a hipster hangout in New York City, Decadente mixes up high-end drinks in [...]

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Yoga Poses for a Strong Core

Yoga Poses for a Strong Core

When asking for requests from my students in a Vinyasa class, there is usually at least one person who will ask for core work. Who doesn't want a strong core to look and feel good? While most active Yoga Pose involve core or better known as Uddiyana Bandha engagement, I have a few key pose [...]

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What’s Your Travel Style?

What’s Your Travel Style?

Someone recently asked what all countries I've been to. I feel weird answering since I never wanted to have the "check off syndrome." You know when people refer to countries as being "done." "Oh I've done this place and we did that place..." I don't "do" countries, I try to experience them and delight my [...]

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