Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Uncomplicate Wellness

I am dedicated to helping others and uncomplicating wellness. You CAN feel good and look good too! I believe in holistic approaches to health and am passionate about personalizing methods based on your needs. We can always find a time to get together in person or over the phone to brainstorm solutions for your life or wellness challenges.

One of the best programs I am apart of is Illuminate Challenge. Every person participates looking for different benefits, and they all complete the program with their various needs met. It truly meets you where you are.

This weekend I am finishing my third session and am happy to announce I will be offering this program in Des Moines starting March 13 at The Family Tree. I would love to work with you, your friends or family members to help you achieve your wellness goals.

As always I am available to arrange a private Illuminate Challenge or other activity (retreat, yoga, etc.). Please contact me to discuss your opportunities.

Don't forget to RSVP if you plan to attend this evening's sound meditation. Meditation is at 7pm Wednesday, February 16; RSVP by 6pm with a call, text or email.

You are empowered by choice... on and off the mat.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Local Yoga Events

February 4-6
Christy Burnett
Shakti Yoga Shop

April 14-15
Desiree Rumbaugh
Shakti Yoga Shop

April 14-16
Judith Hanson Lasater
Green Yoga House

May 15
Spring Yoga Conference
Jester ParkFamily Tree Yoga

June 26
Illuminate You: A Yoga Retreat through the Chakras
Lake Ahquabi
Illuminate Yoga + Natural Solutions

September 18
Illuminate You: A Yoga Retreat
Lake Ahquabi
Illuminate Yoga + Natural Solutions

Connect with Your Heart

Here are some ideas you may find helpful in connecting with your heart and spirit
  • Place your hand on your heart and take five deep breaths.
  • Free write for five minutes about a passion of yours.
  • Stand in front of a mirror and look yourself in the eyes. Say I love you.
I encourage you to take some time to truly connect with your heart.


Love is the magic potion that gives us our wings.
                                                             - Sonia Choquette

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
                                                                                        - Thomas Merton

Be Good to Your Heart

Office Stretches - great poses you can do at the office or anywhere

54 Health Conditions Benefited by Yoga w/ Scientific References

Be You - great reminder and tips on how to be our best selves

Reverse Your Heart Disease in 28 Days - Dr. Oz shares lifestyle tips that help those with or preventing heart dises... included is yoga to stop the heart from spasming and make the arteries more elastic

Love & Be Loved

At the wise age of four and a half, my little sister, Olivia tells me "Nynny, feel my heart." In the midst of a rowdy game of charades, I placed my hand on her tiny chest. Not only could I feel the beat of her heart, I could feel love radiating from her little body.

Living so fully in the present moment, she reminds me to connect with my heart and not to lose sight of others sharing love with me. What truly amazes me is her willingness to open her heart to share and receive love.

It is with love that I share my excitement about my next Yoga Retreat offerings. Mark your calendars for June 26 and September 18. Each retreat will give you an opportunity unite your mind, body and spirit. I am also available to organize private group or individual retreats.

This month is saturated with ideas on how to express love. I invite you to connect with your heart to find the way most suitable to you. And don't forget to allow love in.

with an open heart