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Pack Your Mat Barcelona Itinerary: March 15 – 21, 2018

Not a yoga retreat, an experience.

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New Year. Same Badass You.

ody policing and shaming has NO space in my classes nor at the places I choose to work. As someone who has worked for many years on making sure I get to a place of physical, emotional and mental well-being, triggers of fat shaming especially do not serve me. To be able to accept the beauty that is me and the “enoughness” that is me requires that I stay grounded around people and  communities who do the same. In a city that generally does otherwise, find a space that values you as you. So friends, as you step into your new year routine, remember that you are beautiful the way you are. You are enough the way you are. You are welcome to my classes the way you are. May this year be one of authenticity, joy and grounding for us all.

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Where To Get Your Forrest Yoga Practice in Los Angeles

“Teaching another how to awaken their inner fire and to begin to discern the voices of their conditioning versus the voice of their spirit is the basis of Forrest Yoga teaching” says Ana Forrest, creator.  This weekend, at One Down Dog, Janine Glass, one of very few registered as a Forrest Yoga Teachers, on the east… Continue reading Where To Get Your Forrest Yoga Practice in Los Angeles

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A Mindful Practice: Yoga Workshop with Armen Menechyan at La Shala BCN

Description: Armen Menechyan, a Los Angeles native who considers Barcelona his second home, will be offering a heart and mind opening practice on Saturday, June 10th at La Shala Barcelona. The workshop will offer a closer look at postures using mindful movements and transitions in and out of poses.  Special attention will be paid to… Continue reading A Mindful Practice: Yoga Workshop with Armen Menechyan at La Shala BCN

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Why Talking About Our Depression in Hindsight is Easier

However, this past week, I came to the realization that I have stopped writing. I realized that negative thoughts have been coming up more during last 3 months, as doubt and uncertainty plague my mind. Important life decisions, choices, rejections and LIFE have numbed me from functioning at my best.

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How To Make Ginger Turmeric Shots in Less than 30 Minutes

You have about 22 hours to check the fun Instastory on how I made this delicious wellness tonic. Hurry, click here. But, this batch turned out so good I’d like to share the recipe with you. You will have about 5-7 days worth of shots. Make sure you refrigerate it after you have your first fresh… Continue reading How To Make Ginger Turmeric Shots in Less than 30 Minutes

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The Art of Loneliness: How To Cope With Being “Alone” This Valentine’s Day

When my mind is restless and uneasy it tends to dwell on that which is negative and only causes more negativity to brew. I bring it to a point, perhaps of self-destruction and depression. But, luckily, this time, I realize that I’ve done this before and I do not wish to dig deeper into that hole.