I’m Vegan & I’m Starving – A Transformational Journey

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A meat and potatoes girl, turned vegetarian, turned back to a meat eater, turned back to vegetarian decided to try becoming vegan. You got that? Yeah, me either! That girl is me. I grew up on the all American diet of meat, potatoes, mac n cheese, pizza, soda, and any other junk you can think […]

Why You Should Never Give Up

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This is a great poem I happened upon while cruising around the internet. The author is unknown, but the message is clear: never give up. Inspiration is sometimes hard to come by when we are held down by worries, fears, anxieties or hard times. Remember that never giving up is a Yogic practice! The number […]

Celebrate Your Strength By Showing Up! Sensing Spring: A New Beginning

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Each year, warm breezes carrying sweet scents of spring invite us to experience life’s renewal. Nature gently nudges us — take a look around, the world is unfolding! If we pause to notice this transformation, then we may remember the nature of our existence: All is impermanent. Even the heavy frosts of winter’s dormancy melt […]

This Is It!

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Last month was the first ever Baptiste Level 3 “Beyond Borders” teacher training. I was so grateful to be a part of this groundbreaking, game-changing experience. I had the opportunity to be a group leader and I was pushed beyond my boundaries, some I didn’t even know existed. The shifts I experienced were fundamental in […]

Great Yoga Books For Any Yogi

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Yoga Anatomy by Leslie Kaminoff What a great addition to the yoga canon! Leslie Kaminoff’s Yoga Anatomy (2007) offers a truly unique opportunity to look at yoga poses from the inside out. Kaminoff is the founder and director of the Breathing Project, a yoga studio focused on breath-centered practice, and is an expert in yoga […]

Drop What You Know

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“I cannot tell you my truth until you stop telling me yours.” Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch I challenge you to have a transformation in your relationship to what you think you know. The Baptiste Methodology is about opening up to inquiry. One inquiry Baron poses is to consider that you don’t know […]

Has Adulthood Poisoned Your Passion For Life?

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As a person that is committed to growth and transformation, I sometimes find the responsibilities and chores of adulthood to be boring and irritating. In the past, I have been completely overwhelmed with errands, cleaning and home repairs that I could only see a mountain of obligations and no way to put one foot in […]

Affirmation, Awareness, Acceptance And Change

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We recently began a weekly complimentary yoga class for clients enrolled in the David Lawrence Center, Collier County’s only not-for-profit community mental health and substance abuse treatment provider. We begin each session stating our core feelings (angry, sad, hurt, pain, lonely, fear, guilt, shame, love, joy, peace, hope, gratitude, happy, willing, humble). Acknowledging what we […]

Health At Every Size and Yoga

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The Health At Every Size (HAES) philosophy “is based on the simple premise that the best way to improve health is to honor your body. It supports people in adopting health habits for the sake of health and well-being (rather than weight control).”[1] HAES also encourages acceptance of the diversity of body shapes and sizes, […]