Yoga: Energy through Movement

One word: HOLIDAYS. It’s not just the abundance of glorious foods (read: butter), or even the fountains of wine and rivers of beer (read: family). I adore the Monday after said holiday because I adore structure. Right? Or maybe it’s just returning to a sense of trust in my body’s communication. Here’s a little yoga [...]

By | December 11th, 2017|Exercises, Health, Holiday, yoga|Comments Off on Yoga: Energy through Movement

A Restorative Yoga Sequence

Anyone out there feel like you’re treading water? Slightly drowning, you say? This time of year can feel overwhelming, which is a word I’m using too frequently. But it does. In my body, it’s a time that I tend to push myself hard - so hard that I’m bordering on injury as I type this [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Exercises, Health, Mind, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Restorative Yoga Sequence

Signs You May Be OVERtraining

Overtraining is actually more common than you think. If you are clocking in more than 5 hours of high intensity training in a week, you may be at risk of overtraining. Here are five common symptoms you can look out for if you think you may be over doing it in the gym. 1. Altered [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Gym, Health, Interval Training|Comments Off on Signs You May Be OVERtraining

Productivity Push

I’ve been doing a little experiment with my piano students these last few months. August, September, and October can be a productive time of year, but for most of us, it’s a time in which we can feel overwhelmed. We take on more than we can handle, and sometimes the best ideas we’ve ever had [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Activities, Exercises, Goals, Health, Mind|Comments Off on Productivity Push

More than Crunches and Sit-Ups

What is the first exercise that comes to mind when you think of working your core? Most would say crunches and sit-ups. While this is a great way to work your core, there are many ways to work your core. Engaging your core throughout your workout not only helps increase your core strength, but it [...]

By | September 1st, 2017|Activities, Exercises, Goals, Gym, Health|Comments Off on More than Crunches and Sit-Ups

Mindful Alignment – the Anti-Mirror Post

Mirrors are a big part of the workout scene, and there are excellent reasons why. Personally, I want to make sure that I don’t look like my hair has been attacked by a thousand angry crows while I kill it at the gym. Or maybe it’s just fun to check out our angry face when [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Equipment, Exercises, Gym, Health|Comments Off on Mindful Alignment – the Anti-Mirror Post

American Foods That Are Banned In Other Countries

Did you know that certain foods in America are banned in other countries? If other countries find these ingredients harmful, why don’t we? It is important to be aware of what we are putting in our bodies. Below you will find a list of common ingredients (perhaps even ones you consume) that are illegal in [...]

By | July 10th, 2017|Diet & Nutrition, Health|Comments Off on American Foods That Are Banned In Other Countries

Summer Activities

Summer is right around the corner. Better weather, less rain, and so many fun activities to partake in! Summer is a great time to get more active. Luckily in Colorado we have plenty of summer fun to be had. These are some of our favorite ways to have fun in the summer. Climb a 14er- [...]

By | June 6th, 2017|Activities, Goals, Health, Outside, Weather|Comments Off on Summer Activities

Stress Relieving

Stress is something that most people deal with. Life is stressful. A lot of people have families, jobs, and bills. It’s easy to let the stress pile up, but letting stress pile up can be really unhealthy. What are you doing to help relieve your stress? It is important to keep stress levels low to [...]

By | May 31st, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Stress Relieving

A Challenge

Hi again! A lot of people in my classes these past few weeks have been feeling tired, sore, or working through moments of burn-out. I feel like I could go one of two ways here and recommend a slow, sinking, diving-into-chocolate-sauce restorative yoga series, or...something else. I have had the fairly unscientific privilege of trying [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Exercises, Goals, Health|Comments Off on A Challenge