YOGA IS A WORK-IN AND A WORK-OUT

Yoga has made the most impact on my inner-life, in the way I experience life with ease, with less reactivity and more assuredness and connection to who I am.  Yoga and meditation taught me to cultivate a habit of being intentional…intentional about the energy I choose to breathe into each moment, into my relationships, into my thoughts, into everything.   Sure, I am grateful for the benefits of a strong, flexible, lean body resulting from years of a consistent practice AND the transformation I appreciate the most is the flexibility in my mind, softness in my heart, release of grasping and clenching onto habits and lies and stories which kept me stuck in an experience of sadness, depression, anxiety, and anger.  Even just remembering when I used to live in heightened fight or flight I had to take a breath of relief and gratitude.  It wasn’t that long ago that my life felt small and fake and forced.  What if you could live each moment as if you stretched yourself out fully, from the inside out, into your body,  into how you wish to express your highest self into this world, into how you want to play big?  My wish is that you to use the tools of yoga, meditation, breath, and awareness to habitually experience life with ease, to expand and shine as you impact your existence with the gifts and talents your highest self is urging you to share.  Go inward yogis and express out.  May you experience life with ease….and play big!  Namaste…

My updated teaching schedule this week:

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Advice from a tree

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Advice from a Tree

Stand up tall and proud.
Sink your roots into the earth.
Be content with your natural beauty.
Go out on a limb.
Drink plenty of water.
Remember your roots.
Enjoy the view!

~Ilan Shamir

Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen

VACATION WITH INTENTION, LET GO, HAVE FUN!

I’m 0ff to recharge my spiritual batteries, enjoy the great outdoors, play with my family and friends, and even do nothing!  Take time to nurture your soul.  Don’t just take the time off from work.  To make the most of your vacation, prepare so you can unplug, trust others to do the work, let it be okay if the work gets done differently than you would do it, and let go of needing to be in control.  Set an intention to be on vacation!  I know letting go can seem so hard to do, but, do it anyway.  Give yourself a much needed break.  Breathe.  Play.  Refresh.  Renew.  That’s what I’m off to do, and I’m going to enjoy this precious time set aside to live, love and laugh!

Namaste…Yogamama Meels

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YOGA TEACHING SCHEDULE AS OF JANUARY 21, 2015

“Life is a balance of holding on and letting go.” – Rumi

My teaching schedule at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, CA:

  • Monday 4-5pm Hour of Power – Level 1-2
  • Tuesday 5:30-7:00pm Journey into Power (new regular class)
  • Wednesday  4-5pm Hour of Power – Level 2-3
  • Thursday 12-1:15pm Yin Yoga – all levels

Note: I offer modifications for yogis of all levels during all classes

UPDATED TEACHING SCHEDULE AS OF JANUARY 14, 2015

“The most important pieces of equipment you need for doing yoga is your body and your mind.” – Rodney Yee

I am subbing and adding a new class to my teaching schedule at The Yoga Fusion in San Ramon, CA.  Here are the updates for this week:

  • Wednesday 1/14 4-5pm Hour of Power
  • Saturday 1/17 4:30-5:45 Sunset Yoga Flow (subbing)

My updated regular classes starting next week:

  • Monday 1/19 4-5pm Hour of Power – Level 1-2
  • Tuesday 1/20 5:30-7:00 Journey into Power (new regular class)
  • Wednesday 1/21 4-5pm Hour of Power – Level 2-3

Note: I offer modifications for yogis of all levels during all classes