I meditated with this hummingbird this morning. He visited so often I thought it would be easy to capture a photo or video. Ha…this 33 second video took me 2 hours of back and forth playing a game of him hiding every time I returned outside to try again. While I sat still meditating he was mostly a constant companion. Then, he started teasing me. Could he feel my energy…that I wanted something from him? Instead of being in the moment, did he sense I shifted from allowing what is to wanting what I could have? He taught me patience. He taught me to let go of wanting and getting. He taught me to walk away and let go. I set up my Nikon D7000 on a tripod, and walked away. I came back and found this. The journey was both frustrating and funny, mostly funny. I’ll see him again. He visits often. Hummingbirds bring happiness, joy and blessings. He made me smile and laugh and, I welcome that any day. 🙂
Look for symbols of joy and happiness in your day. Have you seen a hummingbird lately? Consider yourself blessed! Share what makes you smile and laugh in the comments below.
🦋🧘🏽♀️”Your body is your temple for mind, body, soul. Nourish it with happy thoughts, good health, & positive thoughts.”
Join me this Sunday 930am May 2nd 930-1030 to nourish your body, mind, and spirit!! I’m lead 45 min vinyasa yoga at this outdoor wellness event at Beyond Active in downtown Danville!!
I’m excited to partner with Stephanie Dunn who will teach us about intermittent fasting and to Nishi Bhonsle for offering healthy treats and samples after class! Sooo fun!!
Wait…there’s more! Registered students get:
10% off purchases at the Beyond Active store!! Activewear, lounge wear, cute stuff! Mamas get a head start on treating yourself for Mother’s Day! 👑
Enjoy a 20% discount off Just Be Yoga‘s All Access Unlimited Membership (livestream and in-person classes!) for one month! Must be redeemed by May 31, 2021. JBY is in Danville, Walnut Creek, and anywhere you have internet! 💓🧘🏽♀️🙏🏽
Space is limited in this beautiful outdoor studio. Grab your spot now! Bring friends!
Whether you’re taking a hike, getting to your mat, reading a good book, or relaxing in your own favorite way, take time to reset and recharge this weekend! The picture above was taken yesterday during a morning hike up the Remington Loop Trail, just 10 minutes from my home. The vibrant poppies are starting to blanket our hills. Stop and enjoy the beauty of nature close to home!
It feels like the morning struggles again, with life on daylight savings time requesting I wake up before my natural time clock. I thought I was loving my mornings then just that one hour earlier reminded me how I used to resist waking up and wanting to press snooze. Raise your hand if you can relate! 🙋🏽♀️
So what did I do?I woke up!! To break a habit it starts with noticing, catching yourself in the familiar thoughts and physical reactions. Then choose…go down that same road or switch it up, change the channel, do something different!
My Spiritually Fit Yoga circle on the Insight Timer app hosts weekday meditations and yoga, Monday-Friday 730am PST and 930pm PST. I queued up I AM Affirmations for Vibrant Health by Kenneth Soares and kept my commitment to meditate at 730am PST.
Stick to new morning meditation habit: 1
Snooze and grumble OLD habit: 0
I confess, the temptation was strong, to press that snooze button, and right now I really need my daily routine. It means a lot to me to commit to my self-care, to my mental, emotional, and spiritual health. Setting the tone of my day with affirmations, and ending my evenings with gratitude, are my medicine. Especially with the isolation of this last year, my mind has had too much time to indulge in doubts and fears.
Mindfulness, yoga, remembering to serve a highest good…they keep me going, in equanimity, and are my preventative measures against self-sabotage.
Meditation can lead you into the light of awareness.
I AM AWAKE. I AM AWARE. I CHOOSE TODAY.
Life is the great teacher. What lesson are you being asked to learn today? What is trying to get your attention right now?
Social distance class opportunities are opening up! Zoom classes continue for those who prefer that option. Hope to see you on your mat!!! 🙏🏽💓 Amelia
I’m teaching outdoors for Just Be Yoga in Danville, silent disco style! Wearing headphones, students will hear my voice and music without disturbing nearby businesses or residents. Book at myjustbeyoga.com or on the JBY app.
I am teaching my first INDOOR class at Baptiste Power Yoga San Francisco! Very limited class at 10% capacity. All of us wearing masks, me and the students. Wed 5-6pm and yes it will be a HOT power vinyasa class! Book at baptistepoweryogasf.com or on the BPYSF app.
Friday morning at 815am I’m teaching Power Vinyasa outdoors at Emerald Glen Park for Joya Yoga Dublin. Book at joyayoga.com or on the Joya app.
And, my Tuesday community classes continue with a max of 6 students on my yoga deck. On deck spots fill up quickly. I teach a simultaneous zoom class. More deets at this link here.
Join us for 4 days to recharge your batteries, renew your energy, and feed your soul. Morning Vinyasa, free time to chillax by the pool or hike, kayak, birdwatcher, taste wine, and more. Acupuncture, aromatherapy and reiki sessions also available during your free time. Every evening enjoy relaxing yin/restorative yoga and meditation and explore the bright starry night sky with a cuppa tea or glass of wine. Delicious organic, vegetarian, whole foods for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Every day we will explore our theme to renew and restore your body, mind and spirit.
Cost: room costs range from $750 in the communal room to $1299 for a private room with king bed. See flyer below for complete list of room costs.
Itinerary: Arrive Thursday May 2nd after 2pm. Welcome and yoga at 5pm followed by dinner. Check out Sunday May 5th at noon after morning yoga and breakfast.
Morning Vinyasa Breakfast Free time Lunch Free time Dinner Yin/restorative yoga and meditation. Optional activity including guided stargazing with tea and wine.
Free time on-site activities may include hiking, pool time, self-care sessions. Off-site activities such as guided kayaking, birdwatching, ziplining, and wine-tasting will be offered.Guided activities will incur an additional cost.
Audrey and I are so excited to share this beautiful retreat center with you and offer you these 4 days and 3 nights of immersion in yoga, nature, and nourishing meals; to gather together as a community to play and relax, to offer time for private, quiet reflection, and to invite alignment and renewal of body, mind and spirit. We know how important it is to reset and begin again. This retreat is a wonderful opportunity for you to take the time and space you need to nurture and connect to self. For more information or to book your spot, contact Audrey Allen at 925-872-0430, firstname.lastname@example.org 😊