World Meditation Day – May 21st

Do you struggle to meditate?  When I started, I found meditation impossibly uncomfortable and stressful. I was experiencing the OPPOSITE of what meditation promised me.  For my yoga teacher training, I committed to it.  I dropped it.  I started off and on.  Then, I finally stuck with it.  It became a habit.  And, now meditation is a part of my daily ritual, like brushing my teeth.  I say it’s my favorite addiction.  I love the calm I experience when I meditate, and how it helps me in my life.  Like anything else, it takes practice to condition your muscle of mindfulness. 

If you haven’t tried it, or it’s been awhile, I highly recommend it! 

Press pause, breathe deep, even if just for 5 minutes a day, relax the body and mind.  

Top 10 Benefits of Meditation

  • Reduced Stress.
  • Emotional Balance.
  • Increased Focus.
  • Reduced Pain.
  • Reduced Anxiety.
  • Increased Creativity.
  • Reduced Depression.

Here are a few offerings for you this week:

Reset and Recharge!

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!

Read: 11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is So Relaxing

Here are my in person and virtual yoga offerings April 19-25!

Outdoor Yoga – I’m back on my yoga deck!

Virtual classes:

Special Weekend Event!

* Sunday April 25th Nourish Body, Mind and Spirit! Special wellness event Sunday 11am-12pm in downtown Danville at Beyond Active – tickets just went on sale today; limited space at Beyond Active. They have a beautiful outdoor space behind their store. I hope to see you at this fun social-distanced class! And, stay and chat with me and enjoy your 10% discount to shop! Yoga clothes, loungewear, etc. (eg. Spiritual Gangster, Vuori, and more!)

Click on this link to book your spot! Limited space at this outdoor event.

Questions? Call 925-854-2862 ` Visit Beyond Active, a boutique active wear store in charming downtown Danville! 166 E Prospect Ave Danville California 94526 United States

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(Looking for my class schedule? Click here)

Spring Renewal Yoga Retreat May 2-5, 2019 at Sagrada Wellness Yoga Retreat – Santa Margarita, CA

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.

Check out our beautiful venue at Sagrada Wellness Yoga Retreat, just 3.5 hr drive from the east bay to the Central Coast in “SLO” country 

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.

Sample day:

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, audreyoga@yahoo.com 😊

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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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