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    Yes, I Start Yoga … A Guest Blogger

    “That’s your thing.”  It was my continuous excuse for not taking her up on the invitation to do yoga with her.  It was the perfect response: it got me out of going, but did so by establishing that it was important that we have “her things, my things, and our things” when it came to activities.  I regret it.  I’m 35 and, although I’m not out of shape, I don’t feel like I’m in shape these days.  In March I broke my ankle; my first significant injury since high school.  Shy of a few pulled muscles, a jammed finger, and scrapes and bruises, I’ve been lucky.  Being casted and on…

  • Creating Awareness in Daily life

    Last night, I had a “lengthy” discussion with my husband regarding public perceptions of the words, Awareness and Self-Awareness.  In his mind, both words sound like a textbook-term and also hard for the public to relate to. Let’s take a look at definitions according to the Oxford English Dictionary.  Awareness  is the knowledge or perception of a situation or fact; Self-Awareness is conscious knowledge of one’s own character, feelings, motives, and desires. For me – as a coach, a yoga instructor, and a senior leader at a Fortune-10 company – I believe having self-awareness (knowing who you are by paying attention to self) is one of the cornerstones to improving ourselves and creating positive outcomes in…

  • Meditation & Yoga

    The true purpose of yoga is to discover that aspect of your being that can never be lost. — Deepak Chopra Michelle first discovered yoga through bikram yoga, while living in New York City.  She instantly fell in love with physical and mental challenges that asana-based yoga provided. With increasing stress from work, Michelle turned to meditation and yoga, to connect her mind and body and put peace back in her life. Michelle is Yoga Alliance RYT200 certified with ashtanga and vinyasa, and RYT30 certified with Ying Yoga.  Michelle is also a certified Meditation Teacher through DavidJi Master of Wisdom & Meditation. Michelle hopes that her meditation and yoga teaching can help…