Houston has been an inspiring place for me as I have gotten to know the yoga community better. I first met my #ARTYOGAPLAY student Angela Venegas when I was teaching yoga at Big Power Yoga Memorial. Over the years, I have been lucky enough to call her not only my student, but more importantly … Continue reading
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Day 14/28: My 3 Favorite Non-Gym Workouts
Living in Houston, I didn’t realize how spoiled I was when it came to fitness class options. Since I’m an introverted EXTROVERT, I do enjoy going to group fitness classes on occasion as a way to get inspired from other teachers and learn something new. I especially like spin classes, TRX suspension classes, and … Continue reading
Day 13/28: Morning rituals that keep me grounded and empowered
I am a morning person. When I wake up early in the morning doing activities that I want to do, I am always more prepared to face the world. I am more settled in my emotions and my intentions. I am facing the rest of my day with this amazing secret: No matter what happens … Continue reading
Day 11/28: How did Texas influence my creativity?
For the next two posts in this project, I’ll be sharing how certain places (Texas on Day 11 and Guatemala on Day 12) influenced my creativity. Since the inception of my company #ARTYOGPLAY, it has always been my vision that through this interplay between yoga’s physical movement and the working with our hands as artists I could give … Continue reading
Day 10/28: The Challenge of Celebrating Victories
For my 10th post, I wanted to delve into celebrating victories and why it is so difficult for us to take ownership of our accomplishments. It’s one thing to stand behind the achievements you created for a company or for other people, but to me, it’s a whole other thing to celebrate the victories in … Continue reading
Day 8/28: Lago Atitlan Memories
Some of my most favorite memories in Guatemala happened at Lago Atitlan. The lake is about 2.5 hours away by shuttle from Antigua and can be a very windy route if you’re not used to curvy highways. (To combat the windy roads, I’d drink a glass of wine and pop a melatonin before hopping on the … Continue reading
Day 2/28: Learning Spanish
One of the first challenges I took on when I moved to Guatemala was making a commitment to learning Spanish. In Houston, I made a few small attempts working with a couple of tutors, teaching yoga to Spanish speaking yoga students, and brushing up on Pimsleur and Coffee Break Spanish before I went on vacations … Continue reading
What is mindfulness?
Let’s have some real talk here, friend. You honestly only have this one present moment. You are not a physicist. You do not have a DeLorean. You do not have access to time travel. You do not have time to punish yourself and live your life in regret. There is fantasy and there is your … Continue reading
How Do You Recover A Sense of Strength?
I am leading a summer Book Club for the Badass on Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” It is funny how the right book at the right time with the right people magically fall into your lap. Below is an excerpt of the newsletter I will be sharing with my badasses for our 8th week. If you … Continue reading
Featured #ARTYOGAPLAY writer + student: Ace Tully
This week, I got the chance to interview September’s featured #artyogaplay writer + student Ace Tully. He is a Rhode Island native currently living and teaching English in South Korea. Ace has launched a blog called http://www.liferuins.com and is currently a member of our Online + International Book Club for the Badass. I have been impressed by his passion and self-motivation to pursue … Continue reading