Yogi in a City

Living in a blustering city is a blend of convenience, modern beauty, and chaos. The commutes are crowded with different personalities, the sidewalks are overflowing with energy, and the city lights seem to never dim. It was hard to leave behind the forest preserves and home garden, trading it all in for a forest of iron…

New Moon Love

New Moon –  waxing Dark 0-45° Moon Arrival: Feb 26th The sky above is dark, the orb of glossy light is tucked away, facing the galexy of color.  Stars poetically sprinkle themselves across the velvet night, their formation is an illusion. This is a time for new beginnings, new projects, new directions, new resolutions. The…

An Interview with Hannah – Malabella Jewels

Hannah is the creator of Malabella Jewels, a small business dedicated to crafting crystal malas, bracelets, and cleansing kits, with values grounded in self-love and self-care. Malabella Jewels blossomed from a burning desire to create, spread love, and chase dreams.  Hannah is an inspirational woman who is artfully giving comfort and hope to those who seek…

Understanding Self-Care

I read an interesting article this week on “why self-care is an important feminist act.”It was a blend of historical evidence and modern social movements. I found it very empowering and thought provoking because it was challenging the idea of self-care. “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of…

An Interview with Rachel (Yogi Rae)

I am happy to share this interview with all of you. Rachel is an inspiring woman who empowers others through yoga. Rachel shares an amazing story with honesty and love. It’s women like Rachel that make EcoFitYogi what it is today. What is your personal mantra? “Be Fearless,” for sure. Anytime I question myself and…

An Interview with Sheryle

Instagram Follow: @i_am_sheryle What is your personal mantra? Surrender.  I whisper it to myself in all my moments of resistance from the insignificant ones like traffic and the chaotic moments of Motherhood, to the big ones, like my divorce.  In Sanskrit, Ishvara Pranidhana means surrender to the divine and so in my moments of turmoil,…

EcoFitYogi – An Interview with Douglas (Waterfall Glen Soap)

President of Waterfall Glen Soap Company LLC I met Douglas during the French Market on sunday in Geneva, IL near the train station. I was drawn to the fresh scent of the products and the story behind them. Douglas is a very passionate man who works with his partner Katia to create goodness & body…

Understanding Your Emotions

We tend to quickly assume that our emotions are influenced by moon phases, pms, and weather (etc).  We can’t handle the chaos and miscommunication we have with our emotions, we tend to anchor it to a cause. There are uncontrollable moments where we experience a whirlwind of feelings, all at once, a blend of emotions….

Eat With Love (Food Fuels)

In the city of Chicago I find a lot of food choices that fit in with my vegan, organic, and healthy lifestyle. I enjoy the city for its array of options that fit the needs of millions of people, it allows me as a vegan, to not feel secluded. When I’m in the suburbs (Geneva,IL)…

5 Powerful Mantras

When it some to calming the tempest of emotions within, Mantras have the ability to remind us to center and find our personal flow. I Am Love – this is a reminder to love yourself and others unconditionally. It strengthens your heart chakra and allows you to blanket yourself in comfort. Breathe – to take…

The Stigma of Selfishness

Recently I got a horrible cold. It all started with not being able to swallow, then it turned into a chest cold with a cough and a lost voice. The worst part about being sick is forcing myself to rest. I go to school, intern, and work part-time.  With my 6am morning commutes to the…

An Interveiw With Stefie

Estefania Mondragon an Empath, Scientist, Artist, & Writer. I had the pleasure of meeting Stefie when she visited Geneva, IL and came into the shop I work at, Crystal Life Technology. We hit it off! She had an amazing smile and wonderful energy, we became instagram friends and started emailing each other. I consider her a…