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…

Ways To Reconnect With Your Food

Within the modern age of grocery stores and online food services, we have lost the connection to our food. Our bodies have become disconnected from the source in which our food comes from. Ways To Reconnect With Your Food Visit your local farmers market. Taking the time to walk around the market allows you to…

What Would Happen If You Listened To Your Body?

What would happen if you listened to your body, every moment of everyday? This is an important question to ask yourself, especially with the new year arriving. It’s not to say that you don’t already listen to your body but rather bringing an awareness to the fact that you can deepen your practice. Our bodies…

How Yoga Healed My Body Image Disorder

I will always be a recovering body image addict. It’s not something that goes away with time or fully heals, it’s fluid, weaving in and out of my reality. Mirrors, food labels, portion and clothing sizes will always be a sensitive presence to me. It’s a daily battle to not care. My body image issues…

Why Do You Yoga?

What does it mean to step onto our mat? It’s more than showing up and taking the time. It’s deeper. But in all honesty, everyone has a different reason they step onto their mat. A unique motivation, an emotional pulse. Like roots buried within the layers of earth, the core to it all is secured…

You Can Begin Again

Everyday when we rise, we embrace a new beginning. Sometimes its in our control and others times we feel like some higher power is playing a role. That’s the beauty of it though, the unknown. To begin again with each shift of perspective, emotion, and action that we take or receive, is where true growth…

Self-Care: A Divine Notion

Loving ourselves is a cycle of reflection, acceptance, and growth. It’s a divine notion that our bodies are creations of earth, a personal ecosystem. Bones, blood, breath, water. We are fluid and structured like our yoga practice. We bend and fold with grace and still find control within the form. Bowing to ourselves because we…

Story of an Artist: Shirin Illustration

Shirin Sheppard is an artist specializing in animals and fantasy illustration. Her art is the balance of realism and mysticism. Shirin is a woman of imagination and honest talent. This interview is simply inspiring, gives you the motivation to create what makes you feel alive. Follow Shirin’s Journey: Website – Instagram – Facebook What is your…

Release. A Butterfly Meditation

Last week I went to a butterfly conservatory. It was magical. I’ve been to many in my life and each time I visit, I encounter such memorable friends. Butterflies are beacons of transformation, love and manifestation. I sat in the conservatory surrounded by watercolors of wings and song birds. Sunlight, my partner and the fluidity…

Yoga & Meditation: Elementary Students Thrive

Meggan is a yoga instructor and content developer for TakePride Learning®, an innovative digital education company and creators’ of the award-winning iKnow ABC Adventure.  Children who use the program know Meggan as “The One Who Moves & Breathes with the Animals”.  She teaches them animal themed yoga postures and breathing techniques to assist in vitalizing…

Full Flower Moon

Tonight the Full Flower Moon rises to the occasion, meeting the starry sky with a pinkish hue. A divine guidance glazes over our intuition and gives us a sense of watery comfort and goddess connection. This Flower Moon welcomes the expression and birth of flowers, an awakening of colorful life. Bliss. Enchanting. Revival. Alluring. Restorative….

An Interview with Stephanie Starnes

An embodiment of light, earthy vibrations, and sparks of color! A yogi with an artist perspective on life and a divine connection with the world, Stephanie shares her advice with us! Facebook & Instagram @ladylakshmi Upcoming retreat in Nicaragua What is your personal mantra? My mantras shift and change, depending on what I am moving through…