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Archive for the ‘general health’ Category

Food pantry drive

On Thursday evening I was part of a Huddle. I gathered with other women at a coffee shop in Beaverton to define our next steps, and envision how to transform the energy we saw at Women’s Marches into local and national action. Many things and ideas were discussed. It was a really beautiful and empowering experience. […]


Chair online yoga with Ann

During Portland’s last snowstorm I knew I would have many classes canceled. We’ve had several snowstorms/ice storms since December that it’s difficult to keep track. But one of the more major ones in December had me going stir crazy. I knew I couldn’t just binge watch TV during another–and yes there was another and another […]


Making my voice heard

“We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.” I along, with millions of others, around the globe marched and protested last Saturday, Jan. 21. It felt amazing to be surrounded by love, kindness, mutual respect … to feel welcomed, loved and safe. Marches around the globe were peaceful. […]


Snowpocalypse Part 4

Wow, Snowpocalypse Part 4 came to Portland with a vengeance. Please be safe and stay warm. Only drive if you absolutely have to. The best way to keep updated with the status of my classes is to visit: gofitgirl.com/yoga-classes/. That will be the most up-to-date place to find out if classes have been canceled. (I […]


Goodbye, 2016 … Hello, 2017

Today is the last day of 2016. I know many are saying good riddance to this year. But really, why? There are some things that happened this year that I am not happy with. But many great things happened this year as well. And we can’t have joy without suffering and we can’t have suffering […]


New Year’s Day yoga class

I am teaching a special yoga class on New Year’s Day at Turtles Yoga and Wellness as we step out of 2016 and transition into 2017. As we enter the new year we will take the time to set our intentions for the coming year. We will start our lovely practice by setting our intentions and a […]


Christmas Day yoga

I will be teaching a special yoga class Christmas morning at OmBase in Hillsdale. My Christmas Hatha Blend! class will be from 10-11:30 a.m. Suggested donation: $10-$20. All proceeds will be donated to Standing Rock. Spots are filling up, but there are still some openings available. Space is limited. Sign up ahead of time to secure your spot. You can […]


Reflective/self-care sequence

My theme over the past week was about being reflective and showing self-care. The sequence was more about being in the pose than getting into it. Reminding ourselves of peace, love, compassion, kindness and acceptance for ourselves. I was really excited to teach this and share it. But then Snowpocalypse part deux happened in Portland. […]


Take Time for You

As we get ready to enter what I call the Crazy Time Season we have to remember to take care of ourselves. Self-care is so important but we tend to neglect taking care of No. 1. I truly believe you can’t take care of anyone else unless you take care of yourself. Self-care comes in […]


Celebrate Being Grateful

I am teaching a special yoga class called Celebrate Being Grateful on Thanksgiving morning at Turtles Yoga & Wellness in Beaverton. Join me from 9:30-11 a.m. for a morning of yoga with a focus on gratitude and self care. We will practice gratitude while recognizing how blessed we are in this life. Extend your deepest […]