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Posts Tagged ‘hatha’

Yurt Yoga

I teach an evening class at my friend Sandi’s lovely and beautiful Yoga Yurt at Garden Home Yoga and Wellness on Thursdays. You can virtually tour her yoga yurt by visiting Garden Home Yoga and Wellness’ website. There is limited space in the yurt so pre-registration is necessary. Your payment will come directly to me. You […]


Taking care of No. 1

I recently made the decision to drastically reduce my teaching schedule. Many of you know that and some of you don’t know. This was a difficult decision to make and I didn’t take it lightly or make this decision without a lot of thought and love put into it. As a yoga teacher I teach […]


Living Yoga Yogathon

I am participating in fundraising for Living Yoga’s Yogathon in the month of April. Living Yoga is a nonprofit in Portland, which is changing lives by fostering healing and resilience in vulnerable and marginalized communities through trauma-informed yoga. Living Yoga brings trauma-informed yoga classes to prisons, youth centers, addiction facilities and to people in the […]


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 […]


Bittersweet

Today was my last Thursday teaching two classes. Two super fun classes. Two classes with amazing students. About a month or so ago I gave notice for my Sunday classes. I realized I needed another day off. One day off a week (where I was still quite busy and sometimes subbing) was just not enough. […]


Christmas Day Yoga


Review Wednesday: Be More Yogic

Be More Yogic is a website, which offers yoga video classes for all levels and styles, to use online. The videos are compatible on the iPhone, iPad, Macbooks, Apple TV, Android, tablets, PCs, laptops and HD TVs. You can sign up for a free trial, which according to the site, lasts as long as you want. […]


A week in the life of Ann on Weight Watchers

One of my regular readers, Jen, asked if I would be willing to share what I eat to be successful on Weight Watchers®. So I am going to share my “menus”/tracking/what I have eaten this week. For those of you not familiar with WW–just a few things I want to mention before I launch into my […]


Just breathe …

Yoga class was a treat this morning. Even more than normal. I took a friend with me. Our friends Stefanie and Aaron are in town along with their teenage son and 4-year-old son. They are on their way to Disneyland. But stopped in the Bay Area for a couple of days. Anyway, Stefanie and I […]


Using blocks to balance, enhance yoga poses

Tonight in Vickie’s Hatha yoga class we focused on using blocks for many of our poses. I struggle with balancing poses. Standing on a block made it a little easier to focus my weight and core to keep myself upright or balanced. We practiced Downward Facing Dog on blocks. First with the blocks under our […]