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Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

T’was the night before Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, I needed to chill,So I got on my mat, and I got very still.The bills I had racked loomed large in my headI’d done it again, despite what I’d saidTo myself—I had promised this year I’d try harderI’d try very hard to be fiscally smarter.As I moved into down dog, […]


Merry, Happy Everything!


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. […]


Christmas Day Yoga


Christmas Day Yoga


To shop or not shop …

I meant to post this last week. Before the full holiday shopping frenzy began. But I forgot to post it. So here it is now. Before Thanksgiving I read some stories about businesses that wouldn’t be open on Thanksgiving for the big start of the crazy shopping season. Here is a list of the stores that stated they would […]


I took on the Savasana challenge

For the month of December I took part in a 31-day Savasana challenge. My teacher Vickie who was my first Restorative Yoga teacher (and one of my regular yoga teachers) challenged her students to do a 31-day Savasana challenge. Savasana is a relaxed and restorative pose where you can be supported by blankets and bolsters […]


Merry Christmas!

Just a quick Christmas post to wish everyone a lovely day no matter how you spend it, celebrating or not. We are having a lazy, calm day starting with coffee and watching A Christmas Story. Red chili tamales to be consumed soon. We’ve already chatted with Curt’s parents this morning. We will follow up with […]


Playing Secret Santa

I headed to Toys R Us today, one of my least favorite stores, to see if their holiday layaway program was still active. Holiday layaways at Toys R Us end tomorrow. (If the full balance of the layaway isn’t paid in full the money already paid is returned to the person who opened the account […]