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Posts Tagged ‘restorative’

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 […]


Take care, love you this month

This month’s Go Fit Girl!’s February Monthly Challenge is about the No. 1 person in your life. It’s not your spouse, partner, kids, parents, boss. It’s YOU. In honor of this month’s Love of Reading Month and that other silly celebration that happens in the middle of this month the Monthly Challenge is about focusing […]


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 […]


Exploring body, emotions with yoga practice

I took Vickie’s Sunday class and tonight’s class. Her classes throughout the week have the same theme and for the most part are the same class. Sunday’s class was pretty packed and we had to accommodate all the bodies and arms. In order for us to move our arms Vickie had us put our hands […]


Rockin’ customer service

I have been using Camelbak water bottles for a little more than two years. The first one I owned just had a lid. It was a little difficult to drink out of because of the wide mouth. But nonetheless I liked the bottle and how easy it was to take to the gym, when traveling, […]


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 […]


Giving love to my lower back

My friend Jen mentioned on Facebook yesterday that her lower back was bothering her after a ski outing. I recommended trying supported Bridge pose with a block.   I have recurring low back pain. Probably due to over use, kyphosis and bad posture. So before every yoga class I do supported Bridge with a block. […]


Unexpected relaxing yoga

  I had so many ideas swirling in my head for tonight’s post that I wasn’t sure what to write about. At first I was going to write about the 7-day super cleanse, which I will start tomorrow. But you will have to wait for that … The second possible post was to write about […]


Trying to de-clutter my life

I recently signed up for a super cleanse with Lory Benson Pilates, which started yesterday. I haven’t actually started the green smoothie cleanse as the timing isn’t quite right for me. But before the end of this month I plan to imbibe in some fruit and veggie smoothies. The seven-day cleanse is about de-cluttering physically, […]


Hurrying to relax at yoga class

I literally ran to the yoga studio tonight to make it on time to Baxter’s Hatha class. Traffic from South City to Emeryville was pretty tame, especially since there is a 49ers game tonight. But from Emeryville a drive in the evenings that normally takes me 15-20 minutes took 40 minutes tonight. I quickly changed […]