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Posts Tagged ‘turtles yoga & wellness’

Mini yoga retreat

On January 31 at Turtles Yoga & Wellness I will be participating in Turtles’ Mini Retreat. The main retreat will be lead by Annie, a lovely yoga teacher. I will be teaching the Restorative Yoga portion of the day. The mini retreat is Sunday, Jan. 31 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost for […]


Christmas Day Yoga


Christmas Day Yoga


I have so much gratitude

I have many things to show gratitude for. I am grateful and thankful for so many things. And I am not just thankful today but every day. I have amazing people in my life, my family, my friends, my husband and my students (cycle and yoga). I feel very fortunate that a little more than […]


It’s National Yoga Month

And just like that, it’s September. The month of September is National Yoga Month. According to Yoga Health Foundation, September is National Yoga Month (a national observance designated by the Department of Health & Human Services) designed to educate about the health benefits of yoga and to inspire a healthy lifestyle. I am parterning with Athleta […]


Being a yoga student

Twice this week I headed to Turtles Yoga & Wellness and took yoga classes. I was a student and not the teacher. I do truly love teaching. And I have a regular home yoga practice. But when you get to take a class and let someone else come up with a plan and you get […]


My Turtles update

My first two weeks at Turtles have been great. My very first class (on June 15) was a Monday night Gentle Yoga class. And I had 13 students. (The max is 15.) My students seemed receptive. And I heard from the front desk that I got lots of great feedback. My first Thursday night class was […]


A year later

A year ago today I graduated from my yoga teacher training at Piedmont Yoga Studio in Oakland, Calif. Wow, it’s already been a year? Wow, it’s only been a year? Marilyn, my mother-in-law, asked if there would be video of my graduation. I told her no, but there would be photos. Curt did end up […]


My new teaching gig … at Turtles

About two weeks after moving to Portland I subbed my first yoga class at the fitness center in our town home community (free yoga classes where we live!) and a couple of days after that at a gym near me called The Xtreme Edge. Six weeks after moving to Portland I started teaching at LA Fitness […]