Many of you have asked me how to clean your yoga mat. Many yoga mats can be thrown in the washing machine (no detergent) and hung dry, but not if you have a Manduka or Jade. If you'd rather wipe your mat down, here's an awesome, organic cleaner that smells good and won't harm your mat. Actually, this cleaner is good for EVERYTHING - from yoga mats to bathrooms to windows. Here you go!
32 Ounce Plastic Spray Bottle
15 Drops Thieves Oil (I prefer Young Living)
1.5 Tablespoons Dr. Bronner's
Mix everything in the spray bottle. That's it. Clean away ...
It's the highest honor to lead yoga classes. Most of the time, classes are enhanced with music. Music rocks me - it reminds me to move my energy, find new patterns of movement, flow with the pulse and watch my reactions. While not everybody loves every song, it's a beautiful opportunity to explore your affinities or diversions and the reactions to them. By request, here is the first of MANY playlists.
A yoga retreat is a beautiful coming together of people, energy, intention and travel experiences. Our recent trip to Zoetry Agua in The Dominican Republic was no exception. Twice daily yoga, afternoon fruit baskets and bottles of champagne, fresh cut coconuts at every class and the best group of women that could possibly came together made this retreat exceptional.
Why do so many of us equate busy-ness with success or being of value? Why are relaxation and enjoyment considered luxuries? I don't know about you all but, as far as I know, I only get one shot at this thing called life. I won't apologize for enjoying it fully, relaxing, treating myself really well and engaging fully in HOLY YES, SACRED NO.
In the past, I've found myself overscheduling everything - work, play, my kids' time. Perhaps it was a fear of missing out. Perhaps I was aligning with cultural values that are completely un-aligned with my own core values. Who knows. I do know that it's over now.
So if you see me out on a run, enjoying a yoga class, taking a walk with my littles, send me a...
Join the powerful and beautiful Yali Becky McGregor and me
at the Nosara Yoga Institute in April!
April 26 – May 2, 2015
Directed by: Yali Becky McGregor, E-RYT 500 and Danielle Gustafson, E-RYT 500
50 credit hours towards Nosara Yoga Institute 1000-hour Yoga Alliance Registered Certification 50 Yoga Alliance CEUs
This one-week training is ideal for those who already know the principles of basic yoga postures, and are interested in learning how to teach them in a dynamic, flow-based format. It is also appropriate for yoga practitioners who are seeking an intensive posture flow experience.
Throughout this experience, we'll explore ways to:
- Creatively sequence a yoga class— focusing on a specific theme, p...