Year: 2013

Am I Crazy? I’m Going for the Hard as Heck, Ridiculously Challenging SFG Kettlebell Certification!

I am terribly excited and also questioning my sanity after deciding to go for the SFG certification in April that will happen in Chicago, IL.  I’ve trained with kettlebells for a long time but I feel very overwhelmed about putting myself out there as actually committing to it!  I’ve planned for it for over 2 […]

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My Top 5 Tricks for Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain

This CHRISTmas season, just like the others, has been full of food, friends and fun.  Each year varies slightly but the one constant has been (and I assume will continue to be) enormous amounts of food – translate “temptation to wreak havoc upon my body and gain weight.”  Year after year, since losing nearly seventy […]

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Let’s Get This Party Started! Qualities of Yoga Teachers – FINAL DAY of the Thirty Day Challenge!

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”  ~John Quincy Adams Quality 30:  Leaders Good yoga teachers are leaders.  They do not follow the crowd because they create their own destiny and follow their own path. As teachers, they know that they must be […]

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Let’s Have Some Fun! Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“It take s a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security is what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”  ~Alan Cohen  Quality 29: […]

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Grow Like a Tree! Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.”  ~Orlando Bloom Quality 28:  Grounded Good yoga teachers are well-grounded in their teachings, in their business, in their lives.  They have a good grasp of reality with a healthy dose of positivity and imagination.  They walk a fine […]

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Be a Star! Qualities of Yoga Teachers – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“We gain strength, courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Quality 27:  Confident Good yoga teachers are confident.  Their confidence in themselves and also their students radiates calm and assurance.  Confident yoga teachers challenge their […]

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You Matter! Qualities of Yoga Teachers – Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“Do some selfless service for people who are in need. Consider the whole picture, not just our little selves.”   ~Nina Hagen Quality 26:  Selfless (Ironically I am working on a class about being selfless and so the lesson for me is doubled, I guess.  How easily we can get off track even as we […]

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A Little Help Over Here, Please – Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

“We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and the growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.”  ~Mary Antin Quality 25:  Attentive Those who have never attended a yoga class might […]

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The Burning Fire of Courage – Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge

Quality 24:  Courageous This picture may not look that exciting but I was actually standing on top of a guard rail that dropped about nine feet to the boggy marsh below.  The wind was blowing and it was cold but I was determined to find my balance and ease, even at the risk of a […]

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Qualities of Yoga Teachers: Thirty Day Personal Challenge – Day 23

“The purpose of yoga is awareness, not perfected poses, beliefs, or any kind of attainment. Awareness from moment to moment requires quiet strength, flexibility, and balance. A good Yoga practice develops exactly these characteristics.”  ~Jim Gaudette Quality 23:  Flexible Good yoga teachers are flexible but flexibility does not begin and end within the physical body. […]

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