Saturday, January 14, 2017

Honoring Your Future Self (Yogi Surprise January)

Hi, yogis! Can you believe that we're already halfway through January of the new year?! 

I feel like it's still sinking in that the holidays are over, and that I just got back to California after a magical week in Maui. (Stay tuned for the full post and photos, coming soon!)

I'll be taking some time in the next few days to reflect on recent awesome memories, and also to write out some intentions for 2017. It is a powerful practice, deciding what you want to focus on for the year ahead.

In 2015, I focused on releasing fear. Last year I didn't choose a specific mantra, but in looking back, 2016 held a lot of surrender and acceptance of change.

In 2017, I want to focus on honoring my own strength, and getting grounded. I will prioritize self-care practices, healing, and growth!

This month's Yogi Surprise box has the lovely theme of honoring your future self. January seems like the perfect time of year to do just that... to set some habits that will make the year an incredible one.

Here were my favorite products from this month's box.

Pacifica body wipes: cucumber and mangosteen are a few of the natural ingredients in these awesome wipes, which gives them a refreshing scent. Perfect for before or after yoga class or a sweaty session at the gym!
Pacifica Lotus Garden bar soap: I love this soap's dreamy scent and that it's very moisturizing. An invigorating way to start or end the day!

Essence of Vali detox renew mist: I love the grapefruit, lemon, cypress and juniper blend in this body/room spray. Lately I've been spritzing it in the mornings as a lovely pick-me-up to start the day in a good mood.

What will you focus on this year?


Photograph of me by Kate Donaldson; images from each product from the brand's website (linked above).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Within you, there is a vast space filled with possibility.

When you are willing to be still, and to sit in this space, wisdom may find you.

Let this be your practice: the stillness in the poses, and the insight that follows.

Photos in this post by Stephanie Sheveland, an incredible wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer who I had the pleasure of shooting with during my trip to Maui. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

A Big Hug

When you are feeling exuberant,

that can't stop laughing feeling, trying to catch your breath

and your heart is leaping in your chest

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Winter Rejuvenation (Yogi Surprise December)

The holidays are here!

Anyone else feeling a little spread thin?

This is a great time of year to prioritize self-care. Even if it’s just a 30 minute walk in the sunshine, a long soak in a hot bath, or a few minutes of yoga before bedtime, allow yourself some time to rest and rejuvenate. Another great practice you can incorporate into your day is a simple 5-minute self-massage in the morning, or in the evening. Remind yourself of how precious and wonderful your body is!


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