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Bloom like a Flower: Embracing Personal Growth and Celebrating Uniqueness in May and beyond

As we enter the month of May, it’s a good time to reflect on the lessons we can learn from nature. One of the most inspiring examples is the way flowers grow and bloom. Unlike humans, they don’t compete with each other or compare themselves to others; they simply focus on their own growth. In … Read more

Yoga off the Mat and in the Trees

Yesterday I got the chance to take my kiddos hiking (one of my favorite things outside of yoga and Pilates). I hope that our semi-regular outings 1) get those little munchkins’ wiggles out 2) fosters a love for the great outdoors and 3) gets them used to playing in the dirt because, quite frankly, I … Read more

Greatness in the New Year

Happy Happy Happy New Year!  What do you want in 2021? Each year on or around January 1, we get the opportunity to make something–anything–EVERYTHING out of what’s before us.  January 1, 2020, we all had some pretty wild and crazy ideas of what the year would hold…I’m pretty sure none of them included lock … Read more

What is Truth; An exploration into the meaning of Arikshitah

    Lesleigh Guinn, RYT 200  By Lesleigh Guinn, RYT 200    Arikshitah; अरिक्स्हितह्e  means “Unprotected or Vulnerable”, in Sanskrit.    There’s a whole slew of asanas (poses) that can evoke the feeling of vulnerability. Standing backbends tend to make people uneasy, understandably. You’re essentially doing a trust fall with yourself. Frog, pigeon, dragon (just to name a few), they tend to … Read more

Yin Yoga For the Sacral Chakra with Lesleigh Guinn

Yin yoga is the more relaxing, “counter” practice to the more Yang (or very active) versions of yoga classes. According to Yogiapproved.com yin offers amazing benefits for the connective tissue, bones, joints and other connective tissues. This is a deeply meditative yoga class, and requires you to practice stillness and breath work while maintaining the … Read more