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My First Spring

My First Spring

By: Tiffini Williams  For 31 years, I had ignored spring. Around this time last year, my neighbor’s tree became a...
Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Audrey Bliss is turning up your Monday night with this STELLAR Candlelight Beats playlist! Catch her tonight at 8:15 to jam while you flow under luminescent candlelight–it’s a surefire way to start your week off right!

From Polar Vortex to the Growth of Spring: My Six Week Transformation

From Polar Vortex to the Growth of Spring: My Six Week Transformation

All of the sudden, I’m looking around and seeing a home that I feel nothing but pride for. The time I put into work almost immediately feels more valued and appreciated because I am working for this: for quality of life, for sacred space, for coming home to four walls that feed my soul rather than bar it. I recognize, now, that in order to keep growing of mind, body, and spirit, I must place myself in the position to thrive.

Connecting to your Divine Feminine (for men & women!)

Connecting to your Divine Feminine (for men & women!)

Celebrating this day of Goddess energy through hashtags, stories, and Venus symbols is great and all, but how can you truly connect to the feminine energy alive within you? What practices, as a yogi and spiritual being, can you embark on to tap into this Goddess power? Check out this article by Sara Courter to find out!

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Ali says she’s been digging this playlist in her classes lately. Well, guess what Ali?! WE’VE been digging the fact that you’re back, with your bright smile, dirty piggies, and lust for life in tow! Surely, we’ve all got a lot of Ali-time to make up for, so check out this playlist and invite her feel-good beats into your day!

Divine Femininity

Divine Femininity

In choosing to live a life of non-attachment with the intention of reaching ultimate contentment, I recognize any sense of identity as attachment. The most monumental step I’ve taken in cultivating self-worth is becoming aware that my being is worthy without any sort of identity attached to it: take away my labels of teacher, artist, writer, dancer, friend, sister, daughter, even take away my name, and my being still exists, bright and beautiful and worthy. So, I ask myself, in order to describe what it means to be a woman, do I have to attach certain words, concepts, or attributes to the term? And by doing so, do I stunt my ability to ever experience genuine empowerment and contentment as that woman?

Music & Yoga: A Dynamic Duo

Music & Yoga: A Dynamic Duo

As our Music Monday! posts begin to accumulate, I find myself curious as to why flowing to a solid playlist of soulful jams is so revitalizing. Following through on my intuitive curiosity, I stumbled upon this well-crafted article by Andrea Rice. She discusses the psychological benefits of both yoga and music, linking breath to beat, and the “creative flow state” artists–and now yogis–know so well! I swear, her writing flows as nicely Sun A on your best day. Check it out!

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

How lucky are we to have someone like Laval Inman teaching in our community?! He shares a limitless positivity in every interaction and connection he makes, and wholeheartedly brings a sense of soul and passion to his classes. This week, I’m JAMMING to his latest playlist, “Sweet Hot Dark Chocolate Flow”–a title that is so authentically Laval, it brings the biggest smile to my face!

The Emotional Chaturanga

The Emotional Chaturanga

How can we change the way we interact as men to take on more emotional labor outside of relationships? The easy answer is to say that we will start to talk about serious emotional subjects with our buddies. However, this is easier said than done. Years of conditioning have taught us to do the exact opposite and trying to force change is most often met with resistance. The best lives are lived with compassion and understanding. It actually requires more bravery from a man to lead his life from a place of empathy, understanding and compassion instead of from a place of strength and stoicism. It is easy to shut people out. The real challenge lies in letting people in.