What better way to cap off an evening in July, than yoga in the candlelight, with summer jams driving you from pose to pose? Audrey Bliss brings you a Candlelight Beats playlist that is as bright and warm as her spirit, itself. Join her TONIGHT at 8:15 to bring the melodies of the season onto your mat and into your soul!
I’ve had many students walk through the door, lately, expressing that it’s been awhile since they’ve last practiced, and rounding out their thought with a sense of nervousness, hesitation, or even shame for allowing so much time to pass. Each conversation has arrived at a similar consensus about the difficulty of showing up on your mat after a yoga hiatus. I, too, have experienced the mental, physical, and emotional challenges that arise when life gets busy and yoga becomes scarce, and I, too, have suffered through the mind games that can occur when you finally return. I thought it would be helpful to put some of these feelings and thoughts out on the table because if I’ve learned anything throughout my journey with mindfulness and internal knowing, it’s that no one is alone in their experience, and the more vulnerable we are with each other, the better we can understand, guide, and motivate each other on our paths.
This vibrant spirit is right on target with the feel-good Music Monday vibes we love! It seems the ever-charming, Laval, knows how to bring a palpable sense of joy to you in more ways than one: check out his Saturday 6pm Power class to soak in the smiles, the laughter, and the beats!
What is freedom? On most days I’d probably say freedom means something different to everybody, but when applied to the concepts and beliefs of spiritualism, yogic philosophy, Buddhism, or whatever higher form of thinking and being you’ve appointed as your guide to life, the notion of freedom contributes, collectively, to a single definition alone: the allowance and empowerment to be completely in touch with, and expressive of, our most authentic Self in order to create independence from the aspects of ego and life that bar us otherwise.
There’s nothing like a little music to kickstart your holiday week! With the barbecue burnin’, the sun sizzling, and your energy entering high-vibe territory, it’s about time to turn those speakers up and let loose! Jam out to Jenna’s upbeat, summer playlist as you gear up for the festivities that await excitingly in the distance! While you’re at it, snag your spot at her Freedom Flow class on Thursday, July 4th at 8am, and ring in the party with some sweat, breath, and flow on your mat!
I started to realize just how much strength and courage it takes to push through the mess of achieving that which doesn’t come easily. For the most part, my main focuses in life have been dance, school, yoga, and teaching—all things I happen to have a knack for naturally. I’m beginning to see that I’ve rarely put myself in the position to be “bad” at something, and although it feels great to be good at the things I put my effort into, the real challenge lies in dedicating myself to being terrible at something in order to promote growth on a technical and soulful level.
Jamie is helping you welcome in the first full week of summer with her warm, dynamic playlist that will have you swaying side to side with a smile across your face in no time. These energetic, easy-living jams are precisely the antidote for these overcast, June days! What if we can manifest a brighter summer by sending these joyful vibrations of song through the Universe?! I’d say, “it’s worth a try!” Happy Summer Bare Feet Fam!
I looked up and the trees seemed to be more alive than ever.
Trudging through the cold, wet June air, I was reminded of the joy, the abundance brought on by Mother Nature’s rain.
Embraced from above by a canopy of green, I gazed upon her lush extremities as she playfully dropped a pellet of rain, right atop my nose.
With an outward giggle and an easy sigh, I remembered: today is going to be a really good day.
Rajnation is back to Music Monday! this week with “Beats & Breath,” a playlist that will serve as a soundtrack for any grounded yogi living in the hustle and bustle of the busy city. Raj takes you on a journey from the warm, earthy sound of acoustic guitar, to the intensely inspiring compositions of WWE music, which by the way, is just so Raj of him to add into this compilation, and we love it! Let this mashup energize your spirit and lead you to your mat this week! Join Raj at Yoga in the Park this Saturday, or at his regularly scheduled Sunday classes FOR FREE this weekend!
It’s amazing, the patience and love Mama Earth has shown for me through years and years, decades even, of being blinded to Her magic I once submerged myself in. How do I repay Her? If I could, would she even accept such an offer? Or maybe all she wants is for me to follow the call I am finally tuning in to. I will. I am, and if I ever begin to veer away from that call, I pray the women of my ancestral past will call to me louder than ever before. More so, I pray I will listen.