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Love & Gratitude

Love & Gratitude

Gratitude. It’s an emotion, a sensation, a gift that manifests in a way which makes our hearts grow three times their own size. We can spend time listing off the many things and people we know to be grateful for in life like friends, family, our homes, our jobs, our food, but actually embodying gratitude in mind, body, and spirit is an endeavor that requires so much more. In order to bring the magic of gratitude to life, we must first allow love to fill our hearts and shine vibrantly from our souls, as gratitude can only grow in the presence of all-encompassing, genuine love.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Laval is bringing you that feel-good funk with this week’s Music Monday playlist! His music choices are as bright and groovy as he is, a feeling that you’ll find palpable every time he walks in the room. A yogi with such far-out vibes is the perfect start to your holiday, so be sure to kick off Thanksgiving Day with Laval’s 8am Early Bird Vinyasa!

Boundaries

Boundaries

The word boundary coins an air of restraint or limitation, which is partially what makes defining them so intimidating, but when we create healthy boundaries around the way we exist and interact with ourselves, our people, and the life we are blessed to live, we make space for our spirit to flourish.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Music Monday is bringing you a sneak peak of Robin’s latest playlist, debuting in class this week! As always, she has concocted a mashup of funky, feel-good tunes that take you away while you flow. Hype yourself up with a little jam sesh, and then join Robin at 6am or 10am this Thursday!

Yoga as a Universal Language

Yoga as a Universal Language

Despite the obvious language barrier, I knew where to go. I quickly learned the German phrase for “one more breath” and let that prompt guide my body into the next posture. I had zero concern for if I was with the class or doing what the instructor asked. I simply moved, breathed and listened to what I’m assuming was a marriage of muscle memory and intuition.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

Can we just get all of our music directly from Bradshaw?! For real, his knack for creating playlists that leave us feeling empowered, yet calm, fierce, yet dreamy, is truly beyond belief! With a cool and mystical vibe underlying the entire mashup, press play to enter Bradshaw’s world of vibrant life, laughter, love, and glamour–then, be sure to check out TIUD this Friday at 5:30, where he’s sure to put these beats on blast!

My Journey into Yoga

My Journey into Yoga

For nearly 20 years I have explored a fickle relationship with yoga chalk full of frustration by the inability to contort my long — generally inflexible and far from graceful — body into pretzel-like shapes or touch my toes. It wasn’t until completing the Chicago Marathon five years ago that I decided to give my joints a rest and offer yoga a more prominent role in my ever-evolving fitness routine.

Music Monday!

Music Monday!

The seasons may be changing, but Danielle’s energy & flow are as bright and warm as ever! Her latest playlist sets the tone for an upbeat practice that creates heat in the body and exuberance in the soul. Join Danielle for Power at 6am this Wednesday and dive into the radiant rhythm of breath, music, and flow!

Halloween: the Wonder, Possibility, the Growth

Halloween: the Wonder, Possibility, the Growth

When we overly identify with select traits, we create a narrative about the person we are, in turn, establishing a narrative for that which we are not. So many intriguing and valuable portions of our person are lost sight of in the process, and sometimes forgotten all together. Unfortunately, peaceful contentment cannot be found when we fail to nurture ALL of what makes us who we are, and so there’s Halloween: a chance to balance the scale a bit and allow those buried parts of our soul to make face!

Kaleidoscope of Realities

Kaleidoscope of Realities

Reality is an infinitely large umbrella that encompasses every version of it, within it. Imagine a kaleidoscope: the toy itself is capable of forming a number of striking images as the wheel turns, and although only one picture can be seen at a time, the kaleidoscope remains the keeper of all images, always.