Posts tagged yoga
Balancing Excess Vata Energy in Fall and Early Winter

Fall and early winter is a time of excess vata energy. Vata season is characterized by an influx of dry, cool air, and a feeling of change.

Given the restlessness of the season, we wanted to share a few Yoga and Ayurvedic practices that may help you incorporate some grounding and balancing practice into your day as we navigate the transitional, windy season.

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A Single Gal’s Guide to Homebuying!

If you’ve been to one of our retreats, you know that we wholeheartedly believe that yoga is more than just physical postures on the mat. We believe in pulling yoga into every aspect of life. Sonja Bjordal, of Feeding LeRoy, shares her story of overcoming debt, finding wellness through contentment, and achieving a lifelong dream of becoming a homeowner. She shares resources for tackling debt and building a nest egg. We hope you enjoy Sonja’s story as much as we did.  


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Learning to Embrace the Unknown: Snowpocalypse, Hypothermic Conditions, and the Boston Marathon

This week, a story from Omie & mama Michelle Faith. Michelle grew up without a competitive bone in her body. Since her first marathon in 2007, she’s qualified for the Boston Marathon 5x and ran the Boston Marathon 3x. She found confidence, stress relief, and the mind-body connection through running. This year, she found herself facing harrowing conditions, making this one of her most memorable races yet.

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Another sunrise. Another struggle.

This week, we feature an honest reflection on life as a new mother from one of our beloved Omies, Kelsey Lindsay. 

 

"In my life before motherhood, I was always struck by the limitlessness of nature; I hungrily sought out mountain ranges, crashing coastlines, open skies and starry nights, yearning for adventure. Nothing ever made my chest feel like it was going to crack open, threatening to spill my soul out in abject wonder quite like the wild glory of nature did. The itching need to go hummed in the background of my days, right up until I held my son for the first time. I immediately felt that I was holding the weight of the universe the moment he was earthside, and once he became a tangible weight in my arms, I knew that my adventurer’s heart would be forever tethered to wherever he was. I was stilled. And in that stillness, I knew that I no longer belonged to myself; I was permanently, irrevocably, forever his, and it is a sacrifice I willingly and wholeheartedly made, but it is a sacrifice nonetheless."
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Feeling Free in Utah

Read about Bryana's recent adventure camping and hiking in Utah.

"We knew that a “class 5 scramble” would be part of our entry/exit to Coyote Gulch, but honestly I had no idea what that meant.  We also knew that we had to carry out ALLLL of our own waste.  I DID know what that meant….yikes."

Author: Bryana Cook is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and Clinical Trainee, as well as a  200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance.  She works full-time as an Elementary School Social Worker, owns and operates her own yoga business:  Northern Namaste Yoga, and partners with Amanda and Joella to bring you Boreal Bliss Yoga Retreats.

Bryana has a passion for wellness, yoga, and the great outdoors.

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