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Cultivating a Sense of Abundance

And just like that, the holiday season is upon us – a time marked by pumpkin-flavored everything, family gatherings, slightly excessive amounts of shopping, big-time excessive amounts of food, and an overall feeling of abundance. Abundance is an interesting and often fleeting state, isn’t it? Regardless of how much we do have, it feels like we live […]

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Slow Your Roll

Our intention for October at Yogaleena was to cultivate stillness and really get comfortable with savoring each moment. I came across this brief passage in Mark Nepo’s “The Book of Awakening” recently and thought it was just spot on. I’ve been sharing it in most of my classes this week, and thought it was worthwhile […]

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Stillness, Mason Jars, and Winning at Life

Pumpkin lattes, cute and cozy scarves, and the promise of <100 degree weather for more than one day at a time…Fall, we’ve been anxiously waiting for you! And you know what’s funny about that? I know that in a few months I’ll be yearning for the lazy days of summer again, dreaming of pool parties […]

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Birthdays, Goals, and Self Compassion

Hello friends, September is a special month for me as it marks another year of my life on the planet. And you know what that means? Yes, cake and champagne for sure, but also a serious date with my journal for some deep reflection. Although birthdays seem innocent on the outside, they’re often packed with […]

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Recipes from our Nutrition Workshop!

If you missed our nutrition workshop last weekend, you can get a taste of what we learned by trying the tasty recipes Lara shared on your own.  Cheers to deliciously healthy meals! Turmeric Tea Simple Turmeric Tea Recipe Ingredients 1 tsp cinnamon pinch of clove pinch of nutmeg tsp fresh ginger (optional) pinch of fresh […]

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108 Sun Salutations to Welcome Summer

If you live in Houston, it’s probably felt like summer since April. Nevertheless, the true summer solstice is Monday, June 20th, and we’re planning to celebrate it with a whole lotta sun salutations. 108 to be exact. Why 108, you ask? I asked the same thing when I first heard this was considered a sacred […]

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“I goal you” to join us Friday, June 3rd!

Hey there yogis, mark your calendars for our first ever igolu & Yoga workshop on Friday, June 3rd! Say whaaaa? igolu, pronounced I-Goal-You, is a body of innovative communication, vision, goal-setting and leadership training work that will help you get crystal clear about what you really want (in all aspects of life) and provide a systematic […]

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Mom & Daughter Yogaleenis

Few things are sweeter than having a mom-daughter pair in my yoga classes, and lucky for me, the Cerdedo and Brashier ladies show up pretty regularly to brighten my day! In honor of Mother’s Day, I asked these four lovelies to share a little bit about their practice and their relationships, here’s what they had […]

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Intro to Meditation with Stacey Ramsower Friday Night

Meditation has become a sort of buzz word over the past few years. Athletes, artists, even Howard Stern say they rely on a daily meditation practice to stay sane and perform their best, and the number of studies on the benefits of getting even 5 minutes of meditation in per day are piling up rather quickly. And yet, […]

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Q&A with my Creative Hero

Is it just me or has April flown by? In any case, with one more week left to celebrate creativity, I wanted to introduce you to someone who is not only a legit artist, but more importantly, a true embodiment of what I call creative living. He also happens to be my bro-in-law and one […]

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