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January Newsletter: the power of words

Hi friends, welcome to January! Except for the New Year’s class I taught Wednesday, I confess the first day of this new decade was a bit off for me. There’s something about the beginning of the year, the blend of expectations for what’s ahead and nostalgia for what’s behind us, that makes me a little […]

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December Newsletter: it is enough

Hi friends, welcome to December! I had big plans to inspire the heck out of you with a holiday newsletter, but here we are, almost midway through the month and I still haven’t found the right words to offer. My weekend was packed. We hosted Dave’s company party at our house on Saturday, had our […]

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November Newsletter: compassion over judgement

Hello friends, welcome to November! A few weeks ago I went in to Favor the Kind (a boutique in the Heights) to buy my friend a birthday gift. I had Lucas with me because he insisted he wanted to go with mommy, and I agreed against my better judgement because I just couldn’t say no […]

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October Newsletter: Moving past your comfort zone

Hi friends, welcome to October! A few days ago, I asked Lucas if he wanted me to change his diaper in his room or in the living room where he was playing (we’re working on choices so he doesn’t just say “no”!) His response: “I want to sit in the poop.” I laughed and shook my […]

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September Newsletter: My Birthday Gift!

Hi friends, welcome to September! On the 13th of this month I will be turning one year older, and to celebrate, I’m giving myself the best gift ever! Before I tell you what that is, let me back up a bit. This summer, I began reflecting on the next steps for Yogaleena and my own growth as a […]

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July Newsletter: Self-Care

Hi friends, welcome to steamy July! I am about a month away from having Baby Vennie #2 and as you can probably imagine, feeling a little overwhelmed. About two weeks ago, I was chatting with my good friend Leanne (who happens to be a therapist) and I told her I was feeling really tired lately – […]

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June Newsletter: One Step at a Time

Hi friends, welcome to June! Dave and I went on our “baby moon” over the long Memorial weekend, which was a combination of relaxing, adventurous, and quite the learning experience. Though it may seem like a strange choice, we decided on Salt Lake City and Capitol Reef National Park for our trip. Basically, I wanted nothing […]

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May Newsletter: Fuel Your Creative Tank!

Hello friends, welcome to May! With our second 200-hr Teacher Training program coming to an end this month, I’ve been wanting to set aside time to draft up new plans for the next half of the year and 2020 at Yogaleena. Over the past few weeks, I’ve tried several times to get at least one […]

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April Newsletter: Spring Cleaning!

Hi friends, welcome to April! Spring is officially here, which means three things: beautiful blooms, lots and lots of pollen, and a renewed obsession with Marie Kondo! Many of us do associate this time of year with an opportunity to organize our closets and deep-clean our homes, and as much as it sucks to do it, the feeling of […]

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