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2 Shots Espresso + 1 Gallon Green Juice + 1 Posse

Transparency and Confessions. People always ask me how I ease into detox mode. I have gone into this in the past, but I haven’t always been ready to give you all the nitty-gritty details. Now I am. I’m ready to get real with you. Instead of just telling you what YOU should do, I’m going to tell you how things actually go down for me. After 15 years of leading this posse, I find my bio-rhythms shift into...

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Honest with Your Bad Self? Assessment (Part 1)

It’s that time of year again… we can feel the change in the seasons arriving. The hurricanes are taunting the east coast of the US, the daylight is noticeably changing, and with it, internal energy is shifting. We are craving change, on a physical and a mental level, whether we openly admit it to ourselves or not. I love this time of year. The fields around my house are bursting with flowering thistle, I’m going to...

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Ayurveda Essentials for Yoga Teachers + Students

Common Set-backs in Learning Ayurveda Before we dive into the Essential Lessons from Ayurveda, let’s look at what I’ve learned along the way. I was taught Ayurveda at the California College of Ayurveda. I worked in the herb room and the pancha karma clinic. I lived with my teachers. Studied at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco – their 2 year teacher training program. I was a work study, and learned closely from the school...

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Your Innovative Lifestyle Design

We’re going to do a short exercise together. So have a pen and paper ready, and take a few deep grounding breaths. Ready? Let’s get started! Take a moment to put into words or a tangible vision the next breakthrough you are making in your life. Really pause and think about it. Envision it. Feel the energy as if that change were already made. Which category does your next personal breakthrough fit into? Have your schedule match your...

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Diving Deeper Into Constitutions

Mind v Body, Dharma, and Ama By now you likely know what a constitution is, what your makeup is, and you are ready to get into some of the nitty gritty about how constitutions really work in your body. If you want a refresher, check out Whats Your Dosha Darling and then dive in here.  Let’s start with the #1 question I get about doshas:   What if my mind and body are different doshas?  I can relate. My...

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Five Powerful Tips for a Remarkably Healthy Winter

If Vata needed an ideal hangout, my small town in Idaho would certainly be a contender. Kapha’s retain their lovely skin on the cold, diamond, Idaho slopes. Pitta’s run around in shorts and long sleeve shirts when shoveling the driveway. Vata’s tend to remain windswept, cold and dry. I have Vata in my constitution and I am in the Vata stage of life. It’s a triple whammy. When Vata is aggravated, symptoms may appear such...

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Craft Healthy Green Juice with These 5 Backyard Plants

Do you love green juices but aren’t quite sure what to put in them or how to make them an easeful habit in your life - timewise and money-wise? Not too long ago my “juice-life” was not so juicy. It looked a bit like this: I would get psyched to finally go on that juicing kick. I’d storm the grocery store, buy 10 lbs of produce, make one weird juice, and spend over an hour cleaning...

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12 Simple Tips to Build Your Immune System

Tis’ the season for temperatures to fluctuate and for your immune system to be attacked by unwanted invaders. Have you noticed that sniffles and congestion seem to disrupt our lives when the days get colder? It is the windy fall and the wet winter season that seem to slam our immune system the most. This time of year- known as the season of kapha- is the perfect time to step up your Ayurvedic daily habit...

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