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Yoga And Fitness Retreat On Kauai: Summer 2014


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  • A Guided Meditation For Breaking Old Habits That Don’t Serve Your Highest

    break the chains yogaThere is NO doubt about it, that if you are being called to step into the most awesome version of yourself (which is exactly the intention I hold along with my online yoga and fitness group-coaching clients) exploring and enriching ALL of who you be is required! That means choosing a program that nourishes, challenges and gives you the tools to excel and propel in mind, body and spirit is critical to you ROCKET SHIPPING into your highest self consistently. Yahooooo!!!!

    Over the last couple of weeks I have shared body tips using the tools of yoga and fitness practices (see past blog posts if you missed ‘em), and today we are going to nurture the mind and spirit with a guided meditation. “A Meditation To Support Breaking Bad Habits & Being The Best Version Of You Now” is one of the meditations in my vault of mind tool meditations I use in my online yoga and fitness programs. My online yoga, fitness and meditation vault of videos is up to almost 100 videos now! Today I wanna share THIS ONE with YOU!

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  • 3 Exercises To Tone And Lift Your Butt

    buttToday the focus is on our backside! Not only will I show you a few AMAZING exercises for your buns, but we are also going to focus on the back of your legs and outer hips too (because it is all connected!).

    In my last post, “This One Exercise Mistake Will Leave Your Butt Flat” I shared with you the incredible value of optimal alignment when you are exercising, and in optimal posture when you are standing. If you happened to miss that, go ahead and read that first because regardless of how much  you are exercising or stretching, if you are repetitively doing it with not-so-ideal form, forget receiving the benefits and results you wanna see.

    Today, I am sharing 3 awesome exercises done with a resistance loop that specifically target the areas most women are interested in improving upon, their backside! And bikini season is right around the corner. Who’s gonna feel CONFIDENTLY JOYFUL this summer? I am going to help you! (more…)

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  • This One Exercise Mistake Will Leave Your Butt Flat

    small twirlIn this blog post I am going to share something with you that you may never have considered in shaping a back side you love. Alignment! Because the truth of it is, regardless of how much you are working on shaping your rear end, if you are standing and if you are working out with incorrect form, you may be training your backside to be flat and droopy.

    In the video below you will see me demo this as the “old man’s bootie” (sorry guys) and you will also learn an easy 2 step principle leading you towards radiant posture that sings with curves in all the right places. Best of all, it FEELS GOOD!

    Years of yoga training has gifted me a beautiful knowing of my body’s optimal alignment. When the lower body is in optimal alignment, your butt has great shape and greater potential to create defined glute muscles too!

    Years of studying yoga therapy and it’s principles has gifted me the practice of people watching to better understand what a person feels like in their body and how to use alignment to bring anyone into a greater expression of themselves.

    It is really simple. Femur bones forward = compresses low back and flat a$s. Femur bones back and tailbone down = a rounder back side with the potential to build muscle tone in a very beautiful way. In the video below I demonstrate how you can put this alignment into practice in your body right now. (more…)

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  • Awesome Yoga Inspired Ab Exercises & Tips For Tight Abs

    6-pack absThere are a few things that I have done differently recently that have made a huge difference in my abs and I want to share with you some of that today.

    You may have heard the expression, “abs are made in the kitchen”, which is ABSolutely PART of it. But there are other factors that have made a huge impact for me personally.

    In the short video below I will share with you a belief I use to have around working my core and how that very point-of-view limited the potential of my 6-pack showing, and kept me from cultivating a strength in my center that supports everything  I do. Because even if tight abs are not your goal, we all know that having at very least a moderately strong core keeps our body healthy in a multitude of ways and allows us to move more freely.

    Enjoy my video below for tips on rocking your abs. Video includes 2 of my fave yoga-inspired ab exercises too! (more…)

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  • A Perfect Pre-Workout Snack

    pre-workout snackHonestly, I love peanut butter. However, because it is a legume that is susceptible to mold, it is smart to not over-indulge. So I am starting to put other nut butters to the test and today I tried cashew butter and love it.

    Cashew butter is creamy and delicious. But again, best not to over consume this one too. But if you are a big peanut butter fan, I wanna encourage you to mix up the “butters” so that your body is getting variety.

    Cashews can be prone to going rancid fast too. That is why it is best to purchase the whole cashew and not pieces. So, make sure you keep your cashew butter in the fridge after opening.

    But this snack also has a super food berry sprinkled in the midst. Can you tell what that is?

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  • Muscle-Fueling Apple Pie Oatmeal Recipe

    apple pie oatsOn colder mornings like we have been having here on Kauai I love me a warm breakfast to help warm me up.

    As you can see from my photo I was loving this breakfast so much I almost forgot to get a picture before devouring it all. Each bite so delicious and an epic fuel to begin your day with.

    Crispy apples, nutty walnuts, nourishing coconut flakes, cinnamon, maple syrup to taste and one other ingredient you may not have ever considered putting into your oatmeal to add an extra POW of healthy, muscle-making creaminess.

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  • Touchdown Tabata Workout Challenge For Lower Body & Cardio

    TOUCHdownsThis is a killer challenge that will leave your legs burning and your heart pumpin’!

    It is done in a tabata protocal, which is an interval timing of 20 seconds of all out activity, with a 10 second rest, done 8 rounds.

    No need to get your timer ready, you can practice right along side of me and my public class here on Kauai in the video below!

    What you will need to do is warm yourself up and cool yourself down. The variation here is for more of an intermediate-advanced fitness level. If you are a beginner modify the exercise by taking the spring out and simply touch down and stand up, touch down and stand up, etc. (more…)

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  • A Yoga-Inspired, Body Weight Only, Shoulder Workout

    strong backShoulders are a fun area of the body to train. When our upper body is strong, we also have greater trust in our ability to play with really fun poses like handstands and other arm balance postures too.

    Also, When our deltoids are toned and strong, there is also a great illusion that our waistline is narrow. So work those shoulders, and magically “trim” your waistline!

    Today I am sharing a shoulder strengthening segment my workout today. The forearm planks bring some good core challenge into the play too!

    Below you will see 4 exercises in my video collage.

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  • Yoga And Fitness Retreat On Kauai: Summer 2014

    july 1-7 kauai retreat flyerI am so excited to announce my Summer Retreat on the north shore of Kauai! Dates are July 1-7th. Come celebrate the freedom of having a body with me, in paradise!

    I hear time and time again from retreat attendees that their retreat was not only the highlight of their year, but a highlight to their entire life!

    Imagine this: an entire 6 night yoga and fitness vacation mapped out for you from the time you arrive on this tropical island until the time you are escorted back to your flight home. Every meal deliciously prepared, every practice will stretch your potential in new ways, every adventure will bring out a child-like wonder and enthusiasm from your spirit, and you will remember in every cell of your being what it is like to be fully alive.

    This retreat is open for all-levels of practitioners and our practices will infuse both yoga, strength training with hand weights, interval training, guided meditations and deep relaxation. When you leave you will have a new understanding and a deeper connection with your body, a newly inspired vision of your practices, and a new-found strength that shines from the inside out. (more…)

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  • The Best Workout Equipment For Online Yoga & Fitness Classes At Home

    home workout equiptmentThere are countless benefits of working out at home, and body-weight-only exercise routines (when done with high intensity), can be awesome amazing at putting the body into fat blasting mode for hours after you workout.

    You don’t need tons of fancy equipment that a gym membership gives you access to (although all those things can be fun, they can also be distracting and intimidating). All you need to be in the best shape of your life is a good understanding of how to sequence and put together solid workouts, a high quality yoga mat, and your desire to be the best you every day!

    With that being said, today I am going to share with you a few basic things I DO use myself for my home workouts, and why I like the options I am sharing with you better than other choices we have to pick from!

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