For years, I have been teaching that there is a direct link to physical practice and internal emotions. By practicing yoga you are connecting what you think with what you do. Right? At least that’s what I was taught, and although I believed it, I never truly felt it until last week.
I was on my yearly teacher training retreat in Nisoya, Costa Rica where I worked through yoga sutra studies, meditation, asana, mindful eating, yoga nydra and lots more. We were a group of mostly teachers, some advanced in their practice, others building theirs. Lucky for me, I was able to release control, let myself be a student and enjoy being nurtured. Now yoga begins.
We are an obese nation and the situation is getting worse, so there’s no need to bore you with statistics. No one is immune to developing or falling back to poor eating habits, especially under stress or handling a super-busy schedule. As a trainer, yoga teacher, owner of a “cleansing food delivery program” and vegan – that’s me - needed to find a way to get back on track in terms of eating healthfully as my mind and body is shifting to a season of NEW BEGINNINGS!
I’m new to interning at Joulebody. For a few months now, I’ve been doing odd jobs, moving boxes, little administrative tasks, taking some pictures and updating the website on occasion. But yesterday, I was asked by our cook to assist her in the kitchen, and I discovered a whole new level of therapeutic creativity which takes place at Joulebody. Continue reading
My recent switch to being a full on Pescaterian has been a lot more difficult than I thought it would be. It’s not so hard to let go of meat, but what’s most difficult is the fact that my body is changing and my cravings are changing. The foods I once grabbed for to replenish my muscles and provide me energy I can no longer grab. The gradual change should have been so easy. So why is it that I am feeling so lethargic and sugar cravings are taking me over? Continue reading