Saturday, December 26, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I can't believe September has gone by and I haven't posted anything! Well, I've now been to Iceland and back and will have more to share on that soon. I promise. In the meantime, autumn has officially arrived, though we're just gradually starting to feel it hear in New England. I've been playing lots of my old Icelandic playlists in class as of late (naturally). But lately I've been playing the new Mum album "Sing Along to Songs You Don't Know" and the new Jonsi & Alex "Riceboy Sleeps." They are both beautiful and lovely to practice to in their own right.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
We'll work on our legs, arms, and abs. Binding in warriors, chaturangas, crow and other arm balances...working with the heat instead of against it. ;) I've broken up these more intense poses in sequences that will help you have fun with them and get nice and warm.
Plus, there will be time as usual to sit and meditate or journal during your practice. Take your practice a step further than you might normally...in body, mind, emotions, and spirit.
Drop-in only, so if you're around, pop in for an intense and awakening yoga afternoon.
--$46, or 25% discount if Karma member--
Thursday, July 9, 2009
The sun came out for 3 days last weekend to bring us summer just in time for my birthday and the holiday weekend, and it couldn't have been a better one. Those 3 days after a month of continuous rain and clouds made it all the more sweet and has encouraged my new mantra for the month of July: Rely on Gratitude.
Picture: Capital city-reykjavik Picture: Waterfall we’ll visit-Hraunfoss
YOGA Adventure in Iceland
Sept. 13-20, 2009
At the tail end of summer, just before official autumn equinox, come explore this magical place and journey deeper into your yoga practice with me!
Where: Reykholt, Iceland
**We'll fly out on Sept. 12 from Boston and fly back on Sept. 20.
Price includes everything (airfare+fees, transfers to and from airport, hotel stay in double room occupancy with private bath, vinyasa yoga practices, cave tours, horseback riding, tour of peninsula, all meals from Monday-Friday morning and then breakfast on Sat/Sun, tour from Reykholt to Reykjavik, Blue Lagoon trip): $2730
Check out the website about the place we'll be retreating:
*Of course, if you don't live in the Boston area, you don't have to fly out of Boston. This may change the price of trip. Another variation in price may occur if you want to simply stay Sunday-Friday for the yoga and skip the touring of Reykjavik on the weekend after. We will work from where you are and your needs to get you to Iceland!
Wake up, light breakfast, then yoga. Relax with option of wellness treatment or hot soak. Lunch, then afternoon fun (cave tour, horseback, hike...). Come back for evening yoga, then dinner, more natural hot water soak, and rest. The days will vary and we’ll end the yoga week on Friday, head into Reykjavik for the weekend of touring the city and taking in some sights. Trip will end with hot soak in the Blue Lagoon on our way to the airport and flight back to Boston!
I am SO excited to venture back to this land that I love, and be able to share an experience through yoga, art, and nature with some of you out there. Please contact me with any questions or if you're interested!
Check out event on facebook, Yoga in Iceland with Jenn or feel free to e-mail me for info and full outline/details of trip: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
It's the end of June and here's to hoping the end of rainy season in Boston, too! My tune into June mantra turned out to be just that. The Sass Factor (the new gal band I'm in) made its debut bringing some mystic pop to Harvard Sq. Oh yeah. ;) And I got to see some great live music...Arms & Sleepers, Johann Johannsson, the Seamonsters to name a few. It was the perfect time with all the rain to try to go inward and take in your own rhythm. Now looking to July and a new mantra! Bring on the summer...
Thursday, June 18, 2009
*Come for yoga fun-filled afternoon to usher in the start of summer!
Hope to see ya there!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Can't believe we're already into June! Spring is coming to an end and official start to summer is upon us. It marks such a busy time of year, as I was discussing last month...with all the graduation celebrations, birth of babies, weddings, birthdays, father's day, farmer's markets, and planning vacation time. I like this new idea of setting a mantra each month, especially to go along with your yoga practice. So this month I've decided to make my mantra simple again: Tune in. What does tuning in mean to me? Oh, so many things. Mainly it's the idea of listening to yourself. As I mention in pretty much every class I teach (sorry if you're sick of hearing it, but it's true...), being aware of yourself and mindful of your breath/movements can be one of the most important things to keep you happy and healthy. Not just noticing how you feel physically, but also where you're at emotionally and mentally. Body/mind/spirit go hand in hand. Both on and off the mat. It's so easy for us to forget when we're going about our days to notice our reactions to people, situations, the food we eat, our thoughts, etc. We rush, rush around in our busy schedules and often forget to just notice our breath and be aware (Tune in) to what's going on inside us and around us. I know I'm guilty of it. There is hope, however! All we have to do is remember the mantra to tune in this month and maybe we'll start to notice ourselves more. It can be part of our yoga practice, as usual.
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
So I know I haven't been writing much on here as of late, and that's due to my new May mantra and vibe. I've declared this month a time to "Take it Slow." I found that spring set in, and all of a sudden everyone's schedule gets full of social events and celebrations and so much to do! There have been birthdays galore, school celebrations, workshops, parties, and births...yes I am an auntie! My younger sister gave birth to my nephew just this last weekend! There is still so much to look forward to as spring continues on and we then get ready to welcome the heat of summer. It's been easy to start to feel like one has to fit everything in and rush around. I have been feeling that way the past few weeks, so I'm trying really hard now to not have any worries, but just to take it "irie" style. Just do my yoga, teach, plan excursions that will nourish my soul (such as going to visit my nephew), and live/let be.
Friday, April 24, 2009
With that, it's been a somewhat long, tiring week here in Boston. Starting with Patriots' Day Monday...we saw so many come to bust their booties on the challenging course (props to Jess, Andreas, and Antonio!). Then it rained, rained all through the middle of the week. My computer completely shut down (as I write this from someone else's). People came to class dealing with family sickness, break-ups, work exhaustion, finals overload. And then this morning I discovered my flat bike tire, making me then have to book it the half hour walk to teach my class (and I just barely made it in time)! But ya know what?
Class was fantastic. Full of faces new and old that I was so grateful for. Great energy and peacefulness. And among all the little things from the week that maybe went a way other than expected, I realize today that there were more positive than not.
I took class from a friend this week, had lunch and dinner with friends, spent plenty of time with the person in my life that inspires me most, snuggled with cats, listened to fun music, talked up yoga in front of strangers in a boutique, and felt warmer air on my skin. Venus is very present in the skies at the moment. It's time for us all to keep invoking our creativity, and take pleasure in the art, beauty, and natural life around us. This new moon has us figuring that out within ourselves and starting fresh again, but also remembering to slow it down. Spring has sprung, yes. But as I learned in my hurried state to get to my students this morning, we can take in spring one day and one step at a time. For that I can't wait for the spontaneous surprises around the corner and the the gifts our Earth Mother might bring, if we simply remember to take her in and treat her right. Off to a weekend to do just that...
Friday, April 17, 2009
Tonight is my 2nd ever Free Candlelight Yoga Class. (6:30pm at Shobu Aikido, 34 Allen St. in Union Sq. Somerville) This time it's my gift to you all as spring settles in. The days are much longer, we're promised a high in the 60's today, and life is blooming all around us! I've just returned this week from a visit to my family in Philly over the long Easter weekend...where I felt my little nephew kicking inside my sister's belly, got my Mom on a new yoga kick (woohoo!), and ate an abundant amount of chocolate. ;0
And to think this time last year I was arriving in Iceland for the first time! What a magical journey that was for my best friend and I. This weekend we'll be celebrating her birthday once again, with the magic of Iceland in our thoughts but the friends and life of Boston at our fingertips. Those of you wanting to experience Iceland in a yogic, adventurous, and spirit-filled way...well hang on for another week or so and I'll be posting all the details about my upcoming retreat there in September! Til then, do like the Buddha...tilt your head to the sky and laugh at the joy of life.
1. Hammock (am not sure of the song title, but this band is lovely chill music)
2. Angelique Kidjo: Malaika
3. Four Tet: Slow Jam
4. Feist: 1234
5. Gavin DeGraw: Free
6. Bat for Lashes: Good Love
7. Tiken Jah Fakoly: Allah
8. Bat for Lashes: Moon and Moon
9. Goddamn Electric Bill: Looking Up at Dawn
10. Jehro: All I Want
11. M. Ward: Blake's View
12. Krishna Das: Refuge in the Name
13. Sigur Ros: Agaetis Byrjun (live)
14. Sigur Ros: Heysatan (live)
15. Sigur Ros: Von (live)
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Time to liberate yourself from what you think others expect from you or what you think you need to be like. This is a great time to find a loving attitude toward yourself and to trust that you know who you are and what your destiny is. Plus, it's the best full moon of the year to take in all the pleasures of life. To find sweetness in your days, to form a fresh attitude, and to be vibrant!
If you're in need of inspiration...check out my amazing friend, Meghan's story. She is such an inspiration and she is proof of someone who trusts in herself and her destiny.
I follow her blog (she's a holistic nutritionist and it's always full of helpful info and recipes).
I'm home visiting my family today through the weekend and finding time to take in sweetness of those I love. Hope you all can do the same. Upcoming April yoga event details to come...
"She (the yogini) is always aware. She is called a drashta- a seer. She is the witness of events. Your aim on the path to realizing and awakening your dormant potential should be to eventually unfold this faculty of awareness within yourself." -Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Thursday, April 2, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Another moon cycle has come and gone. We're back to another full moon. Last one of the winter. Tonight it's in Virgo, affecting digestion (your intestines and pancreas) and it's a great time for finding solutions when concerned about questions or problems. But when the moon is full in Virgo and in the sign of Pisces, then it gives us the gift of vision. Knowing that we can build a strong foundation for the future, it reminds us to take life one step at a time and see the wisdom in the current moment. It reminds us to serve ourselves in order to serve others, and to listen to the voice within.
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
So today marks the new moon in Pisces, falling on the evening of Mardi Gras and Carnival all around the world. Even if you're not celebrating in the spirited streets of Dominica, Venice, New Orleans, or Rio...we can all embrace the soft energy of this moon to embrace our even flow of feelings and sense of well-being. When the moon is new in pisces it connects us to our most important personal foundations in our life. It engages us and allows us to questions what we are manifesting for ourselves. So this cycle in Pisces, we can cleanse, let go, and remember the connection we have to our source and our soul. It's about being open to surrender, trusting our feelings, and letting them flow. As water signs like myself already know...feelings are a source of creative life. They are what allow us to discover hidden talents, ideas, and desires to experience life in full.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Pose of the week: Dancer's Pose (Nataranjasana) as displayed here by my lovely friend, Meghan. She so beautifully extends herself with grace into finding joy in the middle of winter. I encourage you all to try this pose when feeling blah, and see how fun it is!
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
When I go on a trip somewhere far away, then that means I'm usually really away. No e-mailing (except to let my mom know I've made it), no phone, and no checking facebook. ;) Last spring the trip was Iceland. It was a dream of a journey that affected me immensely. Less than a week ago, I have now returned from the tropical rainforest island of Dominica...and I am still taking in its effect.