Fitness, Music

#StopDropAndDance With Grace Ling Yu

So you know when a catchy song comes on the radio, and your body just wants to MOVE? Well, that's exactly how I feel, pretty much on a daily basis.  Justin Timberlake's latest song, "Can't Stop the Feeling," is no joke.  When I first heard that song, it was around 10pm.  And I stayed up another… Continue reading #StopDropAndDance With Grace Ling Yu

Fitness, Life, Music, Parenting, People

Prenatal Yoga Dance to “How Long Will I Love You,” By Ellie Goulding

Mother's Day just passed two days ago, and at times I am still in disbelief that Mother's Day is now a celebration for me too!  How much changes in 5 years... from never sleeping in anymore, to taking 1 hour to get out of the house in the mornings versus 15 minutes, to having stuff...… Continue reading Prenatal Yoga Dance to “How Long Will I Love You,” By Ellie Goulding

Fitness, Life, Parenting, People, Quotes, Travel

4 Ways I Balance Family, Fitness, and Fun!

    I would be lying if I told you it is easy to be the primary caretaker for my two girls, 4 and 1 years old, while working full time teaching 15 fitness and yoga classes a week, and serving as the Lead 200RYT Teacher Trainer and Director of Operations and TRX at Marin… Continue reading 4 Ways I Balance Family, Fitness, and Fun!

Fitness, Food, Life, Pain, Parenting, People, Quotes

Girls, Healthy Doesn’t Mean Skinny

The truth is: my husband was disappointed when he found out we were having girls.  It sounds harsh, but the reason is because he knows all the problems and drama that girls are more-likely faced with these days, including especially body image issues that lead to anorexia or worse.  And as a father who dearly… Continue reading Girls, Healthy Doesn’t Mean Skinny

Fitness, Food, Life, Music, Quotes

Happy Valentine’s Day Playlist

   This week I was splurging on one of my favorite bars, the Chocolate Peppermint Luna Bar, when I realized that they have quotes written on the wrapper!  Most of you know I LOVE quotes, but this quote was just perfect.  Perfect because Valentine's Day was approaching over the weekend and I was having trouble… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day Playlist

Fitness, Life

Marin Power Yoga Teacher Training

It is crazy how life unfolds itself, all in its own timing.  You cannot always plan out the future and you definitely cannot predict the future.  All you can do is live your life and let the dots connect. As a little girl, I remember setting up my stuffed animals on the bed and I… Continue reading Marin Power Yoga Teacher Training

Fitness, Music

Best TRX Core Exercises Choreographed to Me and My Girls by Selena Gomez

TRX was absolutely foreign to me in the beginning of this year.  I had no idea what it was, not to mention what you do with it.  Well, well, well.  My studio, Marin Power Yoga, made the BEST decision about 9 months ago to invest in TRX and add this amazing workout into our class… Continue reading Best TRX Core Exercises Choreographed to Me and My Girls by Selena Gomez

Life, Parenting

Halloween Family Costume 2015: Pandamania

To keep with my family tradition of a Halloween themed costume, here is a short post about this year's theme: Pandas!  It always starts by asking my older daughter (4 years old) what she wants to be.  I was expecting "Princess" or "Anna and Elsa," but to my surprise, she picked my favorite animal ever -… Continue reading Halloween Family Costume 2015: Pandamania

Fitness, Life, Pain, Quotes, Ramblings

“You Must Do The Thing Which You Think You Cannot Do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

This past weekend I taught my Power Yoga class and began with 2 questions for my students to reflect on: What is something in your yoga practice that you have wanted to try or achieve, but you have been held back because of fear?  (For example, fear of falling, fear of not being strong enough,… Continue reading “You Must Do The Thing Which You Think You Cannot Do.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Fitness, Quotes

Lolasana (Pendant) Yoga Pose Drills Choreographed to The Chordettes “Lollipop”

What is my current least favorite yoga pose?  HANDS DOWN: Lolasana, or Pendant pose.  It's just one of those poses that "looks" like something I should be able to do, but then when I go to try it, I press down on my hands and oh, it is SO heavy... why do my legs NOT lift… Continue reading Lolasana (Pendant) Yoga Pose Drills Choreographed to The Chordettes “Lollipop”