Fitness, Life, Pain

My First Triathlon and What I Want to Remember

I did it. My first triathlon. It was “only” a sprint length, so 1/3 mile swim, 8 mile bike, and 3.1 mile run, but it was a HUGE hurdle for me to face mentally, considering I was and AM only comfortable in 1 of the 3 disciplines. And I only trained for 4 weeks (see… Continue reading My First Triathlon and What I Want to Remember

Fitness, Food, Life, Pain, Parenting

10 Tips For Migraine Relief

So you suffer from migraines too? I'm sorry... I understand.  I really do.  And for the first time in probably 25 years, I've finally figured out how to find *some* relief.  Some.  And if you truly get migraines, you are like me and desperate for ANY relief.  So read on... I started getting them in… Continue reading 10 Tips For Migraine Relief

Fitness, People

300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Marin Power Yoga: A Recap

10 weeks + 30 hours per week + 11 guest teachers = It's been a long, but amazing summer! Last week, I completed my 300 hour advanced yoga teacher training program at Marin Power Yoga, and once I file all the paperwork with Yoga Alliance, I will be able to combine my previous E-RYT 200… Continue reading 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training at Marin Power Yoga: A Recap

Fitness, Life, Parenting, People

Mommy and Me Yoga Poses

Our kids just want to spend time with us.  They want to come to work with us, join our date nights, and help with errands.  In my household, I am always doing yoga, so therefore my kids want to do yoga with me all the time! Teaching our kids yoga can provide them with so… Continue reading Mommy and Me Yoga Poses

Fitness, Quotes

How To Do A Sun Salutation

So what exactly is a Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskar)?  There are several variations, but in general a sun salutation is a series of poses that flow continuously with your breath, and are often performed in the beginning of vinyasa yoga classes to warm up the body.  The most common sun salutation A consists of 8 main poses:… Continue reading How To Do A Sun Salutation

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!