Food, Life, People, Travel

12 Rules While Visiting Japan

Some people may think that Japan has many “rules,” but I think it creates order and a sense of calm. I love rules and I love when people respect and follow rules. I was a Kindergarten teacher after all 😛. These were some of my observations from my one week vacationing in Japan last week:… Continue reading 12 Rules While Visiting Japan

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, 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

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