30 Days of Yoga, Day 6: Fueling the Fire

As usual in 30 Days of Yoga, Day 6 is all about core, core, CORE!

Fueling the Core Muscles

I LOVE core day. It’s always a good reminder to bring awareness to my core, to recognize how strong it is or that it needs tending. This year’s core day was especially exciting because Adriene added some new moves to the mix. My personal favorite was the three-legged knee hover. I love trying new workout moves and yoga poses to hit my muscles in a new way and keep fitness fun and fresh, so those new poses were a delicious treat and welcomed challenge.

I’m really proud of how well I did during today’s practice. I’ve been feeling like my core needs A LOT of work—and it does. But it’s actually much stronger than I thought it was. As is my third chakra… Continue reading 30 Days of Yoga, Day 6: Fueling the Fire

Minneapolis-Based Yoga Studio Takes Nerdy Yogis Back to Hogwarts

YogaQuest is for the geek, the adventurer, the bookworm, the whimsical yogi who loves a good story and doesn’t take his or herself too seriously.

The Minneapolis-based studio offers narrated yoga classes that blend fandom with fitness—because yoga is all about balance, right? Combining yoga sequences for strength, balance, and flexibility with creative storytelling, YogaQuest’s classes work both your muscles and your laugh lines. The studio also focuses on body positive and adaptive yoga, creating an inclusive community for yogis of all shapes, sizes, levels, and species—humans, elves, hobbits, goblins, wizards, hippogriffs, and Klingons welcome!

Last weekend, YogaQuest kicked off the school season with their seven-week Back to Hogwarts series. As a Harry Potter fan with a love for storytelling and a penchant for whimsy, I enrolled immediately.

Curious about what it’s like to stretch, twist, and downward dog to fan fiction storytelling? Read on to get a glimpse of my first yoga journey at Hogwarts! Continue reading Minneapolis-Based Yoga Studio Takes Nerdy Yogis Back to Hogwarts

At-Home Yoga Retreat Series: “Reclaiming Your Center” Day 1

Ah, yoga. Nothing nourishes the mind, body, and soul more than hopping on a yoga mat and connecting body movement to breath.

I’ve built a regular at-home yoga practice over the past year, recently worked up the courage to go to a weekly class, and look forward to one day partaking in a yoga retreat—a hot item on any yogi’s bucket list, I’m sure.

In the meantime, Yoga With Adriene’s got our backs with annual at-home yoga retreats. These at-home retreats coincide with a limited-seating, in-person retreat lead by the yogi queen herself, Adriene Mishler. This year’s 3-day retreat, “Reclaiming Your Center,” is at the 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz.

Never one to leave a fellow human behind, Adriene planned an at-home retreat so that we can all “reclaim our center” together from anywhere in the world.

Here’s a peek into one yogi’s “Reclaiming Your Center” At-Home Retreat. Continue reading At-Home Yoga Retreat Series: “Reclaiming Your Center” Day 1