Balanced My Chakras in Yoga Tonight

Tonight’s 5:30 Hot Power Fusion By Candlelight class with Jill was a special HPF class. In addition to practicing the HPF sequence by candlelight, we also did some chakra balancing. I didn’t know much about chakras, let alone had ever done anything with them in a yoga class before so I really wanted to check […] Read more…

Can We Talk About Hands-On Assists?

Tonight’s Hot Power Fusion class was at the Ballard studio with Jessica. One of my favorite things to do on a cold and rainy night is to practice yoga in a hot room. On my way into class, it was pouring out so I was really looking forward to being in the heated studio. Before the start of class, […] Read more…

My Best Hot Power Fusion Class Yet

Tonight was my best Hot Power Fusion class yet. First of all, I snagged a sweet spot in class. I walked into the studio and set up my mat in the front row, in the right hand corner. I didn’t even consider setting up in the back row. Class tonight wasn’t super crowded either so […] Read more…

How I Fell In Love With Yin Yoga

Up until two weeks ago, I had never taken a Yin Yoga class before. I didn’t even know what Yin Yoga was. I’ve been living in a Bikram Yoga bubble for the last six years and had only recently gotten out of my shell by exploring hot yoga with Hot Power Fusion classes at CorePower […] Read more…

Confession Time With Bona at Bikram Yoga

Bona teaches the 8am Bikram Yoga class on Saturday morning at Bikram Yoga Everett. I always look forward to her class because she’s hilarious and her classes are always a lot of fun. Her commentary during the postures makes the 90 minutes seem to breeze by. This morning, I walked into the studio and saw […] Read more…

Finally Got My Flow On

New studio, familiar face. Even though I’ve been going to classes at the Ballard studio all week, tonight I decided to pop into the Greenwood CorePower Yoga studio to take the Hot Power Fusion By Candlelight class with Jill. I loved seeing Jill’s familiar face at the front desk. I also loved how the Greenwood […] Read more…

In Yoga, There’s Something For Everybody

Tonight after work, I unofficially started my yoga teacher training. My yoga teacher training at CorePower Yoga doesn’t technically start until February 24th. Part of the required coursework for the eight-week training program includes taking 60 yoga classes in addition to attending a three-hour training session, three times a week. Those 60 classes are roughly […] Read more…

What Time Should I Show Up For Class?

My motto has always been, “Early is on time and on time is late. If you’re late, don’t even bother coming unless you have a really good excuse.” I apply this motto to all aspects of my life, especially my yoga practice. Bikram Yoga is my ultimate way to release stress from daily life. The […] Read more…

One-Pot Chicken Gumbo Pasta

Bikram Yoga makes me hungry. While everyone is lost in their own open-eyed mediation during class, I’m always thinking about what I want to eat after class. There’s something about good food that really helps motivate me during my hardest Bikram Yoga classes. Hey, whatever gets you through the 90 minutes, right? This morning in […] Read more…

Facing My Fears Of Yoga Teacher Training

I came across an interesting Yoga Journal article today. Fourteen members of Yoga Journal’s editorial, publishing and digital teams started a 200-hour yoga teacher training (YTT) together recently. In the article, the magazine’s editor-in-chief talks about her personal experience with the teacher training so far. Guess what? Even though she’s excited about the project, she’s also […] Read more…

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