Monday, May 30, 2011

monday moment of zen

“the truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.”

~ pema chodren

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

5 things

5 things to make your tuesday more tranquil

surround yourself with like-minded spirits

drink enough water

do yoga (not just on the mat)

write out your thoughts and dreams

tell someone thank you

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Monday, May 23, 2011

monday moment of zen

"the dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth.'"
~dan rather

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

yoga in the park

hey there morgantown yogis and yoginis!!

i am starting my second annual 'yoga in the park' and wanted to extend an invitation to you to join me!!

our first outdoor yoga adventure will happen this coming sunday, may 22nd 10-11am.

i am hoping to meet at least twice a month for the rest of the summer (or until it gets too cold outside!). if it IS RAINING then class will be canceled. if there is a CHANCE OF RAIN class will still be on until we get rained out. :)

yoga in the park this summer will be held in the beautiful jack roberts park on the corner of madigan ave and leonard st in the first ward of morgantown. (pics are of actual location.) there is plenty of parking - in the parking lot & also free street parking. there is a playground so if you have kids they can play while you play. :)

these all-levels classes are FREE to all. donations are appreciated but never required.

please bring your mat (or towel if you don't have a mat) some water and anything else you need. be sure to pass this email along to your friends and family - the more the merrier!!

and yes, you will receive my signature neck massage during your savasana!!! :)

if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me at i hope to see you on sunday!

hugs & namaste,

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Friday, May 20, 2011

bed day

yesterday my body screeched to a halt. i knew that at around noon when i wasn't out of bed (and wasn't planning to leave my bed) that i needed to make a decision that i didn't want to make.

i cancelled my yoga class & my clients.

i. hate. doing. that.

but i knew, it was for the best. for days on end (and yes, weeks on end as well) i've been pushing my body & pushing and i knew that eventually she was going to push back. yesterday was the day.

so aside from feeling like crap, i laid around, enjoying the comforts of my bed - with pets joining in on the bed day as well. i've written about having bed days before, but this one was very different as i wasn't feeling well at all.

nonetheless, rest was exactly what my neglected body needed. and that is what she got.

i continued to stay in bed until just now (yep, am writing this from bed). i've gotta pull myself up now and get ready to go give a bowenwork session. and then i'm onto lakeview resort & spa for the monongalia county child advocacy center's "girls' night out" event.

if you are local you should come. indulge yourself on some chair massage, bowenwork, reiki, yoga, meditation & much more. and it's all for a good cause. not to mention good karma!!

hugs and _/\_

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the wise woman's stone

the wise woman's stone

a wise woman, who was traveling in the mountains, found a
precious stone in a stream.

she reverently placed the gem in her bag.

the next day, she met another traveler, who was hungry.

the wise woman opened her bag to share her food. the hungry
traveler saw the precious stone in the wise woman's bag,
admired it, and asked the wise woman to give it to him.
the wise woman did so without hesitation.

the traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune.

he knew the jewel was worth enough to give him security for
the rest of his life.

but a few days later he came back, searching for the wise

when he found her, he returned the stone and said,
"i have been thinking. i know how valuable the stone is, but
i would like to exchange it in the hope that you can give me
something much more precious. if you can, teach me the
secrets about the power you have within you, the power that
enabled you to, without hesitation, give me this precious

~ author unknown

i can't get enough of this. as you all know, i love quotes (hello monday moments of zen!!) :) i always share a quote as students are rousing from savasana and lately i have been sharing this. i hope you all enjoyed as much as my yogi(ni)s do.

hugs and _/\_

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

5 things

5 things to make your tuesday more tranquil

adopting a greyhound (or any pet you wish)

a car ride after a nice hike in the woods with these two beauties - ok, 3 if you count ryan ;)

taking 5 minutes to meditate. using a meditation cushion like this one makes it more fun - i love mine!!

stopping and smelling the flowers

tell someone you love them

hugs and _/\_

Monday, May 16, 2011

monday moment of zen

"yoga is seeing life the way it is."
~ patanjali's yoga sutras

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

dogs on parade

enjoy my silly little video of us taking our dogs out for a run (while we are being lazy on our bikes). :)


Monday, May 9, 2011

monday moment of zen

"there comes a time in life when you have to let go of all the pointless drama and the people who create it, and surround yourself with people who make you laugh so hard you forget the bad, and focus solely on the good. after all, life is too short to be anything but happy."
~ karl marx

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

mother's day

happy mother's day mom. i am eternally grateful to have you in my life! i love you!!

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Monday, May 2, 2011

necklace giveaway winner!!

thanks to all who entered my first ever giveaway!!

and the winner of this beautiful handmade necklace is.......

the analyst

congrats!! i know you will enjoy your beautiful necklace!

please remember that mandy can do custom jewelry. please visit her etsy account and peruse what she already has made up or send her a message to create a one of a kind piece as per your specifications!

hugs and _/\_

monday moment of zen

"always give from the overflow of your well, not from its depth."
~ sufi saying

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