I was blessed to enjoy a handful of days in one of my favorite little sweet spots on this planet this past week. I sat my booty down on this swing and took it all in for a few days (scroll down to see my upcoming semi-private girlfriend retreat offerings coming up on this beach!).
I had this quote (below) on my mind the ENTIRE time I was on the swing in this picture and feel totally called to share it with you (plus I think it's pretty fitting as we are smack in the middle of our heart opening month!). Please make it your own, personalize it to you and then go out and live it.
What would your 7 year old self say if she saw you politely refusing your most favorite flavor of ice (or nice!) cream?
If she witnessed you suppressing your dreams and passions?
What would she say if she heard you talking the way you sometimes do to yourself?
Embrace the good.
IN THIS ISSUE
- EMBRACE THE GOOD
- New Class On The Online Studio Space
- Upcoming Denver Pop Ups
- Upcoming North Denver 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
- Semi-private Girlfriend Retreats
- Wedding Day + Shower Yoga
HEART CHAKRA FLOW :
Anahata or heart chakra is the fourth primary chakra, according to Hindu Yogic, Shakta and Buddhist Tantric traditions. In Sanskrit, anahata means "unhurt, unstruck, and unbeaten". Anahata is associated with balance, calmness, and serenity.
Arguably the most important of all chakras - and certainly the chakra that serves to connect our other energy points, movement through the heart chakra is essential to our well-being. When our heart chakra is blocked, we can feel sad, depressed, unmotivated , unkind, and even experience physical symptoms such as chest tightness, cardiovascular issues and weak immune system.
This sequence is specifically created to open, calm and balance your heart chakra.
Want to try out the MoonRise Online Studio Space for FREE?
TRY IT ON US FOR ONE WEEK FREE!
You'll have a new class at your fingertips EVERY Sunday, a library of classes and series to choose from whenever you crave it and new special series sprinkled in throughout.
If you find that you're not using it, you can cancel anytime.
The moon represents deep feminine wisdom. Engaging regularly with the moon cycles is a powerful way to become intimately connected with the phases of birth, death, and rebirth.
In our lives, we too are constantly moving through these cycles, seasons, and changes. Connecting to and working with the moon as she cycles, creates a life of deeper meaning and more authentic connection as we are able to live a life with more awareness and intention.
Join us in a women’s circle as we practice grounding techniques, breath work and development of our intuition. Some light, gentle yoga will be infused. We will share space with each other to receive, connect, and create.
What to Bring: Yoga mat Water Bottle Journal or paper to write on
The reaction when I teased this event at the January Full Moon Flow was PRICELESS. I've thought back to it at least a handful of times since, you were SO EXCITED and it made me smile big! I can't wait for this one either.
Our yoga mat can be one of the most powerful places we put our dreams into action.
Let's come together for an all levels yoga flow. We'll begin with powerful Vinyasa to ignite our dreams before surrendering into a melty yin practice.
After we flow, we'll join for a social hour and make dream catchers.
Dream catchers were traditionally created and used by Native American tribes to protect sleeping people, usually children, from bad dreams and nightmares. Native Americans believe that the night air is filled with dreams, both good and bad. When hung above the bed in a place where the morning sunlight can hit it, the dream catcher attracts and catches all sorts of dreams and thoughts into its webs. Good dreams pass through and gently slide down the feathers to comfort the sleeper below. Bad dreams, however, are caught up in its protective net and destroyed, burned up in the light of day. The shape of the dreamcatcher is a circle because it represents the circle of life and how forces like the sun and moon travel each day and night across the sky. The dream catcher web catches the bad dreams during the night and dispose of them when the day comes. As for the good dreams, the feathers act as a fluffy, pillow-like ladder that allows them to gently descend upon the sleeping person undisturbed.
FULL. MOON. VIBES 🌕 The moon is our closest celestial neighbor and powerfully influences every living thing on our planet. Within 28 days, the moon passes through 8 phases, each with its own unique characteristics. The energy of the arguably most influential phase - the full moon - lends for a magical, beautiful and important practice.
Join us for a monthly ALL LEVELS Full Moon Inspired Yoga Flow led by Jenny White. Expect to tune into the power, purpose and energy of the full moon this week.
We have a special treat this month because this is the first SUPER moon (“Supermoon” is the popular nickname given to a full Moon that coincides with perigee, which is the point in the Moon’s orbit of Earth where it’s closest to our planet. While at perigee, the full Moon appears a bit brighter and about 7% larger than a typical full Moon.) of 2020 and the LAST FULL MOON OF WINTER (yup, I’m ready for this shift!).
March’s Full Moon is the Sugar Moon, also called the Worm Moon. This is traditionally a time where the sap of sugar maples starts to flow and where the ground begins to soften enough for earthworms to reappear. Roots push their way up through the soil. Spring begins to emerge as earth awakens from its winter slumber.
HOW ARE THINGS SHIFTING TOWARDS SPRING FOR YOU UNDER THIS FULL MOON?!
What area of your life would you love to EXPAND more?
NOURISH : a mini self care staycation (just an afternoon) quarterly series.
We come together for a unique community self care sess to nourish our hearts, minds and bodies.
Spring 2020 : GROUND, CREATE, EXPAND :
First, we gather as a community to get to know one another and for a bullet journal exercise to tap into the areas in our lives in which we would love to expand a bit.
Next, we unroll our mats for GROUNDING VinYin yoga (light on the vinyasa, heavy on the yin) inspired by our personal desires and intentions.
Post yoga, we'll each CREATE a succulent terrarium over tea and light snacks. (Think heavy on the FUN & community, super cool DIY we get to bring home as a continual reminder of what we are nourishing.)
Last, with journals in hand we'll EXPAND our minds & hearts as we are led in a community inspiration and discussion by a very special guest, one of my favorite inspirational speakers.
200 HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
March 4 - May 9
YOGA POD WESTMINSTER
I am THRILLED to be a co-lead in Yoga Pod's upcoming 200 hour teacher training. Becoming a yoga teacher has been a life changing experience for me. I love to teach teachers and cannot wait to get to know this community. If you've ever considered teacher training, please don't hesitate to reach out to me, I would love to talk to you about joining this training!
EXPAND YOUR POTENTIAL. IGNITE YOUR HEART. EMPOWER YOURSELF. In Yoga Pod’s unique and refreshingly modern 200-hour Teacher Training, you will deepen your understanding of:
alignment applied anatomy yogic history philosophy the subtle energy body practical teaching skills
You will learn from knowledgeable teachers and gain invaluable perspective on the modern and classical worlds of yoga. Upon completion of the course, you will walk away with a deeper understanding of your own personal yoga practice. You will also gain the tools necessary to teach a safe and powerful vinyasa flow yoga class. The training qualifies you for Yoga Alliance’s 200-hour registration.
Training is March 4 – May 9 with March 23-29 off for Spring Break.
BEGINNING SPRING 2020 | date + time varies based on your schedule
Come to paradise with me and your bestie to practice daily yoga and make incredible memories!
Beginning spring 2020, I'm offering semi-private (2 person) girlfriend retreats!
I will meet you in the quaint, sweet and sleepy town of Akumal, Mexico (one of my absolutely favorite beach towns in the world!) where we will stay in our own private fully equipped beach front condo.
We will practice yoga twice daily (morning and evening), either on the beach or in our condo overlooking the ocean.
We will eat fresh, local, delicious cuisine for every meal and infuse yoga & wellness throughout our time.
I will be your tour guide throughout the Yucatán Peninsula...you can select between chill days in Akumal, or outings including : exploring Tulum's white sand beaches and boho boutiques and restaurants; a golf cart tour of Isla Mujeres and a visit to its famous picturesque Playa Norte; a beach and shopping day in Playa Del Carmen; a day in Cozumel (and more).
Let's make some beautiful memories together and RESET together in the ultimate self-care experience.
Did you know that I offer private bridal shower and wedding day yoga practices?
Celebrate your wedding shower or start your special day surrounded by the women who love you, with a group yoga class customized to you.
Begins with 15-30 minute tea social, followed by 60-75 minutes yoga catered towards the energy level and style you prefer.
The intention of the class is personalized to celebrate your love, or gratitude for your circle of women. This is SUCH a fun way to come together to connect, celebrate and create a memory that lasts forever!
Bride receives a rose quartz crystal to hold forever dear. Each attendee receives a smaller rose quartz crystal gift.
These crystals are incorporated throughout practice.