Des during her time as a volunteer in Haiti We decided to share this article with you because taking care of our parents, elderly care, and problems associated with age such as Alzheimer’s Disease is the reality of life. It is a complicated and heartbreaking journey that we all have to face, and we all need to know; we are not alone. It is important to share these experiences and learn from one and other. I received this blog as an email from Desiree, her friends call her Des
Voices of Spira Yogis. In a past blog Des, a Spira practitioner, has shared with us her journey as she navigated being a new working mom, and how yoga helped in this transition . Many of you enjoyed reading how others are using their yoga practice to deal with life outside of the yoga studio. We all have difficult moments in our every day; family, work, and basic life stuff can be challenging. It’s helpful to hear each other’s voices to helps us feel less alone in the world.
This one for you Lady Gaga… Here is my skin folding over on my belly! #iamproudofmybody I am sharing this post because I feel that I represent the fitness industry and healthy living. It is my responsibility to represent a healthy self-image and self-love. Often happiness, perfection, and fitness are symbolized with a flat tummy and six-pack. I am a fan of a fit body, but I just about had it with the impossible expectations that women are facing everywhere. So I stand with La
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Des is a Nurse Practitioner in Critical Care at the VA, Anatomy specialist for Spira Power Yoga Teacher Training, An Avid Yoga Practitioner at Spira Power Yoga and just an all around really good person…. —————– Resolution Revolution; A mindful new year for all After a busy holiday season and hectic work schedule, I rang in 2016 sound asleep by 10 pm, only to be briefly awoken at midnight by the distant sounds of firewor
The first day is always the hardest, brand new students from all walks of life with a thousand different expectations. How do I get them excited for the learning ahead? How do I keep them excited? Over the many months of preparation leading up to teaching this course, I realized it was not excitement that I wanted to get across to my students. Rather, I want them to feel what it means to be a yoga teacher. I want them to sense the responsibility that they are undertaking. Too
Brenda with her family. Maybe a decade older but feeling a generation younger. This Blog was written by Brenda. Ignore the side note on the website that it was authored by Dora. Dora just does not know how to make the change to that fancy coding thingy on the side…but she is working on it…. So…Here is Brenda’s blog: Recently I heard on the news that sixty is the new forty… I automatically did the math and discovered that I’m only in my mid-thirties!!! How exciting is that! W
Listen now I am confused. I am confused about vaccines. When I immigrated with my family to Los Angeles, in order to attend school as an immigrant child, I had to prove that I had all my vaccinations. When my mom produced a handwritten paper from Eastern Europe they could not make sense of the weirdness of the Hungarian language and instead of trusting my mother (who has two Ph.D. of her own) they gave me ALL the vaccines again. My mom simply said, “Well, it is better to be c