New Family Friendly Yoga Studio in El Segundo, CA

March 23, 2016

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We are SO EXCITED about the opening of a new yoga studio in El Segundo – Happy Baby! It’s a family yoga + Wellness studio…all for families, and kiddos, and mamas-to-be. Happy Baby focuses onΒ prenatal, postnatal + parent-child programs, education + support with yoga and pilates. It’s so much fun!

We are also beyond ourselves because they carry The Daily Soul Sessions for the Pregnant Mama there too! We took the girls there last week for the luanch party – it was a blast! Please, Southbay Mamas, go check out Happy Baby! We will see you there πŸ™‚

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Leap Second

June 30, 2015

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Did you know there is a thing called the “leap second?” Think leap year, but this time is only one second. The long story short is that today the all encompassing “they” are adding one extra second to the clock. There are many reasons for this, which you should read all about here, but my take away from this is that today we get a little bit more time to…

did I mention live?

So enjoy your leap second, dearies! They don’t come around all that often πŸ™‚

Ask, Receive, Give, Trust.

June 15, 2015

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“May we practice asking, receiving, giving, and trusting today and every day.” – Elena Brower.

It’s our final “words of wisdom” from the yoga class I took by Elena Brower (through YogaGlo!) last week! Click through to last week’s posts to get an overview of ALL of these inspiring insights.

Ask. Receive. Give. Trust. When we are brave enough to ask for help, to ask for kindness, to ask for love, we will receive it. When we receive help, kindness, love we can’t help but pay it forward. Nothing feels as good as helping another. We were all born with unique and special gifts and it is our duty, it is our purpose here on earth to share our gift with the world. Small, big, unique, simple – every gift is needed.

And finally, trust. Trust is a tough one. It’s difficult to fully open yourself to trusting others and the world even if you’ve never been burned before – and even MORE if you have. But it’s worth it, mamas! Learn to trust yourself, others, God, and the world around you. The gifts you receive from that openess are worth it all.

Go Easy On Yourself!

June 12, 2015

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“May we make things easy today.” – Elena Brower

Inspiring thought number 3 from Ms. Elena Brower! This one is simple but powerful. How often do we just make things harder then they have to be on ourselves (and others!)? I know I end up taking the long route more often than not – whether it’s in how I react to an unpleasant situation (tearing myself and the issue apart!) or pushing myself too hard to say the right thing, wear the right thing, act the right way, blah blah blah!

So today, I vow to go easy on myself. Join me? When a situation arises, I’ll take a moment to breathe. I’ll smile. And I’ll figure out the best way to make things easy today.

Happy Friday, pretties!

An Exercise In Selflessness

June 11, 2015

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“May our actions make it less difficult for another today.” – Elena Brower

Another nugget of wisdom from my yoga practice yesterday! These 9 months are such an inward journey for us. Everything is happening internally to you (well, besides the external growth of certain regions :). It’s so easy – and natural! – to fall into a daily routine of looking inward to your little bean growing inside of you. And we feel every ache, pain, kick, jab, need to pee!, need to stretch, lack of sleep, exhaustion, elation…all of this we feel inside. (Is anyone else hearing the “Inside of You” song Russell Brand sings in Forgetting Sarah Marshall?? Sorry, sidenote!)

But what if today, we looked outside of ourselves? It might be a much needed and welcome break from the constant looking in. And maybe as you look up, you’ll see someone or something that needs your help or your love. Even as we are consumed with looking inward, sometimes the distraction of looking out is a welcome gift.

Cheers, lovelies xo

Be Present

June 10, 2015

inspirational quote, mindfulness, positivity, yoga“May our practice unlock the flow of past and future so that we may experience a very smooth moment in the present” – Elena Brower

I was practicing a class taught by Elena Brower on YogaGlo today and was quite honestly stunned into wonder at the end of it. At we sat in meditation she stated 4 very inspiring, intuitive, and illuminating thoughts. This was the first. I invite you to contemplate her words as you move through your day. Feel the energy around you flow smoothly, as this very second is now your past and the future second is now your present, and this second is now, once again, behind you….

Really all we have is this moment. Right now. Be present. Be grateful. Be positive today!

I’ll share her other 3 thoughts with you as the week progresses.

Namaste mamas!

Chakra Crash Course

May 13, 2015
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Here’s the deal. Yogis believe our bodies are filled with energy. There are 7 points throughout the body, call them “hubs”, where the energy pools and moves on. Starting at the “root” and moving up to the “crown” of the head, the energy begins with the most basic of everyday securities: safety, physical identity, ambition, and all the way up to inspiration, spirituality, and connection with the divine.

It’s interesting to take stock of your life, where you are at, where you feel stuck, where you feel free. Meditating, saying a prayer, being aware of the stagnant aspects of your life can truly help to open you up and live in the moment of today…and everyday.

Things We Love: Yoga Glo

May 5, 2015

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Taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of that little Bean inside! I know you already know that, but some friendly reminders never hurt πŸ™‚

When I was pregnant and working hard everyday, I didn’t have time to go to a prenatal yoga class or the gym. Thank goodness for YogaGlo. Have you heard of them? YogaGlo is an online yoga studio…with some of the BEST teachers in the world teaching their classes…all at your fingertips! YogaGlo saved my life during those 9 (cough..cough…10!) months. They have wonderful prenatal classes that I could take whenever I had time. All I needed was my mat and a quiet room – all easily found pre bebe!

Check out YogaGlo – you will love it, I promise! For only $18 a month (First month is free!) you have hundreds of classes to choose from. That’s the price of a single class here in Hermosa Beach – even my husband couldn’t disagree with that deal πŸ˜‰

Cheers to you, lady!