Nourish News

Here you will find up to date information on studio happenings, schedule changes and more.

  • You Get What You Need This week I have been exploring the disparity between what I want and what I need. I tend to want all the things. I expect so much of myself and others. I might even swap demand with expect because yah, I can be like that. I just feel so profoundly that we are gifted this one magnificent life and I want to live mine to the fullest. Although that is a wonderful intention, I am realizing that I also need to be aware of the people in my life and how my decisions affect them. It is so easy to have your focus become narrow and you become careless with others. I was reminded on this weekend away of what is ...
  • Schedule for Week of 5/13-5/19 This week, our exploration of Contentment continues at Peace Tree Yoga. We will be learning to access acceptance of “what is” through gratitude. M/W 9am This theme will be continued through the practice of living with intention at The Bow Lake Community Center M/W 6pm and Fri 9am. Come and explore with me. Cultivate how you want to live off the mat by practicing on the mat! Love and Light, Lanta  
  • Schedule Week of 5/6-5/13 This week, I will be exploring two themes: contentment and surrender.   Peace Tree Yoga‘s focus this month is on cultivating contentment and I am enjoying this exploration. What prevents us from feeling it? How do we enable ourselves to experience it more often. This is supported by a meditation that I find very soothing. Join me Mon and Wed at 9am to reap the benefits of this practice for yourself! At the Bow Lake Community Center, we are working our way through the Yamas and Niyamas, the ethical foundation of yoga. This week, we will be looking at the last Niyama, surrender. What a great exploration this can be! Surrender to what is. Surrender to a higher power. Surrender your burdens, your heartache, your loneliness, your loss. ...
  • Crazy week! I can not believe it has been a week since I last wrote and what a week it has been!! Saturday, my family and I worked hard in the yard, clearing brush and raking out our flower beds. Sunday, I drove to Portland to attend an all day Burlesque-fest. It was simply amazing and I learned so much. Monday, I taught yoga, did my weight training session, taught yoga again and attended my Pilates Reformer class. Tuesday, I subbed a yoga class and then, went to PT for my elbow and was given some exercises and good news. My shoulder limitation is not due to injury, but to tightness. So many poses that I thought were beyond me now may be ...
  • Schedule for the Week of 4/29-5/6 We have been making our way through the ethical foundation of yoga in 2018 and this week, we continue with the study of svadhyaya or self-study. Svadhyaya has also been translated as “to recollect (remember, contemplate of meditate on) the Self. This Niyama invites you to engage in activities that inspire you to feel the presence of your higher Self, then learn to recognize when you are acting in harmony with your Self or are unconsciously acting counter to it. The goal is to be living in greater connection with your bliss. This week, I will be teaching at: Peace Tree Yoga Mon/Tues/Wed 9am Bow Lake Community Center Mon/Wed 6pm and Fri 9am I can’t wait to practice with you! In love and light, Lanta  
  • Surrender It is Friday morning. I am headed out to teach yoga and am feeling excited to do so. I took a week off to bring my boys to DC to see my cousin, but now I am ready to move again…to feel myself lengthen and soften simultaneously. Yoga always brings me to a place that feels sacred; a place of surrender where as I deepen into discomfort, I am released. This physical experience is reinforced by the teachings that inform my moral compass. They illuminate the ways in which I burden myself with the confines of my attachments. Further invitation to let go. Lay down the mantle. I am intrigued by the dichotomy of releasing attachment to the physical realm ...
  • It is what it is. I am having one of those days where I wonder if I have taken on too much. My muscles are sore. My elbow has  been acting up and I have been diagnosed with medial epicondyilitis which is basically an overuse injury which results in inflammation of the tendons as they attach to the bony protrusion of the inside elbow. I admit PMS may be a factor in my state of mind. (This may have been pointed out by my husband…he is still alive currently..lol) So, why would I choose to sit down and write today? I am wondering that myself as I sit here, but I know that the Chrysalis journey is one of transformation. It represents a stage of growth ...
  • Schedule Week of 4/15-4/21 Yay! We are returning to our normal schedule! I can not wait to be back practicing  with you again! This week, we will continue our exploration of the Niyamas or virtues. This week’s emphasis will be on Tapas or discipline. Basically, Tapas is doing something you do not want to do that will have a positive effect on your life. When our will conflicts with the desire of our mind an internal “fire” is created which illuminates and burns up our mental and physical impurities. This inner fire can also be used as a source of spiritual energy. Tapas transforms and purifies us as well as enables the conscious awareness and control over our unconscious impulses and poor behavior. Tapas builds ...
  • No. You’re beautiful. A girlfriend posted a poem by Rachel Wiley today. It said “I say I am fat. he says No, you’re beautiful. I wonder why I can not be both.” I was struck by this because for years, it was an exchange I would have with my husband repeatedly and not once NOT ONCE did it occur to me that I could be both! Instead, my trust in him would diminish for surely he was lying. Imagine that! I would rather allow my trust in my life partner to falter than accept the possibility that I was beautiful. And when I lost 20 lbs, I still did not feel the way that I thought I would. I looked too thin. Too long. Too ...
  • A Big Bite Wow! Last week was chock full of new things! I made it to the gym twice! I took a private Pilates Reformer class! I went to a Burlesque Girl’s Night AND I began my Burlesque Teacher Training with homework and everything! I was also easing in on the Spring Cleanse that I am co-leading with Ruth of Peace Tree Yoga. Sunday was a well deserved day of rest! This week doesn’t look much different. I am not teaching my Grange classes this week however. M Yoga 9am, Gym, Pilates 8pm T Aerial Dance W Yoga 9am Gym Th Aerial Home class F Gym 90 min Burlesque Class S Burlesque class/Teacher Training 10-12 I am in full cleanse this week which means smoothies, juices, soups. No caffeine. No alcohol. No sugar. No processed ...