Nourish News

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

  • Chrysalis Day 8 I did it! I skipped yesterday. There wasn’t much to say. My class didn’t begin until 8pm and I spent the day in the throes of mild anxiety attacks. What if I couldn’t do it and other doubts filled my head. How embarrassing to start a blog about learning to aerial dance and not even be able to get up on the silks! I did become present to a few truths though via conversing with friends. I need to really evaluate my relationship with food because it is starting to look a lot like an eating disorder complete with a waves of disgust at the thought or smell of food. I know this is a remnant from my teen years and I am taking ...
  • Day 6 Thinking a lot about surrender today. About the strength that it takes to sit in discomfort and know that you will come out the other side stronger, more distinctly you. I am continuing to feel a little flighty, but Ron thinks there is a virus running through the house and that may explain this sort or airy, almost dizzy sensation I am experiencing. Just starting my period probably plays a role in that as well (sorry if TMI…there will probably continue to be …FYI). It continues to trigger this fear though that I need to eat more, but if I eat more I will gain weight and I want to be losing weight and the cycle continues….deep breath. Sit in ...
  • Let’s Practice! Jan 7-14 Practice that is done for a long time, without break and with sincere devotion becomes a firmly rooted, stable, and solid foundation.~ Yoga Sutra 1:14 Commit to your practice! Experience the benefits of feeling rooted, stable and strong! This week, you can practice with me at: Peace Tree Yoga M/W 9am The Bow Lake Grange Hall M/W 6pm and Fri 9am Also, I have 3 spots left in my Body Thrive by Cate Stillman book club. 10 habits. 10 weeks. Begins Jan 14 and runs through March 25. $25 includes book and access to a private Facebook Group to engage in mindful group conversation and support. Contact me if you are interested in joining. lanta@nourish.works
  • Day 5 Today is Sunday and a self-proclaimed day of rest. I will teach two yoga classes tomorrow, so I am content. I do not want to be depleted for my first aerial dance class. That would defeat the purpose of all this preparation. Once that first class is under my belt, I will have a better sense of the physical requirements and can then, create a program to support them. I also need Ron to hang my silks so I can practice what I learn. Small consistent steps forward. So happy, sunny, cold Sunday, everyone. Much love.
  • Day 4 Today feels like a better day. I began with a new Yoga Therapy client which fills me with joy and gratitude. I am so blessed to be able to do this meaningful work! I also fueled with a little more protein and as a result, I don’t feel as flighty. Mental note to remember this. I did my 30 second hang with 8 pull ups- twice! Becuz….hell yeah!  I did a wall stand for 1 minute. I did the aerial conditioning set that I had linked previously (ouch…what are those little muscles on the top of my thighs that charley horse anyway??) and then, I just stretched and played on the mat. It’s so interesting to take the time to play with ...
  • Day 3 It has been a strange day. I got on the scale and I am a half pound from my goal weight. Why is it coming off so quickly? I am simultaneously thrilled and a little afraid. I think I am anxious about this new undertaking and that is why I am losing so quickly. It is leaving me feeling airy and untethered, however. This airy feeling reminds me of being in high school when I stopped eating in reaction to my growing breasts. I was frightened and aroused in equal measure and felt out of control. I claimed my control in every calorie I declined. Thankfully, homelessness cured my budding anorexia, but the allure of empty, of being consumed with agni ...
  • Day 2 This was me… 6 years ago. I took an aerial yoga workshop. I was so excited! I have always wanted to do this!! I was greeted by a gorgeous, very thin twenty something who was too absorbed by her iPad to greet me or make me feel welcome. I was easily 15 pound heavier and 15 years older than every student in the room. It was horrifying to me and my body felt that warm rush of shame. I stayed through the workshop, my palms sweating and my limbs feeling barely able to hold my weight, but I never went back. I regret that I allowed my own shame, and need to compare and to judge myself limit me. I am ...
  • Happy New Year! Did you see the evening sky illuminated with the brilliant moon last night? Did you take a moment to look at it? A full moon represents a fresh start and I encourage you to reflect, recharge, and reassess where you find yourself. The full moon of January, known as the Hunger Moon offers a particularly advantageous opportunity to reset. This isn’t just a chance to just prepare for a new month — this is your chance to reflect upon the new year. Rather than challenging yourself to change dramatically, consider where you wished to improve last year, but never had the time or energy to. This is why the full moon is referred to as the Hunger Moon — ask yourself what you ...
  • Day One Wow! It is hard to be this personal. Already, I feel vulnerable and wanting to pull the plug on this. I have so much fear…what if I can’t do this? What if I am not strong enough? I have so much body shame. I don’t look like a supermodel. I have breastfed 3 children. I have a c-section scar. I have varicose veins. Tears run down my face as I write this. Strength comes from facing your fears, so I share with you unflinchingly. Let’s begin. I have lost 15.5 pounds since the end of August. I have done it with the support of the Noom app. I log every calorie I eat and exercise I do. I have 4.5 pounds more ...
  • This week’s schedule and musings….. Patanjuli’s Sutra II:38 Upon being established in brahmacharya (moderation), there is the attainment of vital energy.   Why am I sharing this with you the day after Christmas when moderation is so far from our experience? Well, it is to remind you that we need to observe moderation in all things, even moderation. I had a lovely, snowed in, Julia Childs sort of Christmas. Boozy. Excessive. Joyful. Fun. Today is the opposite, but equally excessive. Excessive napping. Carb loading. Rehydrating. lol And you know what? I am ok with this. I exercise and eat from a place of consciousness most of the time. I limit caffeine, alcohol and processed foods. I make as much of my food from scratch as I can (and ...