5 Yoga Poses for Fall

Whether you've never gotten into a yoga pose in your life or if you've worn out a mat or two, give these 5 yoga poses a try at home. It's not that hard to squeeze in 15 minutes sometime before afternoon pickup, right?

Soybu Activewear Mama’s Night Out: Denver Moms Celebrate New Flagship in Grand Fashion

When Soybu contacted me about collaborating on a grand opening for their flagship store in Greenwood Village, I was all-in after a quick Google search revealed huge fan base for this darling women’s activewear. How had I never heard of this Colorado-based company that is a popular national brand, particularly among  Yoginis? Simple: though I love wearing yoga pants I hate yoga. But that is what I’ve come to love about Soybu. They are so much more than a yoga line. Their entire brand of clothing–from bathing suits to dresses to skirts to jackets–exudes confidence, a positive self image and a message aimed to empower all body types to live a health-conscious lifestyle. Their “Life is a Workout” messaging particularly resonates with moms; their feminine, stylish a...

The Tao of Gratitude

A meditation on gratitude during yoga class prompts thoughts on how rich and abundant my life is. I find I'm grateful even for the icky parts.

Five ways yoga makes you grow as a mom

I had my annual physical and I’m happy to report that all tests came out great. One vital statistic came out better than great: I am a half-inch taller than I used to be. I attribute it to yoga. A steady yoga practice can put space into one’s spine to counter the compression that comes over time. I began practicing yoga more than 5 years ago and I’m aiming for 6’2″ before I die. So that’s a lot of yoga (and a lot of years — I’m clever like that)! In honor of this half-inch, I share with you today a story by mom and yogini Kim Shand, a yoga teacher who writes about finding the calm within the storm that is parenting. Her grown-up secret? Balasana — the pose of the child. ~~~~~ I’ve been a mother for 23 years. My husband and I have raised two children to the point to adulthood, i...