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Breath: A Powerful Life Force

People are often surprised to learn that I am a yoga teacher (RYT 200). They are also surprised to know that I’ve been teaching for over fifteen years and that I was Iyanger teacher-trained in a temple. The trainings were very vigorous, intense and almost broke me a time or two. I know that doesn’t […]

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Maintaining a Healthy Weight throughout the Holiday Season

Delicious and guilty temptations are always abundant during the holiday season. Parties, family dinners, cookie exchanges, and gourmet gifts all contribute to our season of celebrations, not to mention our waistlines. It’s almost impossible not to gain a few extra pounds; but if you’re tired of making the annual resolution to lose the extra weight […]

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The Power of Protein

When you feel a slump in energy, caffeine is often the solution of choice. But wellness experts, fitness competitors, medical professionals and nutritional coaches know the power of protein for a boost. In fact, protein is the root source from where sustained energy blossoms and grows. Even if you’re not a carnivore, there are plenty […]

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Take a Zumba Break

Craving its hot, hip and energetic vibe, novices and experts alike are filling Zumba classes across America. With roots in Latin dance, Zumba maximizes fat burning and body toning while minimizing workout procrastination and yes, social inhibitions. Much more than a fitness wave, Zumba’s combination of dance and fitness is a guaranteed work break that […]

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Finding Fitness Motivation

You’ve heard it a million times: Where there’s a will there’s a way. But when it comes to meeting fitness goals, it’s sometimes challenging to muster motivation. Waning energy, lack of time, family and work obligations are just a few of the excuses that might keep you from hitting the gym as often as you […]

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