Denise has been a student of yoga since high school. She finds inspiration for her practice everywhere – from the sound of rain to practicing in nature to playing with her nieces to her cats’ antics.
Oh my goodness….8 years! It’s hard to believe we’ve been here for 8 years! I found Yoga Nook in the spring of 2017, and I fell in love with the community built by one of my teachers, Alex. I felt like I was coming home. As I continue to grow in my journey and gotContinue reading “Happy Birthday to Us”
A few months ago, I was talking to a group about daily practices. We were sharing tips of what we did to remain grounded, connect with ourselves, or even bring awareness to what is going on around us. They shared that they had expanded their gratitude practice to include other things. It was a reminderContinue reading “Daily Reminders and Reflections”
Tapas has become one of my favorite niyamas. Tapas is often translated traditionally as ‘austerity’ or ‘discipline’. In this sense, Tapas can mean cultivating a sense of self-discipline, passion and courage in order to burn away ‘impurities’ physically, mentally and emotionally, and paving the way to our true greatness. Discipline is a tool that helpsContinue reading “5 Ideas for a Daily Yoga Practice with Tapas”
Happy National Yoga Month! Yoga has been a part of my life, in one way or another, since I was in high school. I started a breathing and meditation practice without even realizing that I was practicing yoga! What I found is that just taking a few minutes, I was able to take a stepContinue reading “National Yoga Month”
Mindfulness is a topic that has started to bubble up quite a bit over the couple of years. It’s a word that means something different to each person, which can make it hard to define. When I think of mindfulness, these are some of the questions that come to mind – Are we aware ofContinue reading “Seeds of Weeds”
A friend of mine used a similar phrase a couple of weeks ago, mid-life network, during a conversation about empowerment and transformation. It really got me thinking, and this thought came to mind. Mid-Life Reset. What an interested phrase. Mid-Life Reset. A phrase that opens up possibilities. Mid-Life Rest. As I enter that mid-life phase,Continue reading “Mid-Life Reset”
We have a fresh look! The website has been updated to better support you in your practice. You still have all of the great content that you are used to with some great additions. What’s new?• A simpler menu to access what need the most.• Quick access buttons on the home page for the calendar,Continue reading “Welcome to Our New Page!”
I was trying to calm my mind with so many thoughts going thru my head earlier today. Since I haven’t gone thru my personal newsletters in a while, I decided to read some of the inspirational/motivational ones I get. I came across a blog from one of my teachers and friends in Georgia. A line struck me. Continue reading “Working Thru Change”
The last few weeks have been full of joy as I spent time with my nieces. Their laughter was contagious as they played with a new puppy, helped out on the farm, and danced around in their Halloween costumes for different events. I loved watching their freedom to move from moment to moment. This feelingContinue reading “Sacral Chakra as Your “Inner Child””
I recently had a student ask me how to start a mediation practice. Each time she tried to mediate, she couldn’t empty in their mind or sit for more than a minute. Too many thoughts jumbling around. It took me back to when I started my meditation practice many years ago when I hadContinue reading “Calming Our “Monkey Mind””
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