Yoga Teacher Training with CorePower

Yoga Teacher Training with CorePower

I’ve had an itch to become a yoga instructor for years, and recently took the plunge toward my 200-hour teacher training certification.

My time practicing yoga hasn’t been too long. I started in college, attending classes with my mother at a local medical center. While I enjoyed it, it always felt really slow to me, not enough of a “workout” and simply put, a little boring. I’d been really active as a kid, participating in high intensity sports like soccer, tennis, and long-distance running, and the idea of an hour devoted to “stretching” and “breathing” when one could be out in the sunshine and working up a sweat didn’t sound like my idea of a good time.

Part 3 (of 3): Staying Safe while Traveling

Part 3 (of 3): Staying Safe while Traveling

Welcome to the conclusion of my three part series on staying healthy, fit, and safe while traveling! Thanks for making it to the final post. If you haven't yet, be sure to check out my previous posts on staying healthy and fit! Disclaimer: I am not a trained medical or law enforcement professional. These tips are from my own personal experience and you should always exercise caution and good judgment, regardless of where you are in the world.

As two females who have traveled to a wide variety of countries on five continents (so far!), I’m sure you can guess how often we get well-intentioned questions regarding safety. While our family members and friends certainly are only concerned for us, it does get old fairly fast. What I’ve found is that the more you travel and expose yourself to different cultures, the safer you feel anywhere in the world. However, there are risks associated with travel (mostly the same risks that you face in your everyday life at home) and it’s important to minimize these risks to keep yourself and your belongings safe. While there are entire books written about staying safe while traveling, I thought I’d give you my shortened version of my favorite tips on keeping yourself safe. Do it for your mom! 

Part 2 (of 3): Staying Active while Traveling

Part 2 (of 3): Staying Active while Traveling

Welcome to my three part series on staying healthy, fit, and safe while traveling! Disclaimer: I am not a trained medical professional or certified personal trainer. These tips are from my own personal experience and you should consult a doctor before any travel plans or before starting any type of exercise program. 

Trust me when I say that I know the last thing on many people’s minds while traveling is exercise. After all, you didn’t fly all the way to Southeast Asia to be on a treadmill, right? However, while a large number of people do not make exercise a part of their travel routine, I believe we should. Exercise is not only a vital part of keeping your body healthy, but it is also an important component of dealing with stress and anxiety, feelings that often surface during travel. Exercise will also make you feel more energized during your travels, will boost your mood, and can even help improve your sleep (7am wake up call for a wine tour? No problem!). Staying fit while traveling doesn’t have to entail running a marathon or spending three hours lifting at the gym (but if that’s your style, go for it!). Here are some of my favorite tips for sneaking in exercise to make your travels even better.

A Healthy Start to the New Year

A Healthy Start to the New Year

2016 is off to a great start! Feeling a bit low energy after my workout this morning, I decided to whip up this easy (and so satisfying!) smoothie bowl recipe. I’m a huge fan of making-it-up-as-you-go type of cooking, so my version is below, but feel free to substitute ingredients based on your own personal preferences and dietary needs. I’m allergic to all nuts, so I sprinkled chia, pumpkin seeds, and oats on top, but almonds or cashews could make a great substitute for an extra boost of protein.