I have been body shamed my whole life. When I was young, I was the bendy kid. I bent my body into all kinds of unusual shapes. And in doing so, I explored my body and its limits, which felt good. My body felt better if I kept it moving and "stretching". Thus, it was no [...]Read More
I am sorry!
This weekend I took a workshop with the lovely and very knowledgeable Jules Mitchell. It was a lot to take in and I will be processing for a while. It challenged everything that I have been taught about the human body including my massage training! I would like to officially apologize for any mis-information that [...]Read More
Wise words from a 14 year old yoga teacher
Happiness Happiness is not something you can simply achieve. You can’t go to an ashram and magically wake up enlightened with the key to happiness. It is not something you can take a pill for. I take a pill all my problems go away, I am happy now. No. It is not something that you [...]Read More
I am not perfect!
Hi, I am shelly. Who am I and why am I here? Well ain’t that the question everyone is trying to answer. When I figure it out I’ll let you know! I am a complicated person who suffers from “imposter syndrome”. This is an issue that developed from trauma. More on that in a bit. [...]Read More
Bee Prepared! Bee Your Best!
January 2020 Standardized Test Prep month. Bee Prepared Learn meditation tools to reduce anxiety & improve focus. Studies have shown that meditation not only reduces test anxiety but also improves focus and learning. We use simple, easy to integrate into your daily life meditation techniques. Bee Grounded Learn techniques for staying grounded under pressure With [...]Read More
Grounding to flow through the holiday season
December in the studio will be grounding month to help support you through the chaos of the holiday season. 🐝The studio will be red. Red light therapy is said to reduce inflammation. With all those holiday eats who doesn't need less inflammation?! 🐝Classes will be candlelight with overhead lights off to increase a warming, grounding [...]Read More
Chasing, chasing, chasing….
This is Faolon, her recent experience got me thinking about chasing in our own lives. A little background, Faolon has been chasing a critter for weeks. The critter kept hiding under the shed. Eventually Faolon became so intent on chasing this critter she forgot to be mindful of her current situation.... She dug after the [...]Read More
Purity – Saucha – Sauca – Cleanliness
In yoga philosophy there are the 8 limbs of yoga and within these are the "Yama & Niyama". These are basically a little blueprint for living a more fulfilling life. I have studied these often from many teachers. I love hearing different perspectives and translations. I do not believe that any one translation is more [...]Read More
Join us for a little Bliss, Peace, Harmony, Community
Out there in our "regularly scheduled programming" there is a lot of hate, division and politics going on. It can be so easy to become frustrated, confused or fearful. We can get lost in thoughts of "what can I possibly do?" when the bigger picture seems to large to address. We invite you to make [...]Read More
Exploration of the Yoga Sutra – Nirodha
The Yoga Sutra are one of the most studied texts in yoga. Reverend Jaganath Carrera describes the yoga sutra as: "the science of joy and a blueprint for living a deeply satisfying life. It is a timeless spiritual classic whose appeal is founded on a profound and unerring understanding of the human condition. Not simply [...]Read More