Yoga can happen from the outside in or the inside out. You can look at a pose or picture of someone else or the person next to you in class and try and move and pose and make your body in the same shape, which has nothing to do with you and will create tension and struggle in your body and mind. Or you can move from the inside out, finding your own way into the movements, allowing your body to move with ease, cultivating a strong, healthy body and calm capable mind. Moving from the inside out you’ll be able to do much more with less effort. Have fun, stay easy and enjoy the ride!
Dharma Talk - Week of May 20, 2013 - Inspired by Tara Stiles, Founder of Strala Yoga, entrepreneur, best-selling author, visionary, Taurus soul sister who shares the same birthday, May 6th <3
MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND FREE YOUR DAY - This fantastic event is open to members and non-members of NYHRC. Each class is a $20 donation to the Glam-a-thon Foundation, a non-profit organization providing women battling breast cancer and their families with support and funding for mammograms and diagnostic testing. It’s going to be a great day jam packed with great classes, great raffle items, and load of giveaways, and gift bags!
My favorite NYHRC instructors are going to be teaching —-
Matt Wilpers for spinning — He has SO MUCH energy, his spin classes are dynamite! His awesome playlist will keep you going strong for the hour and you will come out of there cycling harder and stronger than you thought ever would be possible.
Leo Wright and Celine Desgranges for sculpting and bootcamp – They give you tough love, they do not let you cheat your workout and they will push you. YOU WILL BE SORE! It is more than worth it.
Ash Aviles for Yoga — he’s got a gift for making you feel brand new, deeply at peace and rejuvenated after every class.
Here’s your chance to work out with the instructors I speak very highly of in my blog, and donate your efforts towards a really, really good cause.
When I’m in a race, I say to myself: I am a machine. I am a powerful machine.” Do that and let me know how that turns out for you- Matt Wilpers, my spin coach
You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you suddenly will have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
I’ve been adding 2 scoops each morning into my smoothie and oh hello vanilla creamy love. Same dedicated workout schedule as usual, but now I am noticing the rewards! I’m full and satisfied up until lunch time, energized through the day, I’ve shed some weight and see a big difference in my lean muscle tone.
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Well and Good NYC posted a great article this week - Class Action: SUP Dog Yoga featuring Jessica Bellofatto and Gina Bradley.
Last November, I joined these phenomenal surf and yoga athletes on a retreat to Rincon, Puerto Rico, and practiced surfing, stand up paddling, and yoga techniques under their expert guidance.
Stand-up paddling is a tremendous ab and core workout! And combining that paddling with some yoga sequences, you will be not only working your core, but your balance and grace as well. Each time you gain the confidence to explore a challenging yoga asana on your board, and when you get to the full expression of the pose (for example, using your strength and balance to come up into a backbend such as wheel, or inversion such as headstand while the unsteady board rocks in the water below you) you will be overwhelmed with a phenomenal proud ah-hah moment.
“Paddling in the ocean, you are at the mercy of that. On the one hand, you need to be brave… On the other, there is an extreme sense of humility… and huge surrender. The yoga practice requires that same balance of strength and softness, but when you’re out in the elements, maintaining that balance is all the more urgent.” - Jessica Bellofatto
Last week, I went home to the Catskill Mountains in Upstate NY where I grew up. We live on a lake and it is the perfect weekend getaway, especially with my kayak and paddleboard waiting anxiously for me to come play on. I was a little rusty from not practicing my SUP yoga since November, but when I came up into my favorite heart-opening backbend, Urdhva Dhanurasana (Wheel Pose), the rush of energy I got from seeing the lake upside down, that shift of perspective - that was just the coolest feeling.
If you’d like to try SUP yoga before the summer comes to an end (Ah, Labor Day weekend is approaching in just a few weeks…unbelievable how quickly the summer just flew by!) you can join Jess and Gina out in East Hampton, NY for some exhilarating surf and yoga. They are truly inspiring athletes with fearless attitudes and awesome energy. I’m just dying to join them on another retreat…