"I've been waiting for this for a long time, but now I'd rather be somewhere else." This is a thought that I find rolling around in my head. It used to roll around a lot more, but every once and a while it returns.
I've learned to see it as a signal, a red flag. It reminds me I am focusing on the wrong thing, the thing that doesn't actually matter. So I do my best to STOP and then refocus.
Summers can be overwhelming. They can also get away from us. I want an intentional summer. A slow summer, a fun summer. There are only 8 weekends in our summer, and I want those 16 days to be filled with quality, life-giving and purposeful moments with my family.
As a result, here are my focal points for this summer. Read More
So, you'll be spending a lot of time at the park this season, right? You've got your circuit: slide, swing, see-saw, sandbox. You're there for the kids, but have you ever thought of having a little fun yourself? Here are three ways you can practice your yoga while at the park with your child.
1. Hang. The monkey bars aren't just for kids anymore! Hanging is incredibly beneficial for the body and also incorporates gripping and pulling: two actions that are important for health but absent from your typical adult yoga class. When I started on the monkey bars as an adult, I couldn't believe my lack of grip strength. Read More
Summer Camp. I love it. I have spent many weeks playing and working at summer camp in my life: day camps and overnight camps. I even met and fell in love with my husband at camp! It is written into his bones too, as he thrives each summer at the local day camp he runs. We love camp.
But why yoga summer camp? Well, I love yoga, and I love camp. For me, marrying these two loves is a dream come true.
Summer Camp at Appleseed is going to be a blast. It is truly your child's opportunity to move their body and focus their mind in a new and inspiring way!
Check out these 3 reasons to Register NOW for Summer Camp: Read More
Do you know that feeling you get when you've been in close contact with the earth for a long time? Maybe you were at the park with the kids and couldn't find a reason to leave, or you ran into a friend unexpectedly and talked and walked for an extra hour or two, while the kids enjoyed an extra long play. The feeling of fresh warm air in your lungs after a long winter, your nose and cheeks cool but not frozen, and pulling out your warmest sweater in exchange for your winter jacket.
This is spring. And this feeling I get I call 'groundedness'. Read More
Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
Tree pose is a great way to usher in the warmer weather and create balance in our bodies and our families as we transition from winter to spring.
This balancing pose is great for all ages. Tree pose is often one of the first poses my youngest yogis love to do! The benefits of tree pose for our kids are vast including strengthening the legs and feet, stretching the shoulders, and balancing the mind, body, and soul. It also helps children to focus better and bolsters their self-esteem and confidence. Read More