Detox MEETS REALITY!

So, for those of you who read my blog - I started a detox a little over a week ago - You can see original post here , well reality set in this Thursday/Friday!

You see, my husband planned a getaway for us, we had 24 full hours kid free in Louisville, staying at the NEW Omni Hotel. It was so nice to spend time together, have a nice dinner, and reconnect.

I decided on the way there I was going to break a few rules, AND NOT FEEL BAD ABOUT IT!

Because, you know what - Life HAPPENS!

I drank a bit, indulged in a HOT BROWN TATER TOT Appetizer that was wrong on SO MANY LEVELS, and had a cookie before bed :) - But other than that, I pretty much stuck to my plans.

And you know what…. It’s ok!

Because today is Monday, and I can RESET! Just like that - I can reset! I know that the eating and drinking choices have consequences, BELIEVE me - the lack of motivation I had the rest of the weekend reminded me of that… but I also know that for any sort of LIFESTYLE to take hold, you have to have a balance, you have to have forgiveness, you have to leave space for error, and then remind yourself why you live the life you live - to feel better, to be whole.

So TODAY - MONDAY! I am starting again :) Loving myself, feeding my body fuel - not just mindless food, and I will have all my pep back in no time.

If this is something that interest you…. Join Kristi Cirignano (a health coach and a BIG Inspiration to me) and I, Jan 22nd (7:00 pm) in an ONLINE Webinar - learning about the Shred10 program and how you can get yourself on a path to cleanse out the YUCK and feel better, sleep better, and put the pep back in your step!

For more information on this on-line, at home in your PJs webinar, email me at siftyoga@gmail.com - and I will send you the link and access code to join us!

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Yoga in the Light - one year!

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Crazy to think that this time last year I was really starting to make the tough decisions needed, to open my own studio! Fear, anxiety, doubt - were all STRONG emotions. But I decided it was time to make a change, time to trust myself, and go on a little adventure! Did I know what was ahead ... certainly not - but I took a risk and I’m glad I did. For I have learned lots of important lessons this year, one of which was getting to know a deeper understanding of myself. 

This photo is me in the space, me taking a few moments to move in the light, Breathe and see if it felt like home. And it did! So I took a chance! 

I am so proud of our little studio - so happy to have taken the leap - and thrilled 😁 that each day we unlock the doors and invite in all who need a space to SIFT.

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Last week we learned from special guest instructor: Kimberly Allan.

Kimberly "Kimber" first found yoga through injury. After she completed 6 months of hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2007, she was pleasantly surprised that she could not only heal her body through the practice, but that she could also find the same peace she could find while hiking mountains through asana.

Kimber did her teacher training in 2011 in Thailand studying Ashtanga Vinyasa with Larry Schultz based. Kimber has spent many years traveling between the US and Canada studying many styles of Vinyasa and teaching both in the US and Canada. Some of her favorite Vinyasa teachers include MC Yogi and Megan Currie.

It wasn’t until Kimber came to Ashtanga Yoga Victoria (where she currently teaches) that she really started feeling passionate about staying true to the Ashtanga lineage and the tradition of the practice. She loves the Mysore method and couldn’t imagine life without it. 

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What a special week this was exploring Ashtanga Yoga! 

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Ashtanga Yoga is an ancient system of Yoga that was taught by Vamana Rishi in the Yoga Korunta. This text was imparted to Sri T. Krishnamacharya in the early 1900’s by his Guru Rama Mohan Brahmachari, and was later passed down to Pattabhi Jois during the duration of his studies with Krishnamacharya, beginning in 1927.

Ashtanga is a method, a path, for many practitioners, it becomes their primary spiritual practice. We practice not to advance in the sequence, but to live a more peaceful life. 

The Primary Series is cleansing for the body — from the lymphatic to the digestive to the cardiovascular systems. Other benefits vary by person, including but not limited to: internal/emotional strength, physical strength, discipline, calm and centered mind, improved sleep, desire to improve diet, etc. 

Keeping the consistency of an external factor (in this case asana practice) allows you to better tune into what’s happening internally. This is why asana is the "gateway" to the other 7 limbs of yoga.

Once memorized, the asana sequence is like a tool that you can carry in your pocket. You don’t need anything except your mat to practice. Like your breath — it’s always there for you. First you memorize the asana sequence, then the breath count, then you can shift your focus to drishti and bandhas. The practice becomes a moving meditation.

Here is the series we worked on this week: 

Here is Surya Namaskara A. Repeat 5x. Take rest in balasana (childs pose) if needed. Or at the top of the mat in Samastitihi.

Here is Surya Namaskara A. Repeat 5x. Take rest in balasana (childs pose) if needed. Or at the top of the mat in Samastitihi.

Surya Namaskara B repeat 5x. Take rest when needed. Breath with sound.

Surya Namaskara B repeat 5x. Take rest when needed. Breath with sound.

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Closing postures. 10 breaths each.  Take rest in Savasana at least 5 minutes.

Closing postures. 10 breaths each.

Take rest in Savasana at least 5 minutes.

 

If this is something you would like to continue to learn more about - click here to see when our next Ashtanga for Beginners Series Begins

Remember you!

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Don’t forget about yourself! 

This week got me thinking... It was just a haircut, but it’s ALWAYS so much more! 

Tuesday I did a very normal thing, on a pretty normal day - I got my 💇 haircut. 
And like so many of us do, I made small talk with my stylist (a former cheerleader/student of mine that is ALL Grown Up!) We talked about my kids, my new home, and about the studio. 

She asked real questions about the business because she too is an entrepreneur, she too knows how much work happens behind the scenes, and she too knows the blood, sweat, and, tears that are associated with starting/running/continuously working to grow your brand. 

She was truly interested in hearing about Sift.... and so I started taking. I told her about our Sift Yoga family, about how our regulars know and love us (as we do them), and how I deep down know that I am fulfilling a need for so many wonderful people, offering a safe place for them to come take a deep breath, to move when and how they are ready, and provide them with a time to remember themselves. 

However, I didnt sugar coat things when I told her some months we are busier than others, or that August has been pretty slow overall. I told her, “You know, it’s like people love themselves, come try classes, commit to coming, but then life happens and ... they forget about themselves - they take care of everyone and everything else... and somewhere in there ... Yoga for THEM doesn’t make the cut” - I paused and said “that’s the hardest part, they are who I miss, they are who I write newsletters for, post to Facebook, or write handwritten notes to. They simply forget about themselves, and I hope through reaching back out I can remind them they are important”..... She smiled and nodded her head ....she knew EXACTLY what I meant! She knew EXACTLY how it felt! 

And then almost at the same time, I said “though I suppose I’m guilty of this too... I mean... I haven’t been to get my haircut since FEBRUARY!!!!” Yes you read that right!?!?! Ponytails for days! 🤣 

So I know that it’s easy for us to get busy, easy for us to forget to make ourselves a priority, easy for us to fill our days with too many commitments and not enough down time. I know that unexpected expenses come up, and things like haircuts, dining out, or yoga classes just can’t be a regular thing. 

But I guess what I’m trying to say is — just remember that you are worth remembering! That just like how I felt after FINALLY getting a haircut 🤣 you too deserve to be remembered! 

So take a moment, Open the calendar on your phone and add to a random time tomorrow or a few days next week the words “remember me”

“Remember Me” might be reading agood book for a few minutes, or a phone call to an old friend, a walk around the block with a four legged pal, a cup of tea on the deck early in the morning, or a warm bath at night before bed — of course we would love to see you at Sift, remembering you too!

Thanks friends for your love and support! 😘💇#itsneverjustahaircut #siftyoga#whatdoyouneedtosift #newburghindiana#rememberyou

It's JUNE!

It is so hard to believe it’s JUNE!!! I’m officially entering my 6th month as owner of Sift Yoga - AND THAT BLOWS MY MIND.

I’ve learned some much in the last 6 months not only about the ins and outs of being a small business owner, but also about people.

I’m so incredibly grateful for the support that I have received from friends and family near and far.

From previous clients of Renew (thank you for trusting my vision and allowing me to bring your little secret yoga out to grow - it was something special that needed to be shared).

From friends who are not into Yoga but still came to my Open Houses, sent me cards of encouragement, ask repeatedly about how things are going and continued messages of support. Love you all!!!

From my spouse who really deserves his own post about how supportive he is! 😍

And wow ....I have learned so much about myself. I am proud to be a role model for my kids showing that women can dream, chase dreams, be moms, and take risks. It isn’t one or the other! I’ve had to wipe tears, sweat, dust, and yoga mats 😉 a lot these last 5 months - but I cant wait to see what the future holds.

I am enjoying the ride, and trying to stay in this present moment. Embracing the magic that is Sift Yoga, and dreaming up new ways to share it with all of you!

I am so thankful! ❤️ Carrie

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Becca's Hummus and Veggie Pinwheels

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On a low carb wheat tortilla, spread your favorite kind of hummus. (Homemade or store bought is fine either way!)

Add four thinly sliced strips of red bell peppers on one side of the tortilla, Four thinly sliced raw zucchini sticks on the other side of the tortilla, Four pieces of raw baby spinach in the middle of the tortilla, And one roasted asparagus stalk on top of the spinach in the middle of the tortilla.

To roast asparagus: (Place one bunch of asparagus and two cloves of chopped garlic, tossed in olive oil, on a sheet pan line with paper. Roast in a preheated to 425 (F) degree oven for about twenty minutes or until tender. Salt and pepper to taste)

Now roll the tortilla with it's ingredients up carefully and slice in to one to two inch pieces (like sushi!). Serve as a fun and healthy summer snack for your kiddos.

They are also beautiful enough to bring to a backyard barbecue!

Enjoy:) - Becca

Healthy Eats from Becca: Egg Muffins

See what Yummy Recipe Becca has to share this month!

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Egg Muffins

In a medium sized skillet, sauté: 1 small package of fresh diced mushrooms, and 1/2 of a diced red bell pepper in coconut oil.

Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

As soon as the mushrooms and peppers are soft add two large handfuls of fresh spinach and wilt. Place this mixture in the bottom of a non stick twelve muffin pan.

Beat one dozen eggs. Add 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese to the beaten eggs, and give it a little stir together too. Now pour the egg and cheese mixture over the mushrooms, peppers, and spinach.

Place in a preheated 375 degree oven. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. (Checking along the way to see if the muffins have risen and are completely cooked and firm.)

After cooked and firm, pop the muffins out and enjoy!

They taste great with hot sauce or salsa on top. Also, you could add any veggies you like! I know broccoli works great in these. -ENJOY!

Red Pepper Sauce with Spiralized Veggies

Looking for a something a little Colorful for Dinner Tonight?

Try our very own, Rebecca's Red Pepper Sauce with Spiralized . Rebecca currently teaches 2 days a week with us at Sift Yoga. Food is one of Rebecca's many passions and I have invited her to share her talent with you a little each month.... and this dish looks delish!  

Ingredients: 

1 Fresh Red Pepper, chopped 

1/2 Cup Garbanzo Beans, rinsed

1/2 Cup Water

1/4 Nutritional Yeast

1 tsp Salt

1/4 tsp Onion Powder

1/4 tsp Curry Powder 

1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg

Directions: 

In a high powered blender add all ingredients and purée until smooth and bright. 

Warm in a small sauce pan and serve over blanched, spiralized vegetables such as zucchini, yellow squash, and sweet potatoes! Tastes delicious with red pepper flakes sprinkled on top and a side of garlicky, steamed broccoli.  

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Gluten free and heart healthy, you're going to love this recipe. Enjoy! 

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Meet Rebecca: I am a self taught, healthy cook who believes little changes to your eating style  can help you reap huge health benefits. I look at each meal and ask, "How can I tweak this recipe to obtain optimal nutrition, make it gorgeous, inviting, and fun for my family to eat?" I hope you enjoy our food journey together! Let's get  cooking!

Fizzy Bath Bombs - Love Relax

Today we have an Guest Blogger sharing a little about a fun new product on the shelf at Sift Yoga. Make sure next time you are in you check out L R Fizzy Bath Bombs made by 9 year old, Leena Rice. 

Leena writes: "I was inspired to make these bath bombs because they are a safe way to have fun in the bathtub and just to relax. The steps involved mixing all ingredients, pouring and flattening it into the molds, allowing it to dry and harden, and then bag them up for you to enjoy! 

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The Bath Bomb ingredients are: baking soda, citric acid, corn starch, epsom salt, water, olive oil, and essential oils. 

This batch was scented with Eucalyptus and Lavender. I hope you will give them a try! 

2 for $1.00 - available at Sift Yoga." 

- Leena
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Thoughts and words into actions and habits

Watch your thoughts; for they become words. Watch your words; for they become actions. Watch your actions; for they become habits. Watch your habits; for they become character. Watch your character for it will become your destiny. - FRANK OUTLAW

Are you signed up for the upcoming "Visualize Your Life" Workshop at Sift?

It is a perfect way to transform those thoughts and words into actions, habits, character, and destiny! Check out the video here to see more about this amazing day we have planned! 

 

Workshop Date: Feb 17, 2018 

Register at https://visualize-your-life.eventbrite.com

Visualize Your Life through Vision Boarding

Hello friends old and new!

Are you exactly where you would like to be in your life -- personally, professionally, health, family life & relationships? Are you ready to focus and get clear on what you really want and how to achieve your dreams?

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I’m Kristi Cirignano, and I’m so excited to be partnering with Carrie to bring you a vision board workshop we’re calling “Visualize your Life.” Join us on Saturday, February 17 from 9-12 for a fun and inspiring morning incorporating yoga, meditation, life and wellness coaching and creating your own vision board. Reserve your spot here!

Carrie asked me to do a guest blog post to introduce myself to all of you before the workshop. So let me share a bit about my health journey and what led me to wellness coaching.

I’m a wife, mom to four amazing kids (10 year old triplets and a 3 year old) and a Certified Health Coach at Nourished for Life Wellness Coaching. I do local workshops, online group coaching and private coaching with parents, families and individuals who want to change their health story. I also write a healthy eating and living blog and a weekly-ish email with healthy living inspiration.  

My goal is to empower you to change your health and future through whole food and a healthful lifestyle. I provide education, resources, inspiration and support to help you make doable and sustainable changes to reduce or relieve ongoing symptoms and feel your best, reduce risk of disease, slow the aging process and live every day to the fullest! 

My own health journey began 12 years ago when I was practicing law. I went through three miscarriages and was diagnosed with an endocrine disorder. After a lot of research and prayer, I came to realize the overriding problem was pretty simple: I wasn’t providing myself with the nourishment I needed for my own body to be healthy and function the way God intended, much less sustain a pregnancy and grow another healthy little life. 

We began reducing processed foods and moving to a real, whole food eating plan. In November 2007, we were blessed with the birth of triplets. As a mom I became even more committed to feeding my family real food and teaching my kids to nourish and care for their bodies. Seven years later, I had dramatically changed my diet, started drinking a big green smoothie every day, using Juice Plus and doing yoga several times/week. I felt better and was healthier than I have ever been. A wonderful surprise pregnancy and the birth of our youngest daughter confirmed I was on the right track and my body was finally getting back in balance.

During that same period of time I had another big wake up call--one of my dearest friends, a young mom with two beautiful little girls, was diagnosed with stage IV cancer. After she was told by some of the best oncologists in the country she probably only had a year to live, we began researching food choices and holistic cancer treatment options and I became even more convinced of the enormous impact our food and lifestyle choices make on our health. 

When my triplets went off to Kindergarten, I decided to share my passion for whole foods and healthy living by becoming a health coach. The more I learn and grow as a health coach, the more convinced I become that (1) eating whole foods and eliminating toxins is absolutely vital to our health and (2) other concerns such as stress, sleep, safe movement, unaddressed trauma and faith are just as important. So I work with clients on all of these fundamentals of good health.

Vision boarding is such a powerful tool to help us clarify our wellness goals and our dreams, goals and plans for every aspect of our life! If you’re looking for more in any area of your life but aren’t quite sure what direction to go or what your or next steps should be, the process of creating a vision board can help you find that clarity and figure out what it is that lights you up and brings you fulfillment and joy. 

If you are a person of faith trying to figure out where God is leading you in your life, Psalm 37:4 tells us, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I don’t think this means God will give us everything we want. I think it means He will place in our hearts the same desires that He has for us. When I was trying to figure out if I should go back to practicing law, or what I was supposed to be doing with my life, my prayer was that God would place in my heart dreams and goals that were consistent with His will and plan for my life. Creating a vision board was a really impactful part of this process for me. 

If you are crystal clear on your dreams already--great! Vision boards are a wonderful daily reminder to keep us focused on our goals and to help us break down those big dreams into smaller doable steps. I find it so easy to get bogged down in the mundane, hectic daily routines and tasks and lose sight of the big picture—my goals, dreams and the things in life that bring me fulfillment and joy. Having those things all collected on one poster board I look at every single day helps keep me focused on the things that really matter. It reminds me every day of what I want my life to look like so that I can pray about it, plan for it, act on it now or work at it until it becomes reality.   

Are you ready to get clear on your dreams and set your intentions for 2018? Reserve your spot here and join us February 17 to Visualize Your Life!  

Can’t wait to see you there!!

Kristi

LIVE TV! Perfectly - Imperfect!

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This morning my friend Colleen Scholer and I drove to Henderson to be a guest on the Local Lifestyles Show with Ange Humphrey. We were set to promote a new Youth Series Colleen is facilitating called GirLife. It's going to be an awesome addition to what we offer at Sift and I am thrilled we can house it! (More info in the Workshops Section)

But, ya'll Live TV is no joke! Ha ha!

Colleen was so prepared with her note cards and perfectly crafted answers - I planned to "wing it". I thought I would be more nervous if I rehearsed some of my answers. I want to start off by saying Ange is a true professional! She quickly greeted us when we arrived and made sure that we introduced ourselves to the other guests of the program, a perfect networking opportunity, and then told us where to sit and wait for our time on air. 

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When it was our turn, we were 2nd, we were escorted behind the scenes to the main room of the station. The kid in you can't help but get excited seeing what really goes on "behind the scenes of THE NEWS"! We were mic'd up and then it was our turn to join Angee on stage. After a few jokes with Ron Rhodes off air about NO MORE SNOW DAYS for our kids -- She took the time to ask if I was nervous and told me to just relax and act like we are old friends. I mean, she just makes you feel at ease being around her! I wanted to be her friend! :)  

Showtime! 10 seconds, 3-2-1 - It's LIVE! And I instantly thought... WHERE DO I LOOK? Camera, Colleen, Ange, where??? The questions start happening and all the sudden, I had to take a deep breath and go with it! It is fast and over before you can even remember what you said!

As soon as it was over, Regret sets in for a moment.... AH I should have said this, or why did I say that! Like for instance, "Change the face of yoga" what ... I don't want to do that.... I want to ADD to the yoga in our community! We have AN AWESOME YOGA presence in our community! And did I just pronounce the name of our street wrong???

But yogis know, it is about the moment, the moment has passed and now it is time to move on! Perfectly Imperfect! My shirt I chose for the day is truly what I want Sift to represent. It is truly who I am working to be/embrace and what better way than on LIVE TV! 

So my first LIVE appearance is under my belt, I know next time I'll make my cards or prep my thoughts a little better - I know where to look and when to breathe - and I am ready for my next on screen moment! HA HA 

But, you know what - It was fun! I love shining ANY LIGHT I can on YOGA - Especially for kids! So I will count today as a success. 

If you want to watch and missed us live, here is the link! Let me know what you think :) Or don't if you want to spare my feelings :) 

Rebecca's Jewel Beet Hummus

Looking for a GORGEOUS appetizer to add to your Holiday Meal?

Try our very own, Rebecca's Jewel Beet Hummus. Rebecca currently teaches 2 days a week with us at Sift Yoga. Food is one of Rebecca's many passions and I have invited her to share her talent with you a little each month.... and this first dish looks delish!  

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1 small, fresh beet
1 15 oz can of Garbanzo beans drained (reserve 6 Tbsp of the bean juice), and rinsed
2 Heaping Tbsp Tahini Paste
1 clove Garlic
Juice from 1/2 a large lemon
Salt

Roast the beet in a 425 F preheated oven for forty five minutes (or until fork tender).
Peel the beet and chop in to large pieces after roasting.
Add the beet, beans, bean juice, tahini paste, garlic clove,lemon juice, and salt in a food processor, and blend until smooth and jewel toned.

Serve with colorful veggies, such as carrots, yellow bell peppers, and celery. Having some crackers with it could be extra good too.

Who wouldn't want to eat gorgeous, pink dip? Plus it tastes earthy, nutty, and lemony! Adding the beets to the hummus adds a wealth of extra nutrition. Beets are good for keeping your heart healthy and they help give us extra energy for our holiday season! Not using olive oil in this recipe, as is typical in most hummus recipes, reduces extra fat and calories.

Add eight to ten drops of sriracha sauce if you need to spice things up!

Enjoy!

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Meet Rebecca: I am a self taught, healthy cook who believes little changes to your eating style  can help you reap huge health benefits. I look at each meal and ask, "How can I tweak this recipe to obtain optimal nutrition, make it gorgeous, inviting, and fun for my family to eat?" I hope you enjoy our food journey together! Let's get  cooking!

Building a dream - Sift Yoga

Life sure has a way of taking you on journey and opportunities do seem to present themselves when you are open to them. The dream of having my own space, my own studio, has been something I have been thinking of for many years and over the last few weeks the work, time, and energy is starting to pay off. 

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The Doors of Sift Yoga will officially open on January 2, 2018. The schedule is modest, the teaching staff is small, and our space feels relaxed and comfortable - and that feels just about right. I am building a space not just for yoga, but for community, and positivity. I am building a space where adults can take a deep breath, maybe the first real breath in a long time. I am building a space where students can unwind and release the pressure for just a few moments. I am building a space where athletes can come and allow their muscles a little down time, without worry of records or the next big performance. I am building a space where families can bring their children and know that the work there may not always be on the outside, or something with immediate results, but something is happening - those kiddos are learning the importance of being kind not only to others but to themselves. 

I can only hope that what I have learned through Yoga - will help many more come to truly love themselves, take time for breath, and relaxation. If I can help even just a handful of parents remember to raise children to be whole, we as parents must be whole. And that is not a small task. 

Thank you for reading and I hope you will come join us at Sift for a class or event in the near future. 

-Carrie

Naming "Sift"

It’s happening.... I’m opening my own Yoga Studio (January 2018) — it will be called Sift Yoga. Where did that name come from? - You Ask....

Well, I had been compiling a list for over a week of possible names and nothing really represented the emotions I wanted. Then as life has it, I stopped looking, and just let it come! 

I started re-reading my favorite book of 2017, “Crisis comes from the word meaning to sift. Let it all fall away and you’ll be left with what matters. What matters most can not be taken away.” - Glennon Melton Doyle in “Love Warrior” - you should read that book by the way! Powerful stuff! 

I just thought 💭 ...THAT’S it! 

To Sift - That’s what Yoga helps me do. Sift through life and remember what matters most! So just like that we had a name. "Sift Yoga"

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What do you need to Sift?

If you have ever watched a child play in the sand, one of their favorite ways to discover the world around them is to pick up sand and let it slowly fall through their fingers.

They are sifting sand through the cracks and spaces between each finger. Some sand sticks to those cute little hands, and the rest falls away. 

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Yoga is like that for me. When I step on my mat - I bring it all! The good, the bad, and the in-between. I use the pace and depth of my breath to hold on to what matters - however, with each posture or pose I release something that I no longer need.

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It falls away.  

Sift Yoga has been a dream of mine, long before it had a name and long before I had a space.

This dream has come out of years of teaching, years of meeting fantastic yogis from many walks of life. I have taught in a small studio, outdoors at a local park, and a large gym. The energy that happens in a yoga class can not be duplicated. 

I look forward to this new adventure - I look forward to meeting more new people and seeing how yoga can help them Sift through the stresses of everyday life. Join us on the mat! See what Yoga can offer you. 

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Yogis of Instagram!

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I’ve joined Instagram!

So for months, maybe years - my yoga clients have been telling me I should be using Instagram. I always thought, you know - they are probably right... so this Fall, I decided to give it a fair shot.

Let me tell you, you #instayogis are AMAZING! You are doing yoga on this platform, but really it’s ART! #yogaart The backdrops make me want to #traveltheworld , the poses make me want to #practiceallday#yogaeverydamnday and I am in love with each of you trying to spread the #loveandlight that is Yoga. But - let’s be honest, we aren’t all doing yoga in beautiful spaces, we don’t all have gorgeous long hair, and perfect young bodies (whatever that means) - that doesn’t make our posts any less important or #authentic. Just as, how you doing yoga on a gorgeous beach doesn’t make your post inauthentic. To a certain degree it’s all real 😉

 We as teachers and practitioners are all doing yoga to show it to the world - to remind ourselves to breathe, stretch, move in a way that makes us feel strong, beautiful, and empowered. It’s important for all of us to remember that everyone started as a beginner at some point. We are rolling out our mats to turn down our crazy and ignite our light. Thank you Yogis of Instagram for welcoming me to your community. Allowing all of us to practice alongside you with poses that we hope will inspire others - like your beautiful works of art - inspire us! #yogagoals #yogabreath#yogalight