EJY Blog

July 1, 2020

Yesterday, I attended an online webinar/town hall meeting about things to consider as yoga studios begin to reopen and offer in-person classes once again in this still-Covid-affected-world. One of the things mentioned, was the importance of communicating any changes ve...

July 4, 2019

A few weeks ago, we welcomed summer in all of my yoga classes with a summertime theme – complete with pool noodles, a beach ball, several other pool toys, some Beach Boys music, and a new yoga shirt I wore that said, “Live in the Sunshine!”

It was something fun and just...

May 5, 2019

“It would be hard to find a more direct medical application of yoga than to osteoporosis. Bones are strengthened by good diet and sunlight, of course, but that is true of tree trunks too. Force applied to bones stimulates them to grow stronger. The greater the forces a...

March 4, 2019

Yesterday afternoon, I taught my first "Introduction to Yoga" workshop at The Yoga Effect in Grayslake. I had 7 lovely ladies join me for 3 hours, to learn a bit about the practice of yoga.

I've been teaching yoga for nearly 5 years now -- and I have been teaching somew...

January 6, 2019

Because of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, my Monday and Tuesday yoga classes were cancelled – but I still taught my Wednesday and my first-Saturday-of-every-month classes this week. Being the first week of the new year, I wanted to incorporate something into my cla...

December 7, 2018

An early winter snowstorm hit the Midwest on the last Sunday in November this year. Around 8-10 inches fell in our area, starting in the afternoon and continuing through the night – and high winds made for blizzard conditions.  I was safely home with my cat during all...

November 19, 2018

Last weekend for the first time, The Yoga Effect in Grayslake (one of the local yoga studios that I teach at), hosted a 3-day yoga retreat in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. They called it a “Gratitude Refuge Retreat” in keeping with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

I attende...

October 16, 2018

Years ago, a friend of mine mentioned that she had been given some crystals for her birthday. I remember thinking that was a bit unusual, a bit “out there,” a bit too “woo-woo” for me. I didn’t ask any questions. I let it go.

Fast forward to 2016, and an interest in exp...

September 8, 2018

Essential oils are often – though not always – used in combination with a carrier oil. Using essential oils and carrier oils in combination can increase the benefits received from both. If you’re new to essential oils, it’s a good idea to dilute your essential oils wit...

July 30, 2018

This past weekend, I invited everyone in my Young Living downline to my home for what I referred to as an "essential oils gathering" -- an opportunity to come together and learn more about essential oils, as well as some of the other products that Young Living offers.


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