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  • Weekend: Solo Day Date + Staying In

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    This afternoon I had the experience of taking my own yoga class and it was more than a little weird. I have been working on some class recordings for a client of ours to use while traveling for work and also for another project. I figured I should actually take the class to check the [...]

  • Weekend: Working, Goldens, Grilling and Gymnastics

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    My Monday got off to a bit of a crazy start on the work front so after I finished teaching my 8:15 a.m. class I came home and decided to put a momentary pause on everything work related. I tidied up the house, took the girls for a walk while I caught up with my parents, [...]

  • Weekend: Celebrating the Fourth + The Best Fireworks!

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    Happy Fourth of July! I hope it's been a wonderful weekend of celebrating freedom. When I think about the courage our Founding Fathers had in drafting and signing the Declaration of Independence, it gives me chills. They took a stand for beliefs that were radically different than how the world worked at that time...beliefs that people should [...]

  • Weekend: Assist Training, Family Time and A Long Run

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    I hope you guys had a great weekend. I spent mine at the yoga studio (SURPRISE!). We're doing a summer session of our 200-hour teacher training so we've got eight weekends of training with our students. My fiance (hereby referred to as Tanner because I think at this point we can give hime a name) [...]

  • A Weekend Staycation in Uptown Charlotte

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    Did you know that today is the first time since 1948 that the Summer Solstice and a full moon have happened at the same time? We are all feeling super excited about summer over here! :) I'm an experience kind of person when it comes to gifts. I'd much rather do/see/experience something than receive a [...]

  • Where The Heart Is

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    This week begins on a somber note as the tragedy in Orlando weighs heavy on my heart. I woke up in Florida on Sunday morning to the news of the mass shooting in disbelief that we're here in this same spot again. I went about my day as normal and as I was on the treadmill [...]

  • Weekend: Summer TT Kick Off, Pups and Date Night

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    The weekend kicked off our 200-hour summer teacher training at Y2. It seems like we just wrapped up our winter/spring training. It's our first year offering a summer training but there has been a demand for it, especially among high school and college students that want to complete a teacher training during their summer break. [...]

  • Memorial Day Weekend 2016

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    This long weekend really seemed to stretch out thanks to limited plans and lots of downtime. The weather here was pretty overcast and gray for most of the weekend and I kind of enjoyed having an excuse not to be at the pool/lake/beach. On Friday night I taught and took yoga. My fiance had to [...]

  • Weekend: An Art Show, A Birthday and A Relaxing Sunday

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    Good morning! I hope your week is off to a great start. If you're kind of feeling like it's not, remember what I always tell my 6 a.m. yoga class...you choose your attitude. ;) Thank you for the encouraging words about Sullie and her surgery on Wednesday. You know I will keep you all updated. We [...]

  • Weekend: Bootcamp, Food Trucks and Cake

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    I've hit the ground running after a weekend packed with fun activities and friends. I trained a client and taught yoga this morning and then had an appointment with the chiropractor and a session with my trainer. In hindsight I should have schedule those activities in reverse order but oh well. I didn't think I [...]

  • Weekend: South Indian Dinner Party + Domesticity + Pizza & Movie Date Night

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    Happy Monday! I hope all my mommas (of babies and animals!) had a happy Mother's Day weekend! These lazies didn't get me anything but we did have a really nice weekend! ;) On Friday night I got dressed for a dinner party at a friend's house with a big group of yogis. It was a [...]

  • A Up and Down Weekend

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    You'd better grab a cup of coffee (or a glass of wine!) because this is going to be a long weekend recap. It started at 4 a.m. on Friday when I woke up to Zoey barking her head off. She had somehow gotten closed out of our room and was in the living room barking [...]

  • Weekend: The End of Teacher Training + Graduation Celebration

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    I took a little step away from my blog and the real world over the weekend to soak up our last teacher training weekend. (You should see the state of my house...I need to do some serious cleaning and laundry after I publish this post!) (photo Wanda Koch) These 29 beautiful yogis completed their 200-hour yoga [...]

  • Weekend At The Beach + An Easy Week of Workouts

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    Hi there. I hope it was a great weekend. I have been soaking up time with my family (and sleep...lots of sleep). I got to take a short mandated weekend break from the blog because my tech guru (who is an angel sent from heaven) has spent the last few days moving my site to a [...]

  • TT Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts

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    Good morning. I hope that your Monday is the start to a wonderful week ahead! I was thrilled not to have any early clients after being in yoga teacher training all weekend. It's nice to start the week at a relaxed pace with breakfast, coffee and computer time instead of hitting the ground running at [...]

  • Weekend Recap + First Look at Comida

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    Hello, hello! I hope you enjoyed the weekend. Mine was super chill but nice. I stayed in Friday and Saturday night but did get out for dinner with two girlfriends on Sunday at a new restaurant here in Charlotte, Comida. I taught the 4:20 class at the studio and then stayed to take the 6. [...]

  • Easter Weekend: Egg Hunt, Girl’s Night at Kid Cashew, Zootopia

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    Hi there. I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and Easter if you were celebrating. While I didn't have a traditional Easter, it was a nice weekend that included an egg hunt, a girl's night out, seeing Zootopia and more. I had a super low-key Friday night but it was just what I needed after [...]

  • Weekend + Workouts

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    I'm a day late in getting the workout recap to you. I sat down last night to write it and was going to do a high level overview on the Spring Equinox but then inspiration took over and it became its own post. I love it when that happens. :) Friday was spent in the [...]

  • Weekend in the Life: Yoga Teacher Training Weekend #5 + Weekly Workouts

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    I'm assisting in leading our studio's 200-hour teacher training this winter/spring. Our training takes place over the course of 8 weekends where we meet Friday evenings, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Here is a "weekend in the life" look at what those are like for me. Friday 3:40 p.m. - meet my fiance for a quick [...]

  • The Weekend and Weekly Workouts

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    My heart was warmed by your thoughtful and supportive comments on what empowering women means to you. Thank you for that. If you missed the post, please check it out and remember that the giveaway is open until Monday at midnight. I'm going to combine my weekend and workout posts tonight because I'm not sure [...]

  • Welcome Back Sushi + Valentine’s Day Weekend

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    Happy Monday morning! I hope that you all enjoyed a nice Valentine's Day whether you spent it celebrating self-love, puppy love, family love or romantic love. I went for a little of all four! :) A few Valentine's weekend pics to share to kick off the week. Look what I welcomed back into my life [...]

  • The New Year from my iPhone

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    I hope your new year is off to a wonderful start. Before we get too far into 2016, here's a photo recap of New Year's Weekend from my iPhone. BREAKING NEWS: the sun finally broke through the clouds and made its way out again. That alone was enough to make the new year happy for [...]

  • Weekend, Eats & Sweet Treats

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    Hi and I'm super happy to be sitting down on the couch right now. I taught three hot yoga classes and took a class today along with juggling multiple work deadlines. I'm not really sure what the tipping point is but when I teach two classes a day it feels totally manageable but bump it [...]

  • Weekend: We Love Movies + Holiday Party

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    It somehow became 11 p.m. on Monday (how does that happen?) so here is a quick weekend recap. Friday morning clients followed by teaching yoga, lunch meeting (salad with avocado and a chickpea sweet potato burger), facial appointment (very needed peel) and then a quiet night at home catching up on work and life. I [...]

  • Weekend: Laying Low + Cooking + Christmas Trees

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    It's a chilly, rainy day in Charlotte and I think it's perfect for getting back into the groove. I was up early to promote our Cyber Monday Specials for the studio and then taught and took a class. Great start to a week that needs to be ultra-productive. Before we launch into the new week, [...]

  • Weekend: Much to be Grateful For

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    Hi and happy Thanksgiving week! I hope that everyone is feeling extra full of love and gratitude. We all truly have so much to be thankful for. I am grateful for a lovely weekend in Charlotte. I spent a lot of time hanging out with my fiance and the pups and it was just what [...]

  • Weekend: Earl’s Grocery + Advent Coworking + Bistro La Bon

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    So when you write your weekend recap on Monday at 10:30 p.m. when most people will read it on Tuesday is it still even relevant? I'll go with yes because I'm touching on three awesome locally owned businesses in my weekend recap. While we're talking about weekends...why are they such go-to conversation starter? I swear, [...]

  • Weekend + I dressed up as a green smoothie for Halloween

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    Hello! It's crockpot Monday and today's meal is white chicken chili. It's a recipe I've been making for a long time and it's always delicious! It will be the perfect late dinner for this rainy Monday. But before I launch into the new week...here's the weekend recap. The highlight of which was dressing up as [...]

  • Weekend: Food, Pups, Entertainment…and Painting

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    Weekend in photos... Friday night in. Easy and healthy dinner of lemon pepper pan seared chicken breasts, black quinoa and sauteed brussels sprouts with lemon, dijon, sliced almonds and cheese. Post-long run beverages. I dreamed about a gingery green juice and french pressed the whole time we were running. Long run recovery meal. Tuna avocado [...]

  • Weekend: I Taught Yoga in the Middle of the Mall + Your Mom’s Donuts

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    This was a really great weekend. A perfect balance between restful and energizing as well as downtime and social time. I took myself for a lunch date at Chopt on Friday afternoon while I was out running errands. This was one of their most popular salads, Braised Chicken Tinga. It's a warm topping salad with [...]

  • Weekend: Parties, Pups, Tiki Bars and Treats

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    It seems like every blog post has been heavy on the moving talk but it's taken over my life these last few weeks. For whatever reason I didn't expect it to be this big of a deal but it's been a steady stream of both work and emotions. My weekend was a mix of moving [...]

  • Weekend: The Move

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    I haven't moved in nearly six years. Don't get me wrong, I didn't forget what moving was like but this was the first time in my adult life that I stayed in one place for so long. There was A LOT of stuff to get through. I had multiple piles around the house designated "going [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Georgia

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    I had a really special Labor Day Weekend. Sullie and I drove down to Georgia to spend a few days with my grandmother. I told my grandmother I was going to surprise her with which golden I was going to bring. She guessed Sullie and guessed right! Sullie's relaxed pace is just right for Mema's [...]

  • Weekend Recap: Movie, Cooking Competition, Art Show + More

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    I hope you all had a beautiful weekend. My weekend included two special events that were a lot of fun. We stayed in on Friday night. I went for an evening run and then had a long overdue manicure. It had been months. I used to not really care about having my nails done but [...]

  • Weekend: Date Night In, Date Night Out, Costco & More

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    I have a late weekend recap for you! I got to sleep in on Friday which was pretty magical. I taught my 9:30 a.m. hot class at Y2 and then had an exciting lunch meeting with the owner of The Track & Field Store here in Charlotte about a partnership we are starting. They are [...]

  • Weekend: Being Social + Jim Gaffagin

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    And it's Monday again. It's always a "back to reality" start to the week for me because I train clients at 5:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. every Monday. Definitely gets me up and going. I rearranged my schedule a few months ago to get some better work/life balance and to cut back on early mornings [...]

  • Weekend: Yoga Boot Camp, Rompers & Routines

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    Hi and hope your week is off to an amazing start! It felt nice to stay in Charlotte this weekend after traveling for the last two weekends. It made me appreciate my little weekend routines even more...especially the farmers market! On Friday night I led a yoga boot camp at Y2 with my fiance. It [...]

  • A Long Weekend in Sunset Beach

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    I'm back from a quick but lovely visit to Sunset Beach! As I've shared before, my close friend (and Core Desire Yoga business partner) Dorie rents a house for two weeks every summer with her family and this was the second summer that I've joined them for a few days. It's a full house of [...]

  • An Unexpected Weekend

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    My weekend didn't exactly go as expected. I planned to go visit my grandmother in Georgia but I felt kind of off on Friday so I decided to delay my visit until Saturday and see how I felt. I'm so glad that I did because I was coughing and had lost my voice by the [...]

  • Weekend: A Quiet Fourth

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    I wish I could tell you that I had a super exciting July Fourth weekend...but I didn't! It was a really quiet and low-key weekend. It felt like the city of Charlotte was a ghost town this weekend. Restaurants were empty, there was no traffic and classes at the studio were pretty slow. We usually [...]

  • Weekend: Sweet Treats + Sweet Pups

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    Very low key but lovely weekend here in Charlotte. Here is a quick recap...heavy on cake and golden retriever pictures, per usual. I kicked off the weekend with a Friday afternoon cupcake date. We stopped by Suarez Bakery and picked out a cookie dough and pina colada cupcake to share. The highlight of my Friday [...]

  • Weekend: Farmer’s Market + Movies

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    Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend and that your week is off to a good start. Mine had an early start...I had a small group training session at 5:30 a.m. then came home for coffee, smoothie and computer work before heading to the studio to teach and practice. This weekend (finally) marked the [...]

  • Weekend + Weekly Workouts

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    Hope you all had a lovely weekend! Here are a few quick snapshots from mine. (Whoa, hey! Here I am!) I kicked off my Friday evening by meeting a friend to run. We ended up going six miles in 80+ degree weather and humidity so I was a sweaty, red faced mess at the end [...]

  • A New Kind of Saturday + Weekly Workouts (CrossFit Luke Hero WOD)

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    Hello and happy long weekend! This long weekend is especially sweet for me because I have drastically cut back on my weekend teaching schedule. I went from teaching 3-4 classes every weekend to one on Saturdays at 11:15 a.m. It feels pretty amazing not to have to teach at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday and 9 [...]

  • A Weekend at Amicalola Falls State Park

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    I spent last weekend at Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia for a much appreciated quick getaway. Amicalola Falls State Park is located in the North Georgia Mountains. Its main attraction is a 729 foot waterfall (the biggest in the state) but the 829 acre park also features a beautiful lodge with a restaurant, cabins, [...]

  • Monday in the Life + Scenes from the Weekend

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    Monday is always a crazy but fun start to the week for me. I train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. and then head to the studio to teach at 8:15 a.m. and usually take the class after to get my practice out of the way while I'm already sweaty. I shower and head back [...]

  • Favorite Whole Foods Snacks + Weekend Recap

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    Happy Monday! A few scenes from the weekend to share... I did a little Whole Foods trip and loved opening one of my bags to find they'd bagged all the best stuff together. - Sweet Potato Pop Chips (these are seriously addictive...I'm sorry for telling you about them! :) ) - Glutino Sea Salt Crackers [...]

  • Zoey’s First Hike + Fish Tacos + Happy Saturday

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    Today was the best Saturday I have had in a long time. I taught my two regular morning hot yoga classes and then came home to make lunch and give the house a much needed clean. This spring is kinda crazy between travel plans, workshops and teacher training stuff so it was a welcome treat [...]

  • Weekend + Workshop + Playlist + Workouts

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    Hey, hey! The remainder of my weekend consisted of more yoga, sushi, lots of work and some puppy play time. I went out for sushi on Saturday night and it was blissful. Sushi Guru has THE BEST SUSHI in all of Charlotte. If you live here...go! After sushi I convinced myself that Zoey still fit [...]

  • And Upside Down & Inverted Saturday + Recent Eats

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    It's been a wonderful but exhausting day. I taught two hot yoga classes this morning and then headed back to the studio to teach an arm balance and inversions workshop this afternoon. I love, love, love all things inverted and upside down and teaching these workshops is rewarding and a lot of fun. This was [...]