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  • Mini Reset + Late Weekend Recap


    Good morning. I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start. Last week was a little nuts. I taught 13 classes (11 yoga and 2 at the Y), ran the half marathon and had a party on Saturday night. Honestly, I think it was too much. I kind of hit the wall on Monday [...]

  • Weekend: Double Race Long Run + Good Food + Friends


    Hello. How was your weekend? How's the week starting off for you guys? I was up around 6:30 a.m. to enjoy a quiet start to the day with some coffee and catch up before teaching yoga at 8:15. I was thrilled to walk into a buzzing classroom with over 50 yogis this morning. Everyone seemed [...]

  • A Low-Key Labor Day Weekend


    I really appreciate the IG, FB and comment love on my "Labor Day Lessons" post. Also, thanks for being so supportive of me opening up and sharing these types of posts here in this space. I really believe that living a healthy lifestyle isn't just about eating healthy and working out but also taking care [...]

  • Weekend: Greek Fest 5K, Art Party, TT and More!


    Our weekend was jam-packed but in a good way. I spent Friday evening at the studio. I taught at 4:20 and then stayed after to take a class that our summer teacher trainees were teaching so that I could give them feedback. Tanner and I brought home takeout from Namastay Kitchen after class. I had [...]

  • Weekend, Farmers Market Finds & Weekly Meal Plan


    Hi there! It was pretty sweet to come home from vacation on a Friday and straight into the weekend. A nice, gentle return to reality. If you're catching up after enjoying your weekend, don't miss this post I shared on Saturday with a vacation recap and this post I shared Sunday that's all about breakfast! For [...]

  • Weekend: Inversions Workshop, Staying In & The End of Summer Camp


    Last Monday morning I danced my way out of bed and onto my yoga mat at 6 a.m. Fast forward a week and it was a completely different story. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with terrible cramps and was up until 5:45 a.m. when they finally subsided enough to sleep again. I even took at [...]

  • Weekend: Working, Goldens, Grilling and Gymnastics


    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!


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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


    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 [...]

  • Weekend: The End of Teacher Training + Graduation Celebration


    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


    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 [...]

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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 + I dressed up as a green smoothie for Halloween


    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


    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


    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


    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 [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Georgia


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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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: Sweet Treats + Sweet Pups


    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


    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


    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)


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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 + A KIND Start to the Week {Giveaway}


    Hi! Keep on reading for a sweet giveaway from my friends at KIND. My weekend was relaxed and full of the normal stuff...yoga, golden retrievers, food. I stayed in on Friday night, ate Vietnamese take out and watched Gone Girl (well, half of Gone Girl...I fell asleep). It was kind of amazing. I taught two [...]

  • Saturday Road Trip + Week of Eats


    Sullie and I loaded up around noon today for a road trip down to Georgia to visit my grandmother. Sadly, I left Zoey in very loving care in Charlotte because she's a little too crazy right now for me to manage by myself in the car for four hours. I was also worried about her [...]

  • The Best Weekend + A Great Week of Workouts


    This has been a really great weekend. I've been trying to spend as much time outside as possible because the weather has been incredible. It's 70 and sunny right now! I'm currently sitting outside and working. Zoey is playing in the rosemary bush and Sullie is sun bathing. I had a pretty awesome Saturday. I taught [...]

  • A “Wild Weekend” (Not Really) + Starbucks Coconut Milk Latte


    Hi! The week is off to a great start over here. It's 66 and sunny. As soon as I hit publish on this post I'm going to head out for a run and walk the pups. The pups were reunited this weekend after spending a week apart and they've been inseparable ever since. I am [...]

  • Weekend: So Much Yoga + The Girls + The Food


    I had a great weekend! It was a nice balance of work, fun and relaxation. And there was this... I almost feel guilty posting this because I know so many of you are digging out of snow but it was insanely gorgeous in Charlotte this weekend. 65 and sunny on Saturday and 70 and sunny [...]

  • Weekend: Pizza & My First Ray LaMontagne


    Hi. It's been a really great Monday. I would skip the weekend recap post and go straight into the new week (because it's bringing many changes) but the weekend was so good I have to share that quickly and then we'll move on! :) The weekend post is brought to you thanks to pizza, M&Ms and Ray [...]