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Five Simple Ways to Keep Yourself Motivated when starting Yoga

Keeping Yoga Students Motivated

Andrea Trank at Happehatchee in Estero Florida

I am so excited to have a guest blogger joining me in advising new yoga students how to stay motivated.  Cassie Phillips is a yogi in her late 20s and a health blogger for ehealth informer.  … Continue reading

The Holy Grail of Chakras

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The Crown Chakra is the Holy Grail of Chakras—it’s the pinnacle—the highest level of your subtle energetic Chakra body

The seventh chakra is the connection between you, the world and whatever God you believe in.  And to be honest with you, it is… Continue reading

Staying Healthy in September

Why is September so hard on many of us?

Letting Go Of Summer

 

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Homemade Bone Broth

As we move from summer to fall, you may notice that your energy levels begin to change.  In both Traditional Chinese Medicine and in Indian Medicine known… Continue reading

The Joys of Teaching Magnified in Nature

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The greatest challenges offer the greatest rewards

Case in point, the week-long watershed education camp I directed at Happehatchee in June involving middle school age children.  Preparing for this camp kept me up for weeks.   You might be thinking “that’s not very… Continue reading

Let nature and positive young people sooth your soul

I am encouraged by the beauty of nature and openness and caring of many of our youth!

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How do you describe the curiosity of young people who are given the tools and guidance to figure out for themselves real world science or are allowed to… Continue reading

Taking Root – Balancing the Muladhara Chakra

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Life is always throwing curve balls at us.  Many times these abrupt changes can leave us feeling rootless.  That rootless feeling is often associated with an imbalance in the Root Chakra.

ChakrasThe root chakra, Muladhara, as it is known in Sanscript, is all… Continue reading

Rebooting Your Mind: Rebooting Your Life

 Mirror Lake Photo by Ben Trank

Mirror Lake Photo by Ben Trank

Your Life is like a Mirror Reflecting your Own Thoughts Back to You!

How are your resolutions going?  Have old habits crept back in without you being fully aware?  Did you say January 1, 2016, “I am… Continue reading

Have mat will travel — deciding where you want to do yoga

1-26-16 Tarpon Beach Yoga (8)  600 dpi tallAs yoga’s popularity increases, there are so many opportunities to experience the amazing benefits of this practice.

How do you chose where to take your yoga classes?  Here is one yoga teacher’s mostly objective view on the pros and cons of the different venues.… Continue reading

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Last

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2016 has arrived and with it renewed determination to change our lives for the better.  So why do New Year’s Resolutions especially those involving our health and relationships invariably fail?

According to one of my mentors,   Yoga Teacher and Life Coach Nicole… Continue reading

Happehatchee Happenings

Open House Happehatchee 2015

Aaron-painting-rain-barrelAwesome Open House at Happehatchee!

We had phenomenal attendance Saturday September 26 at Happehatchee’s Open House and Celebration of National Estuaries Day.  The response from the community far exceeded our “hopes and dreams,” according to board member Holley Rauen.

The weather forecast was foreboding,… Continue reading

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