May 19, 2013 § 2 Comments
Yoga. I’m planning on doing and teaching a whole bunch of it this summer. I plan to study as much as possible, i.e. read a bunch from these books and try to practice (in some form) every day.
I’m adding a couple new things to my schedule at the studio and I’m going to be teaching a couple classes in Louisville as well! What I’ve finally learned this year (especially since discovering YogaGlo) is that this practice is not linear. You have great days, okay days, and down right crappy days. Aches and pains (dang left hip!) can force you to focus on things you don’t naturally gravitate towards (backbending) and that is a good thing. I’ve officially left the Ashtanga vinyasa system for straight up vinyasa classes with Iyengar mixed in. Don’t get me wrong, I still love Ashtanga and would practice it regularly if I lived near this teacher, but I don’t, so my virtual instructors Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Cruikshank, Christina Sell, and Dice Iida-Klein along with various local teachers have taken over.
I look forward to a summer full of yoga with a little bit of Ashtanga thrown in there (I mean, come on Kino Macgregor is going to be at Yoga East again!) However, I am not going to give myself any specific yoga goals for the summer (I know, crazy right?!). I am just going to take it one day at a time.
If you’re a local reader and want to come practice with me, here’s my teaching schedule:
2nd & 4th Monday 5:45pm – 7:00pm Restorative Yoga
Tuesday 9:00am – 10:00am Yoga II *starts May 28th
Tuesday 6:00 – 7:00 pm Yoga for Healthy Living
Wednesday 4:00 – 5:00pm Yoga II
Thursday 6:00 – 7:00 pm Yoga for Healthy Living
Saturday 9:30 – 10:30 am Flow Yoga
In addition to these ongoing classes, I’ll be offering three workshops, which will be $15.00
Strengthen Your Core Saturday, May 25 11:00am – 12:30pm
Upper Body and Arm Strength Saturday, June 1 11:00am – 12:30pm
Developing a Home Practice Saturday, June 15 11:00am – 12:30pm
Hope to see you soon if you feel like yoga-ing in Kentuckiana!
August 12, 2012 § Leave a Comment
summer is almost over (thank god). Despite the horrendous heat, I had a pretty great one. started up the studio, got a new job (that didn’t start until over a month later…!!!), brought home an adorable new doggy, and watched the olympics like a boss.
unfortunately, I also enjoyed a few things that I am not so proud of. 1 of which can be observed in the photos above…I basically quit brushing my hair this summer…it has happened before, i just haven’t had long hair in awhile. i’ll own it. hey, i am the person who didn’t pack a hair brush for a study abroad summer in spain…
as usual, every season brings a new batch of guilty pleasures. here are some of mine for summer 2012:
The CW’s docu-series, Breaking Pointe
if you didn’t watch this short lived (only 6 episodes long) reality saga, i’m sorry for you. chronicling behind the scenes drama at Ballet West in Salt Lake City, this series is chock full of dance rehearsal footage–one of my fave things!
any explanation needed? didn’t think so… However, I think it was more hoopla than anything that made this such fun.
Trader Joe’s Triple Ginger Snaps + a jar of Nutella + a knife
….TEAM JEF WITH 1 F! i called him from episode one…god, this show(s) is terrible…why can’t I stop watching it?!?! really does make me wonder about myself.
glad to have this all behind me…bring on fall!
June 10, 2012 § 10 Comments
Here are a random eight of my summer must-haves:
Kuhn Rikon Corn Zipper — discovered this last year. I know it’s sacrilege around these parts to eat off the cob, but I’m sorry, this just makes it too easy.
The true test of a great summer? The intensity of your Chaco tanlines. Needless to say, Andrew and I don’t need more pairs, but how amazing are these?!?!?!
Fruit. The more the better.
Books. But for me, it must be a certain kind of book. Well-written and preferably literary fiction, but still entertaining enough that it works at the pool or while swinging on the porch. These are some good examples…except for the Gilman one…it’s probably just pure entertainment.
Avocado. And I just discovered this, which I need in my house right now.
Crisp and cold white wine. Thank god I really like the Charles Shaw Sauvignon Blanc so I can have a little bit every night!
A stoop/porch for some quality sittin’ and drinking the above.
Ready for summer! Things I could do without? The dreaded high temps, the possibility of wearing a swimsuit, and mosquito bites.
May 25, 2012 § Leave a Comment
the unofficial start of summer this weekend! Andrew is headed to the 500 w/ my brother and the gang. They go every year. I’ve been a couple times and let’s just say it’s not my favorite thing in the world.
I’m hoping to make it to the local wine festival here in Corydon on Saturday. I also want to try and get some painting done.
Whatever I get into this weekend, I know I will be listening to some great music. As always around this time of year, tons of great stuff comes out. New albums from Regina Spektor, Gossip, Kimbra, John Mayer, Sigur Ros, Edward Sharpe And the Magnetic Zeros etc, etc.
April 23, 2012 § 5 Comments
I’ve been obsessed with Vespas ever since studying abroad in Spain six years ago….I can’t think of a better way to zip around Corydon!
However, unlike my Dad, Andrew, and my brother, I do not have a motorcycle license, thus I can’t really drive this big guy by myself…which is why I need me one of these little ones.
It’s all so fun–another reason why living back home is just fabulous.
April 9, 2012 § Leave a Comment
tried out something new last night for dessert. Got the idea from this recipe from Giada de Laurentis.
I did a much simpler version:
cut pineapple into large slices (this probably would have been prettier with rings, but I don’t have anything to core it)
grilled for about 3 minutes on both sides, until beginning to caramelize.
while pineapple is on the grill, prepare the Nutella.
I put a couple healthy spoonfuls of the chocolate hazelnut spread into a bowl and added a large splash of milk.
heated in the microwave for 30 seconds and whisked until satiny smooth–drizzle consistency!
Once you can see some nice grill marks on the fruit, take it off the heat, plate and drizzle on!
we ate this with a fork and knife to feel fancy.