Live, Love, Let Go

Yoga Blend, Burbank, Christy Marsden

I hope you are enjoying your summer so far! The following quote is hanging in my bathroom and I see it at least 2 times a day if not more: In the end what matters most is How well did you live? How well did you love? How well did you learn to let go? It has become a mantra for me, causing me to take pause and reflect on a daily basis. Am I living well? Yes, I truly feel that I am. Check. Am I loving well? Definitely. I do my best to show love to all parts Read the full article…

Eco Tips: July

Summer is here and in full swing! As yogis, we want to find balance in every season on every level. Here are some ways to stay healthy, aware and happy in the long days and hot nights: 1. Drink lots of filtered water, as well as herbal iced tea or coconut water, rather than sugary or alcoholic beverages. This will keep you hydrated and clear headed! Check this site for ideas: www.care2.com. 2. The sun is hottest between 10am and 2pm. Be mindful to wear long sleeves, hats or use sun block, as well as keep kids and pets shaded Read the full article…

July Featured Teacher: Sommer Thome

Yoga Blend, Burbank

Hometown: Vancouver in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. What brought you to Los Angeles? My husband was splitting his time between Vancouver and Los Angeles and we finally decided that it make the most sense for us to make the big move to L.A. I remember as I was packing up boxes and going through stuff that I came across a journal from when I was about 16 years old.  Leafing through the pages I came across multiple entries about how much I wanted to move to California.  So, even though it may have been Rich’s career that brought us here, Read the full article…

Mindfulness in the Present

Yoga Blend, Burbank, Christy Marsden

Happy July!  Can you believe we are already halfway through the year? My mom always told me that time moves faster as you get older and I totally agree.  A day goes by and I often think, did I miss anything today? It is so easy to get caught up in all there is to do and the roles we play in life that we can miss the moment that is before us. I will often do something and then realize as I am doing it, that I am thinking of something else.  This is the opposite of mindfulness. Mindfulness Read the full article…

July Featured Teacher: Darby Orr

Yoga Blend, Burbank

Hometown: Dallas, Texas. What brought you to Los Angeles? I came to Los Angeles as a staff Songwriter/Producer for Sony Music. Geez, back in 1993, I think. My favorite thing about LA is… that for such a large city, there’s a healthy dose of nature to be found nearby. The Beach, mountains and desert are quick and easy destinations. My least favorite thing about LA… would be the lack of rain and big thunderstorms. Perpetual summer does get monotonous. I like dynamic weather. I’m really looking forward to… a quiet year ahead to concentrate on writing new music. And yes, it Read the full article…