Rituals

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Happy (almost) July! I wanted to get this out early so you could see our Holiday schedule.  We have a cancellation the day before the holiday, a very limited schedule on July 4th and a cancellation the day after, so please be sure and check it out here! I love the summer and always have.  […]

Take Steps Now to Avoid Future Discomfort

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I hope you are having a great month so far. I am so happy to be back in Burbank and at the Blend! I was up super early yesterday for a full day of travel and was feeling grateful that I am able to be in Nashville with my family and still come to Burbank […]

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I hope your month is off to a great start! As I was thinking about what to write this morning, the word commitment kept coming to mind. If we want something that we don’t have it usually doesn’t just magically appear in our life simply by wishing for it. When it does, be grateful and […]

The Power of 30 Seconds

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I hope you are having a great month! Do you often find yourself saying: I don’t have the time? Yeah, me too. More than I care to admit actually. So lately, to counter the anxiety of always feeling behind, I have been exploring the power of 30 seconds as a practice. Every day, I notice […]

Creating Habits

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Happy Month of May!! One year ago, I committed to writing 3 pages a day…every day. And I did it! Every single day without fail, I wrote 3 pages. The concept is from the Artist’s Way which I did over 20 years ago and was going to go through it again last year but life […]

Summer Special ~ on sale starting 5/15

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Unlimited classes from Memorial Day to Labor Day! Enjoy a summer filled with yoga! Deepen your practice, find your center and rejuvenate this summer with our Summer Special. 99 days of unlimited classes for only $375, restrictions apply*. *Available for purchase starting Monday, May 15th at 10am until Friday, June 9th at 4pm. Special active […]

Take Steps Now

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I hope you are having great month so far! I was talking with someone today about why, as a teacher, I am committed to being a student, first and foremost. There are many reasons, but the one I found at the forefront of our conversation was a yoga sutra that reminds us to take steps […]

Relationships

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Happy April! I hope your month is off to a great start. I am currently typing this at 30,000 feet and am thinking about the practice of yoga as I always do when writing these newsletters 🙂 A teacher once told me that the best indicator of whether or not your yoga is working is […]

Less is More

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Happy middle of the month! The official start to Spring is coming up next week but it seems LA skipped Spring and just went straight to Summer. Yowza! Perfectly in line with spring cleaning, the renovations at Yoga Blend are complete. Thank you so much for your patience during the transition and for your encouraging […]

Celebrating 12 Years

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Happy March! I hope you are doing well and finding the time to invest in self care which is so very important in order for us to be able to fulfill all of the roles we play in life. This Saturday Yoga Blend will celebrate 12 years. What began as a small glimmer of a […]

Gratitude

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I hope you are having a great month so far and find yourself surrounded by an abundance of things to be grateful for despite any challenges you may be facing. As humans, we live in a world of duality. Regardless if it is an ‘illusion’ or not, our human life is a constant play between […]

Unity in Diversity

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Happy February! I hope you are doing well despite all the craziness of our world right now. I have been struggling with what to write for a few days as there is so much I am feeling and so much I want to say. But really what it comes down to in my heart is […]

Peaceful Warriors

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I hope your New Year is off to a great start! Personally, I have been feeling a lot of tension in the air, like an all pervasive edginess that seems to be affecting everyone. One of the gifts of yoga is we become more sensitive. We become more aware of how we think, how we […]

Slow & Steady Wins the Race

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Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready to start creating an amazing 2017. As we begin the new year, it is a great time to start envisioning what we want our year to look like and setting out a plan for taking action. Often times, the tendency at the […]

Subtlety by Christy Marsden

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I hope you are having an amazing month and taking care of yourself during this busy and unpredictable time of year! With all the travel and responsibilities of life, I have been consciously focusing on bringing more subtlety into my yoga practice and into my everyday life. For those of you who know me…don’t laugh! […]

Holiday Sale ~ Fri, Dec 9th-Sun, Dec 11th

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Be sure to join us Friday, December 9th-Sunday, December 11th for our biggest sale of the year! Enjoy 20% off all Class Series, Unlimited Series and retail.* Call or come into the studio purchase! *To make purchases with 20% discount, please call during business hours or purchase in studio, no online purchase available. Does not […]

December Moon Musings by Bekah Turner

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New Moon Tuesday 11/29 Full Moon Wednesday 12/14 New Moon Thursday 12/29 “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” (Rumi) The last month of 2016 opens with the waxing crescent moon already in the sky. December rules the longest nights of the year, leading us to winter solstice on 12/21, and […]

Choose Your Focus by Christy Marsden

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Happy December! I hope all is well with you and yours. With all the craziness in the world it is easy to get distracted from what is truly important. We can drift into frustration, anxiety, fear, anger or a host of other, not so pleasant emotions. In Yoga philosophy there is a sutra that I […]

Kindness, Compassion & Love by Christy Marsden

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First of all…I love and appreciate you for who you are. You deserve love, respect and kindness. I hope you are taking care of yourself during this very chaotic time. It has been just over a week since the election and I have personally experienced a wide range of emotions as I am sure we […]

November Moon Musings by Bekah Turner

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November Moon Musings by Bekah Turner “Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Full moon in Taurus Monday 11/14 New Moon in Sagittarius 11/29 The calming, cooling water element guides us into the last autumnal month of November and the first week is truly about slowing down […]

Dualities by Christy Marsden

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Happy November! I hope you had a great weekend filled with lots of treats and maybe some fun tricks as well! The nights are getting longer and even more so this coming weekend when the time changes. I have always been such a lover of the light. Bright, sunny days that seem to go on […]

Deepen Your Yoga by Christy Marsden

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Happy Mid October! I hope you are having a great month so far. For the past 11 1/2 years since opening Yoga Blend, I have written a bi-weekly newsletter about the benefits of a yoga practice. So, in case you are wondering, yoga is pretty special to me 🙂 Yoga has truly been one of […]

Moon Musings for October by Bekah Turner

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Full Moon Saturday 10/15 9:23pm PDT New Moon Sunday 10/30 10:38am PDT “if the ocean can calm itself, so can you. we are both salt water mixed with air.” ― Nayyirah Waheed October begins the day after the first new moon of Autumn. The first half of this month brings us a chance to catch […]

Change

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Happy October! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the transition into Fall! I just arrived back home to Nashville after 2 1/2 weeks and am in awe of the changes that have occurred in such a short amount of time. The weather is getting cooler and the air more crisp, the nights are […]

Choose Your Direction

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I hope you are having a great month so far! The day I am actually writing this newsletter is on September 11th, the 15 year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. I have read many posts from friends who were there or lost a loved one and my heart aches with and […]

Moon Musings for September by Bekah Turner

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New Moon/Annular Solar Eclipse 2am PST 9/1 Full Moon/Penumbral Lunar Eclipse 11:55am PST 9/16 Eclipse cycles bring new energy and transformation. The month of September 2016 carries two eclipses plus the autumn equinox on 9/22. We are being called to drop deeply into our bodies and dreams. We are being invited to focus on wholeness, […]

Listen to the Music

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Happy September! I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying all the good things in life. I was having trouble yesterday deciding what to write for this newsletter so I opted to let it go for the day, go to my friend’s record release party and re-visit this later. One of the opening […]

Prana

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I hope all is well and you are enjoying your summer. I just returned from a completely unplugged, four day camping trip in Yosemite. It was absolutely magical in all the ways and it did wonders for my well being. According to yoga, a yogi or yogini is someone who contains their prana or life […]

Moon Musings for August by Bekah Turner

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Happy August, yogis! The fixed fire/Mid-summer lunar cycle begins Tuesday August 2nd and ends Wednesday August 31st; the Intention: Focus on LOVE! Here is my favorite quote for this cycle, from the Sufi master and poet, Hafiz: Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.” Look What happens […]

Ahimsa

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Happy August! I hope all is well and you are finding the time to do the things you love in the midst of all that is happening in your life! I am always contemplating new ways to enhance my practice and this month it is through one of the 8 limbs of Yoga. The 8 […]

Focus on the Good

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I hope you are having great summer so far! With all that is happening in the world, it can be very challenging to stay positive and focus on the good, especially since the positive and the good don’t tend to draw quite the ratings as negative news does. One of the practices of yoga as […]

Freedom and Focus

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Happy July! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the energy of summer. As we move into the holiday weekend, I am using my practice to be really mindful of everything I do so that I can relax because a focused mind is a relaxed mind. The more conscious and mindful we are about […]

Share the Light

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Hello! I hope all is well in your world. The Summer Solstice is upon us this weekend. It is the time when we have the most hours of daylight so I intend to soak up as much light as I can this weekend. I have started, written, re-started and re-written this newsletter several times. It’s […]

Finding Balance

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Happy June! As we head towards the heart of summer, my focus is to balance effort with ease (sthira/sukha). The goal of every yoga posture (or asana) is to embody these qualities at the same time. Of course this applies to the body but it also applies to the breath and to our state of […]

honesty & kindness

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I hope you are having a great month so far. The past month I have been focusing on the discernment we gain from practicing the 8 limbs of Yoga. The first limb, the yamas, has 5 observances for dealing with our outer world or in other words, our relationships. The two that I have spent […]

Summer Special

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Join us for a summer of yoga! On sale starting Monday, May 15th at 10am we will be offering our Summer Special, $325 for unlimited classes from Memorial Day to Labor Day, that’s 98 days of unlimited classes! Purchase here! Here are the details; Available for purchase starting Monday, May 16th at 10am until Friday, […]

Habit

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Happy May! I hope your month is off to a great start! I love this time of year and I also have to be careful not to schedule too much. Something about the quickening of the earth and all the growth that is happening causes me to move faster, schedule more and forget that the […]

Responsive not Reactive

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Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful April so far! When life throws us curve balls, often it is the problem we have with having the problem that causes us more of a problem than the actual problem itself. If we can just focus on what has shown up and deal with it the […]

Pratipaksa Bhavana

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Happy April! I hope your month is off to a great start. I am starting my month filled with a deep appreciation and gratitude for those who do what they do and do it well. I ended up at the ER last week and was admitted to the hospital for a couple of days with […]

Less is More

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Hello! I hope you are doing well and enjoying the longer days that come with Daylight Savings. I have been focusing lately on the concept ‘less is more’. I can admit my habit of always feeling the need do more, create more, work more, grow more. And there is nothing wrong with that…until there is […]

Celebrating 11 Years

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Happy March! What a wonderful week it has been seeing so many of you around the studio. I am beyond grateful for this amazing community and feel so blessed that Yoga Blend has become the studio that it has. Tomorrow, March 4th, is the actual day that Yoga Blend opened its doors 11 years ago. […]

Celebrate with us!

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I hope you are doing well and making space in your life for the people and things you love! As I have mentioned and as you may have seen around the studio, Yoga Blend will be celebrating 11 years next week! When I first opened the studio, I never really thought beyond the first few […]

11 Days. 11 Practices. 11 Years.

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Join Christy and the Yoga Blend community for 11 days of sacred practices to celebrate our 11 year anniversary from February 24th-March 5th, 2016. 11 is considered a master spiritual number and we hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone with 11 daily intentional events from trance dance to sound to meditation and […]

Community

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Happy February! I hope your month is off to a great start. It has been so wonderful seeing so many of you around the studio the past few days which has had me thinking a lot about and feeling really grateful for our community. I saw a quote recently that I cannot seem to find […]

February Special

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As we head into February, we are here to help you stay strong with your new years goals! On sale Monday, February 1st through Monday, February 15th, purchase a Monthly Unlimited for only $108. Regularly $150, that’s $42 in savings! On Sale 2/1/16-2/15/16. Limit 1 per person. Purchase in studio, online, or over the phone. […]

11 Years

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I hope your month and year is off to a great start! In just over 6 weeks…Yoga Blend will celebrate 11 years. When I opened Yoga Blend of course I wanted it to thrive and last forever. But 11 years? It’s funny how I just never imagined getting to this milestone. Our 10 year anniversary […]

Gratitude and Growth

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Happy New Year! I hope you had wonderful holidays filled with lots of celebration, love, laughter and great food, no matter how you chose to celebrate! I am very excited about the new year and being back at the Blend more regularly when our teacher training begins at the end of the month! With the […]

Detachment

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I hope you are having a great month and enjoying the gifts that this time of year brings with it. Speaking of this time of year, if we are not careful, it is easy to get out of our regular routine and find ourselves feeling depleted. The sugar, alcohol, parties, late nights, obligations, colder weather […]

Routine

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Happy December! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for you and very much appreciate you for being a part of the Yoga Blend family! From an Ayurvedic perspective, we are in the midst of Vata season which is made up of the elements of air and ether with the qualities […]

Peace

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I hope your month is going well so far. I have been struggling with what to write for a few days in light of the terrorist attack in Paris and the violence being perpetuated throughout the world. My heart aches with the amount of hatred that exists between humans. I keep wishing I had a […]

surrender to the now

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Happy November! As the season changes, we are changing right along with it so our practices should change as well. It takes our attention, curiosity and a willingness to know what to change and how to go about it. The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, which is the foundational text for the philosophy of Yoga, is […]

Aloha

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I hope you are having a great month so far! It was so great to see so many of you at the studio last week. Currently, I am in Hawaii about to begin our 10th annual Charka Retreat. It is so magical being on the Big Island and I love how easy and natural it […]

Pay Attention

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Happy October! It’s good to be back in LA and seeing so many of you around the studio. A practice that I have been really been embracing, albeit with struggles, is that of paying attention. This quote is on my refrigerator in Nashville so I see it often: “What tools do we need to use? […]

Commit

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I hope you are have a great month so far! As I mentioned at the first of the month, September is Yoga Month which is a great time to commit or re-commit to your yoga practice. The past few weeks, I have been re-committing to my practice in a whole new way. If you saw […]

Now

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September is Yoga Month…a great time to celebrate and re-commit to this practice we all love so much. Speaking of commitment :)…the very first of the Yoga Sutras is ‘atha yoganusasanam.’ Over the years, I have heard so many different translations of the sutras and the one I heard most for the first sutra was, […]

Yoga Month Challenge

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September is National Yoga Month! Invigorate your practice, join us in September for our National Yoga Month Challenge. During the month of September, the more you come, the more you get! * Take 12-17 classes during the month of September and receive $24 off a class series or unlimited purchase. * Take 18 -26 classes […]

Commitment

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Hi! I hope you are having a great month so far. If you have chosen to embark on our monthly challenge and practice something new, I hope you are learning the true value of what it means to practice. Motivated by our Instagram Challenge, I started practicing the piano again just last week after a […]

Practice

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Happy August! I can’t believe it’s already the 8th month of the year. I am currently up North for a Yoga Therapy Training and am deeply immersed in the practices and teachings of yoga. Although I have been at this practice for 20 years and opened the studio because I wanted to share these life-changing […]

Trust

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I hope you are having a great summer so far. I’ll admit, mine has been a little all over the place, lots of highs and lots of lows and it seems to be the case for most everyone I talk to. Intensity is in the air. In the midst of it all, the word that […]

Freedom

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Happy July! With the 4th of July coming up this weekend, I have been thinking a lot about Freedom and what it means to me. The 4th and final chapter of Yoga Sutras, the handbook for the Philosophy of Yoga, is about freedom (or kaivalya) which is said to be the ultimate result of a […]

Mindfulness

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I hope you are having a great month so far! I just attended the Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research a couple of weekends ago and it was an amazing immersion of learning about the research being done in the field of Yoga Therapy. I was so inspired by the presenters and the work they […]

Summer Instagram Challenge

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Take our Instagram Challenge and Win! Each month during June, July & August we’ll announce a new theme for the month. We will pick one inspired post each month and the winner will receive a free 5 Class Series, valued at $75. Find us on Instagram by visiting https://instagram.com/yogablend or searching for @yogablend. Here is […]

Just Breathe

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Happy June! Whether life is going well or life is challenging, just breathe. Sometimes when things are going well, I find myself holding my breath. As if I want to hold onto the good and not let it go. However, change is inevitable, so it’s best to just take it in and appreciate it while […]

Finding Center

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I hope you’re enjoying the Spring. Our lives, just like nature, are changing all the time. As things happen or show up in our lives, we are quick to label them as ‘good’ or ‘bad.’ Once that is decided, we either go towards something or we run from it. In the running towards or away, […]

Seva for Nepal

Yoga Blend’s Seva for Nepal: A Community project dedicated to those affected by the earthquake in Nepal. From May 1st through June 28th, Yoga Blend will be collecting donations for support efforts. Donate a class, cash or check to contribute to those who so desperately need it at this time. Yoga Blend teachers will also […]

Expectations

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Happy May! I hope you are enjoying your Spring and the blooming of life all around. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about expectations. Over the years, I have often heard (and maybe you have too) that we shouldn’t have expectations when we practice. Yet, we set goals for our future and of course we […]

Cultivating your Authentic Self

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I hope you’re having a great month so far! Authenticity is a noble desire that most people can agree is something they try to be or at least would like to be.  Yet, regardless of how bad we want to be authentic and we know in our hearts that we would be happier if we […]

Patience

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Happy April! Spring has sprung and with it comes the excitement of expansion, growth and possibility. However, if we are not paying attention, that excitement can easily lead to anxiousness because the allure of the future can be a mighty one, continually calling us out of the Now. This is where the practice of patience […]

Being in Our Truth

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Happy spring (almost!)  I am in Nashville where it went from crazy winter snows to 70 degress and sunny in a matter of a week.  Spring has definitely sprung and with it, I feel the excitement and energy of the season rising. Being in my truth has been a common theme for me for many […]

10 Years Strong

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March 4th marked Yoga Blend’s 10 year anniversary. Knowing that to be true, it is still hard to believe. As I reflect back on the past 10 years, I am filled with so many emotions so bare with me. I can honestly say it has been the the hardest, most challenging, most rewarding, and most amazing […]

Balancing Opposites

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Life is such mystery.  One big beautiful mystery.  One minute we are laughing, one minute we are crying and the next we feel numb.  This is it.  This is the human experience.  The full range of what it means to be alive is available right here.  Right now.  There is nothing that happens that is […]

Where Attention Goes, Energy Flows

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Happy February!  I hope you are having a great start to the new month.  I’ve been thinking a lot about what I am giving my attention to lately. Where attention goes, energy flows.  What are you giving your attention to?  A couple of weeks ago I wrote about habits and how they define us.  One […]

Our Habits Define Us

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I hope your year is off to a great start!   Like many of us, I have set intentions for the new year which has had me thinking about my habits. The mind is a habit making machine and what we do over and over again is who we become. Our habits define us. One of […]

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year!  As we move into a new year, it is a great time to set intentions and begin to organize ourselves to bring those intentions to life in the coming months. Rather than setting resolutions this year, I have decided to set New Year’s Creations.  I feel like I have been resolving things […]

December Featured Teacher: Jamie Ford

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We are so proud of each & every one of our Yoga Blend teachers. This month, we featured our resident sound specialist, Jamie Ford! What brought you to Los Angeles?: Modeling – I started when I was 15 years old driving back and forth between 29 Palms and L.A. I finally moved here right after […]

Changes in the New Year

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I hope you are having a great December so far and are able to experience the magic of the Holiday season, however you celebrate!  As we approach the darkest time of the year, it is a perfect time to go inward and spend time in reflection as we prepare to receive the light once again […]

Get my head right

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Happy December!  I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  As I was thinking about what to write this month, the opening line of a song a friend of mine wrote is what kept coming up:  “Get your head right.”  This phrase pretty much sums up the practice of yoga for me.  Getting my head right […]

Growth & Gratitude

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I hope you are having a great month!   Next week is Thanksgiving and though I am in favor of Giving Thanks and Being Giving all year long, it’s seems the appropriate time to reflect on gratitude. Our society tends to value growth more than anything.  The story goes that the more we have, the […]

Eco Tips: November

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November has become synonymous with gratitude and giving thanks. There are actually traditional yoga paths that focus entirely on “karma” (action) and “seva” (service.) Nothing makes us feel better, and brings joy to others, like the gift of giving freely from a place of thankfulness. Try one or more of these tips every day or […]

November Featured Teacher: Kellie Smith

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At Yoga Blend, we are so very proud of the amazing teachers who invest their time & energy at the studio. Each month we feature different teachers, so you can get to know them better. This month we speak to Kellie Smith, who just got married last month. Congratulations Kellie! Hometown: Orlando, Florida.  Most memorable […]

November Featured Teacher: Bekah Turner

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At the core of Yoga Blend are our amazing teachers. Each month, we feature a couple of teachers so you can get to know them better. This month, we speak with Bekah Turner, teacher and General Manager of Yoga Blend:  What brought you to Los Angeles?: Yoga Blend! I dropped out of community college in Oregon […]

The problem with problems…

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Happy November! I hope your month is off to a great start.   I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about this month until yesterday when I was doing something really simple and my back went out. I was just leaning over a sink to wash my hands and it seized up and I couldn’t […]

Choose better thoughts

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I hope you are enjoying your month and the transition into shorter days and longer nights.  As the earth turns towards my ‘darker’ and more challenging cycle, the mantra I’m incorporating is: Choose better thoughts.  Can it really be that simple? Yes.  And so extremely complicated at the same time.   What do you give […]

October Featured Teacher: Jennie Stubblefield

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Get to know the amazing teachers at Yoga Blend! This month, we chat with Jennie Stubblefield. Be sure to take a belly dance class with her, because she is pure dynamite in person 😉 Hometown: Temple City, California  My favorite place in LA is… Wi Spa in Korea Town Most memorable thing I did in the […]

October Featured Teacher: Jo Levey

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At the core of the Yoga Blend experience are our dedicated, passionate teachers. This month, we feature JO LEVEY! Hometown: LA Native!  My dad and I moved to Burbank when I was 10 years old, and both my parents still live within a couple minutes of Yoga Blend!  I’ve always been proud to call Burbank […]

Eco Tips: October

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October generally marks the beginning of “cold & flu” season; but there are plenty of natural ways you can stay healthy and treat illness when it does arise. Here’s to a great Autumn season! 1. Wash your hands, often and well with soap and warm water: seems like a no-brainer but this is the most […]

Community as Teacher

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I hope your month is off to a great start.  I just returned from 4 days in Joshua Tree where I was co-leading our 9th annual Chakra Retreat.  The long weekend was incredible in so many ways but the thing that has been resonating the most in my mind is the concept of ‘community as […]

Autumn Equinox & Libra New Moon

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Welcome to Autumn! As I write this, the earth is nearly aligned between light and dark, as she does twice a year. This is a time for reflection, gratitude and re-commitment to the goals we set in the spring, assuming those goals are still true for you. Tomorrow, we have a new moon in Libra, […]

To Happier & Healthier Relationships

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Hello and happy middle of the month. I hope you are enjoying the transition of the long days of summer towards the longer nights of fall. One of my teachers, TKV Desikachar, says “One of the best indicators that your yoga is working is that your relationships get better”.  As I look back on the […]

Celebrating Yoga

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Happy September! I hope you had a great Holiday weekend celebrating this beautifully mysterious and challenging life.  September is Yoga Month which is a great time to introduce those you love to the practice of yoga or to re-commit yourself to your own practice in our annual Yoga Month Challenge. Next year will mark 20 […]

September Featured Teacher: Laura Haug

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At the core of the Yoga Blend experience are our dedicated, passionate teachers. This month, we feature LAURA HAUG! Hometown: Bonne Terre, Missouri.  What brought you to Los Angeles? I moved to LA in July 2006 to pursue working in the film industry. The majority of my time in LA has been spent working in […]

September Featured Teacher: Kim Neer

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At the core of the Yoga Blend experience are our amazing teachers. This month, we feature KIM NEER! Hometown: I grew up in Bainbridge, Ohio, a small town just outside of Cleveland. What brought you to Los Angeles? I came to Los Angeles 3 years ago after spending a year exploring South America.  I had decided […]

Eco Tips: September

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Since September is National Yoga Month, a celebration of the yogic lifestyle, these eco tips are geared towards creating a greener yoga practice! 1. Use a refillable water bottle at the studio, and whenever possible. 2. Explore buying a natural or hybrid yoga mat, available through most major yoga accessory brands. 3. Find a class […]

Life, Death, and the Present

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I hope you are having a beautiful week and are feeling lots of love in your life.  I have been struggling for days with what to write. As some of you may know, and some of you may not,  Marriah who manages the administrative work at Yoga Blend, teaches belly dance, and happens to also […]

New Teacher: Kim Neer

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We are proud to welcome Kim Neer, one of Yoga Blend’s Teacher Training graduates, to our teaching team! From next week, Kim will teach “Baby & Me” on Wednesdays, 1:45pm to 2:45pm; and on Friday from 10am to 11am. Both classes are just $9. Kim is also an active substitute teacher. See her schedule at http://bit.ly/YBKimNeer […]

Eco Tips: August

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As we move into the last month of summer, it’s important to take time to appreciate nature. With the heat and busy schedules, it is easy to hang out indoors and in the AC, but as yogis, being on the earth in a conscious way is healing, both for us and the planet. Here are […]

Aquarius Full Moon: One Mind

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Fixed energy has one job and that is to sustain. The fixed signs, Taurus, Scorpio, Leo and Aquarius, are what hold the world together. They are the four sides to the square of stability in our lives. This is not an easy task with mutable energy swirling around and Cardinal energy starting things up. I […]

August Featured Teacher: Courtney Sauls

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Hometown: Houston, Texas. What brought you to Los Angeles? I moved to Los Angeles from New York to pursue acting 8 years ago this month! My favorite thing about LA is… This little place called Yoga Blend. Ever heard of it? It has the best people and I always leave feeling wonderful. It literally changed my […]

August Featured Teacher: Susan Quon

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What brought you to Los Angeles? I’m a native daughter of Los Angeles. My grandfather came to California in the 1890’s to work on the railroads in Northern California, Sacramento or the “2nd City” as it was known to the Chinese contract laborers. San Francisco was the “1st City.” Dad came to Los Angeles with […]

Create Your Happiness

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Happy August! I hope you are enjoying your summer and that it is filled with lots of love, laughter, celebration and excellent food. We are just past the midway point between Summer and Fall known in earth based traditions as Lammas.  It is the time of reaping the first harvest which is an excellent time […]