Knowing vs Not Knowing


I hope you are having a great month so far. I was just having a conversation with someone about knowing vs not knowing and the confusion, pain and fear that can result when we are unsure about which way to go. We have so many roles, goals and responsibilities in our lives that we sometimes […]

Embrace the Darkness

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Happy November! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween full of tricks, treats and magic! The season of change is upon us. The weather is changing (especially here in Tennessee) and the nights are growing longer. This weekend we will set our clocks to standard time and fall back into more darkness. In the past, […]

Self Care First


I hope you are having a great month so far! I have been thinking a lot about why it is so easy to put ourselves last. So many people I talk to have a hard time with staying consistent in doing things for themselves, feeling guilty when they do or being able to saying no […]


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I hope this newsletter finds you safe and surrounded by your loved ones. My heart aches at the state of our world right now. So much violence. So much pain. So much sadness. Then, in the midst of the heaviness of my heart and an overwhelming feeling of helplessness with tears burning my eyes, my […]

Pricing Changes Beginning Oct 1st

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Pricing Updates beginning Oct 1st 6 Month Unlimited Auto Pay will reduce to just $99 per month! This special rate will only be available for sale from October 1, 2017 thru December 31st, 2017. After Dec 31st, the price will increase back to $115/month. Anyone already signed up for auto pay and students who enroll […]

Yoga Gives Us Time


Happy middle of the month! “Yoga doesn’t take time, it gives time.” This quote by Ganga White is one that I find myself repeating on a regular basis when I think, ‘I don’t have time for yoga today.’ By doing yoga, I actually give myself more time to do the things I need to do. […]

Change Is Always Happening

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Happy August! It seems the summer just began and now, here we are just past the mid point between summer and fall, steadily heading towards longer nights. The weather, as if on cue here in Nashville, has totally started to change. As we know, the only thing we can really count on in life is […]


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I hope you are having a great month! This newsletter is coming out a week late because sometimes, regardless of our efforts, things just don’t work out the way we planned. Better late than never! The past week has been the ultimate in surrender and letting go for me. So many plans, so many intentions. […]

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


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 […]

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 […]


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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


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


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


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! […]

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


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


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 […]

Dualities by Christy Marsden


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 ūüôā Yoga has truly been one of […]


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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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]

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. […]

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 […]


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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 […]


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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 […]

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 […]


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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 […]



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 […]



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 […]

Just Breathe


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


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, […]



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 […]


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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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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 ūüėČ 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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¬† […]

Eco Tips: August


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


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


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


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 […]

New Teacher: Laura Haug


Laura underwent¬†200- and 300-hour Teacher Training here at Yoga Blend. Beyond that, she has long been a member of our community, practicing here for the last 7 years, and continues to be a valued member of our front desk staff. From this week, Laura will teach¬†$5 Flow on Thursdays, 6:30am to 7:30am. She is also […]

Live, Love, Let Go

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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? […]

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 […]

July Featured Teacher: Sommer Thome

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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 […]

Mindfulness in the Present

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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 […]

July Featured Teacher: Darby Orr

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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‚Äôs a healthy dose of nature to be found nearby. The Beach, mountains and desert are quick […]

Energetic Anatomy: The Chakras

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Have you heard of the chakras, and are curious about what they are, what they do, and how they might affect our minds & bodies? Join Christy Marsden for 2-day workshop that explores these energetic centers! Sat, July 19th: 1pm to 6pm Sun, July 29th: 12pm to 8pm $185 for both days if you sign […]

Cancer New Moon: Loving Unconditionally


I want to start out by expressing my amazement that this new moon marks six years since I started writing these letters, since our New Moon Women’s Gathering was first created. It is humbling and inspiring to think about how my life has changed these last six years, so much so because I started following […]

The Motherpeace Tarot

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Renowned feminist¬†scholar, author, and healer Vicki Noble will be at Yoga Blend next month to introduce and explore the Motherpeace Tarot cards. Bekah Turner, General Manager & Teacher at Yoga Blend, who has studied with Vicki Noble, and shares her personal experience about the Motherpeace Tarot: I grew up with the Motherpeace tarot cards. My […]

Union in Diversity

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I hope you are having a wonderful month!¬† We just returned from Bonnarroo which is a 4 day music festival on a farm in Manchester, TN.¬† This is our 3rd year going and one of the many things I love about it is the coming together of over 80,000 people from all over the world […]

Summer Time…


… and the living is easy… or so I hope. We are still in the glow of Sagittarius full moon as the sun is waxing towards summer solstice (June 21st). The Cancer new moon, which to me, marks the cycle of jumping fish and high cotton, begins on June 27th, with the Capricorn full moon […]

Community Spotlight: Jessica Cordero

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Yoga Blend turned 9 this year and we held a design contest to make our 9th anniversary t-shirt. Jessica Cordero submitted the gorgeous winning entry, which will soon be on t-shirts, tank tops, and tote bags! I‚Äôm a freelance graphic designer, and I live in Toluca Lake with my dog Penny – a red labrador […]

June Featured Teacher: Vicki Howie

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Throughout the year, we feature the amazing individuals that make up the core of Yoga Blend: our teachers! This month we get to know Vicki Howie: My hometown is: Chicago, IL/Seattle, WA What brought you to Los Angeles? I came to the area to open a comedy club in Santa Barbara in 1993, back when […]

June Featured Teacher: Tracy Sosa

Tracy Sosa

Throughout the year, we feature the amazing individuals that make up the core of Yoga Blend: our teachers! This month we get to know¬†Tracy Sosa:¬† ¬† What brought you to Los Angeles? I came to LA in 1988 to pursue a career in modeling and to live with my mom. ¬†I was not cut out […]

Sagittarius Full Moon: Opening to Spirit


I just got home from a week with my family and oldest friends. It was a very sweet week, perfect for the Gemini season, even with Mercury now in retrograde. Mercury rx can sometimes make travel a little weird, but it is the perfect time to check in with the past and do anything that […]