Celebrating 12 Years

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 dream for me 20 years ago came to fruition in 2005 and now, here we are, 12 years old. Amazing! I am so grateful for this life changing journey and for each of you for being a part of it. As I mentioned last month, Read the full article…

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 that Yoga Blend is a safe place for anyone and everyone to practice. The work is to center ourselves and get quiet enough to look deep inside so that we can remember who we truly are. We move and breathe and chant to unite in Read the full article…

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 have been using in my practice to help me stay connected in body, breath and mind, YS 1.33. When we drift out of a state of yoga or union, this sutra offers a practical way to come back to center. It offers 4 simple ways Read the full article…

Celebrating 11 Years

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. I remember that day so well. The mayor came, there was ribbon cutting, a henna artist, food, music, several friends and a handful of new students…our very first students. And it was pouring down rain. My first thought was…it’s ‘raining on our parade’ but I Read the full article…

11 Days. 11 Practices. 11 Years.

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 more. Everyone is welcome to join all or even just one workshop. Thank you for being a part of our first eleven year journey! BONUS: Anyone who attends 7 or more events will get either a one Month Unlimited or 11 Class Series for $111! Read the full article…

Community

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 again so I don’t remember exactly what it said or who said it but I do remember that the essence of it was this: It is quite possible that the new guru is community. I couldn’t agree more! Living in Nashville part of the time Read the full article…

Pay Attention

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? Only one. We’ve all heard of it, yet we use it so very seldom. It’s called attention.” -Charlotte Joko Beck Paying attention is really where the yoga begins and ultimately is what yoga is all about. We practice paying attention to the way our body Read the full article…

Community Spotlight: Jessica Cordero

Yoga Blend, Burbank

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’m a freelance graphic designer, and I live in Toluca Lake with my dog Penny – a red labrador with the kindest soul. I design mostly cosmetics packaging, and in my own time I love creating things that matter to me, which is why I was so excited for the chance to design a shirt for Yoga Blend. I searched far and wide for Read the full article…