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 each week in the month ahead. 1. Make a gratitude list: this is a simple and powerful way to change your mindset and view the world from a brighter place. 2. Donate your money: there are so many amazing causes, both locally (like Treepeople or Read the full article…

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 effective way to prevent transmission of disease 2. Get out in the sun every day for a little while, or take a vitamin D3 supplement to boost immunity (Vitamin C, or lots of organic fruits and veggies; as well as a probiotic are also great Read the full article…

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 you can walk, bike, bus or carpool to. 4. Dedicate your practice to peace and joy for all beings!

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 some eco-yogi tips for enjoying the outdoors: *Get to the beach: Bring an extra trash bag. Enjoy the sand, surf and take a long walk, picking up some trash as you go, to leave the beach better than when you found it. *Get under the 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…

Eco Tips: June

Simple tools to connect yogis to the earth!   Did you know that California is having its driest year in 164 years? Governor Jerry Brown has declared a drought emergency. “We can’t make it rain, but we can be much better prepared… and I’m calling all Californians to conserve water in every way possible,” Brown said. As yogis and Californians, we all want to do our part to support our beautiful home. Here are 3 things you can do to conserve water today! 1. Use one glass for drinking per day or fill a water bottle. 2. When the kids Read the full article…