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Hometown: Old Town Orange, CA First Yoga Class: My first yoga class was approximately 8 years ago. I recall the difficulty of the 90 minute Hot Yoga, and how thirsty and hungry I was when I left. I was so hungry and thirsty that I literally could not wait to get home, so I stopped at a Subway and a Jamba Juice! I also remember thinking that heat was crazy, but I couldn't wait to go back. Favorite Pose and Why: I love all of them, but the ones I tend to favor are those that give me the highest level of difficulty. I like a challenge. Most Challenging P ..

Bright, beautiful, and bursting with veggies, this colorful minestrone is a great way to stretch the harvest. Ingredients: • 2 Tbs. olive oil • 1 cup sliced leeks • 1 cup chopped celery • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper • 1 tsp. salt, optional • 4 cloves garlic, minced (4 tsp.) • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh sage, or 2 tsp. dried sage • ½ tsp. Italian seasoning • 1 bay leaf • 2 large tomatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped (1 cup) • 2 cups cubed peeled butternut squash (¾- ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? I joined a couple years ago at this location and then moved to Newport Beach. I joined another studio down there that was close but missed the comradery and the way the classes go. So, I rarely went. When I moved back to HB, top of my list was to get active again. How often do you practice yoga? I take a class pretty much daily and on stressful days I'll go twice. I work from home and the positive attitudes and friends I've made make the days that much more enjoyable. Why do you practice yoga? I just turned 52 in Jun ..

From: ( ( A mudrā (muːˈdra; "seal", "mark", or "gesture”) is a symbolic or ritual gesture performed by the hands, often used in practicing Hinduism and Buddhism; it is a spiritual gesture that acts as an “energetic seal of authenticity”. Most mudras are performed with the hands and fingers often in combination with movements of the wrists, elbows, and sh ..

Pigeon Pose (Eka Pada Rajakapotasna) How to do Pigeon Pose: 1- Start on all fours in a squared table pose. 2- Slide the right knee forward toward your right hand. Angle your right knee at two o'clock. 3- Slide your left leg straight back as far as your hips will allow, keeping top of foot on the floor and directly in line with the hip. 4- Keep your hips square to the floor. 5- If you're not feeling a deep stretch in your right glute and left hip flexor, slide the right foot forward--little by little--toward your left hand. With practice, bri ..

When did you start doing yoga and where? My journey with Yoga began on a Tuesday night almost a year ago here at Yoga Tribe, when friend Stefan Marchand, who has been practicing at Yoga Tribe for close to a decade, convinced me to join him that night for a Dayton Method Hot Yoga 90 Min class led by former teacher Christie Mcguinness. “These people are Crazy!” were the last words that I whispered out of my parched mouth after the class. If it weren’t for Christie’s warm welcoming spirit for me as a new student, and her encouraging me to return, I pro ..

What is your hometown? San Pedro Sula, Honduras. What was your childhood aspiration? I wanted to be a doctor, like my Dad. When and where was your first yoga class? My first yoga class was at the YMCA, in High School and I hated it. It wasn’t until friends brought me to Yoga Tribe, that I felt comfortable enough to give it a second chance. Who is your most influential teacher and why? My mother and my grandmother, who instilled in me a love and respect for God. When was the Defining moment when you realized you wanted to teach yoga?  ..

This light and delicious recipe is more than just a cabbage salad – it is a refreshing summer slaw made with a variety of vegetables and a light and easy dressing. Prep Time: 12 minutes Cook Time: 1 minute Total Time: 13 minutes Yield: Serves 6 Ingredients: • 1/3 cup white vinegar • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard • 2 tablespoons sugar • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil • 1 teaspoon celery seeds • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1/2 medium cabbage, chopped • 1/2 large red onion, chopped • 1 medium gre ..

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau A friend of mine likes to joke that dying will be a relief because it will put an end to the “heavy burden of judging” as she calls it. She envisions herself lying in a hospital bed and, moments before death, noticing the ceiling and thinking, “What a hideous green.” Here’s a modest proposal: Vow that for the rest of the day, you won’t judge your friends and you won’t judge any strangers you ha ..

Cow Pose (Bitilasana) Step by Step: 1-Start on your hands and knees in a "tabletop" position. Make sure your knees are set directly below your hips and your wrists, elbows and shoulders are in line and perpendicular to the floor. Center your head in a neutral position, eyes looking at the floor. 2-As you inhale, lift your sitting bones and chest toward the ceiling, allowing your belly to sink toward the floor. Lift your head to look straight forward. 3-Exhale, coming back to neutral "tabletop" position on your hands and knees. Repeat 10 to 20 times. 4-This pose is of ..