Navigating Transitions with Resilience and Grace

    Along with pumpkin spice everything, fall also brings the start of many shifting seasonal transitions. First, it’s back to school, then come weather changes and shorter daylight hours, and finally we begin to move into fall and winter holidays. As the weather starts to cool, you may notice a slight shift physically. Perhaps […]

Student Spotlight: Alfonso & Heather

Heather and Alfonso Erdmann are virtual students practicing yoga online from Sioux City, IA. This post is written by Alfonso, with the help of Heather. Q: When you discovered yoga and why you started practicing. A: Heather first found yoga in her 20’s and has practiced sporadically ever since. She first tried yoga to add […]

Benefits of Yoga

  Yoga is a journey. It invites us to explore our heart’s desire while connecting our mind, body, and spirit. It inspires us to be present with where we are in life right now. Your yoga practice can last a lifetime. Many students begin their yoga journey looking to gain strength, flexibility, and balance. They […]

The Joy of Play!

Hello summer! Summer is a time for sunshine and laughter, gathering with friends and family, and making time to rest and play. It is a season many of us look forward to, thanks to longer days, warmer weather, and fresh food. BBQs, family vacations, farmer’s markets, parades, and reunions can all be ways to enjoy […]

Student Spotlight: Barb Madden-Bittle

I live in West Des Moines off Grand Avenue beyond Raccoon River Park. I live with my husband, Ed; we are in a second marriage and just celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary. When we married, we had 6 children at home- two boys age 16, a boy and a girl age 13, a girl age […]

Student Spotlight: Terri Johnson

My name is Terri Johnson and I live in Pleasant Hill, Iowa. I am married to Dick and I enjoy being a mom and grandma. I have five grandkids and three of them are currently teenagers. I have studied yoga for about 19 years, almost all of these years with Mary. I started taking classes […]

Managing Change…How to Be Resilient

Stability. Comfort. Peace. As humans, we are often resistant to change. So when things change, and they have changed A LOT over the past year, it may elicit strong feelings of fear and resistance. We know change is a constant. Nothing stays exactly as it is. Nothing. It is the only thing in life that […]

hey, MARVELOUS

I am SUPER excited to share some MARVELOUS news! Starting early fall, my online platform will transition from Wix to “Hey, Marvelous!“ Over the past few months, many of you have shared your frustrations and challenges when attempting to login or book a class on my website. I took all of your comments and feedback […]

Student Spotlight: Carol Popken

My name is Carol Popken and my husband, Ken and I live in Clive, IA. We have lived here for 51 years. Ken worked for insurance companies and I am a home economist. I worked for Iowa Food Industries Association and Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, IA. We have a daughter, son-in-law, and two […]

Yoga for Gardeners

Hello Spring! Thank you for longer days to play outside and enjoy the fresh air. In addition to warmer weather, many of us are excited to get into our gardens, dig in the fresh dirt, plant new flowers and shrubs, and watch the greens and colors pop out of their slumber to celebrate the sun […]