Living Life with an Abundance Mindset

Woman raising her arms to the sunset, with the words Live with Abundance

For many of us, we were raised and have lived with a fixed mindset of either/or instead of both/and. We have been taught that there is only so much of everything- money, food, fame, friendships, love, etc.- to go around and once it is gone, there is no more. This fear-based mindset restricts our ability […]

Enjoy the Benefits of a Membership

The Resilience & Grace online studio is a community and learning platform for students to come where they explore and transform their overall health and well-being and “feel good at any age!” As a member, you can access simple but potent practices to help you connect with your body, breath, mind, and heart – over […]

Connecting with Nature: The Benefits of Practicing Yoga Outdoors

It is the middle of summer in the Midwest. The days are long and the temperatures are warm. Exercising outdoors is one of the best things you can do for yourself. A favorite among many yogis is outdoor yoga. While yoga studios are often a relaxing, quiet, climate-controlled Zen environment, nothing can beat warm sunshine […]

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 […]

The Power of Asana

When you imagine a yoga class, what comes to mind? Do you envision a class of sweaty bodies in lululemon clothing twisting themselves into beautiful, pretzel-like shapes? In this modern age of yoga, many people have come to see these bendy shapes and challenging poses, or asanas, as the definition of yoga. Asana, the physical practice, is […]

Taking Yoga Off the Mat

Many of us are introduced to yoga as a physical practice that helps our bodies look and feel good. After a while many of us wonder if there is more to it than what we do on our sticky mat for 30-60 minutes, and of course, there is. The idea of practicing yoga is not […]

Let Go & Get Grounded

As the autumn winds creep in and the summer glow fades, it seems Mother Nature is once again reminding us to let go instead of holding on. To trust that after a period of rest, new growth will appear. This change in season is an invitation to come inside and pay attention. You may have […]

Yoga and the Koshas: 5 Layers of Being

For many of us, the physical body or physical motivations are what first brings us to a yoga practice. It is an entry point into Yoga and its philosophy. Many students notice their bodies getting stronger, more flexible, and able to stay upright with better balance and mobility. We may even begin to sleep better and […]

Restorative Yoga vs. Yin Yoga

Middle aged woman in dragonfly pose lying forward on bolster

Did you know yin yoga and restorative yoga are not the same thing? From the outside, the practices look similar – they both include long holds, utilize props, are slow and introverted practice, and focus on opening the body over time instead of through dynamic movement. If you are wanting a restful yoga practice to […]

Making Yoga Accessible for EVERY Body

Group practicing yoga using chairs for support

Sometimes, in our quest to do things “the right way,” we get so caught up in how we look that we forget why we even stepped on the yoga mat in the first place. We get into the habit of performing and doing, and we forget to practice being and becoming. Unfortunately, this attitude can […]