Yoga for a Good Swim

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A good long swim is officially (at least in my book) the best way to start a day.  Especially when you can do it outside under the sun.  This year, I decided to take a few lessons to brush up on my strokes.  Those YouTube videos are great, but there’s nothing like a real life human instructor to offer critique …

NEW from Eminence Organics: Persimmon & Cantaloupe Day Cream SPF 32

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New from Eminence Organics: Persimmon & Cantaloupe Day Cream SPF 32 Finally, a fantastic SPF product for normal to oily skin that is light, non-greasy, and blends well with any complextion.  As I post this, we have it in stock, light, pink and fragrant, and ready to take home. All Eminence Organics skin care products sound good enough to eat, don’t they?  …

This Summer’s Hottest Trend: Mindful Sunbathing

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This month, I’ve been thinking about skin.  I’ve been learning about how to care for it, especially now that the sun is shining and I spend as much time soaking it in as possible.  On the east coast, I had to take extreme measures to stay cool.  I used my freezer to chill all plates, bowls, and utensils before eating …

Music Resounds in Root Studio

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One Thursday each month, a rhythmic drumming can be heard coming from the studio at Root Whole Body as students move through vinyasa.  This month we are blessed with two musical Thursdays!  Last week, the Yoga Vibes Band made its debut with Yoga Vibes, a yoga and voice workshop with Daniel Flynn. The musicians and students were quiet as they …

Labor and Birth for Couples with Sarah Robinette

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If there’s a bun in your oven, chances are you spend some amount of time preparing for your little one’s birthday.  There are supplies to buy, books to read, long talks with experienced mothers.  There is taking time to care for yourself with diet and exercise while a home to a growing being. It’s also beneficial, of course, to prepare …

Carrots at Face Value

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Carrots. Despite their bright orange color, crispy crunch, sweetness unleashed upon perfect cooking, some people hate them.  It seems strange to me (maybe some people were attacked by bunnies in their past lives?) but there are several online forums on the subject, an “I Hate Carrots” Facebook page, and several mediocre YouTube videos on the subject. Here’s one.  Here’s another …

Cantaloupes and Sunscreens

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I’m sure you’ve heard the new sun news.  It was easy to ignore back in June while we still pedaling about Portland in hoodies and jeans wondering when summer would come.  But, now that the sun is shining, let’s take the FDA’s new sunscreen guidelines and all the news that followed seriously. As a group, we humans do not wear …

Do You Love Your Glow?

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In my summer searching for skin care news, I came across the Skin Care Foundation’s new campaign.  It’s called, “Go With Your Own Glow.”  I love it!  Check it out! Learning to love yourself can be a tough battle.  At Root, we’re all about helping our members and friends win that battle.  Only by letting go of judgment and truly …

Coming Soon: Yoga Vibes with Daniel Flynn

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A fellow graduate student of mine wrote his masters thesis on Interconnectivity in Choreomusical Performance.  A fascinating mouthful, as the projects at the Gallatin School in New York City tend to be.  I learned many things from Ken in our round table discussions and from his performances throughout our degree program.  Ken is a drummer and a dancer specializing in …

Intro to Yoga Workshop with Sarah Robinette

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LEARNING TO BEND Looking back, I can see that injuring my hip was a major turning point in my life.  I was the most stubborn 20 year old in history, and I chose to ignore my pain.  I developed a limp, but continued to serve beers, pizzas, and lasagnas five nights a week, hobbling around the restaurant, until one day …

Hatha for Strength: a workshop with Daniel Flynn | Saturday, July 16th 2pm

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CONTROL The creative process is a process of surrender, not control. Julia Cameron The New York Times recently reported that an increasing number of adult women are being diagnosed with eating disorders.  I wasn’t surprised by these findings, especially, as the Times article explains, women with eating disorders often appear quite functional.  On the surface, they are in control.  That’s …