Off the Mat


Keeping Your Business Hot During The Cold Months of Winter

Snow is pretty. But unless you’re clipping into a pair of skis, strapping on a snowboard, or have a sledding apparatus in hand, enough’s enough! Braving the winter weather, however, to maintain certain routines is critical not only to our own wellness, but the health of the businesses we depend upon. Here’s some perspective from Keeley Mitchell of ZiLiving on what businesses can do, too, to keep clients comfortable and coming back through the cold!

How My Yoga Practice Got Me Through the Holidays

How often have you heard the importance of continuing your practice when life gets chaotic? As we head into this holiday season, I’ve been reflecting on this time last year. Life was upside down for me late 2017, and I truly believe had it not been for my practice, my path would have looked much […]

Practicing Presence This Holiday Season

For many people, the holiday season represents happy times spent with family and friends eating delicious food and exchanging gifts. For me, it’s an ongoing assignment of practicing presence. I’d be lying if I told you that seeing certain family members doesn’t flood back memories of less than tactful things said to me. One of my re-occurring […]

2018 Yoga Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts for the yogis on your list! Are you searching for a unique gift for your yoga enthusiast?  Perhaps you need a few items for your own list?  Here’s a roundup of some unique yoga-inspired gifts that we love. Kiss The Sky Kiss The Sky is committed to evoking a lifestyle that frees the mind, […]

Our Favorite Yoga Non-Profits

#GivingTuesday – yoga edition! #GivingTuesday is November 27th, 2018. This is a wonderful opportunity to give others a precious gift – yoga. We’ve rounded up some incredible organizations that are working hard throughout the country to bring yoga to those who need it the most.             Bent on Learning Bent […]

10 Reasons You Should Book a Yoga Retreat

If a yoga retreat is on your bucket list, there is no better time to roll up your mat, pack your bags, and hit the road! Yoga retreats are HOT right now. With destinations from Iceland to Costa Rica, activities from massage to snowshoeing, and accommodations from tents to five stars, the options are endless. […]

Tips on Finding the Best Yoga Retreat for You

After you’ve checked off your list of reasons you need a yoga retreat, the next step is finding the right one for you.  There’s plenty to choose from with so many unique offerings. Here are a few tips to help you on your yoga vacation search. 1. Location Close your eyes and imagine you are […]

Reclaiming Our Humanity

Each morning I give thanks for a new day and commit to finding ways to be mendful, connected, helpful and kind. Disasters, difficulties and personal hardships are natural challenges of life. We come together in community and friendship and create safe space and rituals to lighten the load of pain and reduce suffering. To make […]

Is Your Mind a Wild Beast? Tame It.

After I’ve exhausted all procrastination tactics, I finally get onto my mediation cushion. I settle in, adjusting my posture, getting my knees into a happy situation . . . there we go . . . and then start turning inward. Immediately, I’m lost in thoughts: my ever growing to-do list, that last conversation with my […]

Yoga: Alternative Lifestyle or Mainstream?

I was presenting at a yoga conference, gathering feedback from yoga teachers about the founding of Yoga Alliance, while serving as the founding President. One woman was concerned that the new Yoga Alliance would make yoga mainstream, “If yoga becomes mainstream, I’ll have to quit!”