Vooray Review: Cute and Practical Bags for Yogis

Imagine this – you arrive at the yoga studio with your purse, your big gym duffel bag and your mat all strapped to different shoulders. You’re in a hurry because you’re running late and can’t find your key tag to check in because its buried at the bottom of your bag. Sound familiar? Same. I … Continue Reading

Welcome To My New YouTube Channel!

I’m SO excited to announce the official launch of my YouTube Channel!  I’ve been working to incorporate more video into my blog, and I’ve finally filmed my first yoga flow! Here is a short flow to get your body warmed up. Subscribe to my channel HERE! Videography by Shanti Knight | Wearing all Kiava Clothing 

My Favorite Ways to Stay Active in Chicago During the Summer

Summer in Chicago is the most magical time of year (at least it is for me!) People are so excited to be outside again after the long winter, the city is full of energy, and everyone’s mood seems to improve exponentially. While the air conditioning and Netflix may sound tempting when the temps start to … Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Bring Your Yoga Practice Outside This Summer

I will be the first to admit that I am a creature of habit when it comes to my yoga practice. I love to take class in the same place, in the same studios, and even at the same times every day. But as the summer months arrive, it’s so much fun to change up … Continue Reading

Update Your Spring Wardrobe With Montiel

As someone who has tried and worn hundreds of different workout clothing brands, my standards are pretty high when it comes to activewear. Every so often, I am totally blown away by the products of certain brands. Montiel is one of those brands! Based in Los Angeles, Montiel is a small company that focuses on … Continue Reading

Bringing Yoga Off Your Mat and Into Your Life

It is often said that everything we learn in yoga class can be translated off your mat and into the real world. But what does that really mean? In some ways, yoga can be considered a metaphor for life. The lessons we learn during our asana practice can be applied to physical, mental, and emotional … Continue Reading

Benefits of Practicing Yoga While Traveling

I just got back last night from a 10-day vacation in the Caribbean, and it was definitely one of the best trips of my life! We took a cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, and Cozumel, stopping at each port for a day to wander around and enjoy what each country had to offer. We ate amazing … Continue Reading

Practicing Self Care During the Holidays

It’s that time of year again! Lights hang from the trees, snow is on the ground, and the smell of gingerbread fills the air – the holidays are officially in full swing! While the holidays are often noted as “the most wonderful time of the year”, they can also be the most stressful time of … Continue Reading

YogaPaws Review

As someone who does a lot of outdoor yoga photoshoots, there are many situations where it is not practical for me to use a yoga mat. Honestly, some of my favorite places to do yoga are the places where I can’t use a mat – either because I do not physically have the space, or … Continue Reading

What I’ve Learned from Being a New Yoga Teacher

Today is the official 3-month mark since I taught my very first yoga class! What an amazing journey it has been so far – filled with lots of learning experiences along the way. Looking back at this year, I’m so happy I decided to make the jump and go through Hot Yoga Teacher Training [Read … Continue Reading