I am offering another Women’s Yoga Retreat in Port Angeles, WA and I have gift certificates available which is a great stocking stuffer idea for the holidays! For more information go to this link on my yoga blog.


365 Project – 177: Spiritually Fit Yoga (June 27, 2013)

My latest project involves launching a new blog and facebook page to share info about myself as a yoga instructor, my yoga schedule, and just anything I love that I relate to yoga.  After my recent teacher training with Baron Baptiste, I was fired up to get my business going so, with the graphic design help of my friend Kristen Johnson, I now have  http://spirituallyfityoga.com and a new facebook page is http://facebook.com/SpirituallyFitYoga.  Please stop by, check it out, and give me a *like* to help me launch this new business venture in Port Angeles, Washington. This is just one of many steps I will take to realize my dream of growing our yoga communityin my hometown.  I absolutely love yoga and am happy I have a dedicated space to share it with everyone!  Here are a handful of pics my hubby took of me in my backyard, using my Nikon D7000 . Enjoy!

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365 Project – 174: About my Journey into Power Level One Baptiste yoga teacher training – Sedona, AZ (June 24, 2013)

Attending the Baptiste Journey into Power yoga teacher training was a huge accomplishment for me. Making the commitment to register was super exciting and the fact that I actually completed the rigorous training is something I’m really proud of, mostly because of my chronic fatigue. My CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) was diagnosed about 6 years ago and since then I’ve been struggling with finding a cause for my tiredness and trying remedies to gain energy in all areas of my life. Power yoga has been a HUGE help over the years, making a positive difference in my life and recently propelling me onto this yoga teacher path. One thing I learned from this teacher training is that I actually DO have more energy than I realized. There’s no way I could have made it through the 15-17 hour days with challenging yoga practices and little sleep without tapping into my unrealized power. Training with Baron Baptiste is more than just learning about asanas or alignment. I discovered how to identify energy blocks and possibly uncovered the root causes of my chronic fatigue. Being back home in Port Angeles, where it’s gray and rainy right now, also made it clear that I definitely feel more energized in the SUN!! Well, it was a heart-opening week full of “aha” moments for sure. I’m grateful for the opportunity for this training and am motivated for more!!!


Outside my Tao Casita


A few of the amazing yogi friends I made during training. 🙂


Slow down and breathe…

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365 Project – 166: Sedona (June 15, 2013) #picoftheday #sedona #baptisteyogateachertraining

Where I am for yoga teacher training and why I won’t be blogging this week. 🙂


365 Project – 139, 140: Half-moon and Warrior 3 (May 20, 2013) #yoga #picoftheday

My hubby took these pics of me playing outside in Port Townsend during a recent yoga retreat. Yoga is my happy place, whether I’m taking or teaching class. But, doing yoga outside (sans rain!) is the best! 🙂



My power yoga playlist

nora-buddhaSeveral of my yoga students have asked about my current power yoga playlist so, here’s a list of the songs which should all be available on iTunes 🙂   Namaste…

Soar (5:00)    Power Music Workout – Mat Pilates PowerMix 2 – Yoga and Pilates Mix
Holocene (5:37)    Bon Iver – Bon Iver
Hidden Sky (7:06) Jami Sieber –    Hidden Sky
Cleopatra in New York (feat. Carol C.) [Zim Zam Mix] (3:32) Nickodemus – Desert Grooves 2
Ja Vidi (5:46) Christophe Goze – Desert Grooves 2
The City (3:54)    Ed Sheeran + (Deluxe Version)
Open Your Eyes (5:38) Snow Patrol – Eyes Open
Porcelain (4:01) Moby – Play
Teardrop (5:31)    Massive Attack – Mezzanine
Fix You (4:55) Coldplay –    X & Y
A Thousand Years (4:45)    Christina Perri    The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Imagine (3:40)  Jack Johnson – Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur

And, here’s the youtube link for Jack Johnson’s Imagine.  I love this for shivasana…

365 Project – 68: Spinning old CDs for my yoga playlist (March 11, 2013)

68The ONE CD I’ve misplaced is Moby and I want to add “Porcelain” to my yoga playlist. Hopefully hubby finds it at his office and brings it to me soon! 😉 In the meantime, I’ve spent the morning spinning old CDs and remembering how much I love music.