Thursday, March 20, 2014

Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Everyday Life

I am officially an Independent Distributor for Young Living Essential Oils and I am committed to educating you through your essential oils selection process. If you don't think you have experienced the incredible power of essential oils, take a moment to pause and think about the last time you squeezed or zest a lemon, smelled a bouquet of lilacs or lavender? Essential oils are all around us they are fresh, they are calming, they have the power to heal, enhance experience, or brighten up your day!

Young Living essential oils are therapeutic grade oils that are natural and  concentrated, and the are extracted from shrubs, flowers, trees, roots, seeds, and bushes! Oils can be used by inhalation, topical application, or internal consumption, thats right You can add them to your food to aid digestion, or add a little natural flavor to your dinner.

If you are interested in purchasing any essential oils or if you would like a complimentary consultation, please contact me using the contact tab on the blog -or- email me at

Blessings and Light~

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Sankalpa: Realizing your heartfelt desire for 2014 & Beyond

Sankalpa in yogic tradition is defined as a specific intention or a goal. It is a process of listening to your heart through a quiet mind.

Resolutions are viewed from a lens that we are not good enough, that we want something more than what we are. Resolutions anchor us down with a mindset that our happiness depends on acquiring what we want, rather than honoring the beauty and miracle we in fact, already  are!

The Practice of Sankalpa starts from a place that you already are who you need to be, to fulfill your life's purpose! The practice of Sankalpa is focusing your mind on your utmost desires and channeling the divine energy from within. Listen to the wisdom of your heart!

This process requires no change or action, it is simply a statement of who you are! Its a VOW that is true in the present moment. Below are a few brief steps on Creating your sankalpa:

  • Discover your Sankalpa through heartfelt listening. Meditate, practice yoga, go to a yoga nidra class!
  • State Your Sankalpa. Present tense. Instead of "I want to be more loving" State " I am Pure Unconditional Love"
  • Plant the seed. Recite your Sankalpa and SHARE with others! Let your friends and family hold you accountable to who you are at your true core! Yoga Nidra also allows you to tap into the sub conscious mind!
I want to share my Sankalpa with each of you, planting the seed and allowing my Dharma to blossom!


Saturday, November 2, 2013

28 Days of Gratitude on Instagram!

Follow me on Instagram for a 28 day Attitude of Gratitude Challenge!!  Please tag yourself in one of my gratitude photos so I can start following you!


Friday, October 18, 2013

Let's Celebrate the Full Moon with a Vinyasa Flow !

Come celebrate the full moon and  Lunar Eclipse with a Mindful Vinyasa Class This Saturday Morning at 9am!

Meet me @ At The Core On Saturdays From 9-10 am!

The Desire Map Book Club Announcement!

    So excited to share with you all that I’ll be leading a Desire Map book club event as part of Danielle LaPorte’s World’s Biggest Book Club! The event will be held on In January at a To Be Announced Location in CHICAGO and I’d love for you to join me!
    We’ll be opening up some dialogue — from the sacredness to the practicalities of core desired feelings, goal setting, gratitude as a practice… wishes for the New Year – and it would be great to have you be a part of that. If you’d like to get a feel for what Danielle’s message is all about, you can check out her website here:
    Send me an e-mail to if you’re interested in joining the event. Please feel free to also share with anyone you think might be interested!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Illumine : Elevating Community

I had the absolute pleasure of assisting with  hosting the official launch party of illumine magazine last night! The room was filled with so many beautifully eclectic souls from Chicago's own yoga community.

"Illumine is a new Chicago magazine that explores what it feels like to do and live yoga "illumine" is a process, not a destination. It is what we do and how we live...Our magazine is a resource to increase our knowledge of the practice of yoga " writes founder Lourdes Paredes. 

 Lourdes Paredes (Founder and Publisher) is an established Chicago yoga teacher. She has taught locally at Moksha Yoga Center, Yogaview, Namaskar Yoga, Exhale Mind Body Spa, Niyama Yoga and Healing Power Yoga and at citywide yoga events. Lourdes has led international retreats and workshops and has been featured at national yoga festivals. Her passion for teaching yoga as an authentic way of life fuels the founding of ILLUMINE.

You can order monthly subscriptions at and you can also follow illumine at:

Facebook: illumine chicago yoga 
Twitter: illuminechicago
Instagram: illuminechicago 

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the night: