Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Yoga Class

Join me on Thursday evening from 6 - 7pm
at the Pilates Studio at Muse
for a dynamic vinyasa flow.

What a perfect way to destress from your busy day!

Beginning July 1st.

1317 W. Jefferson
Downtown Boise
Across from Les Schwab Tires

Monday, June 21, 2010

Yoga & Pilates at the Boise Rec Fest!!

Join Marisa Smith(me!) and Audrey Millstein at the Boise Rec Fest!

Pilates w/Audrey
Saturday, June 26th @ 10 am
Live Music by James Orr

Yoga w/Marisa
Sunday, June 27th @ 10am
Live Music by Failla Drums

Bring a mat, a friend and get ready to get your stretch on!


Sponsored by Lululemon Athletica!

We'll see you under the REI tent!
Exhibits * Workshops * Activities * Live Music * Food * Beer * Wine

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

On Being Green

The idea of “being green” isn’t just a new slogan for our modern era of environmental caretaking. Rather the color green has been associated for thousands of years in the systems of Yoga, and the traditions of Native America, the East and West with healing and the heart.

Being the pervasive color of the natural world, which reappears every spring, green is the symbol of abundance and eternal life. In the East, green is associated with family, prosperity, harmony, health and peace. In some medicine wheels green is the color of the south and is associated with passion, heart, warmth and the emotions.

In the rainbow spectrum of red, yellow, orange, green, blue, indigo & violet, green is the central color. In yogic philosophy, green represents the heart, which is also located in the center of the human body, and is the giver of life. Being in the center, green is also about equilibrium, or the balance of the inner and the outer.

Just as important as caring for the planet is self-care.

How can you begin to be green with yourself, and your family and neighbors, in addition to your care for the Earth?
• Take time to reconnect with your self – walk in nature, relax under a favorite tree, or take a bike ride (which can also double as saving emissions).

• Do things with others – help plant a community garden, or simply take a stroll through the farmer’s market and support those who are already aligning themselves with “green” living, as well as load up on organic fruits and vegetables for a healthy body and clear mind!

• Treat yourself – yes you can take time for yourself to go to a yoga class, meditate, or any other favorite form of self-care! The better you feel, the better life feels, and the more energy you have to be present for caring for the world. Even 20 minutes a day with give you an exponential reward. Plus, you deserve it!