Energy of the Mind

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle

Join me this week for a Soulful Vinyasa Flow at Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin

  • Monday, January 15th at 10:00am

  • Thursday, January 18th at 5:00pm

  • Saturday, January 20th at 7:00am

If your new to Yoga Squared or it’s been 6 months or more since you’ve rolled out your mat with us, rejoin with a second chance intro offer! Get 3 weeks for $30 and fall in love with your practice again! Call/text Casey at 714.625.7230 to get set up!

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2018 National Parks Fee Free Days

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Do have plans for your 3 day weekend? How about a visit one of our National Parks on Monday for FREE!!! There are four days in 2018 that you can visit all National Park Service sites that offer FREE admission to everyone.

Mark your calendar for these entrance fee–free dates in 2018:

Sequoia National Park

There are more than 400 parks available to everyone, every day. The fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. The others are free all the time. The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.The annual $80 America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass allows unlimited entrance to more than 2,000 federal recreation areas, including all national parks that normally charge an entrance fee. There are also free or discounted passes available for senior citizens, current members of the military, families of fourth-grade students, and disabled citizens. Learn more about the variety of passes offered by the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass series.

In addition to the National Park Services Fee Free Days the following Federal Agencies also offer Fee Free Days:

  • Bureau of Land Management: January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), February 19 (Presidents Day), June 9 (National Get Outdoors Day), September 22 (National Public Lands Day), November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • U.S. Forest Service: January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), February 19 (Presidents Day), June 9 (National Get Outdoors Day), September 22 (National Public Lands Day), November 10-11 (Veterans Day Weekend)
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), February 19 (Presidents Day), September 22 (National Public Lands Day), October 14 (First Sunday of National Wildlife Refuge Week), November 11 (Veterans Day)
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: September 22 (National Public Lands Day), November 11 (Veterans Day, you must be a veteran, an active and reserve component service member, or a family member to be granted a fee waiver)
  • Bureau of Reclamation: January 15 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day), February 19 (Presidents Day), September 22 (National Public Lands Day), November 11 (Veterans Day)

If you have a child in the Fourth grade – Every day is FREE! The Every Kid in a Park Pass provides FREE admission to public lands for your fourth grader and the entire family!!! 

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Dare Mighty Things

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I really can not even begin to explain how excited I am for 2018. I feel like this year is going to be a special year for all of us! This is not to say that this year hasn’t started out with it’s own set of challenges but that’s okay. I feel prepared and ready to rise above any obstacles that present themselves.

Since before the New Year I’ve been looking for my own personal slogan for 2018 and in looking back at some of our family photos from 2017 – I found it!

I took this picture at JPL in Pasadena last year. These words spoke to me then and mean even more to me now. I’m so ready to “Dare Mighty Things” this year.

I would love to help you dare mighty things in your life as well. Let’s raise the vibration and dream big! Let’s dare mighty things, the time is now!

Join me this week as we dare and rise together.

  • Thursday, January 11th at 5pm for a Soulful Vinyasa at Yoga Squared

  • Saturday, January 13th at 7am for a Soulful Vinyasa at Yoga Squared

  • Saturday, January 13th at 9:30am – Kids Yoga with Namaste Family Yoga at Farquhar Park in Huntington Beach

  • Sunday, January 14th at 9:00am at WildSide Yoga in Fountain Valley for a Yoga Basics Class

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.” –   Theodore Roosevelt

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Starlight Starbright Night Hike

Have you ever gone on a night hike with your little’s? Here’s the perfect opportunity! Kids love going on night hikes and this ranger led night hike is a great and safe way to do just that!

Although the picture above wasn’t taken at Carbon Canyon – you can see just how magically the evening can be. So bring a flashlight and a jacket as you prepare for the evening with some cookies and hot chocolate at the Nature Center, go out for a ranger led night hike to the Redwood Grove and return for a live animal presentation by Nature of Wildworks.

  • When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 5:30pm – 8:00pm

  • Where: Carbon Canyon Regional Park is located at 4442 Carbon Canyon Rd, Brea, CA 92823.

  • Cost: FREE – parking is also free

This is really fun hike and space is limited. Please email to register: carboncanyon@ocparks.com

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Herb Wreaths Workshop

The Farm and Food Lab at Orange County Great Park is offering a fun and FREE workshop this weekend.

Preserving the Season Workshop: Herb Wreaths. This workshop by Instructor/Chef Jen Callahan will have you utilizing the harvest of the season by learning how to create Herb Wreaths and Swags.

Hanging herbs can add a touch of comfort and magic to your kitchen. Herb wreaths and swags are not only beautiful but also useful. Snip off what you need from own personally created herb wreath as you cook!

  • When: Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10:00am – 11:00am

  • Where: Farm+ Food Lab, Great Park Irvine, 6950 Marine Way, Irvine, CA 92618

  • Cost: Free!!! The workshop is designed for ages 16+

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Registration is encouraged but walk-ins are welcome.

*Attendees can also enter a raffle to win wreaths created during class by the instructor.*

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Looking forward to 2018

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I’ve taken this week to reflect and look forward to what is to come in 2018. What a truly amazing and life changing year I’ve had. I am in awe of the opportunities that I’ve been given to refine my life – as well as the lives of others.Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Let’s get 2018 off to a beautiful start together. I can’t wait to see you!

  • Wednesday, January 3rd at 3:30pm for YinYasa at yoga squared in Old Town Tustin
  • Wednesday, January 3rd at 6:30 pm Relax and Renew with a Restorative Soundbath at yoga squared
  • Thursday, January 4th for a Soulful Vinyasa at yoga squared
  • Saturday, January 6th at 7am for a Soulful Vinyasa at yoga squared
  • Saturday, January 6th at 11:15am for a Vinyasa Flow Private Fitness in Anaheim Hills
  • Sunday, January 7th at 9:00am at WildSide Yoga in Fountain Valley for a Yoga Basics class that is always free for Military and First Responders!
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Aromatherapy with California Native Plants

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I believe that mother earth provides us with everything we need to heal.  Our earth is full of natural medicine, we just need to be opening and willing to try it. As a child, my mother had a tea for everything! I wish I had paid a little more attention and wrote her remedies down.

Every once in a while something I’m reading or learning about in one my classes brings a memory of one of my mother’s many natural cures. Finding events such as this one brings a smile to my face and no doubt makes her happy.

Tree of Life Nursery is holding a FREE “Aromatherapy with California Native Plants” class this weekend. This a great chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the season, be surround by nature and learn something new.

For centuries, aromatherapy has been used to enhance health and well-being. Modern research recognizes the benefits of aromatherapy for stress reduction, sleep and mood management, as well as easing discomforts associated with anxiety and chronic pain. During this workshop, Certified Yoga Therapist and California Native Plants Education and Outreach Specialist, Melissa Adylia Calasanz C-IAYT, will discuss her approach to sustainable aromatherapy, and how she uses the healing property of California Native Plants cultivated locally, at Tree of Life Nursery.

  • When: Saturday, December 23, 2017 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Where: Tree of Life Nursery, 33201 Ortega Highway, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675

  • Cost: FREE

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Shine Brightly My Friends!

Let’s shake the universe up by allowing your inner light to shine! Join me this week for yoga flows filled with energy, light and grace at the beautiful @yogasquaredstudio in Old Town Tustin.  Be prepared to shine brightly my friends!!!

  • Monday,  December 18th at 10:00am – Yoga for the Soul

  • Wednesday, December 20th at 10:00am – All Levels Flow

  • Thursday, December 21st at 5:00pm – Soulful Vinyasa

  • Saturday, December 23rd at 7:00am – Soulful Vinyasa

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Holiday Food Drive

Here’s another simple way to give back, let’s start by giving back within our own community! Yoga Squared is hosting a Food Drive to benefit the Orange County Rescue Mission.

Before heading out to your next yoga class – reach into your pantry and grab a box of pasta, a package of rice or a can of beans or you can pick up something up during your next grocery trip.

Our Food Drive is taking place from today, Friday, December 15, 2017 through Friday, December 22, 2017. Bring your food donations to Yoga Squared located at 195 El Camino Real #201, Tustin, CA 92780.

We are located right above El Camino Cafe on the 2nd Floor. Our stairwell/elevator entrance is located on 2nd Street in the driveway to the right of the El Camino Cafe.

Donations can be dropped off inside our studio or on our patio. All donations will be picked up on the afternoon of Friday, December 22, 2017 and will be delivered to the OC Rescue Mission. Thank you so much for help, we appreciate you! Please remember any little bit helps.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at Projectrefinedlife@gmail.com

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Holiday To Do List

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Let’s get on this Holiday to-do list! During this season listen, be kind, be giving, be patient and let your light shine on others wherever and whenever you can.

 Join me at Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin as we focus on being present, love, hugs and peace through our practice.

  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 5:00pm for a Soulful All Levels Flow

  • Friday, December 15, 2107 at 5:00pm for a Peaceful Yinyasa Flow

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 7:00am for a Soulful All Levels Flow

Remember to fill your cup with love and light so it overflows on the world.

Namaste,

Annette, Project Refined Life

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