Tag: yoga

These small hours still remain

Our lives are made
In these small hours
These little wonders
These twists and turns of fate
Time falls away
But these small hours
These small hours still remain

 Every change in your life comes from something that is uncomfortable but that is where and when the growth takes place.

This past year has been huge for me. So many changes have taken place. Today, I realize that it was just another beginning of something much bigger. At times I feel like a cat…so many lives in this lifetime, I’m blessed to have this opportunity for change and growth.

 Join me at my beloved Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin as these small hours still remain.

My final class here will be filled with soulful, courageous and humble poses set to a very special playlist.

  •  Saturday, February 24th at 7:00am for my final Soulful Vinyasa Class

FYI – I’ll try not to be emotional but there are no guarantees! The owner, fellow teachers and community at this studio are beyond special. Truly, it’s been an absolute honor. 

Share

Packing it up!

The time is drawing near. My family and I are moving and this means I only have a few classes left to teach at my yoga home, Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin. This place has come to mean so much to me, it’s going to be hard to let this go.

I have made life changes at this place, made friends and found people who I consider to be part of my support system. Please join me for one of my final classes. I’ll miss everything about this place and the people who make it what it is.

  • Thursday, February 15th at 5:00 for a Soulful Vinyasa

  • Friday, February 16th at 5:0pm for YinYasa Class

  • Saturday, February 17 at 7:00am for a Soulful Vinyasa Class 

  • Saturday, February 24th at 7:00am for my final Soulful Vinyasa Class

Be prepared for laughter, tears and joy in these last classes. 

Remember, If your new to Yoga Squared or it’s been 6 months or more since you’ve visited 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!

Share

Yoga Junkie

Projectrefinedlife.com

You don’t have to be a Yoga Junkie to join me this week for one or all of these Vinyasa Flow classes at Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin…but after a few a class you just might turn into one!

  • Wednesday, January 24th at 8:00pm for a beautiful Candlight Vinyasa

  • Thursday, January 25th at 5:00pm for my Soulful Vinyasa class

  • Saturday, January 27th at 7:00am for my Soulful Vinyasa class

Did you know that If your new to Yoga Squared or it’s been 6 months or more since you’ve visited 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!

Share

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!

Share

Dare Mighty Things

Projectrefinedlife.com

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

Share

Looking forward to 2018

Projectrefinedlife.com

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!
Share

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

Share

Holiday To Do List

Image Courtesy of heavenlyhomemakers.com

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

Share

Yoga For All!!!

Yoga for All Certification

I am now a Certified “Yoga for All” Teacher!!! I don’t know if you can tell but I’m more than just a little bit excited about this. As a Yoga teacher I want to assure that any’body” that comes in for a yoga class feels comfortable regardless of the body they’re in.

It was extremely important for to find a training from people who were well respected within the Yoga community and have specific knowledge in the practice as it applies to people who didn’t fit the Yoga “mold”. Although I had to wait for the training to become available in the Fall, You can’t get much better than Dianne Bondy and Amber Karnes!!! Their training is only offered twice a year and it was completely worth the wait!

Dianne BondyDianne Bondy is an author, motivator, educator, yoga teacher, and creator of Yogasteya.com. Yogasteya is an online yoga site dedicated to celebrating students of all shapes, sizes and ethnicities. Our motto is “No Yogi Left Behind.”

Dianne has had over 1000 hours yoga training in different modalities such as yoga therapeutics, restorative, and Anusara Yoga. She is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at 500 hour level and is the Director of Eastside Yoga School. You can read her column The Abundant Yogini at DoYouYoga.com.

Amber KarnesAmber Karnes is a ruckus maker, RYT-200 yoga asana teacher, and a lifelong student of her body. In Amber’s classes and workshops, students of all shapes and sizes will find tips, tricks, and modifications to make yoga asana work for their unique body, instead of being squished into poses for the sake of form over function. She emphasizes safe alignment and mindful transitions, and guides each student to honor the body they bring to the mat today, while being empowered to learn about the body’s intelligence and power. She received her certification from Anna Pittman in 2011 and is grateful to her many wonderful teachers.

Amber is a big fan of “yoga in non-yoga places” and often teaches free, accessible classes in her community. She serves on the Yoga and Body Image Coalition Leadership Team and Women’s Power Space Advisory Council. Amber seeks to further the message of inclusivity, consent, agency, body positivity, and accessibility for all on and off the mat. She blogs at bodypositiveyoga.com.

I feel so much more confident in my ability to teach knowing I have so many options to offer my students. I want my students to feel comfortable no matter where they are in their practice. In addition, I am now part of a wonderful community that truly cares about making Yoga accessible to everyone.

This training was a labor of love for me. I truly care about offering Yoga for All Shapes, SIzes and Abilities and am over the top about this certification!

 

Share

Focus the Mind’s Eye

Projectrefinedlife.com

Do you ever feel like the craziness of life has your mind looking everywhere and nothing is clear? Here’s a chance to slow down, realign ourselves and get the mind’s eye focused. 

Join me at yoga squared in Old Town Tustin for a Meditative All Levels Flow 

  • Thursday, November 16th at 5pm 

  • Saturday, November 18th at 7:00am

See you on the mat,

Annette

See you on mat,

Annette

 

Share

Looking For Tranquility

Projectrefinedlife.com

Looking for some tranquility after a busy weekend? Join me this week for yoga that will speak to your mind, body and soul and offer some tranquility.

Share

Get through the Week!

Projectrefinedlife.com

Let’s get through this week together! Get through the traffic and meet me for some yoga @yogasquaredstudio  @wildsideyoga and #privatefitnessoc

Here’s my schedule for the the week:

  • Monday, October 23rd:

    10:00am – Yoga for the Soul at Yoga Squared in Old Towne Tustin

    7:00pm – Gentle Yoga at Wildside Yoga in Fountain Valley

  • Tuesday, October 24th:

    8:30am – Grounding Flow at Yoga Sqaured

  • Wednesday, October, 25th:

    9:30am – Yoga Blend at Private Fitness in Anaheim Hills

    6:30pm – Grounding Flow at Yoga Squared

  • Thursday, October 16th:

    5:00pm – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared

  • Saturday, October 28st:

    7:00am – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared

Namaste,
Annette

Share

Thrive through the Week!

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

– Maya Angelo

Don’t just survive the week – Thrive through the week! Guiding people through a compassionate practice that is filled with some laughter is always in my plan. Join me this week and allow your mind, body and soul the chance to thrive! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Share

Unleash the Batty

It’s been a busy week for me and if you’re anything like me you might be feeling a little batty! I have the perfect solution – come and do some Yoga with me!

There is a class suited for everyone in the family. In addition to my regular class at Yoga Squared in Old Town Tustin every Saturday morning at 7:00am, I am now on schedule every Thursday at 5:00pm for an “All Levels Flow” at Yoga Squared . I also have a some sub dates on the calendar this week at both at Yoga Squared and Private Fitness.

Come out and unwind. Here’s my schedule for the rest of the week:

Wednesday, October, 4th:

  • 9:30am – Yoga Blend at Private Fitness in Anaheim Hills

Thursday, October 5th:

  • 3:30pm – Kids Yoga at Yoga Squared
  • 5:00pm – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared

Friday, October 6th:

  • 5:00pm – YinYasa at Yoga Sqaured

Saturday, October 7th:

  • 7:00am – All Levels Flow at Yoga Squared
  • 11:00am – Yoga Blend at Private Fitness

See you on the mat,

Annette

Share

9 Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga, is amazing! I know, you may think I am a bit biased but I have benefited greatly from my Yoga practice, I feel calmer, stronger, healthier and more energetic. In addition to the physical benefits, the connection of mind, body and soul are indescribable.

If you’re not looking to go that deep, that’s ok. If you’re simply looking for a form of exercise, that’s easy on the body and helps you get healthier – Yoga is it!

There are so many health benefits and I simply have not found another form of exercise that can compare to the overall benefits of a regular Yoga practice.

Studies have shown that a regular Yoga practice helps to lower your blood sugar levels, lowers LDL levels (but cholesterol), boosts HDL levels (good cholesterol), helps with blood circulation, lessens pain and stress and increases energy levels.

You don’t have to stand on your head or fold up like a pretzel to do Yoga and it’s never to late to begin your Yoga practice. There is a yoga class to meet everyones fitness level and needs.  Come out and try one of my classes or if you’re not in the area, look for a studio near you.

Here’s my Schedule for the week – give it a try!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

See you on the mat!

Annette

Share