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The studio is closed but stay in the loop about upcoming workshops!

The studio is closed but stay in the loop about upcoming workshops!

Aloha, the studio location is closed as of September 2016, however we are hosting workshops and classes at a variety of locations. Sign up for our newsletter or or like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bodyaliveyoga/ to stay in the loop!

Taking the practice off the mat and out of the studio

Taking the practice off the mat and out of the studio

Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to share the amazing practice of Yoga with you over the last 5 years. It has been our honor and joy to spend time on the mat with you and to have witnessed all the amazing transformations that have occurred. The time has come to spread our wings and take the practice off the mat and out of the studio and begin a new chapter in our Yoga journey. The studio has closed as of...

School of life and its lessons…

School of life and its lessons…

Recently someone asked me the question: What are the 3 most challenging things that have ever happened to you and what did they teach you? Hmmmm…good one. Being an inquisitive person this got me thinking: what were these events, what do they have in common and what did I learn? Without going into detail about these challenging events I will say that at first glance they all shared one common thing: me. While I struggle to admit it, at some...

Finding an anchor in the waves of life

Finding an anchor in the waves of life

Just like the waves of the ocean, the waves of life are continuously flowing. These waves bring with them ever changing emotions, challenges and transformation. Depending on our personal situation and place in life, these waves of emotion can be uplifting and expansive or heavy and pull us down. In the times when the downward spirals of depression are tugging at us or the frantic spins of anxiety threaten to whirl us out of control we need an anchor to...

Qualities of the breath, qualities of ourselves

Qualities of the breath, qualities of ourselves

Within the practice of yoga one of our key focuses is observing the breath. We are encouraged to become aware of it’s qualities, rhythms and flow. As we follow its subtle path into, through and then out of our body we can take notice of the different sensations and effects that it has. The inhalation allows us to experience a feeling of spaciousness and expansion. With our in breath we can feel our body lift and open allowing us to...

Be like the water…

Be like the water…

Standing under this roaring waterfall everything else is silenced and I am reminded of my truest self. The self that sometimes is hidden under all the noise, the stories and the busy-ness of life. This to me captures the truest essence of the practice of Yoga, being able to access what has been there all along: the quiet peaceful, balanced place we all have within. The self that I am reminded of is ancient, powerful and gracefully fluid, like this waterfall. This...

Make this season one of #healthyholidays!

Make this season one of #healthyholidays!

“May I live like the lotus at ease in muddy water” is probably the most perfect quote for the month of December! We can feel the holiday hectic-ness brewing: the caroles are being played, lights are popping up all around the neighborhood…it’s festive time again. This year we are here to help you make this your most graceful and #healthyholidays yet. Because let’s be honest, the holidays can be a time when the tools of our practice are put to...

Aloha and Namaste: Same, same not so different

Aloha and Namaste: Same, same not so different

The breath: A powerful tool within the Yoga practice that is always available to us both on and off the mat. Across many practices and cultures it is understood to be our life-force and so it is, because without oxygen life as we know it would cease. Here in Hawaii the breath or the HA is so highly revered and honored that it is incorporated into everyday life with the beautiful word: Aloha. Aloha is an ancient word loaded with so...

NOW-vember

NOW-vember

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away we are excited and inspired to reflect on the powerful practice of gratitude. This month is a perfect time to feel appreciation for all of the blessings in your life, including the challenges that help us learn and evolve. To celebrate this we are launching: NOW-vember.  This is a month long theme to help us live more fully in the now and explore how we can ground ourselves more fully in the most...

Spooktacular Yoga Challenge starts Wednesday October 21st!!

Spooktacular Yoga Challenge starts Wednesday October 21st!!

Body Alive Yoga is super excited to be launching our Spooktacular Yoga Challenge tomorrow Wednesday October 21st! Each day we will post a Halloween inspired Yoga pose,  describing how to do it at home and the benefits of the posture. Tag your friends and get them to play along with you! We are including poses that are simple accessible to everyone so that we can all take part. We believe that that is the point of these challenges: to get more people practicing...