Tag Archives: body


walk like an italian, sweat like an american

I lived in Italy briefly a few years ago, and the one thing I was truly blown away by was the beautiful women. But their beauty was emanating from a different place than just appearance; their beauty was carried in the way they walked, laughed and enjoyed their bodies.

letting go in nia class

Set your spirit free with a nia class!  Call me a skeptic, but I find it a bit silly to be slithering around like a snake on the gym floor reciting “ahhhhh, sexy spine” out loud. It was my first Nia class and I had trouble keeping a straight face. I couldn’t make eye contact […]

finished my marathon… now what?

Elyse takes on a journery and shares some best practices for when you have finished your marathon. Rest, relax, recover and revel in your accomplishment! You have trained hard for the past four months, so it’s time to let your body repair. This is often hard for many runners, as a marathon brings not only […]

free day of yoga

Recently there was “Free Day of Yoga.” In dozens of cities across the globe, participating yoga and pilates studios opened up their spaces by offering free classes to the community. Studio owners and teachers offered this gift to students in the spirit of sharing the love and bliss of yoga, not to mention the health benefits […]

how to listen to your body

Above is a picture of Elyse and what can happen when you don’t listen to your body. As runners, we learn to push through pain and discomfort. However, we are often stubborn when it comes to listening to our own bodies. When you are in tune with your body, you can recognize the signs that […]

love your body

My sisters and I share the same parents but we have our own bodies. I may be able to get into the splits and hold a gnarly headstand, but when it comes to endurance activities, all three of my sisters can pass me in a heartbeat. My friend Jessica commented while I was feeling left […]

how i stayed fit with an injury

About a year before I started working at lululemon athletica, I injured my back at my previous job. I saw a chiropractor, three orthopedic specialists, a couple of massage therapists, and at least seven different physical therapists over the course of a year. I’m an athlete, but living with my injury left me feeling sorry […]

hiking yoga: step off your mat

Getting down and dirty in yoga class is admirable – getting off your mat and practicing outdoors is extraordinary. Taking yoga outdoors stimulates the senses and heightens physical awareness. I have found hiking yoga to be one of the most invigorating and spiritual activities. Without breath, you are not doing yoga. So why not breathe […]