The Crock-Pot

March 21, 2015

Ok, so I know it is spring and we are all wanting light, healthy meals. I do too. But, with a little one in my arms almost all day and a witching hour that knows no bounds, I feel like cooking anything is an act far too complicated for the likes of me! Happily, while I’ve always been a huge Crock-Pot fan, this blog post made me weep with joy. Seriously. I can prep these meals on the weekend while my hubby is home to help and then voila! I don’t have to think about dinner during the week at all. SO. EASY.

Hope you enjoy these too!

 

CROCK POT FREEZER MEALS – IN A BAG!

Chicken Barbecue Roast

Chicken Potato Casserole

Lemon Pepper Chicken and Rice

White Chicken Chili

Chicken Taco Soup

Classic Chicken, Beans and Rice

Tangy Chicken Cranberry Rice

Sweet Cashew Chicken

(click the link above for recipes)

SO much good stuff happening this Spring! I am really excited to share so many great events with you guys. I hope you’ll join me for one or all of these events!

Solstice Urban Retreat For Moms: Opening in April

Join me every Friday, starting April 10, at 11 a.m. for a 45-minute Mommy & Me yoga class! Absolutely no experience neccesary. Bring a yoga mat, a blanket for baby and your sweet little one (6 weeks old until they are crawling) and let’s play!

solsticeatlanta.com

Wigwam Wellness Festival: April 12 – May 3

Check out this awesome Wellness Festival running throughout April at the Chattahoocee Nature Center! I’ll be leading two programs on Sunday, May 3:

Exploring Truth
In this all levels vinyasa class, we will explore Truth (Satya) and how to use it as a source of strength both in our yoga practice and in our day-to-day lives. Class will include breathwork, a series of strengthing postures and some deep heart-openers to help us experience the freedom and openness that comes from working within our Truth. 2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Finding Your Purpose
 
This meditation class will guide participants through the process of tapping into their souls’ purpose. Finding our purpose is about discovering our humanity. It is about moving towards healing and wholeness. We will discuss the difference between “egoic” and “liberating” intentions, explore what our individual intentions might be and sit through a 20 – 30 minute guided meditation. No experience necessary. Beginners and experienced meditators alike are welcome! 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Meditation & Mehndi: Saturday, May 9

Join Solstice Urban Retreat For Moms for a special Mother’s Day celebration from 2-4pm on Saturday May 9, 2015, including a Meditation led by me , Mehndi Art (henna), and Stories of Motherhood:
In ancient traditions myth and legend were used to help integrate life changing experiences into a new understanding of the self. Important ceremony and ritual marked the birth of mother and child as well as provided a common thread linking us all. We will listen to a story and talk about what we can learn from the our ancestors’ narrative and how we might incorporate greater meaning into our lives as modern mothers.

*Refreshments Provided
$20 per person
Register at www.solsticeatlanta.com

 2015 Yogathon: Saturday, June 6

Join the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Seane Corn and many of Atlanta’s awsome yoga instructors (including me!) for the first ever Yogathon at Centennial Olympic Park. 7 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Find out more and register to participate at awfyogathon.causevox.com

Presence

February 25, 2015

I’m currently 8 weeks post-partum and I have only sat on my meditation cushion maybe 3 times since giving birth. The time and energy just haven’t been there, so you can imagine my discomfort when I started preparing to teach my first meditation class after returning from maternity leave. What was I going to talk about?!

My early morning meditation time is now the time I spend sitting on the couch with my son. He has usually fallen asleep on my shoulder and in those moments I find myself totally absorbed with studying the details of his sweet face. Each eyelash, the baby fuzz on the edges of his ears, the dimple in his chin… I am totally captivated in these moments. And, then I realized, isn’t this the point of meditation? To be able to sit in the present moment completely? Without dwelling on the past or worrying about the future.

So instead of fretting about my now dusty meditation cushion, I am embracing the awareness I have in each individual moment. The enjoyment that comes from realizing how precious each of these moments is – without needing to get to the next place or milestone.

and in the very near future, I WILL pull out that cushion again. After all, without practice, presence is very hard to find.

Itsy Bitsy Yoga

February 25, 2015

As you can imagine, I’ve been VERY excited to return to the yoga mat after giving birth to my son, Asa. Finding the time and energy to practice has been a quite a process, but I’ve discovered that sharing my practice with Asa rather trying to do it solo is so rewarding for both of us. I started bringing Asa onto the mat at 6 weeks old and these are some of the resources that helped me figure out how to practice with him:

 Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger

 

 

 

Yoga Baby: Exercises to Help You Bond with Your Baby Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually

 

 

Baby Om: Yoga for Mothers and Babies

 

 

Yoga Mom, Buddha Baby: The Yoga Workout for New Moms

After two months off for maternity leave, I am delighted to return to teaching! I’ll be adding classes back slowly so please keep an eye on the calendar for new class additions.

I’m really excited to share that I’ll be part of the incredible teaching team at the new Solstice Urban Retreat for Moms in Decatur. This new studio in Decatur, opening in April, offers a range of classes designed for moms; they even offer childcare! Be on the lookout for my Friday lunchtime Mommy & Me class! Asa & I can’t wait to meet you and your little one on the mat.

Asa Rainier Arnett Birth Announcement (2)

 

I’ll also be taking part in a few upcoming yoga and wellness festivals coming this summer – stay tuned for details!

Time Off

December 20, 2014

I’m currently taking off through Feb. 1, 2015 to enjoy life as a new mom. I’ll be back to teaching soon and will post an updated schedule then.

Thanks for waiting!

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