2019 Intentions

I say it regularly, and I'll say it again: I prefer to set intentions instead of goals or resolutions.  Intentions come from a place of compassion and positivity, igniting hope for change.  Resolutions can stem from a place of judgment or the thought that we are not complete as we are. So my intentions are... Continue Reading →

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Yoga + Journaling on a Saturday morning

This morning's class was Kapha. Grounding, acknowledging feelings, and preparing for the upcoming full moon. 🌕 Lately I've been irritable, not towards my baby, but towards everyone else.  I've gotten lost in my emotions and annoyed with how I've been mistreated.  Then, this morning, I made the connection to LET IT GO.  I realized I... Continue Reading →

Yoga Poses for Every Day

The summer days are busy with vacations, road trips, camps, family time, swimming, and work!  How can we manage to give time to ourselves when the days seem to get away from us?  And now school is beginning and activities are picking up.  Where does the time go and how do we make time for... Continue Reading →

Yogi diaries 6

Postpartum   Finding time to practice yoga with a 2 month old baby is hard enough.  Add in the facts that there are VERY few options in a small town, and I am not willing to leave my baby with anyone other than my husband, yet... There's very little asana these days. Yoga also looks... Continue Reading →

33-40 weeks pregnant

First of all, HAPPY DUE DATE TO BABY BEAR!!!!!!!!! Even though I have been blogging about my pregnancy for 4 weeks at a time, these last many weeks will be clumped into one post. Many pregnant women say the second trimester is the most enjoyable, the first being difficult because of morning sickness and the... Continue Reading →

29-32 weeks pregnant

Welcome to the THIRD and final trimester! We settled on our OB/GYN, a really kind and supportive woman in the city.  Originally I wanted a midwife and doula, but there are not any in are immediate area, the closest being at least 45 minutes away.  And there are no birthing centers either.  We went to... Continue Reading →

Uncertainties of Motherhood

The other night, I let it all come in... The fear, anxiety, uncertainty, nervousness, and lack of control. All I have ever known is that I want to be a mom.  I have a natural adoration for little ones, especially babies, and am honestly really good at caring for them. But not knowing when baby... Continue Reading →

Yogi Diaries 5

Coming back to Yoga and Accepting YOUR journey... This week, I had a new woman come to my yoga class.  She was very kind and happy to be there, able to practice.  However, as soon as I walked in, she started talking about her body in a negative way and complaining of her physical capabilities. ... Continue Reading →

When No One Shows for Yoga

In the past few months, I have had more "no-shows" in my classes than I have had in 1.5 years teaching in Nashville.  Moving to a much smaller city where people are unsure of yoga has really opened my eyes.  I was prepared for fewer people in class and even getting paid less.  However, I... Continue Reading →

More Than Asana

Ever since I started practicing yoga, I was very aware of this ancient practice being more than just a physical practice.  I have seen firsthand in many of my students, and in myself, how we hold emotional hardships and Trauma in our body.  Our body and the ability to move is directly affected from our... Continue Reading →

Why are Yoga Pants so expensive?!

The struggle is real. The cost of activewear, specifically yoga pants, is outrageous!  As a yoga instructor and yogi who practices and/or teaches everyday, quality yoga pants are a must.  Some days I teach power vinyasa classes, where we sweat a lot and need a change of clothing after.  Other days I teach yin and... Continue Reading →

Manifesting Dreams!

So many of my mentors and inspirational women in my life have recently stated how writing dreams down helps us to more forward them.  I personally love making lists and love dreaming, big and small, so this action seemed to be exactly what I need. Sometimes we become bored, stressed, or lonely without goals, projects... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Events with Wildflower Yoga!

July is a busy month for Gadsden, Alabama and in the yoga community!!  There are several opportunities to learn the art of yoga and practice in different environments.  All classes taught by Sarie are open to ALL levels of yogis, ages, and genders.  There is no judgement or comparison, only space for breathing and love.... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 6

Paschimottanasana or Seated forward fold. This is one of my favorite GO-TO poses!  This bend stretches the hamstrings, helps calm the mind, and decreases depression. Begin in Dandasana (Practice 3).  Keep the naval pulling into the spine and the legs flexed and engaged.  Toes point to the sky. Inhale and push the tailbone back, away... Continue Reading →

Yoga Practice 5

Crescent Lunge (Low Lunge) Begin in Mountain Pose, standing at the top of the mat.  Exhale the hands down to the mat, and step the left foot back 3-4 feet to lower the left knee.  Inhale and lift the chest up, pulling the belly in.  Drop the shoulders and gather the hands at heart center... Continue Reading →

Yoga PRACTICE 3

Today's pose: Dandasana (staff pose) Begin in a seated position.  Extend both legs out straight from the hip bones. Flex the feet and keep the legs activated. Sit tall, reaching the vertebrae up from the tailbone, up the spine, all the way to the crown of the head. Relax the shoulders. Align the ears on... Continue Reading →

Yoga PRACTICE 2

This week, we will practice Sukhasana, or easy pose! To enter this pose, come to a seated position. Both legs fold in toward the torso, with one leg in front of the other. The knees fall outward. Press down through the tailbone, and extend the spine upward. Think of lengthening the back. Allow the crown... Continue Reading →

No Fear…

[ Why you shouldn't be afraid to go to your first yoga class ] Fear is a force that either drives and encourages us or destroys us.  There are SO many fears and misconceptions about yoga, the practice, the philosophies, and all things in between.  When I talk about yoga, which let's face it, is all... Continue Reading →

HOLIDAY SALES!

With all the "cyber sales" and shopping madness, I am feeling in the GIVING spirit!  For the month of December, I am offering major discounted prices for private and/or group sessions!  The beauty of these "private sessions" is vast, so I will offer a better understanding of what exactly is to be expected. With a private... Continue Reading →

HEALING Teaching yoga outside the comfort of a studio can be intimidating at first, but wow, have I seen some beautiful gifts! One of the handful of classes I taught at the park was one of my most memorable times as a young teacher.  All these classes were during the summer, right around when all... Continue Reading →

I'm going to be journaling some of my most memorable, influential, heart-warming, and interesting moments that have happened during my first year as a yoga instructor.   EMOTION If you have taken a class of mine, you know how much I love heart and hip openings, setting positive intentions, and teaching self love.  I believe... Continue Reading →

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