TOMORROW: Join me for #cleYPweek “Night Time Grind” Yoga at Evolution Yoga

Have you heard of Engage! Cleveland? Founded in 2012, this non-profit is “a resource for Cleveland’s young professionals to connect them to the organizations, nonprofits, events, businesses and individuals to help them become better integrated to the city.” (from their website) Sounds great, right?

It only gets better as EC is hosting its 2nd annual Cleveland Young Professionals Week (AKA #CleYPWeek) from June 1-6… hey, that’s this week!


There are plenty of events that are taking place this week, including Rise and Grind workouts, Lunch and Learns, Network After Work and Night Grind Workouts… including yoga with yours truly.

Tomorrow night (Wednesday 6/3), join me at Evolution Yoga (at 4640 Richmond Rd., Warrensville Heights, OH 44128 — Google Map here) for a vinyasa “Sweet Heat Flow” yoga class. Class starts at 7:30pm, is geared to all levels, and cost is only $5 — it includes a NOOMA drink for the ride home.

Register in advance to save your spot at the Engage! Cleveland website.

Support a good cause and follow Engage! Cleveland’s website, as well as on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram at @engagecleveland.  And come on out for some yoga tomorrow night at Evo!

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TODAY — How to Find Your Blog’s Focus & Avoid Blogger Burn Out Webinar with PR Newswire

As a former theatre major, it’s no wonder I’ve taken on “know your audience” as a mantra in many aspects of my life. So when my friends at PR Newswire asked me to partake in an upcoming webinar around the topic of Why Audience Is Key To Your Blogging Success, I was all in to discuss how it applies to blogging… even though I still can’t believe I’ve been running this site for as long as I have. (Amazing to think that this blog is now four and a half years old!)

PR Newswire

During TODAY’s “Going the Distance: How to Find Your Blog’s Focus and Avoid Blogger Burn Out” webinar, our moderator/fearless leader @ADHicken, guest presenter @MoninaW and I will cover:

  • Tips and tools that can help you structure your blogging around your audience
  • How to consistently create fresh content and avoid running out of ideas
  • The importance of providing clear and helpful calls to action

Register for the webinar here. It’s happening TODAY at 1PM EST!

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it’s time for a change (an update on an evolving career)

My yoga practice and teaching path might have started elsewhere, but it made its new home here last twelve months ago.

In the fall of 2012, I returned to full time employment. With going from freelancing back to a full-time job, concern worried me. How would I fit in a regular practice to this 40+ hour a week schedule? But then I got word that Evolution Yoga announced it was reopening  – and in the same plaza as my full time job — it felt like the Universe was opening up to say, “no worries, Alicia — here’s a vinyasa yoga studio and enjoy.”

In October 2013, the studio opened and I had the opportunity to audition to join the teaching staff.  I dove right in, picking up two classes on the regular schedule, trying to learn as much as I could from Sandy, the studio owner, and the other EY teachers. This new community accepted me with open arms as my previous yoga home closed it doors, allowing me to thrive in this new-to-me setting.

The past twelve months have been a journey in understanding myself: as a teacher, as a student, as a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. But in all of it, a few things kept me focused:

  • A deep down desire to serve others.
  • A need to make more space in my life for positive energies.
  • A want for more opportunities to grow my yoga career while utilizing the skills I developed an event planner and community builder.
  • A goal of accepting myself for exactly who I am.

But to do all of that, I had to change. And DRASTICALLY. It was crystal clear that it was time to do what was necessary to achieve what I wanted to become.  And lucky for me, the community surrounding me was there to help make it happen.

This month, I start as the Director of Development for Evolution Yoga School & Practice Space. I’ll be able to use all the skills I’ve learned so far in my professional career to help the business thrive. This new role also gives me the opportunity to grow as a yoga teacher (including adding more classes to my teaching schedule!) – something I’ve dedicated myself to for the past year.  I’m so excited to dig in.

To Sandy and the entire EY community: thank you for welcoming twelve months ago with open arms. You’re all about to get a lot more hugs, savasana assists and playlists filled with John Mayer slow jams.

File this one in the #whatyoubelieveyoucreate folder, kids – sankuplas (and dreams) do come true.

So maybe do me a favor if you haven’t already? Like Evolution Yoga on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter at @EvoYogaCLE and Instagram at @evolution_yoga. Visit the studio’s website to learn more & check out our MINDBODY page to see the schedule of classes.

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