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sights and sounds {part six}

Congrats to Danielle B. — you won the race entry to the 2014 Parma Run/Walk for Pierogies on July 5th!  You say you’re not Danielle? Good news – there’s still plenty of time to register online at the event website.


THIS WEEK! Holy guacamole.

MONDAY: Work. Fuzz puppin’. Yoga. Hummus. Pretty much your usual weekday.

TUESDAY: I won’t lie – it started off rough. But for mornings like that, I have this on my family room mantle. A quick read – and Insta-share - I was out of my funk in no time…

Plus, knowing I get to teach yoga later in the day always makes it worth while. Speaking of, I cannot get enough of this song while teaching Sun Salutation B’s:

It takes everything I have to not start dancing while in chair pose.

WEDNESDAY: Ice cream for dinner — does it get any better? A HUGE THANK YOU must go out to Edible ClevelandMitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream and The Agrarian Collective. They treated us bloggers to quite the night!

I’ll let these bloggers tell the full story – click on over to Eat*Drink*Cleveland and WhyCLE to see more from this week’s SweetUp. And save-the-date to volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House on Monday, July 21st! Thanks to Jacquie from Cleveland Kiddos for helping to coordinate our upcoming meetup.

THURSDAY: Decided to SLOWDOWN and made time for family – and crazy-dog-ladying:

Here’s to my mom for throwing together a lovely dinner of salmon, Brussels sprouts, corn on the cob and plenty of vino — rounded out by a hilarious moment of Chase, her rescue pup, taking his very unplanned first swim in her hot tub! Goodness, how I love them both!

FRIDAY:  That smile from Thursday continues because it’s TGIF — and I get to think about which of these 12 Patios You Must Enjoy this Summer (Plus 10 Dog-Friendly Options) I can sweet talk Kimberly from Smitten in Cleveland into after my 5:45PM yoga class at Evolution Yoga.

SATURDAY: Oh, you know — just some yoga event that you may have heard me mention recently…

yrp AH and CF

Ready to put a huge check mark next to another bucket list item. Join us tomorrow night in Lincoln Park! More info at the event website.

SUNDAY: What am I doing – other than sleeping in?! I’m headed right over to the Cleveland Museum of Art to check out the Yoga: The Art of Transformation exhibition. Never stop learning, right?

What’s been the highlight of your week? Who will I see tomorrow at Yoga Rocks the Park?

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Link It Up: Must Read Posts on 6.6.2014

Has it really been since January that last shared one of these posts? My how time flies…


Congrats to Angel – you won the race entry to the Running for Hope 5K on June 28th to benefit Love Without Boundaries. You can still register online for the race at the website.


HEY CLE BLOGGERS! Our next blogger “Sweet-up” with Edible Cleveland at Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream in Ohio City is taking place on Wednesday, June 18 starting at 5:30PM. Learn more at the OBA event page here.

I’m incredibly giddy about signing up for a Fresh Fork Market summer share this week. I picked up my first bag yesterday. It included a whole chicken, eggs, black beans, and all the greens you could think of (including pea shoots – what do I do with those?).

For a gluten free swap, I also took home a jar of canned peaches… which might be changing my life. The Fresh Fork Market blogespecially the recipes tab – is full of so much information on how to use each of these ingredients. I’m not really sure where to start! (Okay, maybe I’m highly interested in that black bean burger recipe…)

Speaking of Fresh Fork, I’m totally digging on this feature of Fresh Fork Market’s Chef in Residence Parker Bosley and the last few of my friend’s Beth other articles over at Cleveland Scene. Looking for a mini-road-trip destination? She shared five Ohio wineries to visit.  I really hope I can make some time to swing by Beet Jar Juice Bar and Cleveland Tea Revival this weekend as she highly advises.

19 Vegetarian Ways To Eat More Protein For Breakfast has given me plenty ideas for how to start my day… if I could only kick my eggs-in-the-AM habit. But the warmer weather is kicking in my smoothie making. Thanks humidity!


HEY CLE YOGIS! The Yoga Rocks the Park summer season is headed your way. The first session is Saturday, June 14th with Marni Task in Tremont’s Lincoln Park. Purchase your tickets here — and save June 21st for a class taught by yours truly!

A MUST READ: Yoga Selfies – An Inevitable Discussion. Carve out ten minutes and take the time to reach each and every thought.

Destiny and Desire: Finding Your Purpose by my teacher Rod Stryker is a good detailed read about one of my favorite of his teachings. (I can’t wait to take this teacher training!)

6 Social Media No-No’s for Yogis is part practical, part hilarious. And all true.

Guided savasanas are one of my new favorite things to teach. Learn How to Lead Body Scan in a Yoga Class at Teachasana.

Tiffany Cruikshank shares her thoughts on How to Fuel Your Yoga Practice over at the Kripalu blog – both before and after your practice!

…and because you can never have too much #crazydogyogi love…


Got a link to share? Put it in the comments below… and happy Friday!

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Link It Up: Must Read Posts on 1.31.2014

It’s been a long, cold week. You know you wanna just curl up with a blanket and hunker down, so why not read up?


Congrats to Rachel at – you’ve won two tickets to the Home and Garden Show!

photo source: from the Home and Garden Events’ Facebook page

Remember you can save $3 when you purchase tickets online in advance. Save an extra dollar by using the promo code PIP at checkout!  And if you’re still hoping to win a giveaway, visit Bite Buff, WhyCLEClue Into Cleveland, or Eat*Drink*Cleveland.


Saturday night is the next Believe in CLE event – this one taking place at the Cleveland Museum of Art. I’ve been giving the opportunity to assist the class – just like at the August event. I can’t wait to share this experience with nearly 800 Cleveland yogis again!

photo source: from the Believe in CLE Facebook page

Keep an eye on my Instagram Saturday night or check back here Monday for a recap of all the yoga that CMA can handle!


There’s plenty of good stuff coming in the month of February – these should keep you busy for the first half of the month. Click on the links for more information…

Blondes vs. Brunettes CLE — AKA BvBCLE — sign ups start this weekend for the June 15 event. Visit for more information.

Ohio Blogging Association Dinner and Round-Table Discussion - because food + bloggers = one fun evening – on Wednesday, February 5 at The Oak Barrel.

Animal Attractionsa benefit for the Cleveland Zoological Society – on Thursday, February 6 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Rainforest

MIX: Create at the Cleveland Museum of Art - a part of their monthly First Friday events – on Friday, February 7 at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Do Good…Feel Good – Zenworks Yoga Launch Celebration - to benefit Zenworks, a yoga based education non-profit - on Friday, February 7 at the City View Studios

BRITE WINTER 2014 - Cleveland’s Outdoor Winter Art & Music Festival - on Saturday, February 15 in Ohio City Market District

Hearts of Firea complimentary yoga class with one of my FAVORITE teachers – on Sunday, February 16 at lululemon athletica Eton Chagrin in Woodmere


From Top 5 Things To Know Before Your First Yoga Class ℅ a video with plenty of information if you have about seven minutes to enjoy on YouTube.

From 6 ways to fit yoga into your life.  These are all great tips to keep yoga a part of your life.  Also sharing because I haven’t said how much I love Christine yet this week. 

From 7 Reasons Yogis Should Learn the Basics of Anatomy. I love them all for different reasons, but I have a heightened interest in number four as of late.

From elephant journal: 10 Terrific Yoga Tricks to Wake You Up & Calm Down. Number two has been my trick this week to slog out of the winter blues. Even more reason why I’m excited for the February 16th yoga event listed above!

Share what you’re reading and/or writing in the comments below. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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