Off the Mat with Debi Grilo: Necessary Losses

I just picked my youngest daughter up from school and it hit me — she only has 1 week left in 8th grade. She will be graduating and leaving a school she has attended for the past 9 years, saying goodbye to friends she has grown attached to seeing on a daily basis and to teachers that have nurtured her …

Asana Addict with Hanna Riley: Cat and Cow

Recently I was having a conversation with a friend about how I perceive, now more than ever, that there is so much to celebrate, enjoy, be grateful for, and wondrous about. I wasn’t always this way. I used to reserve the most “happiness” for being excited about significant things, while perceiving all else as “normal.” While it is certainly true …

A Letter From Kiersten Mooney: Grief

When any kind of loss comes into our lives, it is a very typical human experience to feel grief and deep sorrow. It could be the loss of a loved one, a beloved pet, loss of a friendship or relationship–even the redefining of a relationship that has changed–or the loss of health, finance, or job. When I looked up the …

Off the Mat with Debi Grilo: Magical Thinking

I just finished hiding Easter Eggs for my daughters.  This ritual brought back so many memories of when I was young. The visuals in my head are so clear of waking up in the morning to see our living room in a rainbow of colors and candy. I can still feel the excitement I had when I imaged the Easter …

Asana Addict with Hanna Riley: Wrist Resilience

Recently I attended a marvelous yoga workshop with renowned teacher Michael Stone. A devoted Ashtanga student, Michael has begun to incorporate “less traditional” physical work into his on-the-mat teaching and practice after an injury took him by surprise. One of the concepts that he taught struck me so strongly, and it is what I’d like to share with you this …

A Letter from Kiersten Mooney: Shift of Mindset

I’d like to share with you a very inspirational experience I had meeting an incredible man. He is such a great reminder of how reality is shaped by our perceptions or how things occur for us. The power of our mind, our mindset, changes our reality and, therefore, shapes our existence.  Joel Travera is the second-most wounded warrior to survive …

greenmonkey® Method Power Class

Since November you may have experienced a change in our all levels power vinyasa class, as well as in many of our power yoga basics classes. With your health and fitness goals in mind,we have been in development of a new sequence that our teachers have been playing with and are now executing proficiently at our greenmonkey® locations. We are …

A Letter from Kiersten Mooney: What is Truth Anyway… And in Whose Reality?

Humans live in subjective and objective realities. Specifically, Epistemological (knowledge based) Objective /Subjective and Ontological (existence based) Objective/Subjective. Epistemological Objective requires 3rd party verification and preferably reality is determined by being scientifically proven. It has been verified through certain protocol that can be replicated. Epistemological Subjective is 1st person experienced and is based on our thoughts, opinions, ideas, preferences, beliefs, …

Off the Mat with Debi Grilo: Balance v. Workability

I had someone ask me if I could create a workshop on living a balanced life. I answered, “Sure,” but internally I was thinking, “Are you serious? I have no balance. I don’t even know what that would look like.” There is a lot of talk about creating balance. It is a buzzword that many people use when considering a …

Asana Addict by Hanna Riley: VAJRASANA (Thunderbolt/Diamond/Rock Pose)

VAJRASANA variation (Thunderbolt/Diamond/Rock Pose) Thinking of this month’s article, I felt incredulous that we’ve arrived at March of this new year already. I remember being told while growing up that the days fly by as life goes on, but my school-aged brain, plagued by marking periods and dreaming of spring break, didn’t believe a word. I find now that feels …