• Throughout my life, my relationship with yoga has evolved... it is a way to exercise and energize, yet focus, ground, and connect with others | NOMaste Kitchen
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    About Me: My Yoga Journey

    When I was in college, I joined a sorority. I never thought that I would be THAT type of girl – but at my school, it all just felt different! My life forever changed when I joined during the second semester of my freshman year. I immediately had 100 new girls who were forced to be my friend whether they liked it or not – how cool is that? In all serious though, I did make some truly wonderful friendships through my sorority and I will forever be grateful for the experiences that I had. So yoga – What’s that got to do with anything? Getting there – hold your…

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    Best Last Minute YOGA Gifts 2017

    THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!!! Can you believe it? I feel like I was JUST getting all excited for Turkey Day – and now it is almost CHRISTMAS DAY! Chanukah is happening right now too. So much to be thankful for in this wonderful time of year! But what about all those gifts you are supposed to buy? Have you finished your holiday shopping? Have no fear! Whether you have finished or haven’t – here is a quick list of what I consider to be some of the BEST Last Minute YOGA Gifts for 2017. S’well Stainless Steel Water Bottle Brand: S’well Price: 17 ounce, $35.99 – additional colors/sizes available Why…

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    Ujjayi Pranayama

    What is Ujjayi Pranayama? Have you ever heard your yoga instructor saying “cultivate your ujjayi pranayama…”? Excuse me, my what? Cultivate? There is always more to learn in yoga – so whether you have heard this term before, or not, read on! I double dog dare you! How do we say it? ooh-JAH-yee prah-nah-YAH-mah Where does it originate? Like many terms in yoga, ujjayi pranayama is sanskrit term. What is sanskrit? Sankrit is an ancient Indic language of India, in which the Hindu scriptures and classical Indian epic poems are written and from which many northern Indian languages were derived. But what does it mean? Let’s break it down… What is…

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    Yoga Clothes 101 – Lululemon

    There are SO many different brands of yoga clothes out there, it is absolutely nuts! Lululemon, Athleta, Gapfit, Prana, Outdoor Voices, Beyond Yoga, Alo Yoga – more and more and more! Why is this? Well, they are comfortable, fashionable, and fun! You can buy different colors and styles – mix and match. Personally, I would wear yoga clothes 100% of the time if I could! They are the best. The most common question that I get – and the most common question that I ask myself is related to money. Are certain brands really worth the money? How much is too much for something that I plan to get super…

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    My Trip to Israel

    I can hardly believe it – but I am already home from my trip to Israel! Each day was long and exhausting, but the trip as a whole flew by. 10 jam-packed days, full of learning, site seeing, new friends, and delicious food. I learned so much about Israel as a country, about the people around me, about meditation and mindfulness – but most importantly about myself. I cannot wait to share so much of what I have learned with you all and to learn more together in the future! Our fearless leader, Erin Doppelt, was absolutely incredible! I feel as though I learned so much from her in so…