Monday, March 9, 2015

March Gladness


This year started off with a bang!  So, let's roll into Spring with more mind, body and spirit love.

March Meditation Online
For the month of March, I will be offering FREE meditations online every Tuesday at 8:30pm.  Simply follow the link below to get signed up.  Meditation will take place on Google Hangout see March Meditation Online.   You simply need to have a device with a camera so you can use your smartphone, tablet or laptop to connect with the group.  Donations are requested but not required.  All proceeds go towards my Karma Yoga projects which included Susan G. Komen 3-Day or Alzheimer's Association.  If you want to donate to the cause just select an amount between $5-$10.

Temple Tees
Temple Tees are on sale now at the I Love My Temple Store.  I have men and women sizes so order your tee today at

Medi Pedi
Due to the weather our February date for the Medi Pedi at Iwi Fresh Garden Day Spa was cancelled.  The new date is March 22nd.  Registration is requested but not required.  We will have 3pm, 4pm and 5pm times available for group or individual registrations.  Don't miss out on this wonderful experience of foot reflexology, pedicure and guided meditation.

Gift  Cards-Share your Temple Love 
Want to share your Temple Love with those you love?  Show your Temple LOVE by giving a gift card for yoga classes.  You can start with ANY amount above $10 or your can take advantage of our Specials (Buy a $50 card for only $40, $75 card for only $60 or a $100 card for $80).  This is a unique gift and you can purchase it online and send it via email to the person with whom you want to share your #YOGALOVE.  The card can be loaded onto their account and all they have to do is come to class.  It’s that simple.  

Karma Yoga Class
The March Karma Yoga class will be held on March 21st to kick off the Spring.  This class serves to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's.  Check out the Karma Yoga section of the website for more details.

Artistic Wellness
We all have it. It's a flash of genius, a light bulb idea, a creative talent or breakthrough concept that will change our lives and, ultimately, humanity.  This class is designed to help you tap into your creative flow through meditation, yoga and breathing exercises.  If you are interested send me an email at The class will take place online so there is no need to travel.  

Class Offerings
Drop in and take a yoga class.  Temple Yoga & Wellness offers Power Yoga (coming soon), Hot Power Yoga (coming soon), Hot Yoga, Karma Yoga and Aerial Yoga.  Check the website for the full schedule.  

Wellness Coaching
I have been taking on individual clients who are interested in improving their overall wellness.  As a wellness coach, I can help you improve your diet and nutrition, set your health and wellness goals, improve your yoga and fitness practice and teach you how build or integrate your meditative practice into your daily life.  My goal is to help you be well in mind, body and spirit. Visit the website to schedule a FREE consultation.  

Fly Yoga
Our Fly Yoga trip is now scheduled for September 10-14 in Tulum, Mexico.  Join me to tour the Mayan ruins, Boga Yoga, daily yoga, salsa lessons and beach trips.  Visit the website and select Fly Yoga to register.  

Let's roll into Spring with our March gladness shining forward.  


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Why Meditation Rocks

One of the reasons, I love health and wellness it is because there is always some form of ancient wisdom that holds true for centuries.  One such remedy is meditation.  Some how ancient sages knew that stillness was the key to optimal health.  Maybe they came to this understanding because they didn't have the same distractions that we have today.  I couldn't imagine the healer of an ancient village worrying about his social media updates, passwords, pin numbers, bluetooth & wireless connections, global warming, GMOs, car maintenance, taxes, job stress, kids educations and activities and the list goes on.  However, I do imagine that the stress of an ever changing world such as growing civilizations, foreign invasions, predators, outbreaks, extreme weather patterns, financial burdens and the like are just as impactful.

One of my favorite shows to watch is Super Soul Sunday on OWN.  There was a repeat recently of Russell Simmons' interview.  He was of course highlighting the power of yoga and meditation.  He expanded on how meditation makes us more present, more focused and more productive beings.  He talked about how we can overcome the minds constant chatter by simply being still and allowing the mind to be free of the looping tape called mind stuff.

So why is the ancient practice meditation becoming such a hot topic of the day?  The science is out on meditation and all of its benefits.  The research is showing that meditation is a great practice for hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, anxiety, depression, insomnia and the list continues to grow.  For more info see  What is now being understood about meditation is that it can not only help those with the above health challenges but it can also be a great tool for prevention of health challenges.

There are many different forms of meditation and it is important to find the style that works for you.  Meditation practices can focus on gazing, visualization, mantras, the breath or even walking.  So it is not difficult to find meditations that fit your personal style.

So how can we get started on our meditative practice?  There are many resources available to help you get started.  Search online for meditation classes in your area.  You can also find meditations on Youtube or order audio CDs to help you build your practice.  If you are in the Atlanta area try for a free meditation class every Friday at 6:30pm.  However, keep in mind that it is important to show up for your practice as often as you can.  I personally am offering a free meditation online for the month of March to help those who are interested get moving towards their meditation practice.  Just join my Google Hangout Tuesdays 8:30pm EST.   Hope you make it!