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Fruits and vegetables contain so many health-enhancing vitamins and antioxidants that combining them together in a juice creates a super shot of nutrition.

July 19, 2019

The Benefits of Juicing

Health & Wellness

Fruits and vegetables contain so many health-enhancing vitamins and antioxidants that combining them together in a juice creates a super shot of nutrition.

As Mardi Gras, my favorite time of year in New Orleans, quickly approaches a certain MC Hammer song always rings in my ear. “Sweat running all over my chest (chest), I don’t quit no! I just press harder than I ever did before…” you know the rest. It’s funny how these simple words can easily be inspiring.

February 5, 2019

Too Legit To Quit

Health & Wellness

As Mardi Gras, my favorite time of year in New Orleans, quickly approaches a certain MC Hammer song always rings in my ear. “Sweat running all over my chest (chest), I don’t quit no! I just press harder than I ever did before…” you know the rest. It’s funny how these simple words can easily be inspiring.

There is something so magical about this time of year: having a meal in front of the fire with family, dining out with friends and holiday parties galore! However, all of the fun festivities cause anxiety in some of us. Are you worried about how you can indulge and have a worry-free time without derailing healthy habits? Even the fittest can treat themselves without sacrificing the hard work put in the rest of the year. Read on for tips and strategies for overcoming the angst so that you can go ahead and celebrate!

December 4, 2018

Tips and Tricks to Get You Through the Holiday Parties

Health & Wellness

There is something so magical about this time of year: having a meal in front of the fire with family, dining out with friends and holiday parties galore! However, all of the fun festivities cause anxiety in some of us. Are you worried about how you can indulge and have a worry-free time without derailing healthy habits? Even the fittest can treat themselves without sacrificing the hard work put in the rest of the year. Read on for tips and strategies for overcoming the angst so that you can go ahead and celebrate!

We have discussed intermittent fasting over the last couple of months and its benefits for weight loss, disease prevention, reduced stress and inflammation, etc. However, intermittent fasting is not necessary to achieve your health goals. If you are accustomed to eating breakfast in the morning, you can still follow a healthy diet to achieve these goals. Be sure to include a good source of protein, healthy fat, and some fiber.

July 18, 2018

10 Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Health & Wellness

We have discussed intermittent fasting over the last couple of months and its benefits for weight loss, disease prevention, reduced stress and inflammation, etc. However, intermittent fasting is not necessary to achieve your health goals. If you are accustomed to eating breakfast in the morning, you can still follow a healthy diet to achieve these goals. Be sure to include a good source of protein, healthy fat, and some fiber.

If you are breathing you have been hurt at some point by something or someone. Maybe it was loss, maybe it was betrayal, maybe it was a dream that was dashed, a sickness that took a toll on your spirit, words that were spoken or unspoken.

July 5, 2018

The Heart Expands To Hold It All

Health & Wellness

If you are breathing you have been hurt at some point by something or someone. Maybe it was loss, maybe it was betrayal, maybe it was a dream that was dashed, a sickness that took a toll on your spirit, words that were spoken or unspoken.

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

June 6, 2018

A Weekend to Wonder Retreat

Health & Wellness

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

Over the last couple of months we have discussed the benefits of intermittent fasting. The cornerstone of this “diet” is blood sugar control, and one of the greatest benefits of blood sugar control is reduced inflammation in the body. It’s easy to spot external inflammation, such as redness of the skin when injured. We don’t realize this can go on inside our bodies. Inflammation is a major contributor to exacerbated symptoms of many chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, dermatological skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.

June 6, 2018

Step's You Can Take to Reduce Inflammation

Health & Wellness

Over the last couple of months we have discussed the benefits of intermittent fasting. The cornerstone of this “diet” is blood sugar control, and one of the greatest benefits of blood sugar control is reduced inflammation in the body. It’s easy to spot external inflammation, such as redness of the skin when injured. We don’t realize this can go on inside our bodies. Inflammation is a major contributor to exacerbated symptoms of many chronic diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, dermatological skin diseases such as psoriasis and eczema.

You know the feeling: you bounce from one task to the next like a pinball, the obligations of your life bossing you around so hard that you don’t ever take a moment to press pause, to ask yourself: what exactly is it that i want?

June 1, 2018

Align Me

Health & Wellness

You know the feeling: you bounce from one task to the next like a pinball, the obligations of your life bossing you around so hard that you don’t ever take a moment to press pause, to ask yourself: what exactly is it that i want?

I think it’s human nature to fall off the path. I teach all of the time about the tools of direction and protection that I’ve learned through the practices of yoga. Moving the body to move the energy of the body, pranayama, meditation, prayer but I find myself easily drawn away from those practices when I need them most.

June 1, 2018

Aligning with the Path of Healing and Sneaky Pete

Health & Wellness

I think it’s human nature to fall off the path. I teach all of the time about the tools of direction and protection that I’ve learned through the practices of yoga. Moving the body to move the energy of the body, pranayama, meditation, prayer but I find myself easily drawn away from those practices when I need them most.

When people approach me about grief, what they usually want me to do is to help them “get over it.” This request makes sense to me, given our society’s approach to everything; where being “stoic” in the midst of struggle is seen as “strong” and “struggling” with your struggle is viewed as weak. Unfortunately, “getting over it,” isn’t possible. I have had to look into a lot of disappointed eyes when I explain this to people. There is no, “getting over it.” I personally have never, “gotten over it” and I have never met one single person who claims that they have, “gotten over it.” But if you happen to be reading this, and were hoping for a plan to help you get over your own grief, don’t worry – I do have an alternative to offer you.

May 23, 2018

Assimilation and Integration of Grief | Tim VanDerKamp

Health & Wellness

When people approach me about grief, what they usually want me to do is to help them “get over it.” This request makes sense to me, given our society’s approach to everything; where being “stoic” in the midst of struggle is seen as “strong” and “struggling” with your struggle is viewed as weak. Unfortunately, “getting over it,” isn’t possible. I have had to look into a lot of disappointed eyes when I explain this to people. There is no, “getting over it.” I personally have never, “gotten over it” and I have never met one single person who claims that they have, “gotten over it.” But if you happen to be reading this, and were hoping for a plan to help you get over your own grief, don’t worry – I do have an alternative to offer you.

We are constantly bombarded with new information about nutrition and the latest diet trends. It’s difficult for many to decipher what we should or shouldn’t be doing with so much conflicting information. I’m going to break down some of the most common nutrition myths:

May 8, 2018

6 Nutrition Myths You Need To Know

Health & Wellness

We are constantly bombarded with new information about nutrition and the latest diet trends. It’s difficult for many to decipher what we should or shouldn’t be doing with so much conflicting information. I’m going to break down some of the most common nutrition myths:

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

April 24, 2018

Meet Our Apprentice's

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

Staying hydrated can be one of the most important things you do for your body.

April 11, 2018

Hydration Is Key | Elesha Kelleher

Health & Wellness

Staying hydrated can be one of the most important things you do for your body.

Jessica Chin was one of the first people I have worked with since deciding to go back to work in nutrition counseling. Her enthusiasm, eagerness, and motivation, reminded me of why I love what I do, because of people just like Jessica.

April 9, 2018

Client Highlight - Jessica Chin | Elesha Kelleher

Health & Wellness

Jessica Chin was one of the first people I have worked with since deciding to go back to work in nutrition counseling. Her enthusiasm, eagerness, and motivation, reminded me of why I love what I do, because of people just like Jessica.

“Embrace silence since meditation is the only way to truly come to know your Source.” Wayne Dyer

March 27, 2018

Why Meditation Should Become Apart of Your Life | Amanda Day Vance

Yoga

“Embrace silence since meditation is the only way to truly come to know your Source.” Wayne Dyer

I do not usually write about trendy diets, however, I am very intrigued by the health benefits associated with the intermittent fasting diet. And I might add, it goes against all of the principles nutritionists are taught—never to skip breakfast and to eat frequently throughout the day. Out of curiosity, I decided to try it for one week.

March 21, 2018

Intermittent Fasting. Does it work? | Elesha Kelleher

Yoga

I do not usually write about trendy diets, however, I am very intrigued by the health benefits associated with the intermittent fasting diet. And I might add, it goes against all of the principles nutritionists are taught—never to skip breakfast and to eat frequently throughout the day. Out of curiosity, I decided to try it for one week.

Rather than compiling a long list of dos and don’ts, try sticking to some basic nutrition fundamentals which is the key to long term success. Even small changes can make a big difference.

February 14, 2018

9 Nutritional Tips for Optimal Health and Confidence | Elesha Kelleher

Yoga

Rather than compiling a long list of dos and don’ts, try sticking to some basic nutrition fundamentals which is the key to long term success. Even small changes can make a big difference.

It’s that time of year when the word ‘resolution’ becomes one of two things, a foundation for change or a bed of guilt to wallow in for months to come. This year, what if we choose Grace over the guilt of unmet resolutions?

December 30, 2017

Choosing Grace Over Guilt | Alix Schaubhut

It’s that time of year when the word ‘resolution’ becomes one of two things, a foundation for change or a bed of guilt to wallow in for months to come. This year, what if we choose Grace over the guilt of unmet resolutions?

Learning to give to yourself through the holiday season can be challenging. Enjoy a short mindful meditation with Just Dharma….

December 16, 2017

Just Dharma | Amanda Day Vance | Giving YourSelf

Yoga

Learning to give to yourself through the holiday season can be challenging. Enjoy a short mindful meditation with Just Dharma….

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

December 8, 2017

Be Here Now | Amanda Day Vance

Yoga

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

They say fear is what’s inside you – it’s an awareness – an awareness that you, yourSelf has to acknowledge, you have to accept and try to overcome.

August 5, 2017

Fear - Awareness | Dharma by Amanda Day Vance

Yoga

They say fear is what’s inside you – it’s an awareness – an awareness that you, yourSelf has to acknowledge, you have to accept and try to overcome.

Yoga becomes a lifestyle and a gateway life-long journey with a greater purpose to explore—though it may take time to uncover what that purpose is.

June 1, 2017

Find Your Purpose Through Your Practice

Yoga

Yoga becomes a lifestyle and a gateway life-long journey with a greater purpose to explore—though it may take time to uncover what that purpose is.

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

May 5, 2017

Keep It Classical New Orleans

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

April 3, 2017

The Chakras, A Ladder to Love: Renewal of the Infinite Within

Yoga

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

January 1, 2017

Revolution of Self

Yoga

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

With the New Year on the horizon, the season of fad diets and quick fixes will soon be upon us. We have all been guilty of jumping into the newest workouts and latest diet to rapidly meet our resolutions. If you are old enough you have tried this same routine year after year, failing over and over again. Will we ever stop chasing this hunt for an effective quick fix?

December 7, 2016

A New Year, A New Perspective.

Health & Wellness

With the New Year on the horizon, the season of fad diets and quick fixes will soon be upon us. We have all been guilty of jumping into the newest workouts and latest diet to rapidly meet our resolutions. If you are old enough you have tried this same routine year after year, failing over and over again. Will we ever stop chasing this hunt for an effective quick fix?

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

October 10, 2016

What does it mean to Choose Grace?

As you rise in the morning, we ask you to pause before you jump up and race to your morning rituals. Pause, and hear the sound of your beating heart. Breathe in and out. Honoring your life. It is a very simple reflection, but this was the spark that fueled the development of Grace Pilates + Yoga. It is the founding ideal of our studio.

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