Author: Love Yoga Studios

Yoga Training 2024

LoveStrong Training

I’ve tried to write one email a week for the past 14 years. That’s 728 -ish emails! That’s a LOT of subject lines!

I’d rather spend my time naming the colors of crayons, cars or paint chips. I mean, whoever came up with ‘mauvelous’ was just brilliant.

So LoveNote #729 (this one) is all about Yoga Training. Teacher Training. Personal Training. Meditation Training. Whichever you want. They’re all included!

If you have EVER considered it, THIS is my heartfelt invitation for you to ask yourself… what’s stopping you?

And at the very least, I recommend reading through just to see what you’re missing

(The relaxation kit, icebreakers and yoga jeopardy game alone are worth it!).

But beyond that, you’d be sharing this doctor recommended, scientifically and medically proven, healing practice with the world… or a neighbor. How helpful is that!

Here’s the practical pitch….

LoveStrong Yoga Training
is a powerfully transformative journey.

(quoted from many teachers and participants)

Are you ready to elevate your mind, body, energy and spirit?

Are you ready for lifelong transformation?

Are you wanting 2024 (or anything else) to feel different?

Are you up for the challenge?

Yes, It’s challenging to try something new.

It’s challenging to do something out of the norm.

But YOU CAN do it.

Because you know challenge makes you stronger, braver, more confident and more YOU.

Our Training simplifies the 8 limbs of yoga so that you can easily infuse them into your own personal day or into classes if you choose to teach. (That’s optional).

The Training is worth it… to Everyone.

To Teach, or Not to Teach? That is the only question.

In this training, you will focus on YOU.

You’ll explore how you breathe, how you express yourself, how you find flow in your life and in your brain. You’ll learn postures, history and traditions.

You’ll hear lots of stories, You’ll tap into your own insights and intuition. And you’ll leave this training with a profoundly deeper sense of who you are and how you feel.

You will rediscover balance, create a more holistic lifestyle, ignite your passion for this practice.

This is your time… for a journey that expands your mind, body, heart and soul.

You will receive expert guidance and encouragement from myself and our teachers.  Love Yoga is a fully accredited yoga school with Yoga Alliance at the highest level of certification. And our experienced instructors skillfully blend tradition with modern research, ensuring you receive a positive and practical experience.

You will step into a future where wellness, wisdom (and a little bit of woo woo) bring us all together.

I strive to make every step along the way… entertaining, educational and engaging. Because It’s not all ancient texts and anatomy over here. We know… when it’s fun, it lasts. A lifetime.

Remember…. every one of us started off hesitant, uncertain and inexperienced.
But look at us now! ; )

Click Below to send any questions.

Click below that to see the dates, details, costs & application

Start with the 8 Limbs Workshop on Feb. 4th

It’s a MUST see before any training.

Ice Break Flow 2024

Ice, Ice, Baby….

Aloha Yogis! Today is your lucky day!

Because in Just a few more hours (24) this winter ice storm will be history!

Hang in there!

I know you’re home…

(I probably even know where you live. Nothing creepy about that… lol)

So, while you’re waiting it out, here’s a lucky little 20 minute flow with Charlie and I because we care about keeping you moving! Even when we can’t get to the studio.

**Remember we also have lots of other videos, meditations and tutorials in our Video Library, if you have a pass:


THIS class is mostly sun salutations to get your energy moving and your blood pumping. Because all kinds of magic happens when our energy is flowing!

Feel free to take it up a notch if you know how… or just take your time and keep flowing and breathing deeper.

Moving is the key.

Just keep moving.

(Sue G:  there’s even a little something in there for your hamstrings, you can do this one too : ). Gently! )

Do this as many times as you can until we can get back to the studio and back on the mats! And don’t forget….

NASAL breathing!






Much Love,


Happy Birthday Mom!

MY MOM has been practicing yoga for 16 years.

And if it weren’t for her Love for me and Belief in me… none of us would be here reading this email right now.

But her Love of Yoga is what’s really impressive.

Because she STARTED… when she was 64!

She grew up in the 50s, got married, raised a family, got divorced, went to work and retired at 62.

So it’s not like she was a health nut her whole life. She was busy raising three kids and figuring out her own life. Making meatloaf, volunteering, taking us to swimming lessons and then later, working, dating and eventually remarrying, traveling and Yoga’ing.

I tell you all this not to disclose my Mom’s personal history…. but to show that it’s never too late to benefit from a yoga practice. NEVER.

She credits her excellent health to this practice. It keeps her strong, calm & healthy. (She’ll probably kill me for sayin this… but…  ‘she’s regular, takes no meds and walks everyday… but she is…‍♀️ and does).

Now that I think about it… she already had a lot of ‘yogi qualities’ in her.

She believes that things will usually work themselves out and she doesn’t let little things get to her.

She’s also often said, “When it’s your time, it’s your time”. So she’s not staying up at night worrying about her age. And like her Mom before her, she says, ‘We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”. Classic Yogi staying in the present moment : ).

She just has this calming sense of peace about her.

So with this email I hope to inspire you with my Mom’s and my yoga practice.

I’ve talked before about how this practice saved me from a life of anxiety and fear.

But for my Mom, it was different.

It saved her from the ‘aging painfully’ and instead has given her the strength and confidence to ‘age gracefully’. (as noted by her elegant half moon pose in yesterday’s class!).

And still for others, perhaps you, it gives them energy, a sense of community, peace of mind, or flexibility.

We hope you find something here that gives you strength, peace and health.

I hope you see what a badass she is and make this practice a priority in your own life.

I hope you wish her a happy 80th birthday if you get the chance. : )

Much Love,


Weird health secrets

That’s right…

I don’t wear sunscreen, I won’t eat farmed fish, and I don’t give out New Year’s advice.

You don’t need me giving you my two cents because my two cents are weird by standard comparisons.

At one time, Yoga was a weird health tip that only hippies and swamis recommended.

But Yoga has led me to fascinating modern day innovators in the health world and I am obsessed with the latest research. (Energy work, MCT oils, Breathwork, Red light therapy, hypnotherapy, ,

I often joke that I am not a doctor even though I play one in real life. Just ask my family. ‍♀️

I do think I have figured out my own life pretty well…  It’s only taken me 55 years. I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t found this practice and then found my way into teaching.

It definitely made me stronger, braver and calmer.

For those of you that are new here… I struggled with severe anxiety in my 20s, discovered yoga, got super healthy and eliminated anxiety completely by 30. I opened Love Yoga in my 40s.

I’ve taught thousands of people, trained hundreds of teachers and hosted retreats in France and Hawaii.

So you can see why I’m passionate about introducing yoga to everyone. It literally saved/changed/improved my life.

Our teachers all have similar stories. Yoga gave them something powerful. Helped them, healed them, connected them. And they are also passionate about sharing it.

Because we know it helps everything.

So we invite you to introduce someone to this life changing practice at our Open House this weekend.

Its our gift to you… to Share the gift of Love when you share this email. Invite a friend. Bring a family member.

Create an experience you can either look back on and laugh… or with appreciation.

Either way… we’ll be here encouraging everyone to keep moving and breathe deeper. Because that’s the best advice we could ever give.

That’s my two cents.

Much Love,


Soul Compass Workshop & Your Inner Voice

Can you hear your inner voice?

Mine loves profanity. Oh wait that might be my outer voice ‍♀️

Let’s talk about the Soul Compass Workshop next Sunday.

Because I will take you on a Journey to your Soul.

I know that sounds a little dramatic… but going within and listening to your soul… is a powerful experience!

You will learn a lot about yourself.

You’ll be able to hear your inner voice more clearly.

You’ll learn when to listen to it and when to shut it down.

It can be confusing at first.

But with a little guidance, a little stillness and a few strategically placed questions… you can tap into your unique inner wisdom.

You’ll uncover how to light up your own path, follow your heart, go with your gut, trust your self.

I’m going to go out a bit further on this limb and say that THIS is your compass, the personal manual we wish we’d been given at birth.

A trail map to your soul.

(And if you’re a bit skeptical about communicating with your soul… let me assure you… first you’re already doing it… find out how. And second, you’ll see it’s actually quite practical. At the very least you’ll walk away with a heart felt enthusiasm for 2024 and a fabulous lunch. )

Workshop includes the morning class at 9:30am.

What the Flood? Do What you Love

What the flood is going on? I know… it’s a lot of rain right now. Hang in there.

(Scroll down for the Upcoming Season Events and our 2024 Fresh Start Challenge!)

If you’re reading this I’ll assume you’re familiar with the PNW and probably know someone that struggles with the winter gloom.

I know the cure. (Humor me?)

Do more things you Love.

Wait… Hear me out!

I know… it’s toooooo cliche.

But have you ever really made the effort to actually DO more things that make you feel good? Things you enjoy? Or even things that just feel satisfying?

We live in a world of ‘Big talk and little action’ especially with an entire internet full of ‘shoulds and platitudes’.

So I think it’s a fair question.

Do you actually do it??

Do you find the things that you enjoy, regardless of where you live or the weather… and do more of THOSE things?

Even if there aren’t very many… make yourself a list and you might be surprised at how many you find.

Ahem…. I’ll go first…..

Yoga /Hot yoga


Walking in the rain


Indoor climbing

Mall walking ‍♀️lol.

Paint the inside of the house

Claen out the garage… just me?

Perhaps Traveling


Quick road trips

High tide photographs


Winter s’mores (solo stove fans anyone?)

Live music – preferrably disco-ish

Rollerskating… wait, no, scratch that 

Or listen to any music

Jump rope  – new hobby

Catch up on sleep!

But try yoga first…

Seriously… here’s why?


Yoga helps you get into a state of flow which quiets your inner critic (the voice that constantly tells you, you could do better) and increases creativity…making everything more interesting.

So after yoga is a great time to make your winter activities list! 

You’ll be more curious, more creative, more wildly optimistic and have more fun.

Start with the Winter Solstice or The Soul Compass Workshop.

It’s your chance to gather, get out of the rain and focus on welcoming brighter days.

Now that’s something to look forward to!

I shared my list… send me something from yours? Please? If you send me something back, it tells me you read the email, thought about it, thought of something you love and will be more likely to do it. THAT is something I LOVE.

Finding… or Creating Joy

May your days be merry and bright!


Listen… I’ve had my share of Grinchy holidays and as some of you know… we’ve spent the last few years together… UNGrinching. And I think it’s working!

The holidays are loaded with complexities.

Whether you LOVE shopping, decorating and you jingle all the way to January 1st.

Or you’re missing someone you love, your families are split and there’s pressure to have plans and show up.

Well… this year, I’m jingling my way to January 1st with the best of them.

(Side note: I will never decorate the studio because I want that space to remain uncluttered and free of any distractions or deterrants to focusing on the practice). 

But I feel more peaceful and joyful heading into the holidays than ever.

Why? How? Well first… everything about life is better without my arm in a sling. So there’s that.

But then someone asked me if there was anything I did like about the holidays.

And there is! So I made a list.

I realized that I made a similar list just after my Dad passed. A list of all the things I could remember about him that made me happy. That list instantly changed me. It softened the grief and actually brought me genuine joy when I thought of him.

So I made a list of all the things I DO like about the holidays… and it changed me. I actually felt joyful when I focused on those things.

What were they?

The Sparkle. Not the Griswold-esque neighborhood lights.. but the delicate, shimmering, tiny lights in the windows of elegant gift shops.

The Songs. Holiday music is the ultimate in sing alongs. You might tire of it in the stores… but I love it in my home with the fireplace roaring, the dog snoring and me crooning Winter Wonderland. It’s cozy. And yes, I know it’s not 1948.

The Snowmen. I think snowmen and polar bears are adorable… and you see more of them now then any other time of the year.

Hmmm… focusing on things that bring me joy, make me smile and feel good.

Sounds like a good practice. How can I do more of that? Read on…

Now, I’m not saying I spend 100% of time in delusional holiday joy. Especially when I know others who are currently going through excruciating times.

Of course some stuff gets to me. Challenging things happen.

Of course I’ve cried myself to sleep with a box of snow covered oreos and a few vodka shots. (okay that was only the 2018 holidays).

But for the most part, I’ve gotten pretty good at talking myself into a better state of mind. At Uplifting myself. I look for silver linings and disco tunes… constantly.

We all have things that can bring us out of a funk… if we remember how our minds work.

So we created this year’s holiday challenge as a way to share what uplifts us and hopefully help uplift each other. I mean… what’s the alternative? More vodka?

So here’s our December challenge…. #30daysofjoy.

Do ONE thing every day. That’s it!

Feel free to use our ideas or your own. Consider sharing yours in our private FB Group or email them to us so we can share them. Or tell us in the studio.

You never know who YOU might inspire.

How yoga taught me to celebrate my life-in Maui

I had never experienced a true vacation for myself and certainly not a hassle free, do what I want, deeply relaxing, recharge my batteries, kind of vacation.

Yoga retreats are designed to do exactly that. So that you can travel solo and not be completely alone. (Someone always knows your coordinates ; )

The first one I ever went to on my own was in Santa Cruz, California.  And while there was a bit of yoga workshopping … the entire 5 days was so incredibly nourishing… I still can easily recall the freedom I felt.

The freedom to wander solo or eat with others. The freedom to sleep when I wanted to, walk as long as I wanted, to practice yoga or to simply sit by the fire. Pure Freedom.

It felt productive, while recharging myself, so I was able to enjoy it… Without ANY Guilt!

I want that for you too.

Because I believe it’s a feeling you’ll take with you for the rest of your life.

It took me well into my 40s to realize that I had been working continuously my entire life… with very little opportunity for celebrating that.

Sure I buy myself nice things, (like golden retrievers and quality sushi). I go a few places now and then. But I never used to take any significant amount of time away from my current day-to-day, my family or my business to deeply nourish myself. Sabbatcial style.

I just never felt I had the time or money… and even if I thought I could swing it… it was a stretch that I would feel guilty about. Not to mention the hassle of trying to find just the right deal that didn’t feel like a huge indulgence, but also gave me a truly enjoyable experience.

That balance exists… at Lumeria in Maui.

I have created a yoga retreat that takes all the hassle out of planning a vacation with an absolute guarantee of quality food, time and experience.

Personally, I’m not interested in Vegas or Everest adventures. I’m not spending my hard earned 5 days off in extreme conditions or in service to others. And before you judge that last sentence too quickly… I throughly enjoy giving and doing for others.

But for this… we’re talking about FIVE days here … just for me.  (Well, You in this case).

Human beings need/crave rest and recharge so that we can dive back in with genuine enthusiasm to do the things we do and help others along the way.

And by rest and recharge… keep in mind that it doesn’t fully recharge you if it involves everyone else’s agenda, constant technological pinging and tight schedules.

This is your dream vacation. I personally guarantee it.

Contact us if you’d like to reserve your hammock in Maui at Lumeria. Feb. 25-Mar 1st., 2024.

Do you YIN or Do you Yang?

The tranquil, moonlit lullaby of existence.
The slow focus of a deeper, more meditative yoga practice.
The parasympathetic side of the nervous system.
The Exhale.

The cosmic caffeine kick of vivacious vitality.
The dynamic, energetically fueled vinyasa flow yoga practice.
The sympathetic side of the nervous system.
The Inhale.


We have both in our lives all the time:

Night and day, light and dark, winter and summer, fire and ice, happy and sad, introvert and extrovert, mind and body, UPS and DOWNS…

…to name a few.

And when we flow back and forth between them effortlessly…

We feel balanced.

This is why we practice yoga. 

We use breath, movement and focus to energize, to get warmed up and then to slow down, to relax, to restore.

To get better at flowing between the two… effortlessly.

Without Stress.

Without succumbing to the wild emotions of UPS and DOWNS. (like rocking the roller skates and then breaking an arm, or having a baby and then getting no sleep, or moving into a new home and then not loving your neighbors?)

We practice. Not to create balance… but to create FLOW…  which gives us a better sense of balance. 

Here at Love, we intend to create a more balanced flow of yin and yang this holiday seasons so we’ve add some yin style classes to our schedule on Sunday nights and I’ll be introducing more Yin concepts into Thursday nights.

Here’s the difference if you’re not sure….

Restorative yoga and Yin yoga both focus on relaxation, flexibility, and stress relief, but they have some key differences in their approach, postures, and goals.

Restorative yoga is all about deep relaxation and stress reduction. Including gentle, passive poses with the support of props like bolsters, blankets, and blocks. Think meditative naps.

Yin yoga also focuses on relaxation but involves a bit more effort. With longer held postures, usually 3-5 minutes, without the extensive use of props. The aim in Yin is to gently stretch and stress connective tissues, such as ligaments and fascia, to increase flexibility and joint mobility. Think meditative stretches.

Please ask if you have more questions and as always… if you try a class that doesn’t feel quite right to you… just head straight to savasana. Everyone will assume that you’re an advanced yogi deep in meditation. : )

Much Love,
: )

UPComing Classes:


Maui Retreat February 2024

Yoga Retreats or Yoga Trainings.   What’s the difference?

Yoga Trainings: Immersed in learning and practicing all the aspects of the 8 limbs of yoga at all different levels for several months on alternating weekends.

Yoga Retreats:  Do whatever we want, all day long, for days at a time with mindfulness and intention through the lens of the yoga philosophy. 


1. HOW TO RETREAT. Many of you have told me that you don’t think you are strong enough or do enough yoga to attend a retreat. But…. These are truly RETREATS. Intentionally designed for Rest, Recharge, Relaxation and Reconnection.

Retreats include a morning all level flow, optional experiences throughout the day and evening relaxation practices. So it’s a very nourishing and recharging experience.

The optional experiences range from napping to ziplining and there’s a good mix of both happening, so you won’t be the only one ziplining your adrenaline, wandering the grounds, enjoying the spa or napping by the pool. (I personally prefer the wandering. Short hikes with great views and swimming).

Spend some time on your own or with the group depending on how you feel each day, but we do have all meals together except two lunches off site if you choose.

2. RETREAT FOOD. Every option is available. Protein packed breakfasts with bacon and eggs as well as tons of fresh, tropical fruits and veggies and gluten free options that are DELICIOUS. So food on the island is not a concern. You can bring/buy/pack any specific foods you want for yourself. (I always pack extra chocolate) ; )

3. DEADLINES. Info Session this Sunday. If you’re on the fence about it… let us connect with you or connect you to those who have attended before? Or come to the free brunch/info session this coming Sunday at 10:30am. At the studio or on zoom.  Just to get more info, the schedule, the transportation tips, meet the others, etc. No pressure.

CLICK BELOW IF YOU WANT TO BE KEPT IN THE LOOP FOR THE NEXT 4-6 WEEKS. If not, this is Hui Hou to you! (Until we meet again in the spirit of love, according to

: )

p.s. transportation is on your own but depending on how many people travel at the same times we will attempt to coordinate airport transfers.