My Journey To Yin Yoga

Posted on June 30, 2017

In the society that we live in today it’s becoming more difficult to be un-busy than it is to be busy. Technology has made multitasking the norm. Remember the last time you were driving to class while talking to a friend on your Bluetooth headset and sipping on a cup of coffee, a load of clothes in your washing machine and dryer while the DVR was recording your favorite reality TV show? And if you have kids this was probablyRead More

Pose Spotlight: Child’s Pose

Posted on May 31, 2017

Child’s Pose  // Sanskrit: Balasana  The epitome of a soft + grounding posture. Allow your third eye (forehead) to rest on the earth. Let the hips melt into the heels, arms stretched out in front of you, palms + fingertips firmly on the mat. Take a deep inhale…now exhale and soften even more in your shoulders + elbows, allowing your forearms to rest on the mat. Allow the mat against your forehead to serve  as a reminder to let the mindRead More

Energizing At-Home Yoga Flow

Posted on May 30, 2017

This flow is perfect for you to do first thing in the morning while your coffee is brewing, or in the middle of your work-day for an afternoon pick-me-up. Start kneeling to draw energy upward, palms facing up. If you have our I Am Awake Anointing Oil, place a few drops into the palms of your hands, rub together, and take a deep and invigorating INHALE. Take an open mouth exhale and release any tension. Repeat 5 times. Sink back into Child’sRead More

My Medicine Woman Story

Posted on May 14, 2017

I write this the morning of my second Spiral Path series. I am tired. I am burnt out….but now I am ready to begin. I am ready to heal…to enter the path of a medicine woman. I have worked in the Western Medicine realm for eight years. I have resuscitated people’s hearts back to life with CPR, reversed heroin overdoses, administered thousands of vaccines, cured a child’s inner ear infection with Amoxicillin, and dressed a newly amputated leg. There isRead More

Sacred Surrender // What is Yin Yoga?

Posted on March 30, 2017

Take a deep, nourishing inhale. Suspend the breath, hold, and gently exhale. Release. Surrender. Settle in. Begin. Yin yoga. Maybe you’ve heard of it, perhaps not. But let’s talk about it. First let’s get technical. There are two school of yoga: Yin and Yang. Yang yoga is the style of practice that targets the muscles (think power yoga, vinyasa, Bikram). It has a strong, fluid, and masculine energy to it. Remember your thigh quivering in Warrior Two, or your ankleRead More

Spring Equinox // 3 Rituals To Honor The Season

Posted on March 20, 2017

Happy first day of Spring to you! We’ve reached a turning point in the season, where balance is coming back into our lives; balance between night + day, light + dark, rest + movement. Go to where your limits and boundaries are and see what’s waiting for you at the fence. Shake off your doubt and take all that energy you reserved this winter to take flight and bloom. Here are three rituals to hold this week to honor theRead More

March // Good Vibe Book Tribe

Posted on March 15, 2017

“Rise Sister Rise: A Guide To Unleashing The Wise, Wild Woman Within” by Rebecca Campbell This has got to be one of our favorite books here at VASU Tribe Studio! It’s one of those books you read once to absorb, again to take notes, and then again and again throughout your life. Its divine purpose is to inspire women to rise to their feminine power to bring balance and joy back  into their lives. To step into their authentic truth,Read More

Breathing Into Forgiveness

Posted on March 1, 2017

We are so excited to be having Lydia Mandell, Conscious Breathworker, in our studio Sunday March 12th 11am-2pm for her Breathe Into Forgiveness Workshop. Here’s an introduction to Lydia! “Hi,  I’m Lydia Mandell. You may have seen me participating in some of the workshops at VASU Tribe. I am so excited to be writing this guest blog and want to express my gratitude to Holly and Natalie for inviting me to write and to create a workshop in their beautiful space.Read More

Closing Facebook To Open To The Now

Posted on January 20, 2017

My love and I just spent over a week in a little town I call my personal paradise, Puerto Veijo in Costa Rica. I left my phone and iPad at home, bringing with with me the desire to sleep, to surrender and to stay present. With divine timing , the book “The Power Of Now, by Eckhart Tolle” fell into my lap at the airport bookstore. While reading, I vowed to disconnect from my thoughts, and to stay completely present thisRead More