She holds a Masters Degree in Middle Grades Education, A 200 hour RYT certification, certifications in a variety of children's yoga programs, and an affinity toward spending long weekends in yoga workshops. Her two teenage boys help fill her heart with so much love and delight that she joyfully shares in Grounded classes and trainings all over Atlanta and beyond.
“Whatever follows I AM will find you.” This sentiment can be expressed in so many ways. “Like attracts like,” “Energy follows thought.” However we choose to express it, the belief that our thoughts influence how we feel, act and interact in the world is undeniable. This idea is a rich theme and one I’ve explored deeply in Grounded classes. The following activity can serve as an introduction, a culminating project, or an ongoing art activity throughout a class series. These beautifully telling photos are from a special 3 hour Grounded gathering with some of my long time students and a few brand new ones.
Tags: art, I Am What I Am, affirmations, Kids Art, activity, heart quality, Energy
For many of us, a new year represents a blank slate, a Tabula Rasa. Imagine being able to “refresh” any or all areas of your life. Now visualize this table with two columns, Yes and No. You create your truest life by thoughtfully choosing what goes in the No column and what is a Yes. Everything you say YES to and everything you say NO to matters. What if your yes’s and no’s were tabulated and at the end of a day, week, year, lifetime, you could see how the data, otherwise known as your life, balanced out?Tags: Grounded, Restricted, Balance, Matters, New Year, No Table Yes
Have you ever head the term "The Ground Truth"? Spies say it when they want to know what really went down, no cover-ups and no interpretations. Apparently in life or death spy situations it's important to know the ground truth in order to move forward in the mission. In NASA, the ground truth is part of the calibration process where a person on the ground makes a measurement of the same thing the satellite is trying to measure at the same time. The two answers are then compared to help evaluate how well the satellite instrument is performing.Tags: Mudra, New Year, Truth, Ground Truth, Warrior III With Intention, Poses, Yoga
We chant OM in order to ground our energy in the present moment. When teaching kids who are brand new to yoga, I am determined to invite them into the wondrous world of all that is yoga without pushing them into a place of spooky sounds, weird ways and stuff completely unrelated to anything they’ve ever known. This mantra is a mode of transportation from where we were in our individual lives moments ago to where we are now - together in yoga.Tags: Present Moment, Harmony, Definition, Meaning, Magic Word, Mantra, Om
1. the height to which something is elevated or to which it rises:
2. loftiness; grandeur or dignity; nobleness: elevation of mind.
We believe that the height to which someone is elevated is in direct proportion to the depth in which one is grounded in virtues of the heart. It takes hard work to be a virtuous person and we recognize the accomplishments of our grounded students as they advance in the skill of being grounded.Tags: Elevation, Definition
laugh verb \ˈlaf, ˈläf\
1 a : to show emotion (as mirth, joy, or scorn) with a chuckle or explosive vocal sound b : to find amusement or pleasure in something <laughed at his own clumsiness> c : to become amused or derisive
2 a : to produce the sound or appearance of laughter b : to be of a kind that inspires joy
Children laugh just for the fun of it, from the heart, as they play. They don't rely on understanding a joke or developing a sense of humor. They just laugh. In Grounded, we teach that Joy is a quality of the heart that can be cultivated and we show how laughter inspires joy through poses such as Laughter Hero, Laughter Milkshake, Oompa Loompa and Mountain Range Laughter.Tags: Untagged
We teach kids and teens how to find humor in every day life and how awareness leads to amusement in even the most mundane places. This event took place this morning and it's what I taught in my Grounded class this afternoon. I shared the story, taught the poses and we had an awesome, authentic experience. The kids were inspired to write down their own personal stories and the poses that prepared them to handle real life with ease. They loved using the pose stickers to illustrate their writing. Find all the details about these poses and more in our box of 84 Grounded Elevator Series Pose Cards. Enjoy!Tags: Post Office, Yoga, Grounded, Lesson Plan, Pose Cards, Life, No Whining, I Am What I Am