Mat to Mat, Heart to Heart
Mat to Mat, Heart to Heart
Namaste Sugar Land yogi and friends! We have a new blog and are so excited to use it to share thoughts, recipes, ideas, and more! If you would like to contribute to our blog, please email us at info@awakenedyogastudio.com and let us know what you would
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8:47 am

Meet Jamie - May Yoga-lebrity and Teacher/Staff Member of the Month!

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Meet Jamie, although I’m sure you have already!! She is our yogi concierge, and also teaches classes. This little nugget grew up in Stillwater, Oklahoma as an orange bleeding, “band nerd”. (Careful, not that burnt orange color!) She now lives in Sugar Land with her husband Allan, son Jeremy (20), and daughter Julia (19). 

Besides yoga, what gives you joy? Happy hour of course!

What songs/music are you listening to right now?  Current stuff and 80’s!

What’s your guilty pleasure or food? Wine, cheese, and olives

What is your favorite pose to give you energy? To calm you down? For energy, Sun A’s and Sun B’s. To calm, nothing!

What would you tell your teenage self? Take a chill pill!

What do you do when you have free time? Go out for dinner or drink with the husband or friends.

What 3 items would you bring with you on a yoga retreat? A beauty magazine, bug killer, wine, and mascara. I know that’s 4, but who cares

 

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5:41 pm

40 Day Revolution by Cassie Noble

Finding my roots…
“You’re always 2 years ahead of yourself, slow down,” my mom would often tell me throughout my childhood. During date nights, my husband would set ground rules that we 'couldn’t talk about any future plans'. In other words, I struggled with presence. I always found the present to be a “waiting place” that produced discontentment and anxiety. I wanted it all and I wanted it all right now. I think this is why I gravitated to yoga 4 years ago. It forces me to live within a moment- within a breath; however, I never carried that practice off the mat, until the 40 days. The combination of meditation, focusing on diet, and self-reflection (and of course, lots of yoga) taught me how to enjoy each breath of moments in life. I have found myself thinking less about “where am I going to be in a year?” and more about “here I am.”

Expectation did not meet reality. What I expected was 40 days of yoga (easy, right?); in reality, it was a 40-day journey to finding myself (whoa.) The revolution was three-fold: body, mind, and in a sense, spirit. Through the weekly meetings, Erin and Grace offered a safe place to celebrate successes, create meaningful reflection, and to connect with our community of ‘revolutioners’ through our failures. The party at the end was well earned! Each week offered a relevant theme, and the last week’s theme was “triumph”; I learned, however, 40 days was not the end, but actually the beginning. For me, the 40 days planted the seeds of being gratified with the here and now. I still find myself pondering the future, but I am no longer in a rush to get there. I have found my roots, and from here, I will rise.
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