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Your Body Is Your Anchor: The Key To Mindfulness

Your Body Is Your Anchor: The Key To Mindfulness

For the last three weeks, we’ve been talking mindfulness. We’ve discussed the basics, an introduction to meditation, and a strategy to dig in to the practice. This week, we ask some deep questions. What is the state of mindfulness? What actually changes when we’re...
Stop Multitasking! A Case For Unitasking

Stop Multitasking! A Case For Unitasking

At this point in our mindfulness blog series, we’ve certainly acknowledged what a busy world we live in, and how mindfulness practices such as meditation can help us find balance and ease the stress we feel in our everyday lives. In this week’s post, we’ll discuss...
Meditation 101

Meditation 101

The Need for Meditation We are living in the busiest time that humanity has ever known. Distractions are at every turn, whether they be from people around us or electronic devices. We often don’t realize it, but our attention is constantly competed for, by...
Our Mindfulness Journey Starts Here

Our Mindfulness Journey Starts Here

It’s funny how once a word becomes a buzzword, its definition can start to muddle. Mindfulness is absolutely one of those words. By now, we’ve heard the word so many times that it’s almost natural to start tuning it out. Not because we are opposed to mindfulness, but...
Are YOU The Most Mindful?

Are YOU The Most Mindful?

Within the last year, we’ve had two fitness challenges. Everyone was tasked with one challenge: complete 20 classes in 30 days. We thought that sounded like a lot, but guess what happened? You all crushed it easy-as-pie. Many of you accomplished anywhere from 30-40...
What Your Yoga Practice Needs More Of

What Your Yoga Practice Needs More Of

Humans are habitual creatures: hardcore yogis included! Everybody loves a routine, because it’s the closest thing we have to certainty. We like knowing what will come next so that we may be prepared, and so that we don’t have to deal with the fearful territory of the...
Yoga For Kids: 7 Benefits To Get Excited About

Yoga For Kids: 7 Benefits To Get Excited About

We consider ourselves lucky to have children as a part of our expanding Ohana family. If you’re around our studio during the day, or sometimes after work, you’ll notice a lightness in the atmosphere. Much of this has to do with the kids buzzing around our Little...
Step Into The Flow: Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Step Into The Flow: Our 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

There are a million different Yoga Teacher Training stories. Some people get into training to deepen their practice. Others want to learn to lead. Many have no idea why they sign up, but the reason unfolds beautifully over time. The experiences will vary for each...
Origins of Ohana

Origins of Ohana

It all began with a warm pot of chicken stock and some freshly toasted arborio rice. Laboring over the stove for what seemed like years, a woman who had stolen my brother’s heart (and soon mine, too) taught me all about life: how the patience and practice of making...
42 Seconds to Freedom

42 Seconds to Freedom

42 seconds to IMPACT… 41… 40… 39… That’s the amount of time it would take for me to hit the ground when exiting a plane from jump altitude and flying in a vertical orientation. Yes, I said flying, not falling. 42 seconds to save your own...