healthy habits

40 Day Challenge Begins February 7th!

Our 2016 40 Day Challenge is right around the corner! Studies have shown it takes 40 days to develop a healthy habit. Make this the year you develop a healthy and consistent yoga practice with our 40 Day Challenge!

By the end of the 40 days you'll see how transformational a consistent and dedicated yoga practice can be. You'll experience benefits such as:

  • increased strength
  • improved flexibility
  • reduced aches and pains
  • more ease
  • better stress management
  • improved mental focus
  • better sleep
  • more patience
  • better mood

And please let me remind you that EveryBody can practice yoga, no matter what's going on in your body. It's just a matter of finding the right teacher and the right class.

So if you're one of those people who've been reading our newsletter for months (or years!) but haven't made it to a class yet, or if you used to practice consistently but fell off the wagon, or if you're someone who we see on a regular basis, sign up! The 40 Day Challenge provides just the right amount of structure and motivation to create a healthy, consistent practice.

And this year, for the first time ever, I'm going to get a little crazy with the 40 Day Challenge by offering a money back guarantee. If you meet the goal of 30 classes in 40 days, and you can honestly say at the end of the 40 days that you're not feeling better than you've felt in years, I will gladly refund your 40 Day Challenge Unlimited Pass.We've been running this Challenge for 5 years now, and I can say with confidence that when people stick with it they really feel great. Even I'm signing up this year!

To read more about the 40 Day Challenge click here. To sign up and get your name on the list, click here, or you can write your own name on the 40 Day Tracker sheet the next time you visit the studio. And if you have any questions, just email me.

See you soon!

XO, Zelinda

4 Weeks to Great Self Care!

These days everyone seems to be doing a cleanse, a detox, a bootcamp, or some sort of intense program to improve their health. I think that's wonderful, and I wish I had the time to invest in such a thing, but the fact is that I just don't. Between running the studio, teaching classes, and caring for my family, I really don't have any extra time left over to prepare special foods for myself or drive someplace to work out every day.

4 self care logoSo I came up with the idea of this 4 Weeks to Great Self Care program that's a simple way to slowly and gently ramp up my wellness. And yours too, if you'd like!

Here's the plan. Each of the four weeks I'll send you a Self-Care Tracking Sheet. The first week we'll focus on getting adequate, good quality sleep. The reason we'll focus on sleep first is that it affects so many areas of our lives. Inadequate sleep causes low energy, foggy brain, cravings, poor management of stress, weight gain, etc. The list really goes on and on. Sleep is non-negotiable. So our first week we'll focus only on getting good sleep.

We'll share our little victories and also our short-comings and provide encouragement to each other in a private Facebook Group. And the Group also serves as a built-in accountability, which is key in developing new healthy self-care habits.

In the second week I'll send you a Tracker Sheet for water consumption. Everyone knows we need at least 8 glasses of water per day for proper hydration, circulation, and elimination of wastes and toxins from the body. So in Week 2 we'll continue focusing on good sleep and add water as our next self-care goal.

Once you set up healthy habits of sleep and water, you'll feel energized enough to commit to daily activity and we'll focus on making that a new healthy habit. Week 3's Tracking Sheet will help you monitor your level of activity, in addition to sleep and water consumption.

In Week 4 we'll take the first baby step in improving our eating habits, each person deciding for him or herself what aspect of nutrition to focus on first.

When the four weeks are complete, we will all be feeling better and probably looking better, too! You can continue using your Tracking Sheets to maintain your self-care goals and I'll provide the framework for you to create new self-care habits for yourself.

Does this sound like a helpful program for you? Do you want to join me in slow-playing your way to consistent self-care?

Week 1 will kick off on Monday, April 21st. Click here if you're interested in joining our 4 Self Care Facebook Group. I'll post the Week 1 Self-Care Tracker on Sunday, April 20th so that you can print it out and get started!

If you're interested in doing the program on your own (without Facebook), just email us and we'll send you the tracking sheets each of the four Sundays starting April 20th.

Feel free to invite your friends to join using the share links below! We're looking forward to getting started!

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XO, Zelinda