{PHOTOS} My Brief Adventure in Yosemite National Park!

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I recently took a trip to Yosemite National Park in California for the first time. I was only there for a few days but I wanted to share some of my photos and thoughts on my first visit. (because I will be going back someday!)

Not all my backpacking trips are rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes backpacking trips bring some of my frustrations and mental blockages to the surface. That’s bound to happen if you spend hours upon hours alone in your own thoughts ;)

I arrived at Yosemite a little overwhelmed and tired, but that afternoon I headed down to Yosemite valley (the most crowded area of the park!) and hiked up to Vernal Falls.Continue Reading

New Vinyasa Yoga Class Video – Lake Aloha, CA

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Happy Wednesday Yogis!

A few days ago I uploaded a new empowered vinyasa yoga class to YouTube! This summer is going by so fast and I was hoping to upload new yoga content more frequently, but I’m doing what I can.

Salsa lessons, mountain biking and yoga practice + teaching are (happily) taking over my days!

Speaking of teaching, if you live in Salt Lake City, come to one of my classes!

– Wednesdays 7pm @ The Mine in Park City, UT

– Fridays at 10am @ Yoga Upstairs in Salt Lake City, UT

I’d love to meet you!

If you don’t live in Utah, I’ve got ya covered with this new yoga video below. I consider it more of an intermediate class only because the pace is swift and I assume you’re familiar with Sun Salutations and other basic standing poses like your Warriors :)

This video was filmed at Lake Aloha in California during my recent backpacking trip.

I think it’s one of those videos that the more you practice it, the more you’ll get into the flow and really enjoy the sequence. Give it a try and let me know what you think:

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My California Backpacking Trip Part 1

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June has been a month full of adventures! I just got back from a trip to Lake Tahoe, California – the place I used to call home. It was my first time back since I moved to Utah in the Fall.

The first two days were all about seeing friends and mountain biking. It was SO muddy the first day I rode and I loved it. It felt amazing to be back on my bike, on familiar trails and splashing through mud puddles without a care.

What I was craving most however, was a solo backpacking trip. I needed time to myself away from my computer, phone and all the other ways I distract myself from myself. It was a magical 3-days, 2-nights out in the wilderness.

DAY 1

Below was my campsite for the first night.

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After I set up camp (and subsequently lightened my pack), I hiked a few more miles up to Dicks Peak.

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This spot was along the way! As if this wasn’t beautiful enough to be the peak, right?

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What MUST You Do With Your Life?

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As you’ve probably seen on Instagram, I’ve been doing a lot of hiking lately. Seeing as this will be my first summer in Salt Lake City, I have a lot of new mountain to explore!

On one of my recent hikes I brought my camera along and filmed a video. The video below was filmed about 1/3 of the way up and this photo is a view from the top:
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Worry Less. Take One Step At A Time.

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Today I have a new video, filmed with my new camera and edited on my new computer, all while I’m rocking’ my new haircut (which you’re about to see!).

This week I also wore high-heels to my salsa lessons.

Folks, I’m upping my game in ALL areas of life. 

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Why Wait For Peace?

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Let me tell ya, today’s video has been a long time coming. I planned it, filmed it, edited it, exported it and then decided I didn’t like it for various reasons. So I did it all again. Oh the life of a video blogger!

Anyway, I could not be more excited for some of the things I have planned to share with you for the Spring and Summer. Standby for some website updates and new yoga content.

And just when you thought I was done making videos… ;)

The theme in my life right now is patience. I’m such a goal oriented person and sometimes I can get stuck in that place of just trying to reach the goals. Just trying to get “there” or “it”.

It feels really frustrating when it seems like there is a hug gap between where you currently are and where you want to go.

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