Physical Movement

Judgement-free zone

We’ve been including the words “judgement-free” in several of our class & workshop descriptions lately. Judgement-Free Nutrition Zone, judgement-free prenatal yoga classes, judgement-free regular yoga classes… Judgement is more of a feeling we impose upon ourselves: we fear our bosses will judge us if we don’t get certain projects accomplished within a certain time frame; we fear our mother will judge what we’re eating or wearing; we fear our father will judge what car we decided to … Read More

What the heck is Yoga Office Hours?

Have you ever wanted to ask your yoga teacher a question after class but find that too many people have questions, too? Have you ever wanted to ask your yoga teacher for specific help on a pose? Have you ever wanted to have a discussion about yoga with other yogis or chat about each other’s yoga journey? Is your home not conducive for a yoga practice? Are you lacking appropriate yoga props to use at … Read More

11 things you will want to know about massage

Some people are super familiar with massage and the benefits of massage therapy. Though many of us often think massage = luxury and wonder what this modality really has to do with wellness and health. We’ve asked our in-house expert, Erin Devlin, to help us uncover the familiar and unfamiliar about massage by answering some questions. Take a peek below at what she has to say. #1 What is massage?  A massage is intentional time … Read More

An acupuncturist’s self-care tool box

Now is a great time to build in some TLC for yourself and renew your commitment to take care of your amazing body. Here are only some of the tricks I have up my sleeve to take care of myself. These are not blanket recommendations for everyone; self-care is a personal pursuit of balance and comfort, so the exact mix of helpful tricks varies from person to person. Exfoliation: Dry skin brushing or wet skin exfoliation do more than … Read More

Do the sanity dance

This Thanksgiving weekend, add a little jig to your routine. Preparing a turkey, turduckin, or tofurkey? Not sure it’s cooked all the way through? Do a little jig. Running out to the grocery store to grab some last minute butter or ice and getting stuck in super long checkout lines? Bounce a little while you’re waiting. Getting into a heated political discussion with you favorite family member? Shake your shoulders out. Taking the kids outside for a … Read More

Be vigilant in seeking out joy

Joy has never come very easy for me, despite my name. I feel content, at peace, even inspired a lot of the time, but sometimes I have to work at feeling a sense of uplifting effervescence. And especially after studying Chinese Medicine, I now know that joy is an essential ingredient in overall lifelong wellness. Recently, after several days of having a full schedule, I realized I had not seen sunlight in almost a week. My … Read More

SEVEN excellent reasons to join the TSW Silver Spring Running Club

Here are seven seriously excellent reasons to join the TSW Silver Spring Running Club or #SSRunClub for short: Because misery loves company. Okay, not really, but it will be so much better to have someone running by your side than toughing out a run alone. To have someone hold you accountable. And for you to hold someone else accountable. Imagine if your workout had the dual purpose of not only helping yourself but helping someone … Read More

Chinese New Year: the start of spring in you

Today, February 19th, 2015, is the start of the Lunar New Year, which also marks the beginning of spring. The night of February 18th ushered in the second new moon of the year, which is when the Chinese calendar began ushering in spring. This means spring is waking up in our bodies, too. Spring has a specific energy, or movement. Think about a bulb underground powering up after winter to begin the process to break … Read More

Walking the walk and talking the talk

This year, Rachel and I each came up with a plan to do a daily activity that we could add to our routine. Nothing crazy… Just a little something different added to our daily life. We both felt that if we wanted 2015 to be better and different from 2014 we needed to introduce a change into our behavior – both agreeing that even small changes can have a huge impact. It was no surprise … Read More