Happy Mothering and Mama Chocolate. To help our readers start their New Year off Green, members of the Green Moms Network have come together to offer giveaways. Each giveaway has a value of at least $25. Entering the Virtual Yoga Studio giveaway below, and then hop on over to some the other blogs listed at the end of this post to find many more giveaway to help you with your Green Resolutions.
Are you looking for a way to fit a yoga practice into your busy life? Your living room – yes YOURS – could be the answer to your prayers when you roll out your yoga mat and attend the virtual yoga classes at Every Breath I Take.
The Virtual Yoga StudioYoga Instructor Jen Hoffman delivers unique classes to you right where you are. Her classes include yoga poses that release tension while increasing strength and balance and always close with restorative yoga and Savasana. I asked Jen a few questions so we learn a little more about her and her inspiration.
What led you to develop the Virtual Yoga Studio?There’s a reason we call yoga a practice. The more time we spend on the mat, the more benefits we see from yoga in all facets of our lives. But time is at a pretty high demand these days, and too many weeks end with just not enough of it to get to yoga. Schedules and budgets are tight, so attending regular classes at a beautiful yoga studio isn’t always feasible. But, it’s easy to grow tired of repeating the same yoga DVDs. My Virtual Yoga Studio was born out of a desire to offer affordable, accessible, unique yoga classes.
Tell us about your blog.Years ago, in a yoga studio far, far away, I learned of this idea of intentions – set goals for my time on the mat that brought focus to all the meandering thoughts of my mind and body. Later I wondered if I might apply this idea of intentions to other areas of my life, and a light bulb the size of a Volvo went off above me. A good intention, goal or purpose is like a magnet for our thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors. It provides order and clarity amidst a very disorderly, chaotic world! Every Breath I Take is where I share my attempts – both failed and successful – to live life with these intentions in mind. You’ll find posts in four intention categories: Yoga, Parenting, Relationships and Faith.
What's your favorite part about running the Virtual Yoga Studio?I absolutely love hearing about the ways a regular yoga practice improves the lives of my virtual students! Those emails inspire and encourage me immensely!
Jen is giving one GrowingSlower reader SIX months of unlimited access to all open classes in the Virtual Yoga Studio at Every Breath I Take. She is also offering all GrowingSlower readers 15% off any yoga package this month. Simply register here with the code GROWSLOW. Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter.a Rafflecopter giveaway
Jennifer Hoffman is not your average yogi. A public accountant turned certified yoga instructor, Jen now balances an active practice with her busy life as a blogger, mother, and wife. The key to this balance is simple: Jen lives life with intention. At EveryBreathITake.com, she encourages her readers to do the same, writing with a heart for whole and healthy lives on parenting, faith, relationships, and, of course, yoga. Jen teaches Virtual Yoga Classes from her home studio in Northern Virginia and relies on her husband Derek to keep their two lovely children – and two furry Labradors – off camera through Namaste.