Well, another Beach Yoga Bliss retreat is in the books, and I couldn’t help but recap all the reasons why Beach Yoga Bliss II in Aruba more than just rocked. It was crazy awesome this year, and here are a few reasons why. Walk This Way. Yoga wasn’t the only physical activity on the agenda; […]


I cannot even control the excitement over here at DDD headquarters because the Beach Yoga season is about to start in just 2 days! Wootie Woo Hoo! If you thought winter would never end, well it has baby, and we are springing our way right into summer! It’s time to roll out your beach yoga mat on […]


Let Your Heart Soar!

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May 12, 2014

These last few weeks in northeast Ohio have been absolutely splendid. There is rebirth and renewal everywhere - a delightful transformation from gray to green, barren to blossoming. Last week we even got to experience our first day in 2014 where the temperatures reached 80 degrees (woo hoo!). This is a time of year when I always have […]

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This is one of my favorite pranayama breathing exercises and a great way to clear the mental chatter to prepare for either an asana or meditation session. Nadi means energy channel, shodhan means to cleanse or purify, and pranayama is the name for yoga breathing exercises.  This breath exercise is also called alternate nostril breathing. […]

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Moms spend a lot of time comforting their children – nursing them back to health when they are sick, making sure they eat right, and sharing lots of hugs and kisses. Now you can give your mother or a special lady in your life that same gift of comfort with The Kind Mat by VerniceVita. […]


I have to say that these last few weeks of teaching yoga have been an absolute delight and full of creativity. Even though it was cold and snowing like crazy on March 29, a packed house at Yoga Bliss Akron heated it up so it felt as hot as Jamaica, and the picture was complete […]


Spring Cleaning

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April 3, 2014

Spring is a time of year that brings me a great deal of joy as nature comes alive again with budding trees, daffodils, and green grass. I get to wear sandals again as the weather starts to warm up after a brutally hard winter here in Ohio. But, there is one part of spring that […]



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March 14, 2014

Well, the 2014 movie awards season may have come to an end, but it’s not too late to get dressed up (in some snazzy yoga pants from Onzie), roll out the extra-long red yoga mat, and hand out the 2014 YOGAR Awards! What are the YOGARs, you ask? Just a groovy little award presentation I’ve […]

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Woo hoo! It’s been a bit busy over here at DDD headquarters planning lots of fun new yoga classes and my Summer 2014 Beach Yoga Retreat. I’m really excited to make these announcements! SAVE the DATE The 2014 Beach Yoga Bliss Retreat will be held on Kelley’s Island – September 12-14! The retreat yoga classes […]


What If?

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February 22, 2014

What if I let go of all of my fears today and did something I’ve never dared to do? What if I let go of regrets from the past and just focused on being in love with my life today? What if I put down my I phone and really connected with those I love? […]