Mindfulness. Meditation. Mental Health. UB.U

These are big buzz words being heard in the media lately and if there is anything good the media can produce it is bringing light to these ideas in a positive way. There is a group in the Vail Valley who are passionate about bringing the concept of Mindfulness to the classroom and have come together, forming UB.U, to bring these concepts to life as tools … Continue reading Mindfulness. Meditation. Mental Health. UB.U

Cirque Series Inspiration – Prepping to Power Up

Yesterday I had some Monday morning MOTIVATION! I have been looking for something to propel my fitness to the next level and I have needed a goal. Something I can measure and work towards. I am a relatively fit 53-year-old woman who has been on the go tending to the business of Mountain Town Magazine, my family and all the additional madness life throws at … Continue reading Cirque Series Inspiration – Prepping to Power Up

What is the Right Yoga Festival For You? 

We all have different intentions when seeking out a Yoga Festival. The uplifting feeling of experiencing meditation and movement with others of the yoga community is something many people find enriching to their practice. Attending gives you first-class access to the newest trends and products that can help elevate your practice that may have been inaccessible in your hometown. Yoga festivals can also serve as a … Continue reading What is the Right Yoga Festival For You? 

Eating Well – Fuel Up With These Tips

Living well means eating well: Fuel up with these tips Every day, we’re bombarded with advertisements promoting the diets of the moment,  Low-carb, low-fat, high-protein, no gluten. How can you figure out the right diet for you? Reality check, there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Over time, a low-cholesterol, heart-healthy diet is one particular diet that can serve you well.  Variety and moderation are key.   … Continue reading Eating Well – Fuel Up With These Tips

Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

It wasn’t until I started trail running that I fell back in love with the sport of running. There is nothing quite like getting back to nature in that primal way than trail running blissfully through the woods, just you, your legs and the sound of your feet hitting the dirt. If you are thinking about getting out there, here are a few basics that … Continue reading Trail Running – Preparing to leave the pavement behind

The Telluride Yoga Festival – A Unique Summertime Event

Founded in 2007, the Telluride Yoga Festival 2014 is an intimate yoga retreat held in the spiritual mountain setting of Telluride, Colorado. The former mining town lies in a box canyon, surrounded on all three sides by 14,000-foot peaks. This ideal setting includes an incredible line up of classes taught by world-renowned instructors in intimate venues in both Telluride and Mountain Village.  The Telluride Yoga Festival is … Continue reading The Telluride Yoga Festival – A Unique Summertime Event

4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

A slowing metabolism is a natural part of aging. Most of us are not thrilled about this part of getting older; the idea of carrying around extra pounds is generally unwelcome.  Though your first response to a slowing metabolism might be to reduce your calorie intake or extend your workouts I highly recommend that you take a moment to consider that this may not be … Continue reading 4 Ways to Boost Metabolism

Be a member of the Mountain Women Tribe – Look and feel your best!

Being a member of the tribe includes loving the outdoors. Our tribe is on the go all the time living and loving the active lifestyle. That means we are exposed to the elements on a regular basis. Weather for work or play, we do believe beauty on the inside is just a important as on the outside. Here are some tips to keep your outside … Continue reading Be a member of the Mountain Women Tribe – Look and feel your best!

The Perfect Outdoor Wine?

Picture this: a beautiful sunny day in the mountains, you’re hiking, or camping, and you’ve got a delicious lunch in your backpack. You think to yourself, a glass of wine would really complete this meal. But truly, who wants to lug along a bottle? Or take the bottle and forget the corkscrew? Enter CalNaturale: wines packaged in squashable, recyclable and taste-neutral Tetra-Paks. Some friends and I tried … Continue reading The Perfect Outdoor Wine?

Bakasana – June Pose of the Month

Bakasana –  June Pose of the Month Though many think this to be a tough arm balancing posture, it is really in fact, an intense hip opener. Follow these step by step instructions and offer yourself variations throughout the month incorporating side crow both supported and unsupported. If this posture is difficult, stand on a brick or two, to aid in getting your hips elevated. … Continue reading Bakasana – June Pose of the Month