In the US, major depressive disorder (MDD) is prevalent. In fact, it’s one of the most common mental health disorders. A 2016 study by the National Institute of Mental Health found that nearly 7% of the adult population has dealt with at least one MDD episode in the past year. Those who seek treatment frequently […]

Oh yes, the weight loss struggle is real. Especially for women. Nothing is more frustrating than when you can’t lose weight – and despite your best efforts, dropping those extra pounds feels next to impossible. Does this sound like you? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything, but are still struggling to lose weight? You’re […]

Inversions are some of the most sought after poses in the yoga practice. But, for many of us, they are also the most frustrating. Oftentimes our own fear of going upside down overshadows other essential elements of what it takes to balance. Did you know that strong core muscles are essential for balancing in inversions? […]

There are a lot of ways to define wellness. Renowned yoga teacher Elena Brower defines it as “your ability to respond rather than to react;” Dr. Mark Hyman says it’s the integrated care of every aspect of ourselves: Physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational. Wellness activist Kerri Kelly believes that “wellness is the culture of […]

Winter is coming. When the nights start getting longer and the hours of sunlight significantly shorter, many people may experience what we not-so-affectionately call the “winter blues.” Yet for some, a case of the “winter blues” is a debilitating condition that psychologists know as Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. The acronym is particularly fitting, as […]

We’re counting down the minutes to Wanderlust O’ahu. This Pacific-kissed festival is a salt-and-pineapple-flavored oasis of yoga, music, art, and inspiration, all nestled in the heart of the Hawaiian North Shore. It’s an ideal way to spend a long weekend—especially if you need a break from your winter routine. (Did we mention O’ahu is Feb. […]

Practice breathwork with Ashley in-person at Wanderlust O’ahu, February 28–March 3. Take a deep breath. Feels good, doesn’t it? The breath is an amazing tool—and yet we so often let each breath slip by without any recognition. But what if instead of ignoring the breath, we worked with it as a tool for transformation? Breathwork […]

It’s that time of year again, the weather cools down, the leaves change color, and the holiday gathering invites start flooding in. Sounds like fun, right? Well, maybe if it didn’t come with so much holiday stress. For many of us, the holiday season brings on stress and anxiety about all the commitments and to-do […]

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