Body Love Tour 2014

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Did you know that the average American woman spends 135 days of her life just getting ready? Wouldn’t it be nice to spend less time getting ready for life, and more time living it? That’s the mission of the Body Love Tour. Each event is designed to give women the freedom to express themselves and be who they are. Through inspirational talks, movement, and music, the tour aims to improve women’s relationships with themselves.

 

Yoga at Body Love
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The Body Love Tour was presented by Promoting Natural Health, a publishing, events and marketing company whose goal is to share their love of natural health by helping fellow wellness warriors get published and create products they love.

 

We were so honored to lead yoga at their Pittsburgh event last week, and amazed to see the camaraderie of so many women uniting under the positive message! Everyone there was so open, accepting, and interested in what all of the other students and vendors had to offer.

 

Dona Jo

 

Even as a presenter, I was inspired by everything that other vendors brought to the table. One that I loved was Dona Jo Fitwear. As the owner of a yoga studio, I don’t buy just any old leggings, but Dona Jo’s truly look and feel awesome…even upside down!

 

Organically Social

 

Another great display was Organically Social, a community who showcases local deals on wellness products and services:

 

Sincerely Caroline also brought some delicious gluten-free snacks! For recipes and health tips, check out her cookbook, The Gluten-Free Revolution: A Balanced Guide to Gluten-Free Lifestyle Through Healthy Recipes, Green Smoothies, Yoga, Pilates, and Easy Desserts!

 

We also loved NYR Organics’ aromatherapy line of essential oils!

Kasey Heather Lindsey

From left: Kasey Arena, Heather Waxman and Lindsey Smith. Photo Source.

Heather Waxman and Kasey Arena guided us through a “Long Time Sun” meditation and shared some inspiration from their upcoming book, BODYPeace, which combines tips on nutrition, exercise, meditation and journaling. Lindsey Smith, author of Junk Foods and Junk Moods, also spoke about living a healthy, happy life.

 

Roar Workout

Plus, we always love catching up with the ROAR Workout and chatting about their health, wellness and goal-setting workshops for teens.

 

Goodie Bag

 

For those of us who joined us at the event, thank you – and don’t forget to use the free Yoga Innovations class pass in your goodie bag!

 

Thank you also to the staff, sponsors and other vendors of the Body Love 2014 tour.

 

If you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry – Yoga Innovations has lots of other events coming up in the community, like our Seven Springs Retreat! Just keep an eye on our website, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

 

Namaste,

Claire Baer

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Claire Baer

I am the meat and potatoes, caffeine and chocolate kind of yogi. I like a good glass of wine as much as a good Om. Yoga has always played a significant role in supporting my athletic lifestyle. In college, I majored in business management with a focus on advertising and marketing. While working at an advertising agency in Boulder Colorado I learned a valuable lesson: “you must sell the truth of the product.” The truth of the matter was, there wasn’t anything I believed in enough to commit to selling. On top of a mountain, while skiing I confessed this dilemma to my husband. His response seemed so simple, so obvious “why don’t you own a yoga studio?” Finally, I had found a way to combine my two passions: business and yoga. The next natural step was to formally go through yoga teacher training. At Core Power Yoga in Denver Colorado I received my 200 hour certification in Power Flow and Bikram styles; in addition, to children's yoga and prenatal. Then, after teaching and living in PA, Dana Barone offered me the opportunity of a lifetime: to become the new owner of Yoga Innovations. In 2012, we celebrated the birth of our first daughter, as well as the new business venture. I look forward to continuing to build the yoga culture in the south hills and sharing the passion I have for the practice- and maybe a tip or two on the juggling act we call life.

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