Lots of text with no photos today – but we’re sharing (some of) our daily blog reads!


For clean eating, fitness, healthy lifestyle mixed with fashion and pretty things we love Think Pretty Thoughts.

Our daily read of yoga style, yoga lifestyle and diys is Namastilo.

A holistic and wellness blog about avurveda, yoga is Spinach and Yoga.  There are tons of great recipes, and the blog gives you a balanced approach to wellness.

The Daily Downward Dog has lots of fun playlists, inspirational stories, and shares fun yoga experiences with you.

Lululemon has a community blog about yoga, running, goal setting and “a healthy dose of inspiration.”  They have fun stories behind their yoga clothing, yoga playlists, and feature yoga and fitness events happening around the country.

MindBodyGreen always has tons of content and has quick reads like “3 Life Lessons” and “5 Practices to quiet your mind.”  It’s a daily go-to for inspiration.  It claims to be the “Go-to Guide for Yoga and Wellness,” and for us, it is!

If you’re only going to read one blog and want to be in the know on all things yoga, YogaDork is the blog for you.  It has a fair share of celebrity posts, big news in the yoga world and great interviews.

Yoganonymous has great interviews and shares big yoga events happening across the country.  They have fun reads like “7 mouth watering recipes for a healthy independence day,” and always feature fresh content.


We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

See you on the mat!


what we’re loving: blogs!

what we’re loving: blogs!

While I’m sure everyone is prepared this year, and already has their gifts purchased and wrapped, we have the perfect gifts for the yogi in your life.

I’m an avid blog reader, and YogaDork is on my list of daily reads.  YogaDork posted the “Best Yoga Gifts of the Year” on their site…you can check that list out here: http://www.yogadork.com/news/yogadork-holiday-gift-guide-2011-the-best-yoga-gifts-of-the-year/

I decided it was time for me to put together my yoga wish list for 2011 Holidays (just in case Santa reads our blog):

Since the studio is finally open I’ve been taking a lot of classes with our great instructors.  My mat is getting a lot of wear and tear so I’m going to be needing a new one soon!  This kulae tpECOmat in midnight/ blossum is great for hot yoga, its very anti-slip!

I love a versatile pant that I can practice in and then keep on while I run some errands.  These Zweet Lima Capri’s are the mix of style and function and let’s be honest, I love anything with rouching!

Lululemon No Limit Tank, this is the perfect top for all the hot yoga classes I’ve been taking at extendYoga.

For anyone who knows me, you know my ideal outfit (for any season other than in the summer) is yoga clothes, and now that I work in a yoga studio I can get away with wearing my yoga clothes everyday!   I can’t get enough of the Run: Your Heart Out Pullover from Lululemon.  I’m a sucker for anything with thumbholes.

After class its tough to go out in the cold with my capris and uggs (since a part of my calf is exposed to the winter!), so I’ve been loving leg warmers lately to keep my whole leg warm and bridge the gap between my boots and my capris.  These leg warmers are hand crafted in the USA and are made from reused, recycled and earth friendly materials.

These Made with Love Recycled Rubber Bracelets are great to wear during yoga because they can bend with you, and don’t make any loud clinking noises like other bangles.  The best perk is that the proceeds go to providing shelter, meals, education and training programs to children from the streest of Dakar, Senegal.

Now that I’ve outlined my ideal outfit and day to you, what’s on your holiday wish list?

Still need a gift for the yogi (or anyone) in your life?  At extendYoga, we have lots of variety in our retail shop and you don’t have to worry about shipping costs, or your gift not getting here in time.  We also have great holiday specials going on until January 7th (only $950 for a YEAR membership with unlimited classes!  Way to get a jump start on your New Years Resolutions!), as well as gift certificates in any amount.

Stop in to take your favorite class, try something you never have, buy a last minute gift, or just unwind with some gourmet, complimentary tea from our Tynan Tea Bar.

happy holidays and namaste,


a guide to top yogi gifts

a guide to top yogi gifts