Hello Autumn
Ayurveda, Entrepreneur Inspiration, FLOW, Hello Autumn, My Hip Life, QiFlow Teacher Trainings, The Business of Owning a Yoga Studio

Hello Autumn

A new season is upon us which means it’s time for change, introspection, new movement and new results … By default, we are creatures of habit. We as humans tend to resist change and are comforted by the ease of our daily habits and routines. We gravitate toward classes and teachers who we love the […]
My Hip Life …
Entrepreneur Inspiration, FLOW, From Namaste' to Wu Wei, My Hip Life, Soul Motivation, The Business of Owning a Yoga Studio

My Hip Life …

I must remind myself that my present moment is not my forever moment …  For years I asked students to join me in the present moment … to leave all worry aside as they focused on the breath and the current moment, leaving the past behind and the future alone. But why? Why would I encourage […]
From Namaste’ to Wu Wei…How I Lasted 10 Years as a Yoga Studio Owner
Big Magic, Entrepreneur Inspiration, FLOW, From Namaste' to Wu Wei, Ted Talks, The Business of Owning a Yoga Studio

From Namaste’ to Wu Wei…How I Lasted 10 Years as a Yoga Studio Owner

“About half of all new establishments survive five years or more and about one-third survive 10 years or more.” – Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  The road to success is curvy, steep, and never-ending. It’s a path to nowhere, yet so many people, including myself, keep climbing and climbing, thinking we’re only a few […]
Be a Yogi Entrepreneur
Entrepreneur Inspiration, The Business of Owning a Yoga Studio

Be a Yogi Entrepreneur

Everyone has a life calling, a feeling that resides deep inside our soul that pulls us toward a particular way of life or career.  To avoid your calling goes against the laws of the universe, and dodging it is still the single biggest mistake we make as humans. We are told to get a good […]
Entrepreneur Inspiration: #OptForMovement
Entrepreneur Inspiration, Motherhood

Entrepreneur Inspiration: #OptForMovement

Black Friday is right around the corner. The biggest shopping day of the year, celebrated by bargain hunters and most consumers, filled with sales and crazy crowds. The one day a year that most retailers report their highest profits, thus giving this day of consumerism it’s name, “Black Friday”, as it relates to businesses recording […]
Soul Motivation
Motherhood, Soul Motivation, Ted Talks

Soul Motivation

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight with no vision.” -Helen Keller Being a mom to my son Max, a loving boy who fills my heart with love and laughter, and the godmother to the sweetest little girl anyone has ever met, has me loving and celebrating life on a daily basis. […]
Entrepreneur Inspiration: Don’t ask for more, do more.
Entrepreneur Inspiration, Motherhood, QiFlow Teacher Trainings, QiTopia Summer

Entrepreneur Inspiration: Don’t ask for more, do more.

Lateral thinking, is the ability to think creatively, or “outside the box” as it is sometimes referred to in business, to use your inspiration and imagination to solve problems by looking at them from unexpected perspectives. Lateral thinking involves discarding the obvious, leaving behind traditional modes of thought, and throwing away preconceptions. -Steve Jobs “Strive not […]
Fall in Love with Your Limitations: 7 Ted Talks to Inspire You
Entrepreneur Inspiration, FLOW, MobilityFlow, QiFlow Teacher Trainings, Ted Talks

Fall in Love with Your Limitations: 7 Ted Talks to Inspire You

“Know your limitations and then defy them.” The QiFlow tagline of New Movement New Results should mention what happens before the results. The new movement philosophy of QiFlow acts as the catalyst for continuous change and progress, but first, it will cause the student a lot of frustration and resistance. If it doesn’t challenge you it doesn’t […]
What is QiFlow?
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What is QiFlow?

Qi (energy) Flow (fully immersed) *full disclosure: QiFlow is not yoga, nor is it a new style of yoga. QiFlow is a movement practice that incorporates techniques to increase mobility, strength, endurance and grace. Our method is designed to create beautiful movers who believe that all movement is possible with practice and perseverance. QiFlow is not […]
Entrepreneur Inspiration Day 6: Be A Round Peg In A Square Hole…
Education Reform, Entrepreneur Inspiration

Entrepreneur Inspiration Day 6: Be A Round Peg In A Square Hole…

I was born and raised in a small town in southwest Iowa to a fourteen year old mother who worked hard to raise me on her own. We struggled financially and socially, but I don’t think our financial or social status had much of an effect on me growing up. I was never aware of […]
FLOW Inspiration: Aim for Beauty
Entrepreneur Inspiration, FLOW, MobilityFlow

FLOW Inspiration: Aim for Beauty

In movement, on the mat or off, aim for beauty. If your movement is beautiful, then your execution is perfect. There is no such thing as Universal Alignment Principals; our body is unique, and your movement tells your story… “Nothing is more revealing than movement.” -Martha Graham I learn to teach as I teach. Movement […]
Handing over my identity…
FLOW, QiFlow Teacher Trainings

Handing over my identity…

Identity Crisis: a feeling of unhappiness and confusion caused by not being sure about what type of person you really are or what the true purpose of your life is – courtesy Merriam-Webster   I took my first yoga class in 2001 while living in Anchorage, Alaska. It was led by a woman in a […]
Entrepreneur Inspiration Day 5: When To Let Go
Entrepreneur Inspiration, QiTopia Summer

Entrepreneur Inspiration Day 5: When To Let Go

This is not the post you think it is… Today I ask you a question – Can you fire your customers? I say YES! I have always felt like this, and many people, past and present in my life, can attest to my willingness to let go. I do not believe in the “service” business. […]
Move Your Feet to Move Your Body
Choreography, FLOW

Move Your Feet to Move Your Body

I just love it when the good word begins to spread. The attached article Balance On The Balls Of Your Feet is an informational read to back up my theory of “move your feet to move your body.” Movement is how we reestablish proprioception and increase kinesthetic awareness. Understanding the science behind the mind body […]
Entrepreneur Inspiration Day 4: Everyone Needs a Mentor
QiTopia Summer

Entrepreneur Inspiration Day 4: Everyone Needs a Mentor

A few days ago I launched a Facebook/Instagram campaign called Entrepreneur Inspiration. Today is day four of the campaign. As I was writing today’s post, I started to get worried about the length, and to be honest, I started to feel that my content was getting too deep for Facebook and Instagram. I feel more […]
QiFlow Choreography – The Hanging Tree (Rebel Remix)
Choreography, FLOW

QiFlow Choreography – The Hanging Tree (Rebel Remix)

This is the QiFlow Girl Crush Choreography with new music. I had to make up and add new moves to fit the pace of the songs. Check it out to get new movement inspiration. New Movement – New Results! Music: “The Hanging Tree (Rebel Remix)” by James Newton Howard (Google Play • iTunes • AmazonMP3) […]
Not all Business Owners are Entrepreneurs…
QiTopia Summer

Not all Business Owners are Entrepreneurs…

We have it all wrong. The definition of an entrepreneur is not someone who owns their own business, or who works for themselves. An entrepreneur is a person who has passion, innovation, courage, and, most important, an entrepreneur is someone who wishes to make the world a better place. Entrepreneurs are people who were born […]
QiFlow Choreography – Week 2 – Lykke Li “No One Ever Loved”
Choreography, FLOW

QiFlow Choreography – Week 2 – Lykke Li “No One Ever Loved”

  QiFlow choreography is not yoga sequencing… focus on moving in the space between the poses and tell the story of the song through your movement. Let go and FLOW.   Music: Lykke Li- No One Ever Loved Subscribe and receive all of D’s latest posts
QiTopia Summer: Camping Retreat for Entrepreneurs
QiTopia Summer

QiTopia Summer: Camping Retreat for Entrepreneurs

   “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and day that you find out why.” Mark Twain Three years ago I created the first QiTopia – a weekend getaway to celebrate health, movement, yoga, fitness, outdoor adventure, music and community. Click here to sign up now for the […]
Flow Choreography – Girl Crush – Week 1
Choreography, FLOW

Flow Choreography – Girl Crush – Week 1

QiFlow Choreography – Girl Crush Week 1… New movement is hard to learn for all of us…every time I create new choreography it takes my body time to figure out the best possible path to each pose. Instead of focusing on the beginning or end of the poses, choose to focus on how you move […]