Om Pretty: Yoga Everywhere With My New Mat

New Yoga Mat

A few weeks ago I realized that I hated my travel yoga mat. Hate is a strong word I know, but I was just tired of how heavy it felt at the bottom of my suitcase. My carry-on goes with me on my trips and adding an addition two pounds can add up. When I [...]

Wellness Wednesday: My Yoga Home Practice

Yoga Mat

{My yoga mat on retreat in Provence, France – May 2012} It’s no secret how much I love yoga. But lately my yoga practice has been placed on the back burner in terms of workouts. It’s been swimming¬† running, boot camp and doing as much cardio I could get in. I was working out every [...]

Wellness Wednesday: Drink More Water with Zing Anything Bottle

PicMonkey Collage

I learned about the Zing Anything Water Bottle at a natural products expo. It’s a water bottle where you put fruit or citrus in the bottom compartment, turn the container, and it releases the good stuff into your water. This actually infuses the water better than just dropping it into a bottle. The weather is [...]

Manduka Recycled Foam unBLOK: My Yoga Practice Game Changer

Manduka Unblok 1

My yoga practice just got a new toy to hangout and play with. When I practice yoga at Tranquil Space I always like to use props. Many times people think using props are for wimps. Au contraire! Props work as an extension to your hands and feet. I didn’t have props for my home practice. [...]

Destination Pretty: The Ranch at Live Oak Fitness Camp

Ranch Malibu Photo 4

I have read about The Ranch at Live Oak for a few years. It’s a hard core, kick your butt, and sweat so hard fitness regime you go to bed thinking you are Rocky or what the hell did I get myself into. Of course after going to Rancho La Puerta a few years ago [...]

Om Pretty: The Biker Barre Trifecta – Week 3

Biker Barre Trifecta

It has been said that it takes three weeks to make a habit. Well, I can say if you take any of these three teachers at Biker Barre that habit will happen sooner rather than later. The ladies are my initial Biker Barre Trifecta (Katie, Gabriella, and Ingrid). Gabriella is also a yoga teacher, so [...]

Om Pretty: Biker Barre Continues – Week 2

Back to the mat

Sorry for the delay on writing about my second week at Biker Barre. I will say that it has gotten a tad bit easier. It seems like my body is getting used to needing exercise early in the morning again. It is always hard coming back to exercise, especially morning exercise. Years ago I used [...]

Om Pretty: Biker Barre Workout – Week 1

Biker Barre

My good friend and stylist Monica suggested we do something drastic. She suggested we work on getting in shape, working our butt off, and kick start a fitness routine. We knew we needed cardio, a drastic change in diet, and motivation. As much as I love my yoga practice I needed something more. I needed [...]

Om Pretty: Vidazorb Chewable Probiotics


I’m a supplement junkie. Put me in supplement rehab because I am forever trying new supplements. I do believe you should get your nutrients from food, but a little help goes along way. I started taking probiotics before my trip to Egypt two years ago. I knew they were good for me, but I take [...]

Bonjour Yoga + Art Journal Retreat in Paris & Provence

Travel Essentials

The retreat I’m leaving for today has been awhile in the making. What started as a discussion on art journaling and yoga with Kimberly is now a 10 day retreat in the City of Lights and Provence. I have been itching to go back “home” as I like to call France. Last week I tore [...]

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