Optimal Health and Yoga Challenge

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Sara Washburn and I are launching our first ever, 30-day Optimal Health & Yoga Challenge, starting this January. Specifically January 3, 2016 to ring in our New Year with incredible fun and focus. We have been dreaming, scheming, and planning, for quite some time so are calling for a whooo-hoooo and happy dance all in one!

For those of you (like me) who just want the details minus the fluff;
When? January 3-31, 2016 Optimal Health & Yoga Challenge with Sara and Bo.
Where? All content, video and print, will be online, so whether you are in the Palm Springs of Washington, the actual Palm Springs, or anywhere in between you can join us!
What is an Optimal Health & Yoga Challenge?  It is 30-days of the absolute BEST nutrition and yoga practices brought to you in simple daily steps.
We are following Tiffany Cruikshank’s book “Optimal Health A 30-Day Program to Detoxify and Replenish Body and Mind” which is by far, my favorite and most used book on my shelf.  It is available on Amazon.com as a digital copy for $9.99, or contact Bo if you would like to purchase the hard copy for $31.80.
“This program is carefully laid out to approach detoxification in a systematic manner over the course of 30 days. Each week we concentrate of cleansing a different organ system and each day focuses on details that specifically benefit that system. The 30-day program provides you with the tools you need to cleanse your body and mind of harmful toxins.” Tiffany Cruikshank

Week 1: Stimulating & Cleansing the Digestive System

Week 2: Removing Toxins & Strengthening Liver Function

Week 3: Revitalizing Kidneys and Skin

Week 4: Nourishing Adrenal & Immune Systems
How Much? $57.00
$57.00 includes weekly yoga & nutrition videos with Bo & Sara covering “Optimal Health” in our private Facebook group.
2 body compositions.
15% off any Thorne supplements and protein powder all month long.
How to join?
Once you are in Bo Wilkinson’s MindBody our Optimal Health Challenge is under “Services”.
Or,
Email Bo@MWLCY.com or Saraklasha@icloud.com
Facebook Sara Washburn or Bo Wilkinson and let us know you want to join our group “Optimal Health Nutrition & Yoga Challenge”
Or by phone at 509-452-9504
For those of you who haven’t met Sara, she is one of those jewels -a precious soul- that I met a few years ago and was instantly changed by her presence in my life. She is an E-RYT (experienced yoga teacher with over 1,000 teaching hours plus she runs her own Yoga Alliance teacher training school) and taking one of her classes is like encountering pure bliss. I speak from experience as I’ve followed her around town taking as many of her classes as I can. My daughter Taylor will tell you it’s true, she can tell from my countenance and body language when I’ve been in Sara’s class!
And as many of you know my passion (Bo) is surrounding integrative nutrition, getting comfy in our bodies, and yoga. For me that translates into creating health from the inside-out, and figuring out “what’s going on in there”. Becoming our own health detective so we can we tweak our nutrition to feel and function at our peak. I am currently studying under Tiffany Cruikshank (the author of “Optimal Health”) for my Yoga Medicine teacher training and it’s impossible to express the depth of character and yoga knowledge that both Tiffany and Sara bring to this table.
So what exactly does our challenge look like?
Sara and I will be bringing short videos to you each week, making all nutrition and yoga steps clear and easy to follow. We will be posting them online so you don’t have to add any busyness to your beautifully clean calendar of 2016. Basically if you shop smart and have internet connection you don’t have to leave your house our entire challenge, bring on the snow!!!
Two body compositions are included. Keep track of your lean muscle mass, fat %, visceral fat, hydration level, weight, and BMR (basal metabolic rate).  If at any time during our 30 days you want 15% off Thorne supplements or protein powder…you’ve got it!
We will learn about adaptogens, my favorite! In herbal medicine adaptogens are a natural substance to help the body adapt to stress and exert a normalizing effect on how the body is functioning. For example you have low energy and feel tired all the time, we will learn which adaptogens balance your cortisol levels and strengthen your adrenal glands.  You’ve heard that Milk Thistle (silymarin) and Dandelion help with anti-aging (cell rejuvenation) but are confused how to get those into your diet? We will cover herbs and tinctures during week one.
One of my favorite facts about this challenge, it will help you live mindfully, with purpose.
You’ve been wanting to dabble in yoga, get your big toe wet to see what you think.  Sara will blow your mind on the mat and you wont have to leave your house to do it, priceless.
We will be learning breathing techniques that calm the heart and mind and soothe the nervous system. These breathing exercises are not just for yoga class, anytime you feel stressed or overwhelmed you can switch your sympathetic (fight/flight) response over to your parasympathetic (rest/digest) response. In my humble opinion, learning to use our breath is the best gift we can give ourselves.
We will start posting in our group right after Christmas, so when January 3rd hits we are ready to roll.
Last but not least, no matter how healthy or unhealthy you feel…there is always room for improvement. Thank goodness and CHEERS to that!
Wishing you and yours, your best ever MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Bo & Sara
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YogaFaith is coming to Yakima

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Good Morning,

Renu Hot Yoga’s Grand Opening week is here and YogaFaith’s Soul Shine Tour starts in Yakima! For a full schedule of classes please go to their web site at RenuHotYoga, there are classes for everyone, no matter if it is your first or 100th!

Here is my teaching schedule for yin classes at Renu with a beautiful wrap to our week with a free, community focused, YogaFaith class February 7th:

Monday morning Yin @ 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday evening Yin @ 7:00 p.m. Right after hot hatha…ahhhhhhh perfect!

Thursday morning Yin @ 6:00 a.m.

Saturday we are hosting our first ever YogaFaith class @ 9:00 a.m., open to all!

YOGAFAITH was born out of a 21 day fast that Michelle (YogaFaith’s founder) embarks on at the beginning of  every year. God led her to Mark 12:30. “Worship the Lord with all your might, with all your strength, with all your being.” This is YOGAFAITH. We are simply worshiping the Lord with our whole being. Acts. 17:28 Says that in Him we move, we live, we breathe, and we have our being. Whether we are washing dishes, lifting weights, taking a zumba class, or simply stretching, we glorify our maker with everything He has given us.  Romans 12:2 reminds us to take our everyday coming and goings, and offer it up as worship and prayer.

Michelle is making Yakima her first stop on her west coast Soul Shine tour. Join us February 7th, 9:00 a.m. for a time of Jesus First, Yoga Second, on our mats. All are welcome and YogaFaith classes are always free, donation based, so everyone can fit it into their budget…all proceeds go toward the rescue and restoring of human trafficking survivors.

I will also be hosting free, donation based, YogaFaith yin classes each Saturday morning at Renu during the month of February @ 8:00 a.m. RenuHotYoga’s address is 2209 West Nob Hill Blvd., directly across from Safeway.

Cheers to living inspired everyday,

Bo

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Yin is In & Shakeology is on it’s way

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Good Morning You Gorgeous People!

First off I want to thank all of you who came to Renu last night and made my “yin is in” class such a blessing. I can’t tell you how much that meant to me to have you there with your smiling faces. Love you so much!

This will be a quick note for those of you who are waiting on your Shakeology order and for those of you who want to be a part of our first ever YogaFaith class here in Yakima, yes that’s a whooooo-hooooo and something BIG to rally around!

YOGAFAITH was born out of a 21 day fast that Michelle (YogaFaith’s founder) embarks on at the beginning of every year. God led her to Mark 12:30. “Worship the Lord with all your might, with all your strength, with all your being.” This is YOGAFAITH. We are simply worshiping the Lord with our whole being. Acts. 17:28 Says that in Him we move, we live, we breathe, and we have our being. Whether we are washing dishes, lifting weights, taking a zumba class, or simply stretching, we glorify our maker with everything He has given us. Romans 12:2 reminds us to take our everyday coming and goings, and offer it up as worship and prayer.

Michelle is making Yakima her first stop on her west coast Soul Shine tour. Join us February 7th, 9:00 a.m. for a time of Jesus First, Yoga Second, on our mats. All are welcome and YogaFaith classes are always free, donation based, so everyone can fit it into their budget…all proceeds go toward the rescue and restoring of human trafficking survivors.

I will also be hosting free, donation based, YogaFaith yin classes each Saturday morning at Renu during the month of February @ 8:00a.m. If you are unsure about what yin is and why “Yin is In” with me you can read more about my journey at the bottom of this email and come to one of my classes!

Now, about that Shakeology you have been waiting for…I just got off the phone with Beachbody and our chocolate bags will be here February 2nd! Thank you so much for your patience and I will get your names on the bags and have them ready for you Tuesday, February 3rd. If you ever get tired of waiting for my orders of Shakeology to come in you can jump over to my website and have it shipped directly to your home, thanks again; http://mwlcy.com/bos-healthy-recipes/

This is where the short version ends, if you are still around and want to know my story on why Yin is In for me please keep reading..

I’ve run into a few of you and you give me a blank stare when I tell you I’m teaching yin yoga, I love it! This gives us an opportunity to learn something new and reach back into a practice that is as old as the hills…the art of being still, going deep, listening to God, and finding balance in our daily lives.

Let me tell you a little about yin yoga, give you my personal reason for teaching it, plus give you the scoop on getting into my free YogaFaith classes at Renu Hot Yoga.

Yin is nourishing, relaxing, healing, and at times challenging as we sink deep into our postures. Our poses are held for around 3 minutes, during that time you are encouraged to relax all the muscles around your joints. This is completely opposite to what we are used to hearing in an exercise class, but we are creating change in our connective tissues (fascia, ligaments, tendons, bone, blood) rather than muscles.

With a regular yin practice you are relaxing chronic tightness in the joints which allows for more freedom in movement, more lymphatic flow, and more nervous system conductivity. Think lower back and hip joints being in full range of motion, offsetting the huge number of back pain and injuries we greet each day. Yin starts to get exciting right! 🙂

Yin yoga is very similar to acupressure and works with our meridians and energy lines of our body. Placing our body into a particular posture sends electrical currents back to the internal organs which in turn helps to promote healing. Yin will stimulate and create healing deep within, but it does require stillness and patience.

This is where my personal story comes in. I fight being still and quiet, I’ll just admit it and get it out there. Not only fight it, I really don’t like to take the time, it feels like a waste to me in addition to making me very uncomfortable. I know I need healing, in many areas of my life, but who has time for that? Healing requires getting to the root, finding the weeds, and then pulling them out slowly. OUCH.

As I was going through my yoga training I loved (and still love) hot hatha, vinyasa, power, fusion, but when it came to yin I was VERY UNCOMFORTABLE. Have you ever heard the phrase, “Get comfortable being uncomfortable”? Well that’s what God told me during our yin class. I could hear Him telling me that as I struggled to stay still for three minutes. It sounds so silly but when you are with your own thoughts three minutes seems like a long time.It was hard and I still fight with Him about it.

Yin isn’t popular in our culture, you don’t get all hot and sweaty and feel like you’ve lost ten pounds at the end of class. What you gain is internal and only you know how powerful that is. But yin is exactly what I need. More stillness in my day, more balance and integrity within my life, more deep healing both physically and spiritually, and THAT is why I am teaching yin yoga!

We have too many broken people in our world, both physically and spiritually, and I am one of them. So my new mantra is; don’t wait until your system breaks down to find healing, start today. If you feel that life is not how you would like it to be, I invite you to learn the ancient art of yin with me. Welcome the chance to relax, go deep, be still, and listen…you wont regret it.I am teaching at Renu Hot Yoga in Yakima, which opens February 2nd, BUT our soft opening is the week before and it is your chance to check out our new studio and classes FOR FREE! There is only so much room per class so if you would like to come let me know so I can get you the details.

Cheers to yin being in, and for all of you beautiful people in my life,

Bo

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