The Most Important Meal of the Day

by Desiree Martin

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? There is a lot of fuss about breakfast and whether it truly is the most important meal of the day or not. I generally recommend trying to eat within the first two hours of waking up. You wouldn’t continue to drive your car on empty, would you? The same goes for your body. Two hours after waking up, you are now running on empty! Your metabolism won’t switch into its full acceleration until you have provided some fuel.

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Smoothies: Yay or Nay?

by Desiree Martin

Smoothies and smoothie bowl stands seem to be popping up all over the place nowadays. A smoothie can be a wonderful way to jam pack a ton of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fiber into a small cup. However, smoothies can also turn into blood sugar spiking drink loaded with a ton of calories and sugar leaving us unsatisfied and hungry not too long after consumption. How can we ensure that our smoothie is helping us get in proper nutrition and satiety and not hurting us? You need to be mindful of things that can add unnecessary carbs/sugar to your smoothies such as: too MUCH fruit (yes this can be an issue), fruit juice, honey, yogurt, and milk.

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Yoga Teacher Training Info Session – Nov 2018

All are welcome to come to our FREE Info Session, Class, and Training Demo, to see what our yoga teacher training is all about!

FREE info session on Sun, Nov 11 at 12:00pm. Click here to download the Yoga Teacher Training Guide (pdf).

The Be Well 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training program approaches teaching from the dual perspective of deepening your own personal practice through self consciousness and body awareness, then learning to teach students an anatomically safe and well sequenced yoga class. Our training incorporates teachings from various styles of Yoga including Hatha, Vinyasa, Ashtanga, Iyengar, and Yin to allow you to find your individual teaching style. Anatomy, proper alignment and safe sequencing are core of our curriculum. And of course FUN!

Learning Objectives:
1. Alignment
2. Anatomy
3. Asanas
4. Sanskrit
5. Pranayama
6. Meditation and Yoga Nidra
7. Business and Ethics
8. Yoga Philosophy
9. Sequencing
10. Art of Teaching a Class

Dates and Times:
Fridays 6-9pm
Saturdays 12-8pm
Sundays 12-8pm

January 11, 12, 13
January 25, 26, 27

February 8, 9, 10
February 22, 23, 24

March 8, 9, 10
March 22, 23, 24

April 5, 6, 7
April 27, 28, 29

May 3, 4, 5
May 17, 18, 19


85-Hr YA Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

Taught by Beth O’Brien, E-RYT 500, E-PNT 85, Certified Teacher for Postpartum and Yoga for Labor and Birth.

Join us for a FREE info session on Saturday, June 16 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

This training prepares Yoga teachers to teach classes in Prenatal Yoga. The specialized prenatal practice will help your pregnant students become aware of the changes to the body from pregnancy while promoting relaxation and suppleness to the muscles. Prenatal Yoga poses, pranayama, chanting, and visualizations are powerful tools for the mother to attune herself to her baby and its needs.

An in-depth review of the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, labor, and birth lays the foundation for teachers’ understanding of the myriad benefits of a flowing Hatha Yoga practice for pregnancy. Students in this program will gain extensive experience with yoga poses/asanas suited to pregnant women and a thorough acquaintance with contraindications of the various poses during pregnancy. The training will sensitize teachers to the profound physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual transitions of pregnancy and birth and demonstrate how such techniques as chanting, pranayama, deep relaxation, and meditation can be effective ways of coping with these changes and pregnancy discomforts through each trimester.

Discussions of the energy anatomy of pregnancy and birth will deepen the yoga teachers’ knowledge of the Hatha Yoga prenatal practice.

Students will also be afforded the opportunity to observe prenatal classes throughout the training. Be Well’s Yoga Prenatal Teacher certification includes teaching a practicum. Students may schedule their practicum at the end of the training with the Lead Trainer.