Week 1 – Day 4: Hard Poses Deconstructed

Hard Poses Deconstructed!

Hold up! Before we keep going here, let’s take a minute and break down the 3 poses you guys told me you can’t get right. I’m setting the record straight!


Valentine’s Day Free Class: Cardio Flow

Surprise! I know it’s not technically yoga day, but I love you guys and wanted to give you a special flow anyway 🙂 This class is what would happen if cardio and yoga had a baby, haha. You’ll get the heart rate up and challenge the whole body with this one with some hip openers and down dog jump-throughs! Excuse my shortness of breath through this— I ate a huge chocolate chip cookie RIGHT before I filmed, haha … ummm, #badyogi! 😉 Anyway, I hope you guys have a weekend full of love whether it’s with a “special someone” or just a Scandal marathon 😉 The Frenchman and I are cheesy all year long, so Valentine’s Day is just another day for us. Plus, the NBA All Star game will be on so you know where I’ll be!   Over to you: any plans for the weekend?! I feel like I’m supposed to do something with my sister and that she told me not to forget, but I seriously can’t remember, haha. I should call her!   OH! So random but before I forget, I wanted to tell you that the Bad Yogi Warm-Up is almost sold out, so if you haven’t gotten yours yet, now’s the time. Once they’re gone, they’re gone until the Fall! :'(  ...

Bad Yogi Guide to Different Yoga Styles

Hi friends! How are you? Ours has been good so far… This week has felt so productive! I’ve cooked almost every day (which is feat by it self, haha), organized a million things, filmed a bunch of yoga for us (!!!), and some other stuff… Don’t you love weeks like that? Feeling very accomplished, you know? 😉 Oh and shoutout to Marcie in Washington DC who inspired this post and asked if I could give a Bad Yogi take on the different styles of yoga. I thought it was SUCH a fun idea! There are dozens of styles out there, but these are the most common ones that most of us run in to when we’re going to different studios. When I used to go around to different classes, I pretty much walked in without any clue what I was getting in to. Not that it was all bad, but I still wished I had some idea of what to expect. So, let’s do this! 😉 Bikram. First thing to know is that it’s HOT. Like, super hot. Depending on what city you practice in, the temperatures range from 105* to 120* F with plenty of humidity to boot. It’s also the exact same set of 26 poses every single time which take about 90 minutes to complete. If you like it sweaty, regimented, and routine, you’ll love this. No music here either. Vinyasa Flow. Do you do my videos online or have you practiced with me in person? Then you’ve done vinyasa flow 🙂 It’s (mostly) non-stop movement with plenty of sun salutations, variety, and tends to be...

Superbowl Kale Chips!

This weekend was basically one big party in Tampa because we had Gasparilla on Saturday and Superbowl on Sunday. Lots of beer, lots of BBQ, and LOTS of chips and guac. I’ve had my fill (okay, not really, ha!) of the rich stuff and actually found myself craving something that more closely resembles a vegetable (that part is true!). Good thing there’s the trusty kale chip which you can eat by the dozen without feeling over stuffed and guilty. Here’s how I make mine: Ingredients – 1 bunch curly kale, shredded to bite sized pieces – 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil – 1/2 tsp garlic powder – salt + pepper to taste Directions 1) Preheat oven to 375*F 2) In a large bowl, combine olive oil and spices and whisk until combined. 3) Add kale and mix until fully coated. 4) Arrange on a baking sheet so the pieces aren’t overlapping and bake for 8-12 minutes or until golden and crispy. Over to you — What are your plans for the big game? We’re staying in and making burgers, grilled veggies, some homemade guacamole, and popping open a bottle of red...