Bad Yogi Wine List

Bad Yogi Wine List

Hey guys! What’s up this week? I’m filming a Yoga for Weight Loss series, planning for a massive project set to launch next year, writing a E-BOOK which will be available in November(dropped a bomb on ya there ;)), among other things such as obsessing over my little pug friend that we’re babysitting: Now, as you know, I drink wine. Not in excess (hopefully that goes without saying, haha) but a couple times a week we pick up a bottle of something new, or just an old favorite and enjoy a couple glasses with dinner. I’m not a connoisseur but thought it might be fun to share some of my favorites with you. Because let’s be real: none of us know what we’re looking for when scanning a zillion labels in Target or Total Wine anyway, right? 😉 In no particular order… 1) Apothic Dark. This is super juicy and pretty sweet (at least I think so)! Lots of berries happening in this one, which makes it really smooth and easy to drink. I think it’s really pretty in the glass too: almost black it’s such a deep red! Plus, I definitely love that it’s only $11. 2) 337 Cabernet by Noble Vines. I don’t know why, but this surprised me; I thought it was going to be really bad but it turns out it was pretty good! I think a lot of times this style of modern packaging holds wine that’s just ehhh… Anyway! Not too sweet and a little spicy with some pepper or spice in there, and it’s $12 where I buy it 🙂   3)...
Bad Yogi Q&A/Coffee Date with Erin #2

Bad Yogi Q&A/Coffee Date with Erin #2

Hi, friends! How are you? If we were sitting down for a cuppa, I’d want to know how your week’s been. I know it’s only Wednesday, but I hope you’ve had a great week so far and hopefully still reminiscing on a fun-filled weekend 🙂 As for me, I’ve been in major planning mode: I’m working on a few really massive projects for us that’ll be due later this year, and I’m extremely excited to share them with you. They’re game changers, for sure, and things that are going to help your practice in so many ways. Really, really exciting! * I’d tell you about my friend Gina’s (the Fitnessista) new ebook about how to build your blog, which I read cover to cover last night! For only $9, I WISH I’d had this when starting out. Full of great tips from a pro:  Click here to view more details (DISCLOSURE: this is an affiliate link, which means I get a small little “tip” if you purchase it. But as you know, I’d never endorse anything I didn’t find truly helpful or that I didn’t love myself.) * I’d tell you that we’re SO CLOSE to unlocking the last possible week of the yoga challenge (sad face!)! This was BY FAR my favorite week to create for you… I can’t wait for you to take these classes and hear your thoughts. Make sure you share it up so we can unlock it! Click here to sign up and share with all your friends 🙂 I get a zillion questions every day and wanted to answer as many of your questions as I...
Coffee Date with Erin

Coffee Date with Erin

My girl Gina over at the Fitnessista does a coffee date blog post once in a while and I’m stealing her idea because that’s exactly what I’d love to do with all of you this week. I’d tell you … 1) I turned my wardrobe inside out. I’m one of those who’s like, “I have 700 items ‘just in case of ____’” and I can pretty much guarantee I won’t be meeting the pope, getting pregnant, or attending a country-themed party any time soon. So I’m rolling with this capsule wardrobe idea instead. A simplified definition is that you basically become totally ruthless with getting rid of the stuff you never wear and only keep what you actually like and looks good. Oh, and you’re supposed to keep it to under 40 items total, not counting Pjs, workout clothes and accessories. Done and done.  The pile in the picture is a fraction of what I gave away or sold. CRAZY! 2) I actually turned down a book deal that was OK but really not what I was looking for. My gut feeling was that it wasn’t right, so as painful as it was to say no, I did. I cried for an entire day because it’s something I’ve always wanted and to have it be so close but still not be “it” was a tough pill to swallow. I had to teach right after I said no, and people probably thought I was insane because my eyes were puffy and red from being a giant baby. I’m feeling all good about it now and am charging forward in a...
Ask Erin: How Can You Eat Meat & Be A Yogi?

Ask Erin: How Can You Eat Meat & Be A Yogi?

Disclaimer: This post is not any sort of political statement and I want to clarify that yes, I’m aware that this logic is not necessarily ideal for solving food shortages in developing countries, and that any food is better than no food in those areas. This is not an argument for how everyone should eat; it is simply my opinion and my reasoning for why I eat the way that I do. I do not discourage alternative diets like vegan/vegetarian/GF or any other modified version, nor do I think they’re incorrect in any way at all. Again, this is strictly my thought process for my personal food choices. **** I’m not speaking on the health side of things here, but merely offering my own opinion. I eat meat and always have, to include chicken, fish, and some beef. I’ve spent most of my adult life around cooking and eating, and two of the most influential people in my life are Italian and German, neither of which is known for having particularly vegetarian/vegan tendencies, haha 😉 Adding to this, I live with a French man who has exquisite taste in cheese and wine and can cook a mean filet and there’s not a cell in my body that desires to eliminate any of these things from my “menu,” so to speak. I think a lot of people are with me on this, but the yoga world is particularly unforgiving when it comes to diets that are a bit more… lax. On the flip side, I also understand what it’s like to feel badly about eating meat, especially now that we’ve...
Wanderlust Day 2: Hippie Weirdness is ALIVE

Wanderlust Day 2: Hippie Weirdness is ALIVE

I woke up bright and early at 6:15am all ready to go, but since I’m a total slow poke in the morning, I didn’t actually leave my hotel at until around 7:30. I got breakfast up the road which was a freaking BOMB latte and an everything bagel. You know what they say: Be the full fat latte in the sea of low-fat soy chai. … or something like that. Anyway, at 10am I went to a lecture from Sarah Copeland which I expected to be incredibly lame (just tellin’ you the truth!) and ended up being really great. I’ll be writing all about the interview I had with her over on Lululemon’s blog later this weekend, but for now I’ll tease you with this: the name of her lecture was based on her new book and called “Have Your Cake and Your Veggies Too. And as you know, any woman who’s a friend of cake is a friend of mine, so needless to say, it was awesome. The rest of my day was spent defacing public property 😉 And then masterfully crafting my disguise as a hippie. Now they’ll never know it was me 😉 I’ve been hennaed: Face-painted: And tatted up with these babies: Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve been assimilated. I crashed at the hotel until a farm-to-table dinner which was a culinary experience from the master herself, Sarah Copeland. I tried to be stealthy and not take a million very obvious pictures all night, but here’s a sneak peak: Homemade local charcuterie including pate, dried fruit, various cheeses, and fruit preserves, and pickled veggies. Seriously my...
#badyogi does Wanderlust – Day 1

#badyogi does Wanderlust – Day 1

Can I be really honest here? I’m at Wanderlust in Vermont and I’ve spent the entire day walking around exploring the grounds, checking out classes and people watching. And all day it took every single fiber in my being not to silently make fun of every single one of these people; they aren’t really your average class-going yogis, either. They’re ultra dedicated to the cause: I’m talking barefoot, dreadlocked, body painted, hennaed, kombucha-loving hippies (and I do mean that in the nicest way possible, of course). I, on the other hand, don’t exactly fit with these people. Obviously. I mean, I call myself the bad yogi and I don’t know how much more contrarian it can get after that, haha. Maybe like the meth cooking yogi? Too far, ok moving on… Anyway, so I ate a freaking delicious meal but when I ordered I’m pretty sure I could physically feel the daggers being shot in my direction because I ordered the only item on the menu with bacon. Go figure! After dinner I was supposed to go to this party called the Wanderlust Spectacular, which was basically a cirque du soleil -esque performance punctuated by random dancing. Now, let me stop here because you probably don’t know that I don’t dance in public, lol. Actually, let me clarify: I just don’t dance alone in public. If I was with someone, then sure, but flyin’ solo? That just feels awkward! BUT! As I looked around in my total jerky, judgmental mood, I started seeing these people dancing like they didn’t even care if anyone was looking at them funny. They...