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Pleasance Silicki - yoga mama, creator, bness owner & student of life

Why I Ride

I have been hearing about Team RockStar for YEARS! I have been a donor of army friend Jen and Jen and Meg and Meredith... I have had so many friends do this ride and now it's my turn! Hi all! I'm Pleasance Lowengard Silicki and here is why I am riding... Last summer,...

Time for a detox….

Nope, not food.  There will not be any green juice recipes here. It's time to step WAY back and detox, declutter your technology, your life to make space, to find calm and peace and to handle whatever stress is currently brewing. Many of you have reached out and said...

Quiet.

It started so fast and with such an intensity and then between the baby noise and the life noise and the studio noise... life just got to be too much. I held the weight of it all in my body. In my racing and running. SCARED to slow it all down. Years later, confidence...

Take Your Pulse

What does it mean to take your pulse? Seasonally, CHECK IN. Here is a SUPER Simple way to do it... Think of 1-10. 10 being AWESOME and 1 being YIKES Look over the topics and areas of life below and think about where you fall in that area, right now! In this season of...

Daily Intentions, Simplified.

Want to have more intentionality in your life every day? Okay, this will help . . . Grab your journal and give yourself 10-20 minutes. How do you want to feel in your life EVERY DAY?  Radiant? Energetic? Healthy? Beautiful? Thoughtful? Free? Creative? Productive?...

Freedom From Frenzy

In 2001, I was a first year, first grade DC public school teacher. I had 16 students in my class. No textbooks, no pencils, no makers, no paper. 5 days into my first year, 9/11 happened. Our school was down the street from The US Capital. Our school building shook all...

When I sit

And then I stopped. And there it is. Right under the surface- the throbbing, achy- pain of life. With the busy of playdates, lunches, phone calls and appointments, and even with the space of a long relaxing weekend...   when I finally stopped,  I felt...

But, Why Do I Need To Practice Yoga?

Recently, I was asked this question in the context of someone who is actively trying to pay attention to her habits and patterns that are not serving her. So, I jotted these down as a reminder for all of us. The How Yoga Transforms Your Body Image is great but here is...

Mindful Media

I know many of you are focused on things like losing weight and creating more space in your life for 2017 BUT I'm going to challenge you to step back and focus on your relationship to social media and screens. Ironic, right? You are reading this on a screen, you are...

Imagine This.

There are 2 kinds of women I mostly work with.... The over scheduled, way- too busy, doing everything for everyone woman...who barely takes time for herself- is always putting others first, stands up to eat her meals, feeds herself with the leftovers from the family...

Solstice

This year, I am hosting a mother daughter solstice class... at first I just wanted to gather with women- and then I realized I wanted Saylor to come and all the women who signed up had girls... Let's empower our daughters' to awaken in our cycles- to pay attention to...

Attention (a little Delight)

  "How Does Attention Help You? Our attention practice directly feeds into creating a daily gratitude practice. There are gobs of awesome research out there about how gratitude practices change lives. Gratitude is a natural state, as is love. The yogis believe...

Feeling busy?

I've been hearing it a lot lately. People feeling way too busy... too much to do.. too many people to catch up with... too much work that has to be finished.. The last few weeks of the year can really stress us out. Well, actually I think more and more our lives are...

What is Family Yoga?

Get in comfy clothes. Find a quiet, clutter free space. Wrap your arms around one another and breathe. Play. Move your body in interesting shapes and share how it feels. Name body parts and connections between our mind, body, breath. Let it be short. Give yourself...

Now This.

The time is now.  We are the ones we have been waiting for. All the practice, all the quiet. We were building strength-inner strength, energetic strength, mental strength, physical strength and clarity of mind and of purpose. We are not confused as to who we are or...