Spice Up Your Living Room During Stay-at-Home Time

Things Just Got Real With These 2 Virtual Workout Platforms!

Make Fitness a Priority During this Home Quarantine!

So. You’re stuck in the house and you’re going batty. You’re wishing you could just hop in the car and head over to a class at your favorite yoga studio or gym to relieve the tension, but obviously, you can’t. Maybe you’ve been an avid runner and so have taken to the street or trails to get your workouts in. Maybe you’ve been getting creative and making circuits outside in your backyards or in your living rooms. Maybe you’re favorite studios and gyms have gone online. Who knows! Would you like two other fabulous options to keep you fit and fabulous during these unprecedented times?

Allow us to introduce you to Bulldog Online and Future, two fitness companies that arguably have been prepared for this pandemic since their inception. Why? Because from the get-go, their focus has been on at home virtual workouts.

Bulldog Yoga is an online yoga platform for people who hate yoga!

That’s right. Founder, Jon Cummins, created Bulldog Online out of his own love of the physical benefits of yoga, but dislike of the often intimidating traditional yogi vibes. In doing so, he created an online platform that makes yoga more accessible and enjoyable to all. Whether you’ve got 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or even an hour, there is a class for you. The classes are recorded live, offering a virtual feeling of being right there in the studio, but in your own, judgment-free home, office or hotel room. No Sanskrit. No chanting. No intimidation. NO CORONAVIRUS! They have a FREE 30 Day Trial period, and then it’s $12.99/month thereafter, should you decide to continue. NO commitment necessary, and NO penalty for canceling, it’s a no brainer during these unprecedented times.

Future is one-on-one personal digital training with top-level coaches (think Olympics and the NBA!)

You read that right! Want your own personal trainer but can’t get to the gym to make it happen? No problem. Future offers personal trainers virtually, so you can get personalized fitness from the comfort of your own home (or hotel room, or office, or wherever it suits you…even the gym!). Their coaches are among the top in the world, including some who were Olympic athletes, and some who worked for the NBA! They also all have either a BA or a Masters in all fitness certifications.

Bottom line? These are the best coaches you could ask for. These coaches work with clients over live video streams and are always available via text between sessions. They monitor your activity through your Apple Watch so they can proactively check in with you! So even on days when it feels impossible to find motivation, Future’s coaches give you the support you need to push through.

Right now they are offering $100 off the first-month membership for the month of April.

So there you have it. Two amazing ways you can stay fit and fabulous during the pandemic, which incidentally, is great for your immunity too.

For more information, visit https://bulldogonline.com/ and https://www.future.fit/

Yoga for the Non-Yogi? Meet Bulldog Yoga. No Sanskrit. No Chanting. Just Yoga & Really Cool Music.

Photo Credit: Bulldog Yoga Instagram

If yoga has you rolling your eyes, keep reading. If all that chanting has you running for the door, and all the crazy language (aka Sanskrit) makes you want to yell, scream, then you need to know about Bulldog Yoga.

Bulldog Yoga is an online platform that makes yoga accessible and fun. How? It’s yoga without the traditional bells and whistles. It’s yoga for the people who don’t do yoga. You don’t need to be able to turn yourself into a pretzel to do it (but if you can do that, well, that’s a pretty neat party trick. Go you!). It’s a show-up-as-you-are kind of flow set to amazing playlists that will give you all the benefits of yoga but with the feel of a cardio workout class.

But wait! There’s more! For just 3 easy payments of $199, you’ll get…

Just kidding. But there is more. If you’re too busy to workout, Bulldog is for you. If you’re short on cash to workout, Bulldog is for you. If you travel a lot and don’t get a lot of time to workout, Bulldog is for you.

Basically, Bulldog yoga is the most user-friendly, time-friendly, budget-friendly, online yoga platform you’ll find. In their own words:

  • This fun, fitness-fueled yoga is all about what you want – not what some “yoga expert” says you should want.
  • Improve your fitness and strength, get flexible and, yes, have some fun. Listen to bangin’ playlists (everything from pop to rock to country) and do it for you! Don’t fret about any of the typical yoga/fitness studio “scene.”

Do it at your office (shout out to those productive lunch breaks!). Do it with your children at your feet (shout out to those busy mamas and papas). Do it at night to unwind (but fear not – you don’t have to put down that glass of wine. Take sips in between!). Don’t let lack of time, money, motivation, or accessibility be the reason you don’t get the benefits of yoga.

For more information, and to start your 30-day free trial, visit https://bulldogonline.com/

Nirvana in the Redwoods

5-star Retreat Resort Center, Skylonda Lodge, Celebrates New Wellness Retreat Program, June 2018

Wellness retreats are all the rage these days. And for good reason: we as a culture are more stressed out than ever before, and we would do well to get outta dodge to re-calibrate our frazzled nervous systems (can we get an amen?).

If every part of your body screamed “yes” as you read that paragraph, you’re going to want to mark your calendars for June 2018. Because Skylonda Lodge, a 5-star resort that has been vacationed at by such stars as Barbra Streisand, Robin Williams, and Cameron Diaz, is launching its luxurious property re-imagined as a wellness destination retreat center, tucked away in the Redwood Forest between Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. No expense was spared to create the newly renovated front of the house, 38 breathtaking guest rooms, a 1000 sq. ft. fitness center with top of the line equipment, a massage wing, a sparkling saline pool with Jacuzzi and saunas, and an outdoor obstacle course nestled in the redwoods to promote transformation by creating balance and serenity in harmony with nature.

Did we imagine that, or did we just feel your body relax?

Hailed by Travel+Leisure as one of the “Last of the Lodges: 25 American Greats,“ this “nirvana of the Redwoods” is hosting a 4 day and a 7-day retreat to launch their new program, one that focuses on less technology and more offline connection. The SkylondaProgram focuses on exercises and activities that boost metabolism, support healthy weight loss and prevent aging-related decline in the body and mind.

Skylonda Lodge retreats will be available beginning on June 21, 2018, but if you want to experience the magic before then, a sneak peek will be available in early June. Stay tuned for details. Your body – and your mind – will thank you!

For more information, visit https://skylondalodge.com/

5 Tips To Finding Inner Peace During This Holiday Season

Halloween is so yesterday! It’s time to pack up those witches and ghouls and break out the Thanksgiving decorations! Wait, what’s that? Too soon? Feeling too much pressure?

We totally get it. It seems that in this day and age, just as soon as one holiday ends, another one is upon us (read: being shoved down our throats, threatening to suck the joy out of what is otherwise a very fun holiday). No matter how you feel about the holidays, they are indeed approaching. And along with the holidays come the endless gift lists, mall lineups, and holiday traffic jams in the parking lot (that was my spot, you cotton headed nincompoop!!) 


Stay sane and tap into your inner Buddha this holiday season, with these 5 tips from Boho Beautiful:

1. Wake up an hour earlier than everyone else.

Use this hour not to be the first to benefit from some online sale, but rather, to unplug from your devices and to spend some quality time with yourself. Have some tea, read a good book, do some sun salutations, go for a nature walk. Get yourself into a peaceful state so that when the rest of the world wakes up and “life” begins, you step into the bustle completely zenned out.

2. Do this 3-part breath exercise (called “dirgha pranayama”).

This is a great breathing exercise to calm the mind and reduce stress and anxiety. This breathing exercise can be done anywhere whether you are sitting in a  traffic jam, at a line at the mall, or just feeling the Holiday anxiety level rise. Here are the steps to master the “3-part breath”:

  • Sit or lie down comfortably. Place your hand on your belly and begin to take 3 deep breaths into the belly, feeling it rise and fall.
  • Next, move into the rib cage. Taking 3 deep breaths and feel your rib cage expand as you inhale and contact as exhale. Paying attending to that movement continue for 3 breaths.
  • Moving upwards to the chest. Place your hand on your chest or your heart. Taking 3 deep breaths, feeling the gentle pressure of your hand and your chest expand on the inhale and release on the exhale. Do that 3 more times.
  • At last, combine the 3 breaths into one 3-part breath. Starting with the belly, take a deep breath in feel the belly rise, continue to breathe and move the inhale into your ribs and then your chest. Hold….and then exhale in reversed order chest, then your ribs, then your belly.
…….again…..
inhale: belly, ribs, chest
exhale: chest, ribs, belly
Continue for at least 5 or more times and feel the tension and stress release with each exhale.


3. Turn your shower into a meditative experience.

Is the shower the only time you get to yourself? No problem. Turn it into a cleansing, meditative experience. Use the flow of warm water on your face as a symbol of cleansing and purification. Visualize the water washing away all your worries, fears, and stress into the drain. Watch the water wash your body and watch it continue onwards away from you as you send off any negative thoughts and feelings along with it. Play some soft relaxing music, soap your body with natural cleansing soaps and put the intention out there as you clean your body, that once water stops and all the negative “dirty” water comes off you, you leave it in the drain. You step out of that shower, feeling refreshed, peaceful, happy, and relaxed, ready to take on the day with a positive and happy mindset.

4. Create a home sanctuary.

Your home is your personal space where you should feel completely comfortable and at peace. Try to create a small sanctuary amidst all the rest of our everyday clutter (i.e. to-do lists, the person who cut your off in traffic, etc.) Your sanctuary can be a garden in your backyard that you can take a timeout in, or your bedroom that you can decorate with candles, incense, beautiful quotes and statutes that can remind you of peace and relaxation. Take a moment to sit in your “sanctuary” for at least 5 minutes. You can practice your 3-part breath, or just simply take deep breaths and relax the body and mind. Don’t check your social media or worry about if anyone needs you at that very moment. Five minutes is all you need to reset your mind, clear your head, take a deep breath to finish the day.

5. Do this 10-minute yoga practice to help with digestion after an indulgent holiday meal.

Cat-Cow

Downward Dog

Triangle Pose

Revolved Triangle Pose

Extended Puppy Pose

Bridge Pose

Half Gas Relief Pose

Namaste and happy holidays!

For more information on The Boho Beautiful Way, visit https://bohobeautiful.life/ 

If you love yoga, pilates and animals, join the Positive Movement Tour!

What do an ex Canadian Olympic gymnast (and medalist, we should add) and an ex Canadian musician (Avril Lavigne’s bassist, no big deal) and music exec have in common?

A love of each other (you probably already guessed that), yes. But also, a love of travel, a love of the world, a love of yoga, and a serious love of animals.

Together in 2014, they began to create yoga and pilates video content featuring the backgrounds of some of the epic places they were visiting. Why?

“We wanted to create video content that would contribute more positivity, love, health, and wellness into this world,” says the starry-eyed couple.

“Today we are so lucky and blessed to have Boho Beautiful inspire and impact the people who watch and participate in our videos. As a growing community for health and mindfulness, Boho Beautiful strives to bring and contribute more positivity to the world. We both continue to pour our hearts and souls into this project we created together which we built upon these ideas that we both truly believe in becoming your personal best, bringing more kindness into this world, peace, and equality for all beings, and the continued preservation of our planet so all can live happy, healthy, and free.”

Their message is spreading, and fast (568K subscribers on their YouTube channel fast). And in a world that seems to be more divided than ever these days, thank goodness for that. Juliana and Mark’s passion for animals has inspired them to combine that passion with yoga to bring you what they call the Positive Movement Tour! Their plan?

“This tour is for the community by the community. It aims to raise awareness and financial support through donation only Yoga Events for a selected local animal welfare organization in each city. Every dollar that comes in will go directly to the non-profit organization, and every person who attends will be helping support good people doing good things for the animals.”

From September 9th through to November 21st, they plan to stop in 39 cities across the USA and to do yoga at various animal shelters and sanctuaries in each of these cities.

And November 7th – they plan to be in Houston, TX at the Rescued Pets Movement. I think we can all agree that in Houston, our pets will need love now more than ever! So if you live there or know anyone who does, spread the word!

If you don’t live in Houston but are interested in attending one of these events, find your city on the tour here, and go out to support this amazing movement of two amazing people.

For more information, visit https://bohobeautiful.life/

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