Sunday, December 19, 2010

Alignment is Everything

When I teach yoga, I am all about alignment! It is so important to me, because as I see a student out of alignment, I see struggle and discomfort. The minute they find their alignment, a smile comes over their face or a look of deeper focus that shows they’ve found a deeper sense of their personal power.

Friday, October 15, 2010

We're featured in Cherokee Life Magazine - September 2010!!

We're featured in Cherokee Life Magazine - September 2010!!

Cherokee Life Magazine

Smoothie recipe great for Arthritis & Fibromyalgia

(a high powered blender is required)

10 oz. water

1 C fresh Pineapple

1 C grapes

1 leaf green chard (2 small leaves)

1 wedge of lemon

1 carrot

1 stalk celery

1/3 cucumber

1 tbs. coconut oil

1 tbs. flax seeds

1/2 tsp. "sea seasonings" seaweed blend


Listening to your breath can open you to hear the whispers of your heart.

Smoothie Recipe for Cancer

1 small stalk of broccoli (peel stalk) or 2 clumps of cauliflower

2 cabbage leaves

5 prunes or 10 grapes

1 apple

1/2 cup berries of choice

1/2 tsp tumeric or cayenne

1 banana

1 tbsp flax seeds

1 tbsp coconut oil

10 oz. water

1/2 cup ice (optional)

A moment...

Lay down and feel your breath moving through you like a gentle ocean wave. Soften into the rocking of your breath and feel loved. - Shalan Hill


Believe in yourself to know you can release the feelings and thoughts that are holding you back from your well-being of health, wealth, joy, and love. Well-being is our natural state. Believe in your body to know it can ALWAYS restore itself to your natural well-being as you let go of those limiting beliefs. - Shalan Hill

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Low Back Pain?

Low back pain most commonly happens from the main hip flexor (psoas) pulling the vertebrae forward because it is short and weak from staying closed down by sitting for extended time without stretching it out regularly.

Yoga is such an incredible way to help yourself get to more freedom in your body, it keeps our bodies well balanced!  Lunge stretches are important to get the lowback in balance. If you sit all day, the hip flexors need to be stretched open and movement is important to improve circulation.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Our First Smoothie Class!

We will be offering our first Smoothie Class on 8/29, Sunday, from 2-4pm.  We will be learning how to make a whole food smoothie and be sharing recipes especially for those with Diabetes.  This class is free!  Come join the fun!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Green Smoothie Recipe!

We have opened up to the world of whole food smoothies!  We had been juicing for over a year and finally got ourselves a high powered blender.  We bought a Health Master 2.5 horsepower Blender (Montel Williams one)  it was an inexpensive option ($250) and is serving us well.  Vitamix and Blendtec blenders are highly recommended and cost about $400.

Why do whole food smoothies?  You get a huge quota of fruits and vegetables in an easy and convenient drink.  They are power packed w/ phytochemicals, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that fresh fruits and vegetables naturally provide!  Nature is perfect! 

Sunday, June 6, 2010

The Posture Project

Calling all slouchers! We'll have you standing up straight in no time. We are The Posture Project, a yoga and massage studio aimed at improving your posture for better health. Our Yoga Classes and Therapeutic Massages pack a double punch against poor posture, alleviating muscle pain and cultivating body strength to correct a slouchy stance. Our massage combines advanced, intuitive bodywork to include Rehabilitative Massage, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Energy Therapy, and Assisted Stretching.  Yoga classes are available at all levels of experience to help you focus, breathe, lengthen, and strengthen. We are the perfect studio for those new to yoga.  The result of regular visits to The Posture Project? Banished back problems, greater concentration, a flatter stomach, and increased energy. Sound too good to be true? We promise, there’s no posturing here.  We're serious about Feeling Great!

Online Yoga Videos!

We've now got 20 videos available for your body, mind, and spirit's pleasure @

Only $39 for One Year's access!
$10/mo. subscription available.
$15 for one month only.

Enjoy anytime!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Back Pain usually needs a Tummy Rub!

At The Posture Project, we are postural experts.  A person can come to us with pain in a certain area in their body and we can usually tell where the source of the pain is coming from just by looking at their posture and asking a few questions about what they do all day.

We've had several new clients that have gotten massage regularly come to us this week, all with low back pain.  Each one of them has been surprised when we share with them that we will most likely need to work in their abdomen to address their pain.  They all had their first abdominal massage this week! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

See Source in Others

Healing old, very old heart wounds has been on the surface for me recently.  Actually, very on the surface for the last 8 months.  I'm allowing the unfolding and each layer that I uncover, the clarity that always comes through is "self love." 

After I get through my frustration, impatience, and disallowing of others (others is usually how the wound is brought to the surface.  Thank you all others!)  It always gets back to me.  Those feelings I'm having toward others are twice as strong for myself and are eminating from my view of myself, i.e. they are a pure reflection.

And another one! Online Yoga Videos that is...

Annie's on fire!  Our new Mac Mini sure is serving us well in that she is tearing it up with her editing our new yoga videos!  She's having so much fun!  I even like to do my own videos!  It's a little "de ja vue", but still awesome!  Check 'em out @

Love & Light - Shalan

Thursday, February 11, 2010

New Yoga Videos!

We've added 2 new yoga videos to our online yoga studio this week!

Our Purpose...

Our purpose is to remind people to give themselves permission to be joyful, to accept themselves in their current magnificence, to celebrate all that they can do right now and open to more in every moment of every day. We encourage them to listen to their hearts, the whispers of their spirits, the callings of their Being. We nudge them to hear what really jives them, what really inspires them, what really makes them smile from the inside out. We give them an opportunity to feel and understand the difference between feeling great and feeling anything other than great.