I’m excited to announce that Yoga for Recovery Foundation  (YFR) and Lyndsay Paige, Ayurveda Health Counselor, are partnering together to offer several free scholarships to join the 10 week Group Coaching Program, Self-Care & Ayurveda

This course is for you if…

✔️ You work a demanding job and have trouble making time for yourself

✔️ You’re floating through life and crave direction

✔️ You feel stuck and want to find purpose

✔️ You want to trust your body instead of always questioning it

✔️ You want to move from surviving to thriving

✔️ You’re ready to take next steps and make yourself a priority

✔️ You want support whileadding healthy habits to your life

This course is not for you if…

❌ You want a quick fix

❌  You’re not committed to do the work that is required to change

❌  You’re expecting to receive individualized treatment for a specific disease

Lyndsay designed the group coaching program to get you UNSTUCK. You will learn the shortcuts to health, healing, and more happiness. It’s not about eliminating the unhappy times in life.​ It’s about learning to be happy in-spite of what is going on in the world around you.

When you join Self-Care & Ayurveda you will learn how to create habits that stick and a mindset to support a life that feels easeful even in the midst of difficult times.  You will learn to do this by:

  • Designing a self-care routine that fits your life, no cookie cutter to-do lists!
  • Having access to support from Lyndsay, an Ayurveda Health Counselor + a community of people, who are on a similar journey. 
  • Show up and be held accountable to yourself, every week, on the live coaching calls.


Self-Care and Ayurveda is the bridge that takes you from where you are to where you want to be. 

Here is how the process will work in the program:  (click here to access all program details)

Step 1 – Identify where you need support physically and mentally. When you get clear, you know where to place your focus. You will choose a specific area to focus on during the 10 week program (e.g. you want your mornings to feel less rushed, learn how to meditate so you can feel calm during the day, or cut back on fried food because it makes you feel lethargic)

Step 2 – Understand how stress affects the body and develop practices to manage through stress.  Establishing consistent, simple practices will have the largest impact. ​

Step 3 – Learn to calm down and believe in yourself!  Calm the nervous system and calm the mind. Learn to manage through stress, focus on your goals, and lean into your self-care practices (instead of running from problem to problem. Mindset is HUGE during this step.)

Step 4 – Design a customized self-care routine. Learn through experience and implement daily routines into your life. No to-do lists given! Only feedback and new ideas ☺️ We will continue to support mindset through diving into emotions through reflection and journaling.

Step 5 – Learn about the original healing science, Ayurveda (aka yoga for the inside of the body).  The focus will be on the 3 basic principles: sleep, food, and enjoyment of life. It’s important to understand how the seasons affect your body and how to work WITH NATURE, not against. 

Trust yourself, take care of you, and get clear about what you want. No one else can do this work!

Lyndsay understands everyone doesn’t have time for a salt bath or 1 hour meditation in the morning. This program is about designing a self-care routine that works for you, where you are in your life. It will take some trial and error, but when you have a shortcut and know where to start it takes a lot less time and feels easier (learn from someone who has been there!).

It’s not about getting rid of the stress in your life, it’s about thriving amidst adversity.

No doubt, 2020 has been chaotic.  We are in the midst of a social justice uprising and a global health crisis. Every day, essential workers are putting their health on the line to keep the world running (if that’s you – thank you!!).  Now is the time to prioritize YOU.  

It takes community and accountability to create habits that stick and see results. It is a maddening cycle to feel like you never have enough time to take care of you. Or attempting to “do the right things”, but always sliding back into old habits. You might find yourself questioning what the “right things” are because no one ever explained it to you. (You don’t know what you don’t know ❤️)

One thing is certain, you never get rid of the stress but you can always find a way to manage through it.  If you feel like something is missing in your life and you would like to join a community of people that are walking along the same path, towards self-discovery, health, and healing.  This is for you.  

It starts by taking one step forward and saying YES!  I’m ready for things to be different.

We invite you to enroll in Self-Care & Ayurveda.  Doors close on September 7 and spots are limited to 12 individuals.  Scholarship opportunities are limited to 3 individuals and taken on a first come first serve basis, with priority given to Black, Brown, Indigenous, and People of Color Individuals (BIPOC).

If you are interested in applying for the scholarship follow these steps:

1) Fill out the application 

2) Schedule your enrollment call with Lyndsay

For more information about Self-Care & Ayurveda please click here.

P.S. Did you miss the important stuff?

You matter. ❤️

And we want you to live a long, happy life. ✨ 

Click here to learn about the group coaching program, Self-Care & Ayurveda. It will forever change you!

Happiness, No-Motivation, and Finding Joy in Quarantine

What day is it, what month is it? I think summer is almost over…   Rinse, wash, repeat- everyday.

Message to a friend.

“Wat u doing?”

“Not much, smoking, making noise in my studio. What about you?”

“Relaxing, On Couch. Days just blurr together”

“Right?? Sure seems that way, damn”

“I’m not motivated to do shit”

I feel you…

Familiar?  Lots of time to think…  Everything has changed- really changed. Life is just really weird right now.  I had a very active life but somehow never realized it- Sample day- Get up at 5:30- Long Dog Walk or Run.  Yoga asana, sometimes meditation, sometimes pranayama, sometimes all 3- morning is a blur, regimented and rushed.  Leave for work 7:45. Arrive at work at 8:30. Work my brain really hard all day in an analytic corporate job, many projects, meetings all day.  Woof down something at my desk and don’t really take a break. Work till 5:30 ish- Then after work activities- taking German classes, teaching Yoga, taking Yoga, working for YFR, family, home stuff, going out to eat or cooking kinda late.  No time to relax. Bed by 10 pass out.  Totally full on packed day. Lots of people, talking, phone- active, active, active. Makes the weekends seem really worthwhile- shopping at different stores. Going out wherever, doing whatever. There are people everywhere all the time. I am a social being.

Typical day now.   Get up at 5:30- routine as before but adding more cardio. Shower, no commute-work from home. Sit in my home office all day. I have a stand up desk so stand some part of the day as well.  Half hour walk during lunch but it’s blazing hot but still go because I know I will be back in that office the rest of the day. Off work at 5:30, walk downstairs. Make dinner. Walk dog again, good chance I will see a person but keep far distance but will wave. Crap it’s still really, really, hot. Lop around after walk. Binge social and news.  Bed early. Repeat 4 more days exactly the same.

Weekends- no work but garden- ALOT, more dog walking, tennis with my man.  Long walks with my man. Lots of talking with my man. Beverage. New IPA’s.  Music of all kinds. Learning Poi.  Sit on deck. More surfing.  Movie, TV binging.  Sleep and sleep well- Sunday same except cook food for the week and maybe take a bi-monthly trip to a grocery store with a mask- OMG, I love going to the grocery store, there are people there. Some mask less science haters but mostly ok. So much fun! Whaattt?? Wow…my life has changed.

I have become accustomed to this routine and not hating it. I’m very lucky to be able to work from home and in an industry a little more resilient to COVID. I’m genuinely happy and I like the slow pace.  First time in over 23 years that I actually slowed it all down. I realized that have been creating joy in all of this madness!    I’m choosing and thinking about my life.  My real friends, friends that were downers, sides of friends I have never seen before, positivity, negativity.   Politics got real. My yoga got real…..  My feelings got real.  I am changed and making big decisions that will stick with me forever.  My time is valuable. I ordered kayaks and a huge tent and new sleeping bags. I’m outside much more that I have been in a very long time.

The mornings are relaxed.  I start work at 8:30AM – 3 hours of my own time before work-  at my own pace. I wake up without an alarm. I no longer need one and still get up around 5:30. I have lost 10 pounds since lock down. I don’t down coffee anymore- no coffee during the week at all.  I cook better food and eat way more.  I eat slower and mindfully at the kitchen table and eat a very solid healthy breakfast every day.  I don’t starve myself unintentionally and my eating routine is balanced and at the same each day. I get sun at min one hour every day. The sun is great. I don’t think I appreciated it much in a few decades.  I walk at least 25 miles a week and my practice is on point. I feel good in asana and I take real savasanas. I floss every day, no shortcuts and my teeth look and feel really great. My dog loves me soooo much.  We have become best friends and I love being around her all the time.   I hand knotted new a mala that is very light and practicing mantra with them feels amazing. Bonus- I don’t feel rushed to do my practice. I hang upside down a lot… my mind feels good. I think I’m getting a harmonium, don’t tell my hubby J  I HAVE FOUND REAL JOY IN THE MORNINGS!

I stopped working for YFR- and so did the rest of the staff.  Just stopped dead like it didn’t even exist anymore.  It had been moving really fast since we incorporated. Just when we could have been the mindfulness company that supported and helped everyone through this quarantine and stressful world, YFR and all staff just stopped.

My motivation to do anything was at a zero until this week.   No more taking any kind of classes and over doing life. It has been about four months. I feel healthy. Needed time to witness, feel the space and BREATHE.  

YFR has so many good things coming. Hiatus was good for us. Taking care of ourselves was a necessity.  There is joy and happiness in simplicity. Everybody is recovering from something®

Humanity is changing, it might seem negative from all the bitter chatter, but there is spiritual change underfoot. People are discovering their true selves and making smarter choices. The outcome will be good. 2020 is almost over. Change is coming.