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Yogini. Health nut. Mover. Shaker.
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I was recently poking around on the interwebs when I came across a photo series of celebrities. It was the usual "here's what they 'really' look like" photoset, comparing studio photos for magazines/ads/etc to random at-the-beach photos of the same... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
Hey, friends! I am offering a new, drop-in, All Levels Yoga class at m'illumino (6921 Roosevelt Way NE). It runs from 5:45 - 6:45 on Wednesdays. The cost is $15 (cash or check). You can read about on-going class opportunities... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
A friend sent me the link to this fabulous recipe. Knowing that rhubarb tends to be too tart for Rob's taste, I made it while he was out of town last week, thinking it could be my breakfast for a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
Did you know that I have a new website that details the Women's Health & Wellness services that I offer? It's Here's a tasty tidbit from my Doula FAQs page. To read the whole thing, click here and then... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
It seems that, in general, when people think of Paleo, they think of bacon. Now, don't get me wrong, I am a lover of bacon, but when you are "allowed" to eat it all of the time it doesn't quite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
The way I see it, there are two attributes that help a person meet their health & wellness goals: Motivation and Discipline This morning I lacked motivation. Thankfully, my discipline kicked in and I carried myself to the gym. Now,... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
Darn! It worked for me when I tested it. I took it off and changed it to a PDF. Please let me know if it continues to fail. If so, I'll just copy and paste the whole thing into the post. Thanks!
Nipple soreness is one of the most common issues faced by breastfeeding women. Here's a helpful handout that I created for a breastfeeding class. Download NippleSorenessPrevention If you had similar challenges while breastfeeding, what helped you the most? ETA: first... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
I just bought the Primal Life Kit, over 30 e-resources for Primal/Paleo eating & living for $39. Holy cow! That's cheaper than buying two e-books. If you've been thinking about going Primal or Paleo, or want a way to learn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
The bug that's going around seems to have found me. I awoke this morning to a fever and scratchy throat. Ew. Thankfully, I'm still on spring break, so I cancelled the plans that I had and took to resting. Hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
Hi friends. My friend and colleague, Gordon Kaplan (E-RYT-200, RYT-500 and founder of Team Yoga), has a fresh interview posted on In it, he shares a great overview of yoga (as distinct from asana), what it takes to be... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
I'm officially burned out. I took my final this afternoon, after getting up at 4am to go to a birth (my second in 20 hours), then working clinic till 2:30. I came home with a headache, intending to shower, take... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
As I plough through my last week of "the worst quarter of midwifery school", I feel a deep fatigue in all parts of me - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. I am tired. Tired like this guy: Seriously tired. This... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
Does your yoga practice need a tune up? Do you feel lost in the flow of your favorite class? Are you wondering if your practice could use some safety checks? I can help! Check out my new page (on the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
I came across this video during the fall. I like it a lot and have put her advice to use when I hold babies at clinic. It's really easy to thrust your pelvis forward to (1) balance the load and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
I recently enthused over Coconut Aminos on my facebook page. One friend wanted to know where to find them, and another simply wanted more information. Well, I enjoy being a font of information, so I'm going to talk at you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
This poster graced the wall of the weight room I used to visit in San Angelo, TX. That was in 2000, when I was stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base and sometimes didn't want to work out at the base... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
I didn't take a picture because I don't think that scrambled eggs look particulalry appetizing. So why bother? Imagine scrambled eggs, made more yellow (from the turmeric), with flecks of green onion and bell pepper (color of your choice). That's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
Time is a hot commodity around here. R and I are both in grad school. I have lots of baby-catching to do along with my master's project and regular classwork. I wouldn't say that I have "extra" or "free" time.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2013 at Seattle Yogini
I know what you mean, Shay. We already know that the top looks great with jeans. I'm going to try it with a different skirt, too. This outfit definitely looked better in person than in these photos. It had a lot of movement and flow, which I couldn't capture with my noob camera skills.
Toggle Commented Sep 21, 2012 on Ombre for Autumn at Style Trumps Fashion
Thanks, Shay! I felt like the belt helped de-bunch the sides of the hem. I'm not quite prepared to lob off the handkerchief styling in favor of a straight hem. The belt made it feel more wearable and pulled together.
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2012 on How about a belt? at Style Trumps Fashion
Hi Katie. Well, as you know, I am 5'2". This, in general, means that a maxi can be a total disaster depending upon the cut. I feel like this one works for my petite hourglass figure because it has waist shaping and the skirt is not overly voluminous. I have a super voluminous one (see August 2011 archives) which I adore. In that case, the huge skirt is balanced by the tiny bodice. Anyway, I think that the key is to try a bunch on. Look for prints that don't overwhelm you, or accessorize accordingly (see how the cardigan helps tone down the BAM! of the print ever so slightly, or at least gives the eye something else to look at?). See whether you want a strappy maxi dress, a strapless one, a full skirt or a hi-lo hem. Have fun and allow yourself to be surprised. xoxo, Arya P.s. Hooray for skinnies and short hair!
Yes, yes it is!
This week’s hoopla over Rush Limbaugh’s outrageous statements regarding a female Georgetown law student has really gotten under my skin. I know, I know, that was his intention - to stir the pot, so to speak. There’s a lot of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at Seattle Yogini
I am very excited to spread the word about my upcoming yoga workshop for bellydancers, focused on lower back care. I am delighted to combine my background as a long-time yoga practitioner and teacher with my experience as a bellydancer.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2012 at Seattle Yogini