Last Creativity Flow Yoga Beach Class This Year!

Join Natalie and me for a fun beach yoga class to get your creative juices flowing with some yoga, journaling, mantras and essential oils, crystal healing and Reiki this weekend!
When: Sunday September 24th 8:30am-9:30am

-We believe everybody has an intrinsic ability to create.

-Learn to explore your creative side with the practice of yoga, essential oils, meditation, journaling, crystal healing, Reiki and deep reflection.

-Leave inspired and with a fun goodie bag!

Location: Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Malibu Tower 3 (Surfrider)

-The element of creativity is water, so we believe that doing yoga by the ocean not only inspires us because of its breathtaking beauty but it will nourish your creativity!

-Enjoy your Savasana with the sound of the ocean waves

-No registration necessary! Meet us at: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy & Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90263 park in the lot, the road or in Malibu Country Mart & walk along the peaceful & serene Malibu Lagoon path to meet us at the beach at Tower 3!

What to Bring: You + Your Creativity!

-Yoga mat, beach towel, journal, and pen.

-Wear a hat, sunglasses and bring a jacket.

-Suggested Donation of $10

Questions? 

We can’t wait to see you there!

 

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We’re back!

Hi Creative Souls!


I know it’s been awhile since we’ve posted a blog post on this site and seen you for a Creativity Flow Yoga class.

  Natalie has followed her passion and gone back to school to pursue a Master’s program in screenwriting and Ashley has been busy creating a baby!  We have both gotten back into the groove and we are ready once again to share with you how to stay inspired and stay creative! 


We will be holding a fun beach yoga class to get your creative juices flowing with some yoga, journaling, mantras and essential oils, crystal healing and Reiki on Sunday August 27th at 8:30am!  

Come join us for a relaxing morning of yoga and unlock your creativity on the beach!

When: Sunday August 27th 8:30am-9:30am
-We believe everybody has an intrinsic ability to create. 

-Learn to explore your creative side with the practice of yoga, essential oils, meditation, journaling, crystal healing, Reiki and deep reflection. 

-Leave inspired and with a fun goodie bag!

Location: Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Malibu Tower 3 (Surfrider)
-The element of creativity is water, so we believe that doing yoga by the ocean not only inspires us because of its breathtaking beauty but it will nourish your creativity!

-Enjoy your Savasana with the sound of the ocean waves

-No registration necessary! Meet us at: 23200 Pacific Coast Hwy & Cross Creek Rd, Malibu, CA 90263 park in the lot, the road or in Malibu Country Mart & walk along the peaceful & serene Malibu Lagoon path to meet us at the beach! 

What to Bring: You + Your Creativity!
-Yoga mat, beach towel, journal, and pen.

-Wear a hat, sunglasses and bring a jacket.

-Suggested Donation of $10

Questions? 

We can’t wait to see you there! 


Creativity Flow Yoga at the Beach!

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Come join us for a relaxing morning of yoga and unlock your creativity on the beach!

When: Sunday August 28th 9am-10am
We believe everybody has an intrinsic ability to create. Learn to explore your creative side with the practice of yoga, essential oils, meditation, journaling and deep reflection. Leave inspired and with a Fabletics goodie bag!


Location: Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Malibu Tower 3 (Surfrider)
The element of creativity is water, so we believe that doing yoga by the ocean not only inspires us because of its breathtaking beauty but it will nourish your creativity!
Enjoy your Savasana with the sound of the ocean waves


What to Bring: You + Your Creativity!
Yoga mat, towel, journal, and pen.
Wear a hat, sunglasses and bring a jacket.
Suggested Donation of $10

 

See you there!
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Creativity Flow Yoga at the Beach!


When: Sunday July 24th 9am-10am

  • We believe everybody has an intrinsic ability to create. 
  • Learn to explore your creative side with the practice of yoga, essential oils, meditation, journaling and deep reflection. 
  • Leave inspired and with a Fabletics goodie bag!

   Location: Malibu Lagoon State Beach, Malibu Tower 3 (Surfrider)

  • The element of creativity is water, so we believe that doing yoga by the ocean not only inspires us because of its breathtaking beauty but it will nourish your creativity!
  • Enjoy your Savasana with the sound of the ocean waves.

What to Bring: You + Your Creativity!

  • Yoga mat, beach towel, journal, and pen.
  • Wear a hat, sunglasses and bring a jacket.
  • Suggested Donation of $10

We cannot wait to see you there!

XO

Ashley & Natalie

Lion’s Breath

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Lion’s Breath is a great way to open your throat and tap into your 5th chakra, your communication center.  Sometimes when we are looking to start a creative project, finding our voice seems to be the hardest part.  This breathwork will help you tap into your inner power, courage and strength.

Begin in a comfortable seated position.  Notice your breath.  Inhale deeply and then take a full exhale.  On your next inhale, breathe in through your nose and on your next exhale, open your mouth and stick out your tongue, breathing out of your mouth.  Try this a few times and feel free to add in a little roar or a sound that expresses your courage or strength.  Do you feel a bit more courageous?  Maybe even powerful or strong?  I hope after doing this breathwork you feel ready to step into your voice and use it to tell your story.  Have fun!

Namaste,

Ashley

Creativity Playlist

Depending on the creative project you’re working on music can enhance the process. We’ve all heard that classical music increases productivity and there are studies that prove it. If you don’t find it distracting put on some classical music or your own creativity playlist next time you’re creating or working. Even the mundane can feel a bit more creative with music in the background.

If I’m working on a writing project that takes place in a certain time period or evokes a certain mood, I will play music that relates to that and listen to it on my down time. It helps keep me in the mind frame. When it comes to doing the actual writing, I prefer it to be quiet and sometimes will listen to light classical music. But I love doing a little music research and listening to my playlist to enhance the experience of the project.

Xo
Natalie

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Creativity Flow Yoga Workshop at YogaWorks Tarzana! 

  
Unlock your creative potential! Learn to explore your creative side with hatha and restorative yoga, essential oils, meditation, mantra, journaling and deep reflection.  You will leave this workshop with a creative call to action! 

Come join us on April 23rd 1pm at YogaWorks Tarzana! To sign up visit here or call YogaWorks Tarzana (818)457-6900.

Namaste,

Ashley 

Embrace Change to Hone into Your Creativity

This Sunday is daylight savings and with that it had me thinking about the idea of change and how it relates to the creative life.

Change is inevitable. It happens moment to moment every day of our lives. Our thoughts change, our feelings change and our bodies change. Some changes are harder to grasp than others and we have to work through them. We each have our own method for doing that. When we have these dramatic changes it’s sometimes hard to feel creative. We get stuck in a rut and feel as if nothing could move us to a creative thought until this larger issue has passed.

When this happens, sit there in the moment. Sit in front of your creative work station, your computer or your canvas and feel what it feels like. Don’t run away and create a distraction, which is usually something that “needs” to be done, like laundry, but doesn’t need to be done that second. Sit in the moment and allow it to pass. Give yourself permission to have those feels and then give yourself the permission to move on and be creative.

We can’t stop things from changing, but we can stop how we continue to relate to it.

XO,
Natalie

Bumble Bee Breathing

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Our fifth chakra, Vishudda Chakra or Throat Chakra, is our communication center.  When we feel balanced within our throat chakra, we can express ourselves freely and make the desires of our heart a reality through words and actions.  When we are balanced within this chakra, what we think and say align with one another.  If we feel out of balance within our throat chakra, we may not be saying what we need to say, expressing ourselves honestly or vice-versa, we may be speaking so much that we are out of touch with what we are even saying, therefore, creating a disconnect between what our minds may think and what our hearts may feel.  To create balance within your throat chakra, try bumble bee breath or brahmari breath.  

Find a comfortable seated position.  Place your hands around your neck gently as if you were giving yourself a relaxing massage.  Take an inhale through your nose and and exhale creating an “om” sound.  Feel the vibrations in your throat and feel the vibrations in your hands.  Inhale again, but this time, seal your lips as you exhale and create an “om” sound.  With your lips sealed, it will feel as though you are creating a buzzing sensation, similar to a bee.  Try this a few more times, breathing slowly in through your nose and exhale while sealing your lips to create a buzzy “om” sound.  Allow your breath to feel natural and effortless.  This breath will stimulate your throat, thyroid and throat chakra and it will also calm and soothe your mind.  Let me know how this works for you in the comments below. If you want to try this in class, come try yoga this week!

Namaste,

Ashley

Creative Schedule

It’s so great to be back writing in this creative space! Since our hiatus I’ve been thinking a lot about keeping a creative schedule. If you want to finish a project you must keep yourself on a schedule. Just like in school when you had a paper due or at work with an important document that needs to be completed, you need to set a deadline if you want to get anything done.

Look at your schedule and find the pockets of time to work on your creative project. Maybe it’s an hour or two every morning or a 3-4 hour block on the weekend. That’s actually my best time. I have so much going on during the week that I need a few hours if not the majority of the day on the weekend.

This week map out your creative schedule for the next month and stick to it.

Xo,
Natalie