"Hi QT, wanna improve your EQ?"

3 Strategies to Improve your Positive Intelligence (internal wisdom)

Posted on: May 6, 2020

Why don't I feel smarter? Studies clearly indicate it's our positive outlook, our Emotional Quotient (EQ), more-so than our Intelligence Quotient (IQ) that matters most. Western schools and institutions don't measure EQ yet, so our value on intelligence as a society has been misguided. Despite institutions telling us different, science knows EQ matters more th...

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Melt Into Relaxation Thru Meditation

Meditation and COVID-19 Era

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Right now stressful times call for not - so - stressful measures. We're literally being mandated to go inward so NOW is as perfect time to meditate. Meditation breathing techniques are arguably the best response during a panic attack + emotional turmoil. Science has demonstrated that we can have more mood predictability and focus in our liv...

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Hey QT, what’s your IQ & EQ?

Posted on: November 28, 2017

Remember when IQ was the only form of measuring your intelligence? A high IQ can get you only so far in this world. For example, high IQ can land you a high paying career, but to be successful in that job, you have to have a high Emotional Intelligence (EQ). Studies have found that, “people with average IQs outperform those with the highest IQs 70 ...

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living with awareness is JAMA yoga

Posted on: September 28, 2016

To me, many things can be a yoga practice for example, jumping into the ocean, sitting still for pranayam, athletics, sailing, riding a motorcycle, etc. and yet sometimes the day to day challenges of bills, errands and negative people are my most ultimate yoga practice. The journey around connecting my highest self - my most compassionate reactions, and positive ...

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Hatha Yoga

What is Hatha vs Vinyasa vs JAMA Yoga?

Tags: , Posted on: March 26, 2016

Hatha Yoga is derived from older sanskrit texts and holds many styles of yoga under it's large umbrella. The word Hatha is general and refers to the practice of physical yoga postures, so Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, JAMA and Power Yoga classes are all Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated as the yoga of activity, and as “sun” (ha) and ...

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Group yoga vs a solo practice

Posted on: January 11, 2016

There is incredible power walking into a sacred space that's been created for you. Group yoga classes, workshops and retreats offer profound improvements in ways you'll never experience practicing solo. I believe there's a time and place for group classes, versus a solo practice. When I want to process something really big, I go to my solo practice. When I wa...

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You CAN Take it With You!

Posted on: November 26, 2015

The Value of Personal Growth and Self-Improving Experiences We’ve all heard the term, “You can’t take it with you”…While this may be true of material wealth and stuff that we accumulate in life, what about our life experiences? Growth of the soul is invaluable, not only during our lifetime, but also rippling infinitely beyond. Whether you believe ...

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All good in ‘oobood

Posted on: November 26, 2015

Ubud. Say it out loud:“Oobood”…(Rhymes with “GOOD”…which is quite telling of this community, where even if you mispronounce the name, the locals aren’t likely to do anything other than smile and say “seng ken-ken!” – Balinese for “no worries)”. While Thailand is known as the “Land of a Thousand Smiles”, this is a world where there i...

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Dancing with PASSION

Posted on: November 26, 2015

Dance is such a pure form of communication, crossing cultures, religions, race, sex, age, & shyness levels! I don’t speak Indonesian (yet) and they don’t speak English (yet), however we understood one another perfectly. I helped create an afterschool volunteer dance yoga program in Bali and as I’m teaching class, we transition from a JAMA yoga clas...

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Lighten up your lifestyle

Posted on: November 26, 2015

How can you lighten up your lifestyle? Start with making healthy eating decisions and don’t eat fast food. Your internal and external health is reliant upon the fuel you put into your system. Here are some suggestions to assist you with immediate lifestyle shifts. 1) Take liquid and/or chewable vitamins& you’ll reap big benefits! Those who take a dail...

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