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Open in 2018

Is it the weather or is it just cold in here? Negative temperatures and negative vibes can make anyone feel closed off.  Instead of retreating inward, try battling off the winter blues by living with open arms. 

Just six simple steps will have you on your way to a happy, cozy winter!

Smile

Whether it’s real or fake, it’s always free! Flash those pearly whites to reduce stress and improve your mood.  With just a smile, you hold the power to reinforce or transform your emotions.  The oxygen it sends to your brain releases a good chunk of dopamine and is more contagious than the flu. Spread it around!

Volunteer

The more you give, the more you receive; from donating old clothes to donating some spare time – any effort counts! In return you could make a new friend, learn a skill, have fun and make an impact!

Compliment

Amplify your positivity with just a few words. By focusing on the good qualities of the world around us, more opportunities arise to give.  A compliment is a powerful gift that can bring light to any situation. It’s easy to do; the only requirement is to be genuine.  Now get out there and brighten someone’s day!

Forgive

A sign of self-love and strength. Do this for yourself, so you can be at peace, be happy, and be able to sleep. Letting go of the past will allow you to focus on where your energy lies in the present.  Mind and body will thank you!

Be Thoughtful

Let go of self-preoccupation and make a conscious decision to do something for others.  It doesn’t take much to make someone feel like they’re everything; sending a postcard or writing a letter could be just the trick!

Meditate

Prescribed to enhance every aspect of life, with no negative side effects. Meditate to open your heart; to find empathy that will translate into actionable steps towards the path of happiness. Try practicing the heart meditation mantra, “Sat Kar Tar”, to live with open arms.  Awake the love and compassion you hold for the world by making this a morning ritual!

Get out of hibernation with these winter blues-be-gone steps!  Follow them to create a barrier for stress, anxiety and negativity. This will then only leave space for positivity and happiness! Spring is right around the corner, waiting with open arms. Until then, go outside and enjoy the snow!

Sarah Oleson

Sarah Oleson

Sarah Oleson is a Northshore based yoga teacher and International wellness retreat leader.
Sarah is a New England native, but traveling to new places is her true love...especially tropical places. After graduating with a Masters Degree in elementary education in 2013, Sarah decided to make teaching and traveling more of a lifestyle than a hobby. Yoga had always been a part of her life, starting from age 12 when her mother brought her along to yoga and meditation classes. Amazed at how yoga not only alleviated pain in the joints, but also created a freedom of expression and comfort in the mind and the body, Sarah wanted to take her practice and teaching deeper.
She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa Flow Teacher certification with Frog Lotus Yoga International in Bali, Indonesia in 2015, training and teaching alongside some of the best instructors in the world. She also completed her Childlight teacher training, and is certified to teach ages 2-18. Sarah is also OM births certified to teach expecting mothers. She is completing her 500 hour teacher training this December in India.
Catching the "travel bug" and teaching all over the world has allowed Sarah to be constantly inspired by nature, spirituality, and the elements, linking movement, breath and life through the graceful practice.
Her retreats and workshops combine traditional kirtan, mantras, mudras, pranyama, and asana(poses)... deepening the full yoga experience. Her playful, energizing classes challenge the body while still relaxing the mind. Sarah encourages growth and interconnectedness of the physical and spiritual self within her students, and incorporates accessible levels and modifications for each individual. Sarah seeks to help others thrive by nurturing body and soul through yoga, and her hope is that her students will step off the mat and into everyday life with that same nourishment and balanced attitude.

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