Happiness and Self-Love: How Do We Get There?

Above all, believe. Together we can rise to our highest selves and make ourselves and this world a happier and more loving place.


5 Tips To Make It Through Your Summer Time Social Events

Hi There! Rachael of Wholistic Belly here. The weather here in Southern California by the coast hasn’t felt like late spring, but, the reality is… Memorial Day weekend has already come and passed… and June… Continue reading

Another Way To Think About Our Health Goals

Hi There! Rachael here, your Thursday 6pm Vinyasa teacher at Yoga Loft. For those of you who don’t know, in addition to teaching dance-y Vinyasa Flows and Fitness classes, I’m also a Health Coach!… Continue reading

SPRING: The Health, Wellness, and Energetics (& Workshop!)

Hi There! Rachael of Wholistic Belly here. Popping in to talk to you about…. SPRING!! If you were around last weekend — you probably finally FELT it. Here in Southern California, we actually… Continue reading

Ski Week? Long Weekends? Winter Travels? 5 Tips to Staying Healthy While Traveling by Rachael Charbonneau

This time of year when resolutions may or may not actually be happening combined with a bit of winter travel — spring break, long weekends, ski week (I’m from Upstate New York: what IS this holiday week you Manhattan Beacher’s made up??), etc — it can be pretty easy to use our travels as an excuse to stray from our health goals, especially when we’re dining out vs cooking. Here are 5 tips to keep on top of your health game when traveling while STILL living our best, indulgent vacation lives.

Mittra profile: Sarah Bartholomew

Before she began the Yoga Mittra teacher training program at the Yoga Loft, Sarah Bartholomew was already accustomed to helping people move. Like a disproportionately large share of yoga instructors, she came to… Continue reading

The Stories we Tell

This Sunday, the Yoga Loft offers a workshop devoted to Indian mythology. Led by Yoga Mittra facilitator Genevieve Pujalet, the workshop is a chance for interested yogis to learn the lengthy history and… Continue reading

Favorite song for a class?

The moment the teacher’s voice stops is when a yoga asana really begins. In most yoga classes, however, you are not just left with your own thoughts; you have music. I am sure… Continue reading

Shout out to one of our own

Last week, I had a chance to talk with Yoga Loft instructor Jennifer Allen. Along with being an accomplished yogi, Allen is also a published author. She has written for The New York Times… Continue reading

Inspiration amid darkness

I write today to recommend an inspiring story I read recently in my favorite magazine, The New Yorker. Titled “A Tech Pioneer’s Final, Unexpected Act,” the story details how Eric Sun, a Silicon Valley… Continue reading