SoulFit w/ Shanin @ Soul Tree Yoga

NEW CLASS ALERT: Introducing SoulFit
Every Tues/Fri from 8:15-9:15a

@ Soul Tree Yoga, Simpson Studio | 422 E Simpson St, Lafayette CO

*Begins Fri, Aug 2nd

This class will quickly become your favorite safe AND strengthening full body workout. Fueled by functional movements, mindful breathing, and body awareness – you will leave feeling empowered and much stronger – physically, mentally, and emotionally. You will be coached to push yourself safely to the edge of your fitness abilities, and grow as a Yogi on or off your mat. SoulFit is driven by movements that support Yogis feeling stronger and safer in their practice, including moderate intensity interval training and a variety of exercises (weights and other equipment may be included!). Expect to optimize your health, uplift your mood, increase your metabolic rate, and improve your overall stamina. Add some smiles and sweat into the mix, and you have your complete 60-min SoulFit workout (including your warm up and cool down!). Tennis/Running shoes highly recommend. All levels of fitness are welcome!

$15 Drop-in, Punch-Passes, and Soul Tree Memberships Accepted!

Check out this video here to learn more about SoulFit.

I am SO excited to be introducing this crucial and fundamental class to my students. Interval training and functional movements are essential to improve overall health and fitness, and I have experienced their results personally in my practice and in my life over the last several years! This is why I created SoulFit. SoulFit gives you something that yoga alone simply cannot; it feeds and strengthens your physical body, mental self, and touches your soul so that you can empower and complement how you feel in your every day Earthly life. Feeling strong and safe while MOVING through life, on or off your mat, is imperative to lower your risk of injury, increase your longevity, and improve your enjoyment of it all along the way! Give yourself a MINDFUL power-and-confidence-boost along with your yoga practice, and try out this awesome new class with me!

Surrender to Soul Healing & Wellness

Enhance. Embody. Empower.

Home Practice: Bless Your Home

 You can easily bless your home (or any space) through your thoughts, words, and actions.

STEP ONE: Begin at your front door or the entrance to your space. As you walk in, look around and start to mindfully walk the perimeter of the room, slowly making your way through each part of your home.

STEP TWO: Gaze at your space with the feeling and the thoughts you wish to reflect onto your space – peace, comfort, safety, healing, etc. (You may choose to carry your favorite crystal or burn your favorite herb or wood as you do this.) Invite an inner feeling of Love and hold the clear intention to Bless in your heart center.

STEP THREE: Sounds are a powerful tool that create our reality. Words, songs, and incantations can be a promising way to deliver a potent Blessing. Here is an incantation I have used that is quite simple but effective: “Bless this house. Bless this home. Heal this house. Heal this home. Love this house. Love this home.” You may repeat this as many times as you feel called as you walk around each room, being sure to walk the edges and corners. You may also replace the words house/home with space/place or any other word(s) that feels right. It may feel right for you to touch certain objects in your space, or move your hands in an organic magical way as you repeat the incantation. I would recommend repeating the incantation at least 3 times all the way through out loud with conviction, certainty, and feeling.

STEP FOUR: Once you have made it through the entire space, return to the center of the space or to the center of your home. Close your eyes and breathe for several moments into this Blessing that you have bestowed into your space. Thank yourself, and notice what you feel. Record any experience or reaction as you feel called to.

Always Love, 

XOXO

Shanin Weisberg

Yoga Teacher, Diet Coach, Shamanic Energy Healer

Surrender to Soul Wellness 

Enhance. Embody. Empower.

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Own Your Power: You Create Your World

 

Happy Holiday & Winter Season!

I hope you are enjoying this healing, dark time of year as the sun shines less and the moon shines more.

I used to really dislike winter…you know…the cold, the lack of sun, the longer nights. But recently, I have found the sheer beauty and comfort in being home cozy, rested, reflective, and mostly in the dark.

The photo above was taken just as the season was changing to fall…I am in Rocky Mountain National State Park surrounded by mountain air, water, sunshine, and rock. I love this image because it beautifully shows the balance between light and dark, and also because there is an awesome orb glowing with the color of my Lifeforce – bright blue! 😀

The seasons are a great example of the entire spectrum available to us in the Universe. We have spring/summer (the light side) and fall/winter (the dark side). For most of my life, I was labeling or judging the dark (winter) as “less-than” instead of viewing it as an equal part of the greater whole.

The distinction between light and dark can be compared to many oppositions and reflections that are parts of one total whole….good and bad, self and other, earth and universe… there are an infinite amount of examples. When we open our perceptions to see the totality of each experienced spectrum, we also open to the beauty and the healing in each and every part. One gives definition to the other. We know there would be no light without dark, no good without bad, no self without other, and no earth without the universe.

Through our perception do we actually create each experience we have.
Through our perception do we actually create the Universe.
And the Universe always responds.

Shamanically, it is believed that we actually dream the world into being. I first learned this from teacher Sandra Ingerman. We dream the world into being through our thoughts, beliefs, actions, and perceptions. Because we are all a part of the Universe, we are all co-creating this world together. Individually, we have our personalized belief systems for which we base our own perceptions and actions around. And yes, surely some overlap with the “collective” as well. The “collective” is defined by me as being the Universal “way” dreamed into all of our beings by centuries of programmed beliefs, actions, and behaviors of mankind.

When the veil of illusion lifts away, when you begin to SEE the truth of your reality – things actually become a bit lighter and certainly clearer! We consciously begin to understand our most in depth under-the-surface workings, our unique code to how we function and perceive reality. You can call this getting to know our subconscious or unconscious Self. And, we actually build the foundation for our Life through our subconscious and unconscious Self – these parts we are mostly unfamiliar with.

We certainly dream our world into being through our deepest parts such as these…

Give yourself a moment to look within yourself for your answers:

With awareness, gaze around you…shift your perspective so that you may be able to SEE the whole…then ask yourself…

  1. How does my home space reflect me, both in feeling (vibe) and appearance (cleanliness & organization)?
  2. How does my work reflect me?
  3. How do the actions I have taken reflect me?
  4. How does my experience of yesterday reflect me?
  5. How does my attitude about tomorrow reflect me today?
  6. How am I thinking, feeling, acting and how does that reflect this perceivable moment right now?

Our perception and perspective begins with us, always.
We create our Life because we are Life!
We create our experience because we are the Creation!
We are Creation itself as it witnesses itself!

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We are a unique and valued part of the whole of the Universe.

Own your Power.

How do you create your world?

Always Love,

XOXO

Shanin Weisberg

Yoga Teacher, Diet Coach, Shamanic Energy Healer

Surrender to Soul Wellness

Enhance. Embody. Empower.

Are you Conscious of your own Aliveness?

Are you conscious of your ability to witness, contain, and harness the power that resides in YOU? The power that is the essence of creationary lifeforce itself. (Woah! ?)

Are you conscious of the very lifeforce that pulsates through your being at any given moment? Do you offer yourself time & space to connect to your OWN lifeforce?

The creative energy that fuels all life manifests in our own bodies as our breath, heartbeat, blood flow, a stream of thoughts, emotion, sensation, and more.

Do you revel in the sheer Aliveness that is YOU?

…. Or are you “sleeping” your way through *human* life? Are you on autopilot for most, if not all, of your “time” or days? Are you too distracted or restricted by the artificial rhythms placed in modern-day society (clock-time, schedules, technology) to feel gratitude for and connect to this miracle that is LIFE?

We, as humans, have a beautiful advantage in this life – we have the ability to be conscious of our own consciousness. This is probably why (even as a biproduct) we hold the status we do on Earth, at the top of the food chain. Essentially, we have the ability to be a part of the spirit of life as it flows through and within us just as much as we are able to witness the Aliveness pulsate from an objective view. We can, cohesively, experience the pulses of life as US (breath, heartbeat, thoughts, etc.), and, simultaneously, witness those pulses as they unfold (neutrally “watch” thoughts, emotions, sensations as they occur).

This requires us to be still enough to experience AND observe the subtle pulsations. As we practice releasing the restraints of the mind, the illusionary veil of separation and fear will eventually lift – we surrender into a “remembering” of the universal rhythm of life.

This connection to lifeforce occurs when we are fully present and immersed in the wonder of this moment. It is beyond minds ability to attach, avert, or judge – this connection is rooted in the true power of the body. Even if only for a moment or two, we can sense from deep within ourselves, the vastness of lifeforce. If you have a difficult time “sensing” this vastness – with enough stillness, you can surely feel your breath moving itself and your heart beating itself. Feel into the force that is behind the breath, behind the heartbeat.

We can also become conscious of the pulsations inside AND outside – pulsations of the Earth – driven by the same lifeforce.

You could call this connecting to the entire Web of Life – life inside our “vessels” (aka our bodies) & life outside our “vessels” – ignited & propelled by the same source.

It is sometimes easier to connect to Earth’s lifeforce first…

Contemplate being in nature – it is quite simple to feel enchanted there…

When immersed in the natural world, we observe & also rest as a part of the universal flow and vibration of life. We sync with the natural rhythm. We hear the sounds – wind as it blows the trees, animals shuffling or insects flying by, waves crashing, birds chirping. We feel the breeze on our skin or the toasty sun as it warms our body. We gaze upon nature beings interacting within the circle of life – in alignment with all of the other beings around. We smell the vital, pure air that is so deeply fresh. We taste our snacks as they bounce in our mouths, full of flavor – and for some reason, we are totally occupied by a state of wonder & gratitude for life.

The most direct way to connect with the lifeforce in your body is to connect with the Earth. The Earth and our Earth bodies are inseparable. Our body is a piece of the bigger Earth. We can view our inner world & our outer world as mirrors linked by the same force – of life. When we allow the natural rhythm of life to flow through & within us (instead of artificial rhythms) – we allow nature to do what it does best. We surrender to the universal flow of the Cosmos as it occurs within US.

We are, then, Conscious of our own Aliveness.

 

With Love & So Much Gratitude,

Thank you –

Shanin Weisberg

Diet/Lifestyle/Spiritual Services, Yoga Teacher, Healing Sessions

https://surrendertosoulwellness.com/

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Doing vs. Being

I’d say it’s officially SPRING – with maybe even a touch of summer (at least here in CO :P). Perhaps you feel the increase of energy that goes along with this change of season. I know I am! For me, it tends to manifest as an extra chatty mind or busy “to-do” lists. This could (and probably will!) show up in a different way for you. Regardless of how this propulsion into a warm, active season is revealing in your life, we could all invite in a little less “DO” & a little more “BE”. We can then find our own unique balance of these two energies (DO & BE) as they merge in our everyday life. These last few weeks have brought me back to this simple, but profound practice.

So – what is the difference between doing vs. being?

Doing is the action you take in the world. We are doing when we turn a thought or belief into our physical reality by action. Mowing the lawn, tending to the garden, driving our car, working at the office, preparing our dinner, etc. – these are all actions we “DO” – can you feel into the energy of doing?

Being naturally occurs when we are completely present – when our entire awareness is rooted in our body (not in our thinking mind!). We are being when we experience every sensation, every emotion, every action, even every stream of thought as the experience unfolds, fully immersed in that very moment. It is actually impossible to “BE” when we are in our mental space, having conversations within our own mind – spiraling thoughts around & around. Being requires us to feel, not to think. Practicing yoga, talking a walk out in nature, listening to waves crash on the beach, eating a meal without distraction, meditating peacefully, etc. – these are all experiences for which we “BE” – can you feel into the energy of being?

Now – we are humans functioning in a present-day society. We have lives to life & things to do. But, we also have the ability to gift ourselves with each experience as it occurs, moment by moment. It IS possible to be fully present & aware as we go about our daily tasks. It is also possible to (if we need to) pencil in time slots so that we can BE – go for a walk, practice yoga, or whatever else is suitable for you! I know – it seems simple as written text but is much more challenging to invite in as a part of our reality. That is why it is a practice, always ?.

Start to contemplate: Ask yourself how you can incorporate more being during this shift into activity. Then ask yourself how you can be in all that you do. Maybe journal about it, chat with a friend, or write a comment & let me know how it’s going!

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All my LOVE, 

Shanin Weisberg

Owner/Founder of Surrender to Soul Wellness

Diet/Lifestyle/Spiritual Services, Yoga Instructor, Healing Sessions

How To Make Delicious Paleo Superfood Cacao Power Balls

Hi Beautiful Health-Conscious People! 

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I have recently created this AMAZING & EASY recipe. These

Paleo Superfood Cacao Power Balls

make a DELICIOUS treat, pre/post workout pick-me-up, morning metabolism boost, & all around filling & energized snack. These balls will help you BURN fat, increase your metabolism, help regulate your blood sugar levels, keep you full for longer, & give you sustainable energy.

I’m sure you’ve heard the latest on Cacao vs. Cocoa… Does it really matter which one to pick? Well…they do start from the same place… but finish VERY different! Cacao beans are processed at HIGH temperatures to get the well-known Cocoa Powder — highly processed & stripped of most of the nutrients & antioxidants during the heating process. Cacao beans go through a cooling process to become the bitter, wholesome Cacao powder — which maintains most of it’s nutritional value.

Here’s why you should choose Cacao over Cocoa: *less-processed* *super-food* *antioxidants* *nutrient-dense with magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, copper, & manganese* *mood-booster* *improves cognitive function* *healthy heart* *regulates insulin* *no added- ANYTHING* *you are eating  CLEAN love*

Sounds good — right?

Great, & this recipe is really so simple…all you need is your handy-dandy food processor & this list of ingredients below ( do your best to buy organic 🙂 )

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup toasted cinnamon almonds (i bought raw & then toasted with lots of sprinkled cinnamon on a baking pan in oven (375 degrees) for about 15 minutes, mixing once or twice, then cooled, packaged, & used the day after) OR 1 cup raw almonds
  • 1 cup roasted salted cashews ( i bought them this way 😉 )
  • 4 medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes
  • 2.5 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of almond butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • few pinches of sea salt

How To Make:

Put all the ingredients in the food processor, & blend together until relatively smooth. If you have more of a sweet tooth — you can add in more dates or some of your favorite raw honey or coconut sugar, but the other two might change the texture slightly. Try it first though—see what you think! You may really enjoy the bitterness of the Cacao balanced with the fat & protein. After you’ve processed the ingredients together… you just ball it up…into really whatever size you want…but mine were about the size of a normal cake pop top – lol (but of course much better). This recipe made me about 24 balls. They last in an air-tight container for about 1.5 weeks, or for longer in the fridge.

Let me know how you adjust this recipe fit YOU! <3

SO MUCH LOVE … thank you for taking the time, making the choice, taking the action to improve yourSELF through what you put into your body as fuel. It is truly our best alley for health in this life.

xoxoxo

From all of me, To all of you….

Shanin Weisberg

Surrender to Soul Wellness 

Enhance. Embody. Empower.

 

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