Happy Yoga Monday: My Best Yoga Moments in 2013

Ananda & her yoga teacher Danielle Polen

Happy Yoga Monday!

On Saturday, I attended my yoga teacher, Danielle Polen’s yin/yang yoga class at Tranquil Space yoga studio. During the yoga class, Danielle encouraged me and my fellow classmates to set an intention for the holiday season. My holiday intention revealed itself as a six-word memoir during a child’s pose: surrender – joy – gratitude – patience – love – abundance. By the end of class, my six-word memoir intention had become my 2014 life intention.

Ananda & Julia Coney

After class, I shared my intention with my yoga digital sister, Julia Coney (@juliaconey on Twitter). I also thanked her for referring me to The Way of the Happy Woman by Sara Avant Stover. This year, Stover’s book helped me deepen my commitment to self care and my home yoga practice.


While I was at Tranquil Space, I had a chance to learn more about my fellow Fabulous Women Business Owner DC member June’s new skincare line, lilikoi living living. It is lovely and makes for a wonderful holiday gift.

Ananda at Tranquil Space

As I was walking home from Tranquil Space, I realized my best yoga moments in 2013 occurred while I was practicing yin yoga at home and with my Tranquil Space community in Danielle’s classes. What a yoga blessing!

What are your 2013 best yoga moments?


PS: If you are in DC and looking for yoga-inspired holiday gifts, stop by Tranquil Space.

Happy Creativity Thursday: My Most Creative Moment in 2013


Happy Creativity Thursday!

2013 is winding down quite nicely for me. Today, I started thinking about my favorite creative moments. Hosting the my October book launch party for Digital Sisterhood: A Memoir of Fierce Living Online at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery was my most creative moment. See photo collage above.

What was yours?

Happy Internet Geek Tuesday: A Day of Internet Geek Brainstorming


Happy Internet Geek Tuesday!

I spent the day with Willard Stanback, a fellow Internet Geek, entrepreneur, and lawyer, brainstorming about our 2014 business plans at Busboys and Poets and the U Street Cafe in Washington, DC. Our brainstorming session was organic and filled with lots of sharing. We gave each other feedback on our goals and projects. We also introduced key people from our networks to each other. Thanks to Willard I was able to chat with three people who I can learn a lot from in 2014. What an empowering day!

Do you have brainstorming sessions with fellow Internet Geeks?

Happy Yoga Monday: Yoga in Winter


Happy December and Happy Yoga Month!

December is my birthday month. It offers me a chance to reflect and give thanks for the blessings and lessons I have learned during the past year. Yoga is one of my greatest blessings.


December also offers me a chance to prepare for yoga in winter. This year, I am reading the winter yoga sections of Sara Avant Stover’s The Way of the Happy Woman to create my home practice. 

This week, my morning and evening yoga practices are filled with some of the new poses I have discovered in Stover’s book. My iPad is set to Pandora.com’s Wah! Station. The music is OM groovy OM! It slows me down and allows me to feel the beauty of my spirit, heart, body and mind as I move in and out of each pose. It reminds me to be kind and gentle with myself. What a great way to bring yoga into my world during the holiday season!

What’s happening in your yoga world this holiday season?