Yoga and Ski Retreats

Yoga Ski RetreatWow, can it be that the holidays are already here? We’ve finally been getting some snow here in Colorado which always makes Christmas feel that much more special. But the white stuff has put just one thing on my mind: skiing! It’s the reason I moved to Colorado 15 years ago, and it still puts a smile on my face all these years later. As does yoga!

Finding a retreat that combines time on the hill with time on the mat would be a dream! So as I bid adieu to you until January 1 (with a special surprise or two!), and set off to enjoy my time away from work and with the family, I am happy to welcome Matt Candelaria, a friend of mine from Gaiam TV, with this guest post. 

Happy holidays, my friends! I hope you all get a little yoga as well as a little skiing or other outdoor playtime over the holiday break! xoxo Continue reading

Green Your Ski or Snowboard Adventure

As a Colorado snow sport lover, this caught my attention quickly. After all, our state lives and breathes skiing for half of every year. Unfortunately however, it’s not the most eco-friendly of activities. 

Looking at the Ski Area Environmental Scorecard, I was happy to see Aspen made the Top Ten at number 2, right behind Squaw Valley. However, Breckenridge made the Worst Ten, a disappointment considering the size and reach of Vail Resorts.

No matter where you live, you’ll benefit from Sierra Magazine’s tips for greening your next ski adventure.  Green Your Ski Adventure.

Where does your favorite resort rank?

Free-Heelin’ and Fabulous

On New Year’s day, I ditched SoulDaddy and K-bear and went skiing with the girls. I also took out telemark skis for the first time. It always feels good to check off that to-do list, and free-heeling has been on mine for a long while.

First there was a spinal fusion, then a pregnancy, and then the “first-newborn” phase. You know, that period of time after your first baby is born when your whole life turns upside down. My windows have been limited. And I have a hip surgery coming up in less than 60 days. Continue reading