Yoga for

Mindfulness, Meditation, & Yoga – for Everyone

Yoga for - Mindfulness, Meditation,  & Yoga – for Everyone

No time to exercise? Try this quick & effective mind and body work out!

5+4+3+2+1 = The 15 minute mind and body work out!


Short for time?
Try this quick pick me up –
5 minute brisk walk
4 minutes meditating
3 minutes thinking of what you are grateful for
2 minutes of silence
1 minute of deep breathing

Last chance to sign up for
Free YogaKids Classes

camel pose

Thursday, June 5, from 4 to 5pm
Saturday, June 7, from 1 to 2pm
at the San Damiano Retreat Center
710 Highland Drive
Danville, CA  94525

Contact Certified YogaKids Teacher Judy Brennan at to sign up

4 Mantras that can change your life right away

thich_nhat_hanhI recently viewed a  video of the monk Thich Nhat Hanh sharing four mantras that can change your life right away, and then immediately had the chance to use one of them.

The first two mantras are:

“My darling, I am here for you.” (showing true presence)

“My darling, I know you are there.”(Recognizing your loved ones presence is very precious, to be loved means to be recognized as existing and this recognition can cause her or him to bloom like a flower).

These two mantras can bring happiness right away.

I happen to be laying in bed one night viewing this video when my son entered the room saying “Mom”…I immediately put down my phone and said “My darling, I am here for you” and then proceeded to make eye contact and listen. He talked for fourty minutes, hugged me and said “this was nice” and left the room for bed.  I hadn’t said anything during those minutes, I just listened.  It was so powerful, I was blown away.  Then, my daughter walked in right afterward “Mom”…again “My darling, I am here for you.”  She proceeded to talk and tell me everything going on in her life.  Thirty minutes later, we hugged, she commented on how nice our discussion was and left the room. Again, I had listened completely, not saying a word.  The simplicity and power of this mantra was deeply moving to me and a great reminder of how important it is to recognize and listen to our loved ones.

A great quote that summarizes it beautifully –

“Listening is such a simple act. It requires us to be present, and that takes practice, but we don’t have to do anything else.  We don’t have to advise, or coach, or sound wise. We just have to be willing to sit there and listen.”

– Margaret J. Wheatley

Enjoy, and I would love to hear how it works for you!

~ Judy

Here is the link to the video –

My first official Blog on my new website!

Hello friends,

I did it! I purchased WordPress and created a new website complete with a new domain name  I  spent the last 48 hours working on this and I have learned so much!  I even did a little html programming throughout the process. One thing I did learn for sure is that yoga breath work and affirmations come in handy when you are building a website, LOL!

Well it’s going to be a short blog because I am exhausted from all of this learning.  My tip from this experience is to use Tyler Moore’s YouTube ‘Build a WordPress Website’ videos, and searching through support blogs in for answers to questions.

Like yoga, I still have so much to learn about WordPress and building a website, but for now this is a good start!