Have you ever tried to hold a clump of sand in your hands? Of course you have. Then you know that the more tightly you try to grip it the more the sand just falls from every crack and crevice. You also know the other side of that coin, too: if you're too lackadaisical you'll drop the whole load. To keep a hold on as much of your precious sand as possible, your grip must be structured yet relaxed, balanced, and at ease. It's much the same with our grip on anything we do to build our ideal lifestyle.
Change can be difficult, and boy have we had a lot of changes around MOJO lately! Catch up with Jean Marie and Scott and all the goings on, plus get the lowdown on the immediate future, contribute your thoughts, and pickup some handy resources to help you handle any of your own changes with a little more grace and a lot less AACK!
We’ve been journeying together with MOJO Yoga for a little over a year now, and some of us for much longer still, on other platforms or even in-person. I can speak for the entire team behind MOJO when I say that we’re so deeply grateful for you, your support, and your desire to make your world a better place through yoga.
Yet, it’s never been about yoga alone. Rather, it’s been about yoga as a seed, as a critical part, of a thriving, vibrant, healthy lifestyle. If you’ve paid attention, you’ve noticed along the way that our big vision here at MOJO is and has always been to help all of us make wellbeing a way of life and to be our best selves in every way possible, every day.
This week we bring to you our conversation with the artist behind HAFU Designs and one of our favorite MOJO Members Tonia Senoo. She's a Jill of all Trades: a stay at home mom (or SAHM of course), a wife, a prolific and accomplished artist, a pilot, a Jazzercize instructor, a real estate investor, and so much more. Tonia is really living what we call the MOJO Life! Learn all about how she does it, and how she keeps her mindset right with her own approach to yoga in Episode 54 of The MOJO Show.
Ready to talk about your growth mindset, the journey of personal development, and working in your passion? Or how about the power of social media to change your life, and even stopping trading your time for dollars? Our guest this week Carlita Tohtz is here to inspire you to get your mojo working.
This week, we bring you another super special treat in the form of a free peek into the Find Your MOJO Challenge! Today's exercise is to give mojo to someone else in the form of random acts of kindness. So, watch today's challenge video and listen to The MOJO Show to learn more about how you can give mojo to others today.
Are you ready for summer yet? Now that we're in the full swing of spring, it's high time to start dusting off the winter cobwebs (if you haven't already) and getting into a sunny summer state of mind. So, whether you're a surfer or beach bunny or lawn jockey, everyone can tap into that happy outdoors mindset with this week's #FreeVideoFriday: Yoga for Surfers with Jean Marie Johnson!
The new year is almost upon us, and are you as pumped as I am?! New Year's celebrations are my absolute favorite holiday, and you can hear why in this week's episode of The MOJO Show. And our #FreeVideoFriday feature this week is yet another new year ritual that makes this time of year so special: it's my Tips for Your 108 Sun Salutations!
Earlier this week we released our super fun chat with artist Tonia Senoo on The MOJO Show, and it was so inspiring for all of us who strive to live a full, yet balanced life. Well, Tonia also happens to be one of our favorite MOJO Members, so I asked her, "What's your favorite MOJO practice right now?" Complete Core was her response.
So here you have this week's #FreeVideoFriday and a MOJO Member favorite. Enjoy, and click that button below the video to get a special discount on MOJO Membership and keep the mojo flowing.
This is such an appropriate topic for all of us as we enter the second month of a new year: precisely the time when it gets really tough to stick with our goals that we set in January. Keeping the gunas in mind when it comes to our goals can help us stick with it for the long haul and make tremendous progress.
Maybe it's the gardener in me. For some reason fall, nay autumn (I've always loved that word), feels like a natural time to clear out the old and make preparations for the new. Often, spring is thought of as the time for cleaning out that which has become stale, musty, and old. Yet, to me, autumn is equally as worthy of a good clearing out. Gardeners are well aware of nature's cycle, even in a seemingly consistent climate such as ours. There are subtle, yet definitive, seasons (even here) in which certain things thrive and others die back. This is critical to the inherent diversity and balance of natural life. Autumn is the time for reaping the harvests of all our hard work from summer, preparing to rest and restore through the winter before life can begin flourishing anew in the spring.
Well, if you're having a hard time implementing them, or don't really know where to start, this week's #FreeVideoFriday is here to help. Day 1 of The Find Your MOJO Challenge details some of my favorite ways to practice gratitude, which just so happens to be the #1 happiness practice in our challenge for this week.
Happiness: it's something for which we spend a lot of time and energy striving and searching. In our culture, happiness is something to be pursued. Yet, science has long demonstrated that happiness tends to be more of a propensity than a result. So, if happiness does indeed come from within, can we do anything to increase our propensity for it? Well, I believe yoga says absolutely yes!
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all gotten a prescription from a doctor at some point in our lives. For most of us, it’s quite easy to follow along with taking it, too. I mean, under the authority of a doctor it feels fairly obligatory to take the prescribed medicine, or even foolish not to, doesn’t it? But what about our own prescriptions?
Yoga is more than a set of postures, it's a way of life. I talk a lot about how yoga weaves its way into the fabric of your life, and there's certainly more to life than stretching and meditating. There just comes a point when it no longer makes sense to compartmentalize our yoga, when we can't help but apply what we learn in yoga to all the other stuff in our lives.
I hope you'll enjoy this rebroadcast of one of my favorite blogs and episodes of The MOJO Show this week. Team MOJO is busily preparing to be part of Hawaii's biggest entrepreneurial and tech startup conference at East Meets West. We're kicking off the conference with a yoga class on the beach and wrapping it up with an on-stage presentation of MOJO Yoga to all the people of startup land. Whenever I catch myself getting daunted by the seeming enormity of it all (and that's quite frequently), I remind myself of the nuggets of wisdom in this episode. I hope there's some insight here for you, too, that helps with whatever looming things you've got going on in your week.
Time sure does fly when you’re having boat loads of fun, doesn’t it? Well, another year is coming to an end, and what have you done with your time?
I’m guessing the answer to that question is: a lot! That's why it's time to take stock of all this year's wins and losses and prepare ourselves to level-up in the new year to come. To help you honor this special occasion that only comes once a year, I've created for you not one but 2 free gifts! But before you jump into those, take a deeper dive on both of your free goal setting and planning resources with Scott and me in a new episode of The MOJO Show.
We're late. We're late. We're late for an important date! What date is that? Why, our 3rd quarter goals review, that's what! Now, I must say that we here at MOJO HQ have very good reason to be tardy on our official goals review with you, but we can't tell you why just yet. Believe us, you'll love it, and it has everything to do with our own goal setting practices. So be sure to stay tuned for some exciting new happenings coming very, very soon. Until then, though, mum's got to be the word. So, please enjoy this rebroadcast of last year's Sprint to the Finish, including a fresh Goals Review Template for you to download and utilize absolutely free! You can thank me by kicking some ass in your own goals for the home stretch of this year...and beyond. :)
This week we're exceedingly honored to have with us on The MOJO Show special guest Margot Schmorak. She's the CEO and Co-founder of Hostfully, offering personalized guidebooks for vacation rental owners. Now, Margot is pretty darn special in general, but what makes her really special for us is that she's the only other female founder in our cohort here at Blue Startups. And to top it all off, she's a yogi and a mom! So, in this episode, we chat about women in business and society at large, how to be both a business owner and a great mom, and how yoga and meditation help us integrate all of our many aspects into one balanced, vibrant life.
It's another Startup Edition of The MOJO Show! This week we're coming to you from Blue Startups in Honolulu, HI with Bello Silitshena, CEO of The Condo App. We talk about working your passion, entrepreneurial grit, breath work for insomnia, and yoga as a mindset.
If you love breath work and if you love feeling great, you want to tune in to this episode of The MOJO Show featuring special guest Rohi Custage!
She's one of the newest instructors in the MOJO community and she's a specialist in the practice of Gamma Breath. This transformative breath work practice targets gamma brain waves. What is gamma? Gamma state is defined as a brain state where experience, knowledge and wisdom swirl around and form new ideas - the "ah-ha" experience, if you will.
We're baaaack! That's right, after a brief hiatus to work our butts off and recover from a ridiculously long "big push," The MOJO Show is back online! This episode is an interview we recorded at the end of our time in Honolulu, with special guest Tara Rudolf.
Tara is the founder of tararudolf.com, and also happens to be one of the newest additions to the MOJO Yoga international teacher community!
Get to know the newest teacher in the MOJO community: Lisa Simmons! An oncology nurse by trade, Lisa talks about the caregiving nature of teaching yoga, her strategies for handling the unique challenges of teaching yoga online, and the importance of balance and creative outlets in our lives.