The SPOTTED DOG BLOG
Community Feature! Meet Lena Morton!
Lena is half Lebanese, speaks Arabic, lived in Lebanon for 4 years and loves the culture. She is a registered dental hygienist who LOVES to read and cook. Lena has a bucket list that gets longer every year! She has completed some things on it such as finishing a Tough Mudder Challenge in Tahoe (2016) and running a half marathon (2014).
Lena has been practicing yoga at SDY since July 2016, which has become a newfound LOVE! Her yoga practice has helped feed the balance she was seeking and she also finds herself being PRESENT in each moment, taking each day one at a time and utilizing ujjayi breathing when she is feeling overwhelmed. Lena takes pride in teaching the tools she has been practicing such as patience, presence and PLAY to her children. Both of her children beg her to come to SDY and love exploring what their bodies can do, feeling connected to their inner self, meeting up with old and new friends and being a part of a wonderful community.
Having completed “40 Days to Personal Revolution” several times at SDY, Lena says that the commitment to the program is so minimal in comparison to the awakening you WILL achieve. You will establish a deeper connection to yourself through the tools the program provides and increase your commitment to your weekly practice and taking care of your body (nutrition and mental wellness). Lena is extremely excited to take the next step on her yoga path with “Light Up! Teacher Empowerment Program” starting in October! Her love of yoga began in her FIRST class and she wants to help others achieve this same feeling! Lena believes the program will be life changing and is READY NOW! To anyone who may be on the fence about signing up for either “40 Days to Personal Revolution” or “Light Up! Teacher Empowerment Program,” Lena encourages you to also be READY NOW! Life is too short too wonder about what is possible!
Lena thanks each member of the SDY community for “being you!” Every smile, every hug, every high five and every laugh encourages her to show up with her mat and an open heart! She loves that Baron Baptiste says, “the greatest source of natural power we have available to us is being ourselves,” because this is exactly what she can be at SDY!
We LOVE Lena’s dedication and love for her yoga practice! She brings an element of fun and play to the studio every time she walks in and truly embodies what it means to “LIVE your yoga!”
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“HiiT + Run: Summer Running & Yoga Series!” Week 3!
Gold Country Run + Sport and Spotted Dog Yoga are excited to announce week 3 of our “HiiT + Run: Summer Running & Yoga Series!”
How “HiiT & Run” Works
• A 2 mile run (at your own pace) to a local park.
• 30 minute Power Yoga HiiT class.
A 2 mile run back to the start.
What is HiiT? High Intensity Interval Training (HiiT)
• Dynamic movements for 30 second intervals
Between Dynamic movements, rest with a traditional yoga stretch
• Increase your metabolism, strengthen your heart, regulate
blood sugar levels, and burn more calories!
What To Bring
• Running shoes
• Comfortable workout clothes
• Water (We will have water for you at the half way point)
Meet in the parking lot in front of Folsom Tap House
We will run along the Humbug Creek trail.
HiiT will be done at Phillip C. Cohn Park in Folsom
Spotted Dog Yoga 916-990-1720
Gold Country Run + Sport 916-303-4786