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Quality is Key!

Do you struggle to find quality yoga clothes in Bemidji? I know I do. One of my first goals in opening the studio was to carry a couple of lines of clothing that I felt were quality, somewhat sustainable and came in ALL sizes. After researching I have been able to find some brands that check those boxes. Right now my stock is limited but over the next month I will be getting in more styles, colors and an assortment of bigger body clothes so that women of every shape and size can feel comfortable and secure in their practice.  

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Yoga Workshops

What is the value in a workshop? Why pay extra for a "longer" class? What does a workshop even look like? What would I need to bring? 

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Fall Yoga Schedule

With the changing of the season, so to will the studio schedule shift. Along with this variation in schedule will come  some increased offerings such as workshops, immersion classes and monthly specials. Stay tuned in and check back weekly for new happenings. 

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Yoga is as easy as A... B....

Does yoga ever feel complicated? Do you find yourself wondering what poses to do at home? Are you ever confused about how to start and how to end?  

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How Yoga Humbles Me

  

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Reduce your medications and save money

Billions of dollars are spent annually on diabetes management and a large portion of that goes toward medications. The cost of diabetes medications is criminal. Sometimes medications are here to stay, but sometimes we can lesson them or even eliminate some if not all. This is great for your pocket book but also wonderful for your body.  

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Get Moving!

When we think of diabetes it is easy to think of food changes, but we don't always connect the impact activity can have on our body. In fact activity can sometimes even work like medicine, giving individuals a drop in our blood sugar reading. Activity works so well in fact that some people who take insulin have to adjust their dose for a very active day. Aside from the drop in blood sugar, activity impacts diabetes in a number of ways:  

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How Yoga Humbles Me

Fitness has always been easy for me.                                                                                                                  Well, I should correct that and say that the concept, the rules and the structure of exercise and fitness make sense and are controllable and manageable. This makes it fall into the "easy" category of my life. Fitness was a disconnect from the mind. What you put in, is what you got out. No thinking involved and as simple as that. Not to say that the process or the work itself is easy, running a marathon was more than difficult and no weight lifter will tell you that the journey there was rainbows and sunshine. But in my mind these are doable things with a start and finish. Yoga felt that way also. I would see "yogi's" practicing these crazy poses, I would pin images from pinterest of my "goals". Even if some of these seemed off the wall, they were still something I could put time and effort into and see an end result. I figured if I worked hard enough and stretched long enough eventually I would reach these goals.  

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Its the little things that count

My favorite line from Dirty Dancing is when Frank tells Doc and Neil that Baby is going to change the world and they ask Lisa what she's going to do for the world and Baby responds with "Oh Lisa's going to decorate it." I don't care if you love dirty dancing or not but I do want to know if you have ever asked yourself how you can make the world a better place? Maybe you want to make it a prettier place and decorate it like Lisa. Great! Do so by planting flowers and picking up garbage. Maybe you want to be like Baby and fight injustice and end world hunger. Even better, join green peace, feed the starving children of the world or protest oil rigs. But maybe you aren't sure what you want to do, or you just don't have the time to focus an entire career or hobby to these grand schemes but you still want to do your part. That's great too! Everyone has a  part to play and Its easy to get hung up on the big things we wish we could do while ignoring all the small changes that we actually can do. 

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The Journey of a Lifetime

This year I have decided to do something big, something big for my practice, big for my family, and big for myself. Although I am coming to learn that for it to truly impact how I intend, I need all of my energy to channel on how to help others rather than on how it could benefit me. So, I have decided to take my yoga practice to the next level and become a teacher. As of the beginning of September, I officially started Yoga Teacher Training (YTT).  

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Jessica Carter MS, RD, LD

Meet Jessica

Jessica Carter is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian. She is the founder and president of Core Health & Nutrition, LLC.

As a wife, mother, and dedicated professional, Jessica is passionate about living life to the fullest while still maintaining balance.

Jessica founded Core Health & Nutrition on the fundamental belief that with the right information and a little bit of motivation, anyone can have good health. She also believes that the ability to prevent disease and lead a healthy life is all about making the right choices. It is the mission of Core Health & Nutrition to provide clients with the knowledge, the tools and the motivation to make the best decisions for their health.

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