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Workshops & Trainings

I am so fired up that Baron Baptiste is coming to our area! He will be in Charleston for a one-day program called an All Day Immersion on Saturday, March 23, 2013. The event is 9am-8pm and is an ALL-LEVELS, really fun day of yoga with Baron. I was on the assisting team for the ADI in New York this January, and making plans to go to Charleston as a participant. This program will LIGHT YOU UP and will be a great way to build our Baptiste community in Greensboro.

Baron only does a few events a year like this which are not teacher trainings, not master classes, but truly a low-pressure, challenging, fun, interesting day of learning and growing in your yoga practice. Did I mention that this is ALL-LEVELS?? Do not be intimidated. You are ready now!! I would LOVE to get a crew together to drive down. Let me know if you are interested and we can chat more, or find the site below for details.


*December 2-4th, 2012 - 3 DAY YOGA & JUICE CLEANSE! Details here:

3 Day Yoga & Juice Cleanse Show up for the Holidays LIGHTER and BRIGHTER!

Join us at Stillwaters Retreat for a 3-Day Program of Power Yoga with Libby Ramsey, Holistic Health & Lifestyle coaching with Allison Donovan, and a fresh, cold-pressed juice cleanse provided by Viva Raw (Charlotte, NC).This will be a huge transformational experience for body, mind, and soul. It will be challenging, educational, and a really fun experience with a great group of people. Don't Miss the Opportunity - you are ready for this NOW!

The Program: Saturday, December 1st 8pm pick up your juice from Stillwaters

Sunday, December 2nd 1:30-3:30pm group yoga practice and meeting

Monday, December 3rd 8-9pm group yoga practice

Tuesday, December 4th 6-8pm group yoga practice and meeting

Why Cleanse with Juice?

‧Increase your energy, boost your mood, and clarify your mind
‧Boost your immune system in time to fight off the flu
‧Shed excess weight before the Holidays
‧Rid your body of harmful toxins and give your body a break as you support its natural cleansing process

Why Cleanse with Yoga?
‧Assist the natural detoxification process with movement, breath, and body heat
‧Stimulate and invigorate the the body and mind
‧Explore what is coming up for you physical and mentally with the juice cleanse - eliminate mental blocks ‧Experience the support and fun of embarking on this with an experienced teacher and awesome people


Good ($100 + price of Juice)
Receive 3 power yoga sessions, 2 group support meetings, and health coaching email support

Better ($150 + price of Juice)
Receive all of the“Good”package PLUS a personalized (1 hr) health coaching session and grocery tour

Best ($220 + price of Juice)
Receive all of the“Better”package PLUS a 1 hr detox massage with Lizzie

3 Day Juice Supply from Viva Raw:Charlotte ($130) *Juice is ordered through Viva Raw. Details upon registration*


Sign up today, space is limited! Call Stillwaters to reserve your spot

336-286-8489 Questions? yogabylibby@gmail.com allison@diaitahealthcoaching.com

*All-Day Immersion with Baron Baptiste in New York City - I am so thrilled to have been selected to be on the assisting team with Baron for this amazing day. JOIN US! Go to www.baronbaptiste.com, click on programs, to register.

*Bring a Man to Yoga - I created this class at Epic Yoga in Nashville and it was great fun! An hour of all-levels yoga followed by a cold beer and camaraderie.

*40 Days to Personal Revolution - This program, designed by my teacher, Baron Baptiste, is completely transformational! As a group we commit to practicing an hour of Baptiste power yoga 6 days a week for 40 days, eating the healthful, balanced diet outlined in the program for 40 days, culminating in a 3-day fruit fast, thoughtfully reading the 40 Days to Personal Revolution book throughout the program, and participating in group discussion/emails throughout the program to discuss what is coming up for you. Develop a long, lean, healthy physical body; learn and cultivate a strong power yoga practice; understand how to fuel your body; clear away the negative effects of stress; rejuvenate the mind and body.

*360 JUNIOR GOLF - The goal of 360 Junior Golf is threefold: to improve the overall skill set of a junior golfer, guide the player through the junior tournament landscape, and provide a college counseling program that enables families to make a more educated decision on college selection and golf scholarship offers. 360 Junior golf is geared towards identifying an individual's golfing needs then providing an integrated training model to meet those specific needs. Power yoga is included as an integral part of the athletes' training program.

*QUEEN CITY STARS LACROSSE TEAM - Each athlete selected to a Queen City team is an exceptional lacrosse player and, therefore, the coaches treat these teams exceptionally. Our goal is to make the athletes better lacrosse players – improve individual and team skill, improve their knowledge and sense of the game and improve their confidence in what they already do well and confidence in knowing that they will succeed as they develop new skill sets. As a result, it is our job to frame the groundwork for their success, expand their talent and provide exceptional opportunities to showcase that talent. Power yoga was included as an integral part of the athletes' training program.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

No, not Christmas season...marathon season! I'm not running a long one this Fall, but I sure am nostalgic for one. The November issue of Runners World always has a marathon countdown and lots of tips and inspirations for race day. I'm nostalgic to be one of "them", to have this month's issue be the one that I looked forward to as I tapered towards my race and made my strategic plan of what to eat, what to wear, when to push it, when to save my energy, where to place my family on the route. I'm nostalgic for taking on a challenge which leads strangers, co-workers, and family members to think that I have a screw loose. I crave pushing myself beyond my limits, even having run this same distance before, to find the euphoric pain, relief, and thrill at the finish line. I will miss the cameraderie with 35,000 total strangers at the starting line, everyone coming to the peak of their training together. I even yearn to have to walk down stairs backwards for 5 days afterwards, and be pleased that I pushed myself that hard. I'll do it again...soon!

I love yoga for the peace and grace that you find as you build and strengthen your body; I love team sports for the trust and reliance on others, the movement as a group towards a common goal, the exhiliration that comes from working together and, sometimes, being the best. And I love racing for the completely solitary challenge that you find, with no one to rely on but yourself, your mind and your legs. So this Fall is my yoga season, a season to push myself in my yoga practice and take that passion to the next level. Alas, this year is not my marathon season. But all of these passions will always be there for me, ready to be tapped for their turn to take center stage. See you a year from next weekend in New York City, perhaps?

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Football Players can do Yoga, too!

In my training to teach yoga to athletes with Sage Rountree (http://www.sagerountree.com/), I had the pleasure of joining Sage to train the University of North Carolina football team as a part of their Sunday recovery football practice. Having won a huge game the day before at UConn, the guys were tired both physically and mentally. We really didn't know what to expect when we walked into their locker room, but I can say that I wasn't expecting what we got...an enthusiastic bunch of serious athletes who truly love yoga! Granted, the yoga session was the one part of their recovery day where they got to lie on the floor of the locker room and breathe...the rest of their Sunday practice was easy sprint work and light lifting, not nearly as fun! We took the guys through a short practice of light spinal twists, hamstring stretches, and hip and shoulder openers. In learning how to teach yoga to athletes, a football team may be the best, most diverse group of athletes you could find. From the kickers who looked like experienced yogis with their deep hamstring stretches and open hips, to the linemen, sore and exhausted from the game, who showed us how you can (and must) work around muscle-bound shoulders and legs, I was struck by how versative you can make the same yoga practice, and how one practice can be applied to so many different, athletic body types. No matter their position or level of strength and flexibility, though, they all came with a sense of lightness and humor which really made the practice fun and rejuvinating for all of them. A great take-away lesson for all of us!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

40 Days

I am in week 4 of a "40 Days to Personal Revolution" program at my studio. It is basically a physical, mental, and dietary challenge for 40 Days, and really is revolutionary. This is my second 40 Days and I felt that it would be a great fit with my current training to be a teacher. Physically - 6 days of yoga practice per week - is tough. As a new mom, it often bumps other exercise out of my day because I often just don't have time to do it. But for 40 Days and considering the great improvement I see in my yoga practice, it is worth it! I find that with at least an hour of yoga a day, I'm getting up into headstand faster, taking my twists and lunges deeper, and finding more space in my muscles and joints each week. I've been dealing with a lot of back pain (apparently from running with my baby in the jogging stroller!), and this, too, only seems to improve after my daily practice. Mentally, we are doing a daily meditation practice, something that is perhaps harder for me to do than the physical part. SITTING STILL and BREATHING. It is a wonderful exercise and something I hope to continue after the 40 Days are over, at least for a few minutes a day. As for my diet, generally speaking we make an effort to eat healthful, whole foods as close to their natural state as possible during the 40 Days; this means staying away from highly-processed snack stuff, fried foods, etc. This was the easy part. The hardest has been the 3 Day "fruit cleanse", of which I am on day 2 right now. The idea is not to lose weight, but to give the body a break from digesting and processing the "hard stuff", and instead by eating lots of easy-to-digest fruit, we're allowing it to flush toxins. The secondary goal if this is the best - to physically and mentally become lighter and brighter! We truly do not need as much as we think we do. That's not to say I won't be having a nice, lean hamburger this weekend once I come off the cleanse (because I most certainly will), but simply that it makes us more aware of our needs vs. wants in the food department. So while I'm dying for some mint chocolate chip ice cream right now...I don't really need it! What an empowering feeling:)