graceflowers

About Grace Flowers

Spiritual Seeker, yoga instructor, Founder of Yoga For Change and The OM Yoga Project, new wife & champion of living with Grace, one challenge at a time. Venice, CA.

Eat: Savoy Truffle Bar

Saturday raw temptation creation:

Savoy Truffles (Amsden’s recipe in bar form)

(I converted it to a bar because it was too messy to be rolling into balls.)

2 cups raw almonds, finely ground in a food processor
1/2 cup carob or raw chocolate powder
1/3 tsp. sea salt
1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
3/4 cup agave nectar
2 tablespoons olive or coconut oil

In […]

By |February 16th, 2013|Categories: Food|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Me: The Torch Bearer

First and foremost, Happy Chinese New Year! This year celebrates the year of the Snake. You can read more about it here.

It is the second day of the lunar new year and a full 16 years + a day of my favorite person’s passing. My grandfather was, in a way, someone who held […]

To Do: Setting morning intentions

Intentions are a simple exercise that can dramatically shift your day as you shift your mind.
I’ve been taking time out every morning to set my intentions for the day. It isn’t a big exercise, just a quiet moment where I breathe and sit, get grounded, and visualize what I would like my day to […]

By |February 7th, 2013|Categories: Intentions, Life, Love|0 Comments

Me: I was ashamed to be a Yoga instructor

I did not grow up thinking I was going to become a yoga instructor, nor an avid yoga practitioner.

When I finally, formally, transitioned away from what I thought was my “career” less than 2 years ago, I cringed whenever anyone asked me what I did for a living. Given the professional/social network I cultivated over […]

By |February 6th, 2013|Categories: Life, Yoga|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Life: Are you a REAL yogi?

Yogis are aware.

Sure, I am aware when I get on top of my sticky mat for 90 minutes.

Yogis practice conscious breath.

Yeah, I breathe. I even ujjayi breathe. Take that.

Yogis practice non-judgment.

Okay, I DO try and practice this, but I’m so bad at it I don’t even want to try sometimes.

Yogis are […]

By |August 27th, 2012|Categories: Life, Love, Yoga|0 Comments

Life: Monday Morning Musings

Good morning Yogis,

In recent months, as some of you may have taken notice, I’ve been on a hiatus with teaching, consenting to Life’s twists and turns and working on letting myself enjoy the ride. Personally, I’ve never been good with surprises, or unplanned events, happenings, you name it. In other words, I am yes, sort […]

By |August 16th, 2011|Categories: Intentions, Life, Love, Yoga|Tags: , |2 Comments

Yoga For Change Holiday Event at Jeanie Madsen Gallery

Yoga For Change and Jeanie Madsen Gallery invites you
to a special evening of Yoga, Fine Art, Complimentary Wine & Nibbles,
and a chance to spread holiday cheer while meeting other Yogis doing as much good as you.
Please bring a minimum donation of 3 canned food items which will generously support this year’s selected non-profit organization, Upward […]

By |December 4th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Yoga for Change on September 25, 2010 to benefit Heal the Bay

Get Involved in Coastal Cleanup Day and start with Yoga with Grace on the Santa Monica Pier! On Saturday, September 25th, from 7:30am to 9:00am, join Grace, Founder of Yoga for Change on the west end of Santa Monica Pier with a donation-based, all levels Sunrise Yoga Class. Minimum donation of $5.00 to be contributed per participant on the day of the event. All donations will benefit Heal the Bay. Please RSVP so we keep track of attendees as space is limited and will be capped at 150.

Perhaps today…

What a beautiful morning it is. The sun is finally done playing peek-a-boo here in our lovely town of Santa Monica. Its heart has finally opened, radiating warmth, clarity and the promise of a new day. It’s not even 9am yet.

By |August 17th, 2010|Categories: Life, Yoga|0 Comments

Yoga with Grace at the W Hotel Westwood

It’s Wellness Weekend Yoga with Lululemon!

I will be teaching a Power Vinyasa flow out on the pool deck! The class is complimentary and is a part of the W’s “Wellness Weekend” series.
Yogis will receive a special discount on parking and a 20% discount off brunch and mimosas (need I say more?) in The Backyard, the […]

By |June 17th, 2010|Categories: Yoga|0 Comments