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Sunday Ritual

Yoga + The MALA Shop Trunk Show

Come check out Sunday Ritual at OB Mac — a first Sunday of the month event featuring a rejuvenating flow inside of the 112-year-old landmark building, to the tunes of North Texas’ favorite deejay Ronnie Heart followed by mimosas and shopping with local holistic vendors!

Sunday, April 1st, 2018
Noon-1pm: Yoga with Loren Boyd ($20, tickets can be purchased at the door)
1-2pm: Vendor market and social time!

108 South Freeway
Fort Worth, TX 76104

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Health + Wellness Lifestyle My Favorite Things Yoga

Work It Out

Most of us are wired to think we aren’t good enough. It’s ok. What is not ok is sitting and whining about it.

The fact is… in the 20 minutes you just spent obsessing over your body YOU COULD HAVE ALREADY WORKED OUT by now! Get off your ass and MOVE! Get outside and run. Pick up some dumbbells. Use your own body weight. No more excuses! It doesn’t take long to blast those thoughts away once you get MOVING!

Lately, people have been asking me how I do it all…

Be a single mom, run three businesses and still have time to take care of myself. Here’s my secret: I put myself first. I schedule my life one week at a time (using my incredible Passion Planner) around my SELF CARE, YOGA & WORKOUTS. I put those things before everything, even my son, because I know that I have to in order for me to be the best mom and best person I can be.

Lately my weekly workout schedule has consisted of five yoga practices, three in-home workouts (done in my living room using a suspension trainer, 8lb dumbbells, and my own body weight – 30 minutes on average) and running twice/week outside for 20 minutes.

FREE YOGA, MEDITATION & WORKOUTS you can do at home:
Yoga Project Podcast Collection
BodyFit by Amy

All you need to do all of the above (click on images to purchase):

bellI admit, I do love to look a certain way. And I’m not ashamed of it. I love being lean, toned and strong. It feels damn sexy. But that’s a side effect of putting in the work. Work that reveals to me how much stronger I am than I realize… time and time again. It grounds me. It’s a daily commitment to my HIGHEST SELF. To raising my vibration. If you aren’t taking it to the next level you’re treading water, or even worse, going backwards. Don’t get me wrong, there are times to slow down and rest, but in order for your fire and passion for life to be ignited, you’ve got to move your body. You’ve got to awaken your energy.

We live in a world that disconnects us from our power by making us feel like we aren’t good enough. It’s time to take action and take your power back. No one else is going to do it for you. So, get up and MOVE! You are worth it.

Come practice with me! View my teaching schedule at Yoga Project Fort Worth.

View upcoming workshops and events here.


Not Your Typical Yoga Anatomy Training

On the first day of the advanced yoga training module I took recently, Anatomy & Physiology with Free Life People School of Yoga (now Yoga Project School of Yoga), we were asked a couple loaded questions right off the bat:

What is yoga? How do you teach it?

Each of us excitedly spent some time journaling, crafting our answers with too many words, and then we went around sharing. I could share with you what my answer said but it would be pointless because it probably said exactly what you imagine it said.

Over the course of this eight day program, I was challenged, mostly, to check in with myself. Sure, we learned all about bones, muscles, breathwork, meditation, common injuries and how to work with them, assisting, and lots more, but that was the icing on the cake. After the training was over, we were astounded at how our answers had shifted. And simplified, though we had learned so many new tools for teaching yoga.

My final answer on the last day of training: “I teach yoga by embodying it.”

I realized my ability to show up for my students is directly related to my commitment to showing up for myself. Meditation practice was a huge and unexpected part of this training, and probably the most powerful part for me. I have actually stayed committed to a morning meditation practice because of it and am experiencing the daily benefits of self-observation mainly in the form of more awareness of my own tendencies… I find myself having moments of noticing what I’m doing as if I’m standing across the room watching myself. It’s wild! This practice helps me SEE MYSELF in a real, raw way. It’s an ongoing CHECK IN, so that I don’t CHECK OUT.

So, yoga teachers, how do you teach yoga? How do you LIVE your yoga?


Also known as walking your talk. As yoga teachers, we are always talking about going inward, self-care, “being the change,” but are we doing this ourselves?

Photo: Jake Dockins

Photo: Jake Dockins

YOGA IS A LIFESTYLE. It’s not about the poses. The poses are a vehicle to practice mindfulness, which draws us into the NOW by experiencing concrete breath and body sensation. But there are eight limbs of yoga! Asana (posture) is only one!

And that is exactly what Stacy & Dave Dockins teach in their programs. The teaching journey is a journey of the self, first and foremost. The anatomy and physiology and class sequencing and all that jazz are our tools as yoga teachers – they help us create moments of awareness in our students, but the ultimate journey is within YOU.

Are you a 200 hour yoga teacher ready to advance toward your 500 hour certification? Check out Free Life People School of Yoga, I am so thrilled to complete the remaining two modules for my 500 hour certification within the next year. There are three trainings total, each 100 hours and about a week long. If you’re looking for a unique & powerful experience that will enrich your teaching and your LIFE, look no further! One of the many unique aspects of FLP trainings is the live practice teaching that happens from day one. It is very hands on and empowering. Thank you, Stacy & Dave, my life has been greatly enriched by your presence and I am forever grateful!

Stacy Dockins, creator & lead facilitator of Free Life People School of Yoga

Stacy Dockins | Photo: Jake Dockins

“Honor the uniqueness of YOU. When practicing yoga, it is vital that YOU be the ultimate guide of your practice. Each one of us has a unique body which carries its own history. This has a profound effect on your overall experience.  Listen to what your teachers offer to you, then embody it… feel it… be curious… listen to your inner knowing. Only YOU know what you are feeling.” ~Stacy Dockins @txyogastacy @theyogaprojectstudios

For a full list of upcoming trainings, visit

See Loren’s teaching schedule here.

View upcoming workshops and events here.