Get an Accountability Partner

GretchenHealthy Habits

My accountability partner

Changing an old habit or starting a new one can be hard. We decide to do it. We schedule it into our routine. For the first few days we stick to it, but after a while, when we think nobody … Read More

Daily Break


Daily break

It’s great to be “in the zone”, accomplishing task after task and progressing through your to-do list, but stretch yourself too far and you might start feeling unfocused, zoned out, or worse – cranky and irritable. Taking breaks throughout the … Read More

What you can learn from a yoga sequence

GretchenIyengar Yoga

This week marks the final week in the 2015-2016 Cabana Studio season. As I contemplated the sequence I would teach for the final hurrah, I wondered, “what did BKS Iyengar publish for week 33 in Light on Yoga?” WOWZER! His … Read More

Home Practice – Just Get On Your Mat

GretchenIyengar Yoga

If you printed and practiced the sequences I posted last week, BRAVO! Your daily home practice has begun!! If you are still feeling overwhelmed and over scheduled then I challenge you to get on your mat at least once a day … Read More

Kick Start Your Home Practice

GretchenIyengar Yoga

The theme around the Cabana Studio for the next several months is HOME PRACTICE (OMG! I said it out loud!!) The first edition of the Home Practice Workbook has been released. You can get your hands on the second edition … Read More

Circles of Influence vs. Concern

GretchenPhilosophy of Life

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” – Saint Francis I’m working my way through Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 … Read More

Spiffing things up

GretchenRandom Musings

This summer I started spiffing up the Stretch with Gretch website. Now I’m playing around with new website tools. So this is just an experiment to see how an RSS feed works. I promise there are more interesting posts to come. But … Read More

Communal Remembrance – August 26

GretchenIyengar Yoga

From the Iyengar National Association of the US: We wanted to remind you about the communal dedication to the memory of Guruji B. K. S. Iyengar on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 8:30 pm EDT (7:30 pm Central, 6:30 p.m Mountain, … Read More

Video and Audio Resources

GretchenIyengar Yoga

Nothing beats a yoga class in person but sometimes getting to class isn’t possible. Here are a few resources for video and audio classes you can “take” at home or on the road. There are many others with various fees … Read More

Self-care is not an option or a luxury…


Self-care is not an option or a luxury

Let me say it again: self-care is not an option or a luxury. And I don’t necessarily mean holistic health care. I mean it in the broader sense of putting yourself – body, mind, and spirit – first with some … Read More