Blogasana and Battle of the Bombshells

by Julie on April 15, 2012

in Cleveland,Yoga

Hello friends!

First things first, are you coming to the Battle of the Bombshells Happy Hour on Wednesday (April 18) at Around the Corner in Lakewood? I sure hope to see you there! We are planning on raffling off tons of fun prizes plus it’s an excuse to chill out after work. Visit the Facebook invite for more details and follow us on Twitter! Also, I would looooooove if you could tweet/blog about the event. Especially if you love me :-) Haha. Here are some ideas for a Twitter mention:

“Come to the Battle of the Bombshells Happy Hour! 4/18 at 6 pm located at Around the Corner in Lakewood. @ATCLakewood @BvBCLE #BvBCLE

“Which team are you on? Blondes or brunettes? Come to the happy hour on 4/18 at 6 pm. More details: @BvBCLE #BvBCLE #CLE”

Also, pay a visit to my previous post about why I am volunteering with this event.


Anywho, this weekened was off the hook, ya’ll. And, I never say “off the hook.” I’m a nerd like that I guess. The biggest reason it was off the hook was because Todd came home. He’s in the Coast Guard and is gone a lot. It sucks, but it really makes seeing him all the better when I do.

*Corny ahead alert*

He gave me this Coast Guard coffee cup and it makes me think of him when I drink out of it at work. :-) Yes, I’m corny. He brings out the corniness in me I guess. I’m weird.

While Todd was gone, he read the first book of the Hunger Games. Half-way through the week, I asked him if he was on Team Gale or Team Peeta, and he didn’t know what I meant. Maybe it’s just a girl thing (TEAM GALE OVER HERE…). He loved the book so we saw the movie on Friday night. This was my second time seeing it and I have to say that it was better the second time. I’m so cheap that I a) rarely see movies anymore and b) seeing them twice is unheard of. But, I recommend seeing the Hunger Games a second time especially if you read the book. The first time I watched it, I was comparing it to the book too much. The second time, I could really appreciate the movie for what it was: a movie. I noticed things I didn’t notice the first time around.


On Saturday, some other bloggers and I went to Nishkama Yoga at their new location in North Olmsted. Let’s call it “Blogasana” (ha).

Still being new to other types of yoga besides Bikram, I was excited to see what Nishkama had to offer. Ylonda was our teacher and I knew immediately that I’d jive in her class. She was very clear with her instructions, exactly how I prefer a yoga instructor. We did many of the basic poses that I am still growing to appreciate. I find myself missing aspects of Bikram, but slowing but surely I’m becoming more comfortable with other types of yoga.

Becca and her husband, Brandon, are an adorable yogi-couple.

The room we practiced in was a comfortable 85ish degrees. Definitely not Bikram hotness (105), but warm enough. During class, I recognized a drip of sweat going down my forehead. Love it.

The ladies and token male (B!) in the class. Such a great group. Tons of humor and support for one another.

You know what’s really cool? Nishkama is having their grand opening on Saturday, May 5 where all the classes are free. YES, people, FREE YOGA for all! Visit the Nishkama website for more details and to sign up for classes.

They also have a first month new student special for only $65. That’s an unheard of price! Take advantage of it, trust me. I can’t wait to go back.


Sunday night, Todd and I went to the Cavs game against Orlando. We lost – boo hiss, but it was still really fun. Can you believe that I have never been to Cavs game before this year and now I’ve been to two. I love Cleveland!

We got excellent seats. Like, holy cow, I can actually see the players kinda seats!

Best idea ever: Bring Tootsie Roll Pops for the game. Yum.


I hope you have a lovely start to the week!


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Kimberly @ Smitten in cle April 15, 2012 at 10:57 pm

You two are so freaking cute and that coffee cup is pretty awesome too.
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Alicia at Poise in Parma April 16, 2012 at 8:35 am

I tend to steal a lot of Hans’ NASA gear. Perfectly normal behavior, right?

I’m so glad you had a good time on Saturday afternoon! Would love to get you to one of Ylonda’s or Laura’s Nishkama Vinyasa Yoga classes. If you want a workout, that will give you what you want!


Crystal @EatDrinkCleveland April 16, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Lots of cuteness in this post – you and Todd and Becca and Brandon!
Love the mug and I don’t think it’s corny at all. Just more evidence of love. xoxo
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Becca @ Peace, Love & Bagels April 16, 2012 at 1:57 pm

cute couple love <3

I'm stealing that picture, btw. It MIGHT become my fb profile pic. Don't say I didn't warn you :)

Such a great Saturday, right?! OOOMMMMMMMM
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Brandon E. Kocher April 17, 2012 at 6:52 pm

Just for the record….she is not YET my wife, nor am I her husband. That will all transpire on the 14th of July. For now, the appropriate word is fiance’. BUT, it was great seeing you last weekend and I hope to see you again soon!




Steph April 18, 2012 at 11:45 am

There is no corniness with the mug. Love it!!! See you tonight at BvB happy hour. oooo and Brad is coming :)
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Jessica April 18, 2012 at 8:29 pm

I *love* yoga and am getting my health back on track. So nice to see others as excited about it too :)
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