Heart Centered Yoga

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My mom suggested we go to yoga class today, and I positivity jumped at the chance!


The Glowing Body is a yoga studio/cafe.  I loved the unique look and feel of the studio.


We took a 60-minute class called Heart-Centered Yoga.  Here is the class description:


This class follows the teachings of Anusara Yoga. The Universal Principles of Alignment, heart-centered language, and life-affirming philosophy are combined to open the body, mind and soul. Emphasis is placed on building strength, flexibility and balance. Classes may include Pranayama and/or Meditation. It is open to everyone, regardless of experience.


It was a very good class!  Not as active as my Power Yoga classes in Orlando, but a lot more calming (and ya’ll know I can use some calming in my life).


After yoga, we stopped by this cute little bakery called Magpie’s (the slogan is All butter… All the time!):


I snagged this free mini cupcake:


After class + cupcake, we drove to Market Square in downtown Knoxville.  It’s a really cute walking mall with tons of funky shops and live music during the weekends.


We stopped at the Tomato Head for lunch:


I ordered the Hummus Pita, which had hummus, cucumber, carrot, tomato, and sprouts.  Plus a side salad:


Honestly, I wasn’t impressed.  I’ve eaten at the Tomato Head before and had much nicer dishes.  This was kind of "ehh."  I could’ve made it at home for like $5 less.  🙂


On the way home, we saw a hit and run and I got to call 911.  Always exciting.  I think this is the third time I’ve gotten to call 911 on the blog?  What’s with me and accidents and fires?


I’m going to go relax and get ready for an evening run.  I love vacays.



  • havefaith4ever August 10, 2009, 12:59 pm

    That yoga place sounds neat! Glad you enjoyed it!
    <3 jess

  • Meghann August 10, 2009, 1:11 pm

    I miss you. Let's go to Boston now.

  • Eve August 10, 2009, 1:13 pm

    Yoga sounds great! I find it hard to get into the slower classes, but they are so great for calming us down. Enjoy the rest of your trip

  • Britt August 10, 2009, 1:20 pm

    A relaxing yoga class during vacation sounds perfect! I'm kicking myself for not doing one of the beach yoga classes when we were on the Cape.

  • Sheri August 10, 2009, 1:41 pm

    What a cute yoga studio! The class sounds nice calming and relaxation is needed sometimes.

    Sounds like you had a very nice day so far…enjoy the rest of it!

  • Pam (Highway to Health) August 10, 2009, 1:45 pm

    Your mom is so cool to suggest yoga!!

  • Rachel August 10, 2009, 2:07 pm

    I am totally jealous that you are in Knoxville! I lived there for four years during college and miss Market Square. I go to the Tomato Head almost every time I'm in town!

  • Kelly August 10, 2009, 2:15 pm

    It's so hard to force yourself to go to a calming yoga class, but it is so good for us! 🙂
    Glad you are having fun!

  • brandi August 10, 2009, 2:21 pm

    what a fun day with your mom 🙂

    i hope you have a good run and I'm glad you were there to call 911!

    Knoxville is only 4 hours from me! pretty close

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now August 10, 2009, 2:25 pm

    Sounds like a fun yoga class. Glad it was relaxing.

  • Dani Brook August 10, 2009, 2:48 pm

    I went to school in Knoxville and grew up not too far from there. I love Market Square and the Tomato Head! Yum!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write August 10, 2009, 2:59 pm

    Holy crap! Were they okay? Scary to see a hit and run.

    I wish my mom was into yoga and stuff like that. How fun!

  • K from ksgoodeats August 10, 2009, 3:19 pm

    Wow – I've never had to call 911! That's kind of exciting. Well, I mean, I hope everyone is okay!!

  • eatingmachine August 10, 2009, 3:24 pm

    mmm…. is that a red velvet cupcake? i love mini cupcakes-just the right amount of sweet!

  • emily - eatventures August 10, 2009, 3:32 pm

    that yoga studio is super cute! TN looks like a lot of fun.

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn August 10, 2009, 4:09 pm

    Oh man, that's insane. Maybe your an undercover reporter for the big man.

  • Brooke S August 10, 2009, 5:03 pm

    I love how yoga is so relaxing and yet is also a workout! Seems too good to be true, doesn't it?!

  • roseyrebecca August 10, 2009, 5:16 pm

    OMG was the person ok? It's too bad you didn't like your lunch, Tomato Head sounds like an awesome name for an awesome restaurant!! Mm I love yoga!

  • Lauren August 10, 2009, 5:59 pm

    I hate when you go out to eat and are order something that you feel you could make so much better. So dissapointing but at least you had a great day with mom! Yoga and shopping, sounds like a fantastic way to start your week.

    I truly hope you are enjoying every moment of this well deserved break!

  • skinnysweetpea August 10, 2009, 6:06 pm

    What a perfect sounding day (sans the less-than-stellar pita)!

  • April &amp; Geoff August 10, 2009, 6:32 pm

    I didn't realize your Mom lives in Knoxville. That's where I grew up and my family is all still there. Hope you have a great time!

  • lookingforserenity August 10, 2009, 6:51 pm

    that yoga studio looks so cute! I wish I had one in my town!

  • Paige@ Running Around Normal August 10, 2009, 7:09 pm

    I'm so jealous of your vacay! Sounds like the fun keeps on coming. That yoga studio is so pretty.

  • THE ACTORS DIET August 10, 2009, 7:40 pm

    what a pretty yoga studio!!!

  • Katie in the Lou August 10, 2009, 7:52 pm

    So jealous that you get to hang out in East TN for a few days! I went to grad school there at UT and I loved going to Magpie's and Tomato Head!! I miss the mountains!

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 10, 2009, 8:38 pm

    MMMMM! I want that hummus pita so bad right now!

  • Angela (Run Study Eat) August 10, 2009, 8:38 pm

    MMMMM! I want that hummus pita so bad right now!

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie August 10, 2009, 9:15 pm

    Sounds like you are having a great time with your mom! Enjoy the rest of your vacation 🙂

  • wholebodylove August 10, 2009, 9:28 pm

    I hate the bummed out feeling when you get your meal and think "I could've done this better myself…for less cash"

  • Anonymous August 10, 2009, 9:39 pm

    I just came across your blog today (from a link on the Operation Beautiful page)…what a WONDERFUL idea! I've already got a bunch of pre-written post its ready for when I'm in the next public place!
    I've just recently started running (just about 5 months ago) and I was happy to come across the blog!

    Keep up the good work!!


  • DrewClement August 10, 2009, 11:12 pm

    I love the idea of heart centered yoga. Sometimes it is exactly what the body and mind are craving. Sure power yoga gets you moving fast and burning calories, but mixed in with a more relaxed class they can do wonders together.
    It could even be argued that the calming and stress relieving benefits of heart centered yoga are just as important as the fast paced cardio you get from power yoga

  • Marissa {sparkles and fate} August 10, 2009, 11:52 pm

    That cupcake is too cute!

  • seesaraheat August 11, 2009, 6:08 am

    Sorry your meal wasn't that great…I've noticed that a lot of places skimp on the vegetarian dishes and that is a shame.

    Anyway, glad you were there to call 911! You are just in the right place at the right time I guess. Lucky for that other person too 🙂

  • Trainer T.s Fitness August 11, 2009, 9:12 am

    Looks like a great yoga place and did you like it?

    Of course nothing compares to your menue and I enjoy everything you make.

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