I was diagnosed with PCOS in 2009, and I remember when the OBGYN called me with the results. She said, “Alana, you have something called PCOS. This means it could make it very hard for you to have a baby.” My heart sank. I cried right on the spot. I’ve wanted to be a mother my whole life. I wasn’t
Are you curious about becoming a full time yoga teacher? The following is a Q & A featuring the interviewer, Jenny Michele, business professional from Baltimore, MD and the interviewed, founder of Explorations of Self, Alana Victoria Roach as she explains what her journey has been like since she got her yoga teacher training certificate in 2011. – What were
“SHE’S MAD BUT SHE’S MAGIC THERE IS NO LIE IN HER FIRE” Do date a girl who travels. Stroke her messy, unkempt, sun-bleached hair when she’s asleep and you’ll feel her whole being unfold in your arms. Trace the map of her wounds, scars and wrinkles with your fingertips until you know it by heart and you’ll understand her story.
I was inspired by the Danish term for simplistic, cozy living after a friend sent me an article on it a few years ago. Hyggehouse.com describes it like this. “Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when acknowledging a feeling or moment, whether alone or with friends, at home or out, ordinary or extraordinary as cozy, charming
This year’s “Liberated Heart,” A Costa Rica Yoga & Healing Retreat was absolutely astounding. The bonds that were created there among the old mango trees and ocean-vibes were life-changing. Joseph Adams, Alana Quattro, myself, and my little nugget 21 month old journeyed to the land of Pura Vida early so that we could get our feet on the ground a