Desi Bartlett M.S., CPT, Fitness, Yoga & Dance Expert, Mom & Spokesperson.

Mothers Into Living Fit Spring 2017 Newsletter

‘ Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive ’
– Hafiz

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Photo by Ruth Powell Photography

VIDEOS


I’m so excited to be working with Manduka and their amazing project: OM. Click here (and scroll down on the page) to check out my new prenatal Yoga video featuring their amazing products.

Yogis Anonymous is a great resource for Yoga media. Click here to check out my prenatal yoga videos for each trimester.

HABLAS ESPAÑOL?

Ser Padres is a great resource for parents with lots of information on everything from products to exercise. Next month you can find me on their website with lots of tips for how to get the whole family excited about exercise. Log onto: serpadres.com

GIVING BACK

Please join me on Sunday, May 14th for a special Mother’s Day Prenatal Yoga Goddess Flow class at Yogaworks on Montana at 1:30pm.

All proceeds will benefit breast cancer research as part of Manduka’s project: OM.

NEW SCHEDULE

Our popular Mommy & Me by the Sea Class at Palisades Park through my company Mothers Into Living Fit- The MILF Workout™ will continue through Spring. You can sign up for classes on my website here.

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  • Tuesdays, 11am Mommy & Me Yoga & Fitness by the Sea, Santa Monica’s Palisades Park
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 Prenatal Yoga, Yogaworks on Montana & 2:30 Mommy & Baby Yoga

FEATURED PRODUCT

Manduka’s new x training mat is awesome! Plenty of cushion while helping to maintain stability. Check out my friend Logan Cahoon’s classes at Yogaworks and on social media: @alpha_yoga

TEACHER TRAINING

Pre and post natal training coming in the fall!
Please email me at: desibartlett@gmail for more info.
 

STAY CONNECTED

The Light in me recognizes and bows to the Light in you, Namaste.

Love, Desi

Mothers Into Living Fit Winter Newsletter

‘ Making spirits bright, oh what fun it is to laugh and sing.’
– From Jingle Bells

Wishing you all a happy and bright holiday season full of love, health, and blessings. So much to share to close out this amazing year, and start the next chapter together in 2017!

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IN THE NEWS

LA Yoga has consistently been one of the best Yoga magazines out there for over a decade. I am thrilled to work with them from time to time and contribute articles that are near and dear to my heart. This month you can find my article, ‘Train hard like a Yogi,’ at LA Yoga.com.

Yogajournal.com has an awesome blog that I have written for several times this last year. To check out my most recent YJ blog on how to handle post-election stress, click here.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Check out the new Guided Body by Desi Bartlett group on Facebook. I have written an e-guide to keep you on track with your health and fitness goals over the holidays and beyond. The new group has the e-guide link as well as tons of real-world tips and motivation to set you up for success. You can also post any health and fitness related questions on this page, as well as your inspirational photos.

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NEW VIDEO CONTENT

Thanks to Yogis Anonymous for the opportunity to do what I love to do! Here is the link to check out all 3 trimesters Goddess Yoga flow and to activate your free subscription: CLICK HERE.

YouTube

Each week I add a new video blog on to my YouTube channel. If you have questions about motherhood, fitness, Yoga, or a healthy lifestyle, please message me at desibartlett@gmail.com I love to answer your questions and research new approaches for your personal needs.

NEW SCHEDULE

This January I am continuing our popular Mommy & Me by the Sea Class at Palisades Park through my company Mothers Into Living Fit- The MILF Workout TM. You can sign up for classes on my website here

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  • Tuesdays, 11am Mommy & Me Yoga & Fitness by the Sea, Santa Monica’s Palisades Park
  • Wednesdays, 12:30 Prenatal Yoga, Yogaworks on Montana & 2:30 Mommy & Baby Yoga
  • Thursdays, 11am Mommy & Me Yoga & Fitness by the Sea, Santa Monica’s Palisades Park

FEATURED PRODUCT

This month I would like to turn you on to a wonderful mama’s website. Check out Sarahaley.com for some great holiday fitness tips. I contributed a fun, easy way to boost your booty too =)

MAHALO!

We just returned from the Big Island of Hawaii that has filled me with so much inspiration, I can’t wait to start 2017 with you!

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Photo by Charla Photography

STAY CONNECTED

The Light in me recognizes and bows to the Light in you, Namaste.

Love, Desi

Mothers Into Living Fit Summer Newsletter

“It takes a long time to become young”
-Pablo Picasso

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes that have been mailed, emailed and messaged. With each passing year I feel more energized and like I am aging backwards. The mirror tells me my age, but my spirit has decided to become young, just like the words of Picasso.

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In the News

32/7 is an amazing new website for working Moms that features my favorite 10 minute Upper Body Workout for busy Moms. Click here to check out the video.

New Video Content

Thanks to Yogis Anonymous for the opportunity to do what I love to do! Here is the link to check out my new 1st trimester easy Yoga flow and to activate your free subscription!

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On the Town

It’s never too early to share the gift of Yoga with your children. I was super excited to teach Yoga for an amazing group of Latina bloggers at the private screening of #Iceage #collisioncourse

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Vlog

Each week I add a new video blog on to my youtube channel. If you have questions about motherhood, fitness, Yoga, or a healthy lifestyle, please message me at desibartlett@gmail.com I love to answer your questions and research new approaches for your personal needs.

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Blog

You can find a Prenatal sequence that I created for Fabletics on their website here. So much fun working with the Fabletics social media team at their beautiful office in El Segundo, CA and bringing my son to work with me.

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New Schedule

This September I am adding a Mommy & Me Class at Palisades Park through my company Mothers Into Living Fit- The MILF Workout™. A beautiful outdoor class that overlooks the majestic Pacific Ocean. Check out the beautiful photo of our class by the amazingly talented Katee Grace Photography.

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Tuesdays- 11:00am Mommy & Me Yoga and Fitness by the Sea in Palisades Park in Santa Monica; registration on mothersintolivingfit.com

Wednesdays- 12:30 Prenatal Yoga & 2:15 Mommy & Baby Yoga Yogaworks Montana

Thursdays- 11:00am Mommy & Me Yoga and Fitness by the Sea in Palisades Park in Santa Monica; registration on mothersintolivingfit.com

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Gratitude

So much gratitude for the amazing students at the Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training at You & the Mat in the OC. My dearest Yoga teacher, Annie Carpenter is the creator of Smart Flow Yoga, and this training was offered as a continuing education module for Smart Flow. If you are interested in attending a future training, stay in touch for dates in 2017.

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Featured Product

Bendi Baby Yoga mat is made by a lovely couple that I have had the privilege of getting to know over the last few years. Their mats are perfect for babies, toddlers, and kids, and are not just functional, but super cute! Check out their website at bendibaby.com

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The Light in me recognizes and bows to the Light in you, Namaste.

Love, Desi

 

Mother’s into Living Fit April 2016 Newsletter

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful – an endless prospect of magic and wonder”
-Ansel Adams

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On TV

Recently I had the pleasure of returning to the Home & Family show for my 3rd appearance. Sharing knowledge of how to work the core safely during pregnancy and minimize the effects of the ‘donald duck posture,’ as well as checking for separation in the abdominal wall after pregnancy is something that I love to share with mamas to be, and new moms as a way of working safely & effectively with the core. To view the tv segment, please click here to see the Mothers Into Living Fit youTube channel.

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Online

Wanna learn how I got back in shape post baby? Check out the interview I just did for The Fit Mom Summit with Katya Meyers. Click here to learn more. Katya is a very inspirational Mom, triathlete and entrepreneur. What a joy to work with Moms who love to empower Moms.

Classes

Recently the amazing Katee Grace, professional photographer, captured some beautiful moments in class which convey the spirit of Mothers Into Living Fit. Classes are a blend of mediation, visualization, Yoga, dance, singing (in baby classes), joy and love. I have spent many years studying many different formats to create a hybrid workout to empower moms. Please message me at desibartlett@gmail.com to attend classes in LA as my guest.  For more info on Katee, check out her site kateegrace.com

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Education for Instructors

Ever think about teaching Pre and Post Natal Yoga? I can tell you firsthand that it is incredibly rewarding and sweet.  Join me for this year’s Smart Flow® Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training at U& the Mat in Laguna Niguel. Yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, and pregnant goddesses are invited to learn safe and empowering movement for all 3 trimesters, and beyond. Click here to register.

Featured Product

My dear friend and doula, Lori Bregman has written an amazing book called ‘The Mindful Mom to Be.’ Lori is a wealth of knowledge for expecting parents, and I feel so lucky to have had her support and guidance throughout both of my pregnancies. Find her at rootedforlife.com and her fantastic book on amazon.com

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The Light in me recognizes and bows to the Light in you, Namaste.

Love, Desi

 

 

Mothers into Living Fit Spring 2016 Newsletter

“Spring is nature’s way of saying, let’s party!”
-Robin Williams

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New Schedule

This year I will be adding a Prenatal Yoga class at Yogaworks in Playa Vista on Tuesday Mornings. Check out the new studio, it is absolutely beautiful. I will continue to teach at Yogaworks on Montana too.

Mondays – 12:30 Prenatal Yogaworks on Montana

Tuesdays – 10:45am Prenatal Yogaworks Playa Vista

Wednesdays – 12:30 Prenatal Yoga & 2:15 Mommy & Baby Yoga Yogaworks Montana

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Education for Instructors

Ever think about teaching Pre and Post Natal Yoga? I can tell you firsthand that it is incredibly rewarding and sweet. Join me for this year’s Smart Flow™ Pre and Post Natal Yoga Teacher Training at U & the Mat in Laguna Niguel. Yoga teachers, doulas, midwives, and pregnant goddesses are invited to learn safe and empowering movement for all 3 trimesters, and beyond. Click here to register.

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In the News

Check out my tips on the importance of hydration during pregnancy in Latina this month. Click here to read the full article and all about my favorite water, Essentia, hydration perfected.

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Pilgrimage of the Heart is an amazing podcast with the talented meditation teacher, Sujantra McKeever. Check out the really sweet interview that we recently did, please. Click here

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Gratitude

So much gratitude for the 200 Yoga participants that practiced with me at Expo West. HonestTea kicked off this amazing expo for natural health products with a fun Yoga practice, complete with a little Uptown Funk playing in the background. Special thanks to Gaiam for providing gear for all of the Yogis.

 

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Featured Product

A few years ago I met an incredibly inspiring woman at the gym named Shannan Yorton. In addition to being a model of health and fitness, she created my favorite protein bar, Quest bars. If you have never tried one, you are in for a treat. They are available on Amazon. Tons of fiber, low carbs, and awesome after a workout. Also great for busy Moms to throw in the stroller when you don’t have time to sit down and eat.

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Desi’s Launch of Mothers Into Living Fit and Autumn News

Mothers Into Living Fit

I am so excited to share the news of my brand new website mothersintolivingfit.com The new site is dedicated to Moms who want to stay strong, fit, and fabulous throughout their pregnancies, and beyond. Check it out and contact me with any information that you would like me to post about Yoga, Fitness, and Dance for Moms. We are live and there is a 1 minute free workout for Moms to recover their core strength on the media page.

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In the News

Recently I had the pleasure of writing for Mantra Magazine on one of my all time favorite topics, Yoga for Moms. Click here to read more.

Core training for Pregnancy is a wonderful way to stay in shape during pregnancy and beyond! Click here to check out my tips at Yoga Journal.

During this time of the Autumnal equinox, there is a magical day on which there is equi (equal) nox (night) and day time. This is a good time to reflect on how we can invite more balance into our lives. To read more, check out my article on Yogajournal.com

Education for Personal Trainers and Yoga Teachers

I am very happy to be teaching a Pre and Post Natal Yoga certification for Annie Carpenter’s Smart Flow at You and the Mat, in Laguna Niguel, the weekend of November 14th. If you are a Yoga teacher, doula, a pregnant mama, or a woman who would like to learn more about her own body, register here.

The National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) is a company that I have worked with for years. I recently helped them to create a certification for Yoga teachers. For more information on this program, click here


Mama Gear

I am very excited to be a Master Instructor for Kate Hudson’s new clothing line, Fabletics. The clothes are super cute, functional and affordable.  I love these clothes for new moms who are getting back into shape with baby. Use this code to get my discount on your first outfit; fabletics.com/dbartlett

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For Pregnant Mamas, check out ForTwoFitness.com. They are an amazing brand that designs clothes for pregnant goddesses. Special shout out to Marjorie for helping with wardrobe for my new DVD. More info on that soon to come.

Desi’s Winter 2013 Newsletter

What’s New?

We are happily anticipating the birth of our second son in the very beginning of January!
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In The News

For Prenatal Yoga tips, click here to read my recent interview with Fox news.

Not sure which style of Yoga is for you? Click here to check out my tips on Fitness magazine’s website.

On the web

Click here to listen to my interview with radio host Ann O’brien. Learn all about Pre and Post Natal Yoga and how to bond with your baby through the practice of Yoga.

Stay connected with me and my message of inspiration and motivation. Click here to join my health and fitness page on Facebook.

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What’s New

I am very excited to be a Master Instructor for Kate Hudson’s new clothing line, Fabletics. The clothes are super cute, functional and affordable. I will keep you posted on some fun Fabletics events in the New Year.

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My new Electronic Press Kit can be found on the home page of my website, desibartlett.com If you are in need of a little inspiration and motivation, check it out. Special thanks to Dub Sutra for the beautiful music.


Education

This year I had the honor of leading a Pre and Post Natal teacher training, alongside my beloved teacher Annie Carpenter. I am currently working on modifying the manual for Mommies-to-be to benefit from this information. I will keep you posted in the New Year!

The National Council of Certified Personal Trainers (NCCPT) is a company that I have worked with for years. I recently helped them to create a certification for Yoga teachers. For more information on this program, click here.

Holiday Gifts

Looking for a holiday gift? Click here to give someone that you appreciate, the gift of health and wellness. My online DVD store includes Yoga, Dance, Fitness, and Prenatal titles. A great stocking stuffer too!

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With Love,
Desi

Desi’s Newsletter August 2013

What’s New?

My family and I are over the moon with joy! We are expecting our second child in the beginning of 2014!

In The News

For Prenatal Yoga tips, click here to watch my latest appearance on ABC news with health coach Lori Corbin.

For mommy and me Yoga moves, click here to watch my latest segment on Hallmark’s Home & Family show with host Cristina Ferrare.

In Print

Om Yoga magazine is a wonderful Yoga magazine from the UK. I was thrilled to appear on their May cover, and look forward to working more with Om Yoga and photographer Natiya Guin.

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On The Web

Spry living is a great health and fitness site that recently published a list of the hottest trainers over 40. I’m very excited and flattered to be included in this list. Click here to see all the fabulous women in fitness over 40.


Let’s Stay Connected

I post onto my facebook page every 2 or 3 days with new fitness and Yoga tips, and quotes and images for motivation and inspiration. Join me here and let’s stay connected!

Inspiration

As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson

With Love,
Desi

Desi’s February Newsletter 2013

What’s New?

Television Appearance

Set your DVR’s for Tuesday February 19th to record the Home and Family Show on the Hallmark channel. I will be presenting some of the most effective Yoga movements for a strong core. To find out what time the show airs in your market, please click here http://www.hallmarkchannel.com/homeandfamily

Press

Look for my Prenatal DVD in this month’s fitness round up in Baby Talk magazine. If you are pregnant or would like to give a pregnant mom the gift of Yoga, click here to purchase Prenatal Yoga

New Book for Mamas

I was thrilled to contribute to Gaiam and Simon and Schuster’s wonderful new Prenatal Fitness tracker. The book has amazing, safe exercises for expecting Mamas, and I was thrilled to be a part of it.

Yoga Video for your Core

Recently I created a quick Yoga sequence for strengthening your core on a great site called Yoga Vibes. Click here to learn one of my favorite (and very effective) moves for turning on your core strength http://www.yogavibes.com/videos/watch/free-online-yoga-video-core-desi-bartlett/

Radio Interview

My dear friend Dr. Elizabeth Lambaer hosts a show on the Awakenings channel. I had the great pleasure of chatting with her on her show. Click here to listen to the interview. We discussed everything from Yoga to self confidence. http://www.awakeningzone.com/Guest.aspx?GuestID=236

For Yoga Teachers

Are you a Yoga teacher who would like to know how to keep pregnant mamas safe in your class? Whether you are a doula, midwife, pregnant mama or Yoga teacher, this Pre and Post Natal training will give you the tools that you need to keep pregnant mamas safe, healthy and empowered through the gift of Yoga through all 3 trimesters, and beyond. This training is offered as a module of my teacher Annie Carpenter’s SmartFlow program. For more information, please contact me directly at desibartlett@gmail.com

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Recently while at my local dry cleaners, the beautiful woman who helps me all of the time stopped me to chat. She wanted to let me know that she has lost over 50 lbs dancing with my DVD’s! Thank you Mary for the words of inspiration. People like you are the reason that I do what I do. If you have your own success story, I would love to hear it! Please connect with me on Facebook, and share your story.

Inspiration

‘We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.’ – Buddha

Namaste~

With love, Desi

Travel Health and Fitness Tips

Recently while working with a private client, I made a list of health and fitness tips for executives on the go. Whether it is a trade show, convention, or an important meeting, travel can be stressful. Here are some ways to stay healthy;
A few tips for health & exercise and travel;

Schedule 15 minutes a day for exercise first thing in the morning. This can be a quickie workout for your core. When traveling a straightforward core workout is; 100 crunches, 50 bicycles, 100 oblique crunches on the right, 100 oblique crunches on the left, flip over and try 3 sets of superman (10-15 reps each set). This will also help to maintain good posture throughout the day.

Bring protein bars or snacks with you so that your blood sugar doesn’t drop. If you go 4 hours without eating, then the next time you eat, you’ll be more likely to go for simple sugar to boost your energy. Try Quest protein bars (25 grams of protein and not just a glorified candy bar), or a hand full of trail mix; either of which will help stabilize your blood sugar.

Drink as much water as you can. Flights dehydrate our bodies, and then we are more likely to want something to quench thirst and add a pick me up (caffeine or sugar). If you can drink water on the plane, it helps.

Try a wonderful Yoga pose called Viparita Karani. In this pose you lay down on the floor, with your legs up the wall. You can put a pillow under your lower back for comfort, and if you really want to treat yourself, use a lavender scented eye pillow and spa like music .You can do it on the hotel floor with a pillow for 10 minutes before sleep.. It helps with sound sleep, especially when traveling. It also helps to regulate thyroid function.

Every time that you check your watch, relax your shoulders. Stressed out shoulders (and traps) like to jump up a bit, and that is usually made worse by stress (even good stress), so it helps to have a cue throughout the day to remember to release them.

Safe travels!
Namaste,
Desi

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