Kelsey Norten

Yoga doer, social media strategist, dog lover, taco connoisseur, Van Morrison enthusiast. 

How Yoga Empowers us as Women

How Yoga Empowers us as Women For many, yoga is not simply a form of physical exercise or an activity that gets checked off the list solely for the purpose of breaking a sweat. For a true practitioner, our yoga mat is where we seek refuge, the place we come to get quiet, be still and connect with our greater purpose. For many women, it’s also the place where we feel most empowered. This International Women’s Day, women all over the world are thinking about what it means to feel empowered. Fo

Behind the Scenes: Holiday Photoshoot at Historic Chief Hosa Lodge

Behind the Scenes: Holiday Photoshoot at Historic Chief Hosa Lodge Having corporate offices located in Colorado means there are endless options when it comes to finding scenic locations for our photoshoots. So when it came time to find the perfect backdrop for our Holiday 2018 shoot, we looked no further than the historic Chief Hosa Lodge. Constructed between 1915-1918 by World War 1 soldiers, this history-filled stone lodge has been used for everything from the headquarters for the Boy Scouts

Behind the Scenes: Yoga Photoshoot at Denver’s Historic Boathouse

Behind the Scenes: Yoga Photoshoot at Denver’s Historic Boathouse When it comes to planning our quarterly photoshoots for new product arrivals, we carefully consider the energy and the history of each potential location. So when we recently needed to schedule a shoot for our new yoga products and apparel collection, we knew we wanted to represent the history and beauty of Denver, the city we call home. We chose the Boathouse located in Washington Park (or “Wash Park” as we locals call it) in s

Behind the Scenes: Meditation Photoshoot at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse

Behind the Scenes: Meditation Photoshoot at the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse Yoga and meditation are more than just an individual practice. It’s an opportunity to connect with your community near and far, and we at Gaiam do our best to embody this with everything that we do. So when it came time to find a location for an upcoming photoshoot for our line of mediation seating, we looked no further than our own backyard. The Dushanbe Tea House, located right in the heart of downtown Boulder, CO seem

Behind the Scenes: Summer Photoshoot

One of the best parts of working with a brand like SPRI is the connections we get to make with local fitness professionals, coaches and more. And since we’re constantly inspired by the fitness community that surrounds us here in Louisville, Colorado, we love to seek out these locals who are making waves in the areas of health and fitness to feature in our photoshoots! For our Summer 2018 shoot, our local photographer helped us discover a location in Berthoud, CO that’s aesthetic was perfect f

The Meaning Behind Malas

What is a mala? Malas are one of the latest fashion trends to hit the yoga space, but their origin and history goes back to the birthplace of yoga. The term mala is derived from the Sanskrit word “Japamala,” which is a string of beads used for prayer and meditation by Hindus and Buddhists (similar to the concept of a Rosary in the Catholic faith). The string is made up of 108 individual beads, which are used to keep count while chanting or repeating a mantra while meditating. The number 108 has
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