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Self-Care Is a Priority, Not a Privilege

As 2020 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the lessons learned and consider our dreams and goals for the upcoming year. The past 12 months were anything but ordinary, and as a result, it’s possible that your New Year’s resolutions look dramatically different than in years past. While you may have been […]


Why Dancing Is Great For Your Mind & Body

As far as total-body workouts go, dancing is a uniquely joyful experience. And after this rollercoaster of a year, it’s one of the best ways to shake off stress and reconnect with your zest for life. Gizelle Merced, LaBlast-named best dance teacher of the year, is bringing these benefits right to your living room with […]


Enjoy Total Relaxation In Yoga Nidra

It doesn’t get much better than yoga nidra. Referred to as “yogic sleep,” this ancient practice facilitates healing on a physical, emotional and mental level — and the best part is, all you need to do is lie down and relax to reap the benefits. At Haven on the Lake, we’re excited to combine the […]

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The Benefits of Aqua Spin

There’s no shortage of benefits that come from taking your workout into the water, but perhaps the greatest is that it offers a release from gravity that can’t be found elsewhere. Not only does this put the “low” in low-impact (your joints will thank you!), but it creates an unrivaled sense of freedom and buoyancy […]


What Is Guided Acupressure Meditation?

We have some exciting news: Virtual guided acupressure meditation is coming to Haven on the Lake!  If you’re saying, “Guided acupressure what?”, not to worry — we’re here to demystify this ancient healing technique, which is actually pretty basic at its core. Acupressure is similar to acupuncture, except there are no needles involved. Instead, manual […]


The Power of Being Present

“If you’re angry, you’re living in the past. If you’re worrying, you’re living in the future. If you’re content, you’ll know you’re living in the present, and that’s when life all starts to make sense.” With our current circumstances, it seems that summer 2020 has turned into the year of the staycation. There’s no faraway […]

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The Basics of Warrior 2 Pose

Like all the warrior poses, Warrior 2 is undeniably fierce…but there’s so much more than meets the eye here. This posture is just as focused on heart-opening as it is strength, serving as a powerful reminder that you can harness your warrior spirit and compassion at the same time.  Another awesome benefit? Warrior 2 is […]


What Is Vinyasa Yoga All About?

Since the closure of Haven on the Lake due to COVID-19, our instructors have been keeping busy with virtual classes! From HIIT to Pilates, we’re offering a variety of workouts on Facebook Live ⁠— and without a doubt, one of the most popular and in-demand classes is vinyasa yoga. When you consider the mental, emotional […]