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2022 Holiday Gift Guide

The December issue of HABIBI LIFE magazine is available for download! In it, we’ve curated a list of gifts that we think beautifully suit a wide range of interests and activities. If you’re not interested in downloading the issue just to get your hands on the gift guide, no worries! You can simply click the READ MORE


The end of the year may often conjure feelings of panic about how much time is left, and how much we still haven’t done despite our best laid hopes and dreams. From both a personal and a professional standpoint, it can be tough to take a look at how much you have, or haven’t done READ MORE

You, Me & Boundaries

Understanding boundaries means opening to the idea that boundaries don’t just protect us from others… it sometimes protects others from us. Taking a dispassionate look at boundaries, including how to establish and enforce them, can help each of us grow into our highest and healthiest potential. Check out episode 10 from the podcast, and find READ MORE

Help for the Holidays

We have officially entered the Holiday Season. With Halloween out of the way, millions of inboxes are already being flooded with ‘early’ Black Friday deals to shore up those Christmas lists. Everyone is out to get your attention (and get your money) before you have the chance to gather your wits and step away from READ MORE

Welcome to the Podcast!

HABIBI LIFE is joining the world of podcasts, to help you truly reach your highest, healthiest potential. We endeavor to share information, inspiration and actionable advice to help you truly reach your highest and healthiest potential. The first episode is up!

Protect your Peace

July is Minority Mental Health Awareness month. Although mental health is a concern across the nationality/ethnicity spectrum… it’s important to acknowledge the intersection of mental health awareness among traditionally minority populations. In this month’s issue of HABIBI LIFE Magazine, we talk to Clinical Therapist Jackie Benavente about the importance of mental health practices among minority READ MORE

In Season: Summer Faire

It’s always a good idea to eat fruits and vegetables that are abundant in their natural season. You get the highest nutrient load this way, and the practice keeps you in harmony with nature’s order. Summer is one of the most delicious and abundant seasons of the year, so dive in and experience all of READ MORE

Spring Cleaning with Food

We are fully immersed in the Spring Community Cleanse, eating foods that are at their peak nutritional offering this season! Our process involves sharing specific recipes that coincide with the season for each cleanse. If you haven’t had the opportunity to participate, don’t worry! We’ll do it all over again next season. In the meantime, READ MORE

The art of Self Care

A quick scroll through Instagram will give you a visual narrative of what many people consider self care:  a dip in pristine waters off the coast of some exotic beach, a trip to the local day spa for a massage and an overpriced latte, or lighting a special candle beside a tub of perfumed water READ MORE

Lean into Love

We are firmly in the month of February and the bittersweet holiday of Valentine’s day. It’s bitter for some, sweet for others, but an opportunity for all to make a decision on the idea of love. It doesn’t matter if that love is for oneself, another or an inanimate thing… the concept of filling a READ MORE

Thank you for your Support

We are slowly growing, and now taking donations to support the site and the publication of HABIBI LIFE Magazine. There are so many ways to join and support our budding community! You can support by making a customized donation of your choice. As a donor, you are entitled to transparency in the form of payments READ MORE

Community Cleanse Calendar

We’ve found that the best path to sustainable success is with a community. When you are surrounded (either physically or virtually) with like-minded individuals who uplift and support you, you are less likely to give up. Even when your circumstances aren’t their best, the opportunity to share and get suggestions and feedback means you’re encouraged READ MORE

Time to Check In

We are three weeks into the new year, and the unfortunate reality is that many of us have abandoned our commitments to do the work and evolve to the next stage of our existence. It’s common for resolutions to take a back seat to the day to day realities of surviving, and all of the READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Charlotte Munn

Here’s the official rundown on Charlotte Munn (from LinkedIn): Charlotte is a Yoga Educator of body, brain and spirit solutions for human beings. She has been a full-time teacher since 2009. Awakening the Truth through Yoga is her greatest joy! Charlotte is a master facilitator of both the heart and science of Yoga, and is READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Lonni Hawkins Rivera

“Yoga has made me a better human being. Life is always richer and sweeter after yoga. I love the challenge of bringing my mind, body and spirit in alignment. Everyday is different and new. I show up to my mat each day open to growth and discovery.” Although Lonni is in love with all the READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Karla Perez

“I come to my MAT to honor my body for its patience and resiliency. After breaking my foot 3 months ago, I’ve waited for this moment patiently. Knowing that when I returned to my MAT everything would be as it was before my accident. “ Karla is a creative soul who continues to find new READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Katelyn Hollenbeck

“Crow pose is my favorite because it is the most challenging for me. I have done yoga on and off for many years now and I’m still trying to perfect this position. I still need a block to balance but getting my feet off the ground is a huge victory. It is something I can READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Cambree Doll

“King pigeon is my favorite pose because it stretches so many areas of the body at once and is such a great heart opener.” “I come to my mat daily so I can check in with myself on all levels…mind, body and spirit.  So many things I learn about myself on the mat transfer directly to READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Jennifer Oliver O’Connell

“My favorite go-to these days is called Gate Pose, or Parighasana in the Sanskrit. Between age (I’m 54), menopause, and a more sedentary life, I feel the need to stretch, as well as strengthen, and Gate Pose is a wonderful way to do both.” Now, because Jennifer is a bonafied anatomical BOSS, of course there READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Jasmine McKenzie

“I’ve got all sorts of fav poses (as I’m sure most peeps do) but I’m choosing Devaduuta Panna Asana / Fallen Angel. It’s a peaceful inversion, where we get to play with balance and breath. Showing up to my mat is like coming home. It is where my mind settles and my spirit soars.” *Jasmine McKenzie is an actress, READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Malaika Butoyi

Hi! I’m Malaika of Malaika Vida Yoga. I have been a yoga teacher and meditation coach in Los Angeles for the last 10 years. Here’s me doing Titibhasana – Dragonfly pose – on my friend Hunter’s shoulders. Sharing my yoga with a friend, aka Acro Yoga, has been an unexpected blessing of recent years. A READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Synovia Jones

“My preferred exercise is the Sumo Squat. I have a love/hate relationship with it because it hurts, but it does amazing things for your inner thighs and glutes. You can do them anywhere, with or without weights, and even improvise and hold pretty much any object to increase difficulty.”    Synovia Jones is a chef READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Keric Morinaga

“My two highest intentions for practicing yoga are consciousness and bliss. I love modern yoga shapes that are physically demanding and mentally challenging because these poses push me to learn more about myself (consciousness) and they’re also super fun (bliss).” “I think of the yoga practice as a metaphor for life. Each pose represents an READ MORE


“Half Pigeon is my favorite pose. I chose it because besides opening my hip flexors, it is deeply emotional for me. It never stops challenging me to completely surrender and breathe. In fact, the first time I did, I cried. I realized that all the emotion I store on my hips can begin to heal READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Micki Searight

“This is my favorite yoga pose. Three legged dog. I love this pose because I feel strong when I’m doing it. I’m focused and present. When I raise my leg, and use my entire body and all my breath to hold it there I feel invincible. I show up on my mat because I deserve READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Elisa Vazquez

“Four limbs on the mat. Fingers gripping, heels pushing down, arms and neck extended. Core pulled in to the spine, straightening and elongating with each breath. Hips high, chest low, pushing and pulling at the same time. And just four limbs on the mat.Downward facing dog is one of the first poses that I tried READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Nicole Gaitan

“Honestly, pain is what has brought me back to my mat. This pandemic has uprooted any since of normalcy in my life since before March. Thankfully, I still have a job when I know so many people do not. But my lack of daily scheduled movement that I used to religiously abide by has gone READ MORE

FROM THE MAT: Brian Scott Gross

“What a year! Good or bad, 2020 showed me what I’m made of… and plank pose is a physical manifestation of my constant negotiation with movement and stillness. Even when it looks like I’m holding still in plank, I’m still breathing and making the smallest shifts in muscle and joint engagement. I learn something new READ MORE


“Thanks to my big sister, I’ve been working out for as long as I can remember…13 years old, to be exact. I was a spindly preteen who probably needed every calorie I had, but there I was, jumping and kicking in sync with Janet Jones as we did The Firm every morning. I did that READ MORE

JoAnna Stephens: LOVE over FEAR

*This beautiful soul transcended our physical plane in February 2022. We wish to share her amazing words and thoughts, as she navigated unimaginable circumstances.* My name is JoAnna Stephens. I am a storyteller, an artist, a futurist, and I have brain cancer. My biggest fear has always been being perceived as crazy. Living in a READ MORE


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