What is Happy Momentum?
Five years ago I stepped onto a yoga mat for the first time. Little did I know my life was about to be forever changed.
Sound dramatic? It’s the truth. I went from being a victim of depression—taking antidepressants and resigning myself to a lifetime of doing so—to medication free.
And happy. (Seriously!)
Before yoga, I didn’t know how to cope with life’s ups and downs. I didn’t know that I could control my emotions and my thoughts. I felt like I was riding an endless wave in a choppy sea, at the mercy of capsizing at any moment.
No matter where you are on your wave, I’m here to tell you the most important thing I’ve learned so far:
Everything is going to be okay.
Happy Momentum is about creating more “okayness” for you through the practice of yoga and meditation. It’s about inspiring and motivating you to begin to live the life you deserve, instead of giving up on the life you currently have.
I did it. And you can, too.
For a dose of happy, subscribe to my Weekly Dharma posted each Sunday, along with several other surprises exclusive to those on the list, like my free Happy Momentum Mantra.
I’m currently working on an online yoga program for overcoming depression and blah moods through a 30-day yoga practice. Interested? Be sure to sign up and let me know what you’d like to see included.
The short version
I’m Caren Baginski, a journalism grad writer/editor, certified yoga instructor and vegan living in Denver with my pint-sized 6-year-old papillon, Willow. I’m also the social media coordinator for LiveWell Colorado.
In-person yoga schedule
- Sunday 10-11 a.m. – Vitruvian Yoga Flow at Vitruvian Fitness, LoHi
- Tuesday 6 p.m. – Mats & Straps (TRX + yoga) at Vitruvian Fitness, LoHi
“Caren is one of the best yoga instructors I have had! I really like her style, the way she talks through the moves and her demeanor in general. I’ve been getting a lot out of the classes physically, emotionally and spiritually. My runs feel so great the week after her class and I leave her classes with a sense of calm, peace and an overall sense of wellbeing and happiness. It’s one of the hours I really look forward to in my week.” -Heather O.
“The entire class [at Vitruvian Fitness] is a sublime experience. There is no judgment and Caren is always providing technical instruction to help us hone our positions. It is an incredibly welcoming atmosphere. Almost without realizing it, my heart is pumping, my muscles are active and I feel very much alive. It’s almost like the workout sneaks up on you, ha! My favorite part of the class are the beautiful observations and personal guidance from Caren. She always leaves us with some positive remark that keeps me focused and appreciative throughout the week.” -Tiffany R.
“Caren’s teachings have created a tranquil refuge in which I continue to deepen my practice of yoga. Her classes interweave extensive knowledge of anatomy, proper technique and sequencing with a rich, genuine understanding of yogic philosophy and meditation. I find her use of life experiences to illustrate concepts particularly helpful as I make the transition from the mat to the ‘real world.’ All of this, conveyed with warmth, compassion and humor keep me coming back, eager for her special brand of enlightenment. She is a gift to the yoga community.” -Lori Wilson
How being ‘moody’ can benefit your business – Kind Over Matter
3 ways to make jealousy work for you (not against you) - Do You Yoga
Rediscover your ‘core’ strength (hint: it’s not your abs) - Grow Soul Beautiful
2 mantras that can change your life - Elephant Journal
Reports from the road on uncovering your passion – Paid to Exist