FAQ About The Spark Online Program

Here are just a few Frequently Asked Questions about the Spark online program.

1.     Do I have to practice yoga to do Spark online?  No, the Spark online program does not have a yoga component so there is no yoga experience necessary!

2.     How much time do I need to spend on this program each week? It’s difficult to put an amount of time on it. In general you will need a few hours per week (total) to do the work involved.  However, some people will spend more or less time depending on their goals.

3.     What if I am going on vacation or traveling during part of the five weeks?  If you are traveling, it’s easy to take the work with you. It’s nothing extreme and nothing you can’t make time for when you are away. However, if you simply won’t have time during your travels, you can just pick up where you left off when you get back.  The Glow package gives you the five week program over six weeks, Sparkle gives you three months to revisit content and Fireworks six months.

4.     What is the difference between YogaSport Spark and Spark online?  The biggest difference is that Spark online does not have a yoga component. Some of the exercises are similar but this program is defined into three categories. You can read the specifics of the categories and the focus for each week on the home page. If you have done Spark at YogaSport, you will takeaway new tools and exercises as well as the ones you know and love! The other big difference is that it’s online – you can access it from wherever, whenever (within your subscription period).

5.   Do I have to go on an extreme diet or completely change the way I eat? No, you will not go on an extreme diet. However, in week four, there is a 10 day detox that will challenge you to cut out all of the bad stuff (sugar, alcohol, etc) but certainly will not make you cut out all carbs or only drink juice (think brown rice vs white rice and lean turkey vs hamburger). You can either do this on your own or purchase the Advocare 10 day detox which I have been doing for over 10 years and simply love. If you are interested in a more structured way of cleaning out your diet, read about and purchase any of the 10 day detoxes here.

The New Year: Embrace It, Don’t Dread It

And here we are, another year has gone by, and it’s time for another fresh start. We turn the calendar’s page, and we are expected to become a brand new person. In the past, I was really bummed in January. The decorations were all gone, and I often felt an emptiness inside, as I lamented the celebratory feelings of Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. But over the past few years, I have really come to embrace the New Year, and here’s why.

  1. Bella_TreeThat So Fresh & So Clean Clean Feel – Although I do love me some Christmas decorations, let’s face it, my house becomes a mess by January 1st. Glitter makes its way into everything I own; my cat finds, swallows (and inevitably throws up) leftover ribbon from gifts; and the house starts to feel smaller due to the ridiculous amount of holiday trinkets and candles I have acquired. Cleaning up and storing all of the Christmas décor has become a cleansing activity for me. I love the look and feel of a freshly clean house with no evidence of wrapping paper bits, cookie crumbs or piles of cards.
  2. Back In Action – While having time off is fantastic, I really enjoy getting back to a regular routine. My body benefits from knowing when I will sleep, eat, work and play. Humans are creatures of habit. We tend to feel healthier when we have a routine to follow.
  3. Mom’s Christmas Cookies Are Gone – Ah, Marie’s famous homemade Christmas cookies. These
    are epic in our family. I am certain that postmen in Melrose Park, IL and Medfield, MA are crushed that the Barreses moved to Dallas, and they no longer receive their annual Barrese cookie platter. My mom now makes gluten free versions of my favs so I can overindulge as well. But after all of the heavy meals, holiday party snacks and bubbly (well ok, this year maybe not, but usually!) simply put, my body, my mood (and my hubby) say a huge thank you for rediscovering fresh, healthy foods.
  4. People Do Yoga – As a yoga teacher, I love January because people come to yoga! In December, we have a crew that I call the December Diehards – and I love them – because they are committed year ‘round. But January brings back many old friends as well as new ones who are excited to try yoga and other forms of fitness. Some people hate the packed classes but even as a participant, I love them. There is more sweat, more connection and more energy for everyone to share. And, it helps me get my lazy butt back on my mat and back into the gym!
  5. Humans Are Committed to Growth Together– I know, I know this may sound hokey and woo-woo, but hear me out. I am a yoga teacher and life coach, so I work with goals and growth all year long, not just for New Year’s resolutions. However, there is only one time a year where almost everyone is somewhat focused on making themselves better. How amazing is that? Think about it: in January, we are working on getting healthier, finding balance, unplugging from our distractions, connecting with what matters, and more. An amazing amount of positive energy and intention is being put into the world, and I am convinced the world is a better place because of it.

So whether or not you love or hate to set a New Year’s resolution, I invite you to think about what you gain this time of year. I am sure you have your own list. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. Happy New Year Y’all!

Register For My FREE Webinar - Resolution Solution

If this topic interests you, I invite you to a free webinar that I am presenting in a few short weeks on Thursday, February 11th at 7:30pm called Resolution Solution. In this webinar, I will give you tools to help you understand why we often put aside, or even forget about our goals, sometimes as early as February!