We’re back with more goodness from our chat with Leeza Villagomez from YOGADEN Health Spa in Corona. In addition to being part of the exciting health and wellness opportunities coming to Bedford, Leeza shared a few mindful tips on how to enjoy all seasons while prioritizing your wellness.
1. Breathe In. Breathe Out.
The very first thing you learn to do in yoga is to breathe properly. Leeza tells us that breathing techniques can both better your performance in the gym and ease your mind from everyday stresses. The holiday season is supposed to be filled with joy—so be sure to take a moment each day to focus on your breathing to enhance your state of mind and release any tension, anxiety or negative energy you may be holding onto.
2. Mind Over Matter.
Health goes beyond the physical, and the second big element about starting your wellness journey begins with your mind. Setting intentions is part of the practice, and it easily flows into your everyday life. Whether it’s focusing on strength, gratitude or self-care, starting each morning with an intention is a positive and empowering way to always come back to what’s really important to you—no matter what time of year it is.
3. You Are What You Eat.
It’s no secret that the key to feeling good is fueling your body with all the right foods. One of the most important ingredients to a healthy lifestyle is water. Leeza suggests starting each day with two glasses and to drink the majority of your water for the day by noon. It can be challenging to keep your normal diet during the holidays, especially when everyone is bringing their incredible family recipes to share at the office. To that, Leeza reminds us that it’s ok to indulge—but moderation is the key.
Now you’ve got what it takes to take on each day with intention and focus on your well-being. To stay in the know about what’s next for Bedford, join our interest list and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.Meet Artist’s Collective Corona
Say hello to our first official Bedford Art advisors, Greg Hill and Tiffany Guillen of Artist’s Collective Corona. While there’s more to come on their story, we wanted to share what they’ve been up to lately.
New to the scene with their opening on January 3, 2022, Greg and Tiffany have designed this space with the mission of bringing the artist culture to its surrounding community. Nestled in South Corona California’s Dos Lagos shopping center, the Artist’s Collective promises to bring families, friends, co-workers and neighbors together to share and be inspired by the beauty of life. They offer art classes, design space and gallery opportunities for everyone. Its goal is to spark imagination through classes, workshops, studio rentals and open paint.
Whether you’re looking for a place to unwind, create, celebrate or just have a fun night out, this is the place. No experience required.
Their children’s art classes have been specially designed by fun-loving and experienced art teachers to unleash your child’s inner Picasso. Skilled instructors will guide your little ones’ imaginations with sensory-filled arts and crafts projects that are appropriate for all ages.
Bedford Art is part of the fabric of what’s next at Bedford. We’re bringing together the unique perspectives of locally scouted creatives—from art teachers and entrepreneurs to trending Instagrammers you know and follow. All because we believe the place you live should spark your senses, bring wonder back to the forefront and make every experience more vibrant.
To stay in the know about what’s next for Bedford, join our interest list and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook.Bedford Well Spotlight: Angel from Firestorm Talent
We’re back for more fun with Bedford Well—our collaboration with local instructors, coaches and fitness entrepreneurs to introduce an entirely new outlook on how community and wellness can cohabitate.
Say hello to Angel Griffin, whose title as owner of Firestorm Talent & Entertainment is only part of a long list of her incredible accomplishments and talents, which also includes fire breathing—yes, you read that right!
As a world champion swing dancer, U.S. champion salsa dancer, circus performer and Guinness World Record and black belt holder, Angel’s passion is creating epic memories and joy for everyone she comes across. And she’s thrilled to bring her boundless energy to The Shed, the newest amenity coming soon to Bedford.
First, more about Angel. She fell in love with performing arts after college, teaching high-flying acrobatic lifts to swing dancers internationally. Once she received her world champion title, she transitioned to performing in the circus, which felt like the natural next step and exciting big challenge. She is now married to another circus performer, who is also a longtime gymnastics coach and American Ninja Warrior.
She and her husband now manage Firestorm Talent & Entertainment as well as two parkour and circus training facilities. And they’re excited to bring their eclectic knowledge of movement and strength training to create spaces at Bedford that are unique and thoughtful of all ages.
“We’re going for maintaining the youthful mindset. We want everyone to remember that it’s a good thing to play—for your mentality, flexibility and muscles.”
Her passion for all things epic and active is truly inspiring. She personally commits to taking on something new every year, which feels perfect as we head into 2022. She has so much to share about how the human body moves and grows, which will be monumental when it comes to creating the playground, performance elements and arrangements at The Shed. Follow Angel and her talented team to be part of their ongoing adventures @firestormtalent @firestormfreerunning.
Stay tuned to learn more about Angel and all the other inspirational goodness coming to the community as part of Bedford Well. Join the interest list to be the first to know about what’s next for Bedford and be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to keep up with the good times to come.
Photo cred: Ross Anthony Studios