Life’s a Gift in Sugar Land for Yoga, Fitness, Diet and Lifestyle TransformationWe strive to build lasting relationships with each student. WELCOME! To stay tuned for schedule changes, special offers and events please SUBSCRIBE and connect with us on our Facebook page.


Our vision: Embodying the Yoga-Fit-Healthy paradigm utilizing Yoga, Ayurveda and Running Coach services.

Our mission: To provide a natural retreat where you feel supported on your journey of transformation and enjoy the community of fellow students.


12 Month Running Challenge

Running your best in 12-Months Challenge

Build strength, endurance and speed, and you will be running your best year ever in 2017! Over the next 12-months, we are going back to the fundamentals to build a sound foundation that will do just that. Running well requires strength and flexibility for both speed and endurance as well as mental focus and awareness. […]

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Oil Pulling for Oral Hygiene

Did you know that you can considerably reduce your potential for developing cavities, naturally and at low cost? In traditional Ayurvedic Medicine, oil pulling is used to prevent teeth decay, oral malodor, bleeding gums, dry throat, cracked lips, and for strengthening the teeth, gums, and jaws. There have now been several studies that support these […]

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Yoga Intensive - Charmaine in Locust yoga pose - Yoga 101

Create Freedom & Strength in the Neck, Shoulders and Hips

A Forrest Yoga Intensive w/Charmaine van Niekerk Learn how to connect to your core and safely release these habitually tight spots through intensely focused breath work and asana, including inversions, standing poses, and vinyasa. You’ll work to strip away the layers of emotional and physical blocks held in the neck, shoulders, and upper back. You will […]

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Charmaine assisting a Life's a Gift student with a pose in the Yoga Asana - Heat & Breath workshop

Yoga Asana ~ Heat & Breath

Two of the fundamental pillars of Yoga Asana are Heat and the Breath. Heat ~  When you heat the body it becomes pliable. The combination of motion and breath in yoga builds healing heat that burns away tension (stuck energy). Muscular motion creates heat that softens your tissue and makes you malleable. Heat heals, heat […]

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