Lively Balance Wellness Coaching + Retreats

Lighthearted. Legit. Wellness with a lively side. I'm Emily, offering lighthearted, legit playshops, retreats, and wellness at the my urban farm in the heart of Boise, Idaho.

Yes, we do yoga with goats! To find out when events are announced, sign up at www.livelybalance.com

Operating as usual

09/03/2021

Today I am grateful for the clarity that comes when I dedicate open space for my breath. I am grateful for my chances to unplug. I am grateful for tiny moments of beauty, and for knowing that where I am in this present moment matters.

Today I am grateful for the clarity that comes when I dedicate open space for my breath. I am grateful for my chances to unplug. I am grateful for tiny moments of beauty, and for knowing that where I am in this present moment matters.

09/02/2021

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Are you ready to step into your shiny vibrant walkin’ boots? You know, the ones that will blaze a trail of self-generosity and leave doubt in their wake.

My next G6 online offering starts on Monday, September 6 and there are five spots left!

Let’s do this, sis.

http://www.livelybalance.com/lively-balance-g6.html

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Are you ready to step into your shiny vibrant walkin’ boots? You know, the ones that will blaze a trail of self-generosity and leave doubt in their wake.

My next G6 online offering starts on Monday, September 6 and there are five spots left!

Let’s do this, sis.

http://www.livelybalance.com/lively-balance-g6.html

08/31/2021

The tiny bee doesn’t work because she has something to prove; she wriggles in pollen because she is able, and the result is an enduring ripple of blossoming. ⁣

In what way can you step easily into your existence today? What pebble of delight can you toss into the pond of the morning, with no expectations?

The tiny bee doesn’t work because she has something to prove; she wriggles in pollen because she is able, and the result is an enduring ripple of blossoming. ⁣

In what way can you step easily into your existence today? What pebble of delight can you toss into the pond of the morning, with no expectations?

08/31/2021


“I learned how to put myself in a growth mindset, be more vocal about my goals and find little pieces of gratitude everyday." ⁣
~ January 2021 G6 participant⁣


6 Weeks of Vibrant Inspiration ~ Wherever you Are!⁣

Ready to start fresh? Registration for my revolutionary G6 program closes this week!⁣

We start on *September 6th* and will dive into some truly authentic ways to get you living your most wholesome, happiest, healthiest life.⁣

Join me, and encourage your friends and sisters to do the same. We'll laugh, we'll move, we'll inspire and be inspired.⁣

What it is:⁣
✨ 6 weeks ~ September 6 - October 16, 2021⁣
✨ All virtual; stay in the comfort of your own space⁣
✨ Motivational emails, inspiration, and prompts from little ol' me (NOT an automated email server!)⁣
✨ A private Facebook group in which to inspire and be inspired⁣
✨ Free admission to my September Stress Less virtual playshop⁣
✨ Weekly Zoom meetings to connect, move, and receive some lovin'⁣
✨ Curated weekly playlists⁣
Space is limited to 20 participants ~ Register today!⁣

Sign up here! http://www.livelybalance.com/lively-balance-g6.html


“I learned how to put myself in a growth mindset, be more vocal about my goals and find little pieces of gratitude everyday." ⁣
~ January 2021 G6 participant⁣


6 Weeks of Vibrant Inspiration ~ Wherever you Are!⁣

Ready to start fresh? Registration for my revolutionary G6 program closes this week!⁣

We start on *September 6th* and will dive into some truly authentic ways to get you living your most wholesome, happiest, healthiest life.⁣

Join me, and encourage your friends and sisters to do the same. We'll laugh, we'll move, we'll inspire and be inspired.⁣

What it is:⁣
✨ 6 weeks ~ September 6 - October 16, 2021⁣
✨ All virtual; stay in the comfort of your own space⁣
✨ Motivational emails, inspiration, and prompts from little ol' me (NOT an automated email server!)⁣
✨ A private Facebook group in which to inspire and be inspired⁣
✨ Free admission to my September Stress Less virtual playshop⁣
✨ Weekly Zoom meetings to connect, move, and receive some lovin'⁣
✨ Curated weekly playlists⁣
Space is limited to 20 participants ~ Register today!⁣

Sign up here! http://www.livelybalance.com/lively-balance-g6.html

Timeline Photos 08/30/2021

Community ~ Empathy ~ Growth 🌳 - https://mailchi.mp/44804df7e0d4/community-empathy-growth

Community ~ Empathy ~ Growth 🌳 - https://mailchi.mp/44804df7e0d4/community-empathy-growth

A Smile for a Saturday (Ode to Joy) 08/29/2021

A Smile for a Saturday (Ode to Joy)

Thanks, Dan Rather. Worth a pause for a watch and listen this morning

https://steady.substack.com/p/a-smile-for-a-saturday-ode-to-joy

A Smile for a Saturday (Ode to Joy) A symphony orchestra is often used as a metaphor for the emotional power that is possible when many voices join as one. This power, however, is quite literal.

08/10/2021

I am so grateful to the brave and remarkable women who signed up for my upcoming retreats and were willing to trust me with their time and energy. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
However, with deep sadness, I've come to the decision to cancel my retreats in Cascade this year.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
It makes my heart feel best to provide rest and inspiration while considering the utmost health, safety, and comfort of everyone involved and unfortunately, the timing now feels incorrect.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
My family and I take the Coronavirus very seriously, and we have seen friends suffer dire effects from contracting it. My young daughter has Down syndrome, and this means she is more likely to have adverse effects from the virus. People with Down syndrome are more susceptible to respiratory illnesses, and their low muscle tone can make it more difficult to cough effectively when they need to. While the rest of my family and I are happily vaccinated, the emergence of the Delta variant has allowed us to take steps we feel are the responsible ones for the health and safety of my little girl and of others who may be at higher risk. ⁣

If you've been receiving my emails for awhile this year, you've seen the amount of dedication and excitement I've put into planning my retreats. I was immensely saddened to have to cancel them; they provide the greatest examples of kismet and connection I have been able to offer in my years as a coach and instructor. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
As I extend grace to myself, I ask that you extend it to yourself, as well. I also ask that you look for the light of altruism inside you and to consider the best possible ways in which you can step into the world and make it a lovelier, safer place for everyone around you.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
If you have not already received the Covid-19 vaccine, I encourage you to at least consider it. It is safe, effective, and can help us all look forward to a hopeful future. If you'd like to reach out to me, please know I am available. ⁣

I cannot wait to jump back into hosting retreats and playshops again, and I promise I'll return with some lively, holistic offerings as soon as I possibly can.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Thank you for your understanding. Stay well and take good care of yourselves and each other. 🙏🏽

I am so grateful to the brave and remarkable women who signed up for my upcoming retreats and were willing to trust me with their time and energy. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
However, with deep sadness, I've come to the decision to cancel my retreats in Cascade this year.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
It makes my heart feel best to provide rest and inspiration while considering the utmost health, safety, and comfort of everyone involved and unfortunately, the timing now feels incorrect.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
My family and I take the Coronavirus very seriously, and we have seen friends suffer dire effects from contracting it. My young daughter has Down syndrome, and this means she is more likely to have adverse effects from the virus. People with Down syndrome are more susceptible to respiratory illnesses, and their low muscle tone can make it more difficult to cough effectively when they need to. While the rest of my family and I are happily vaccinated, the emergence of the Delta variant has allowed us to take steps we feel are the responsible ones for the health and safety of my little girl and of others who may be at higher risk. ⁣

If you've been receiving my emails for awhile this year, you've seen the amount of dedication and excitement I've put into planning my retreats. I was immensely saddened to have to cancel them; they provide the greatest examples of kismet and connection I have been able to offer in my years as a coach and instructor. ⁣⁣
⁣⁣
As I extend grace to myself, I ask that you extend it to yourself, as well. I also ask that you look for the light of altruism inside you and to consider the best possible ways in which you can step into the world and make it a lovelier, safer place for everyone around you.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
If you have not already received the Covid-19 vaccine, I encourage you to at least consider it. It is safe, effective, and can help us all look forward to a hopeful future. If you'd like to reach out to me, please know I am available. ⁣

I cannot wait to jump back into hosting retreats and playshops again, and I promise I'll return with some lively, holistic offerings as soon as I possibly can.⁣⁣
⁣⁣
Thank you for your understanding. Stay well and take good care of yourselves and each other. 🙏🏽

[08/07/21]   With deep sadness, I've come to the decision to cancel my retreats in Cascade this year.

It makes my heart feel best to provide rest and inspiration while considering the utmost health, safety, and comfort of everyone involved and unfortunately, the timing feels incorrect.

I cannot wait to jump back into hosting retreats and playshops again, and I promise I'll return with some lively, holistic offerings as soon as I possibly can.

Thank you for your understanding. Stay well and take good care of yourselves and each other.

08/01/2021

Spilled on my shirt, still felt cute.
I’m a stumbler, a tumbler, a tripper, a slipper, an ankle rolling, drink sloshing, uncouth sounding, traipsy and messy lil’ space cadet.
Still beloved af.
Still finding reasons to shine.
Shoutout to my fellow klutzes. I’d high five you but we’d probably miss.

Spilled on my shirt, still felt cute.
I’m a stumbler, a tumbler, a tripper, a slipper, an ankle rolling, drink sloshing, uncouth sounding, traipsy and messy lil’ space cadet.
Still beloved af.
Still finding reasons to shine.
Shoutout to my fellow klutzes. I’d high five you but we’d probably miss.

07/29/2021


I laid my tears into⁣
the crook of my elbow ⁣
my forearm staunching the gnarled goiter ⁣
of an ancient mother tree⁣

The reverie came in spikes up my soles⁣
as the semblance of sunbeams⁣
rollicked in shady rays⁣
betwixt hirsute branches⁣
and mossy silence ⁣

In this cathedral the earth is a hush ⁣

The stillness came in shushes down my soul⁣
as the remembrance of ease ⁣
frolicked in the clover-framed path ⁣
and enchanted my footsteps, ⁣
onward⁣

I am rooted in the present ⁣

~ a dendrophile’s devotion


I laid my tears into⁣
the crook of my elbow ⁣
my forearm staunching the gnarled goiter ⁣
of an ancient mother tree⁣

The reverie came in spikes up my soles⁣
as the semblance of sunbeams⁣
rollicked in shady rays⁣
betwixt hirsute branches⁣
and mossy silence ⁣

In this cathedral the earth is a hush ⁣

The stillness came in shushes down my soul⁣
as the remembrance of ease ⁣
frolicked in the clover-framed path ⁣
and enchanted my footsteps, ⁣
onward⁣

I am rooted in the present ⁣

~ a dendrophile’s devotion

07/20/2021


Here is my wish for you: I wish that you’ll rest your weary eyes and know that you are able to sleep without harm coming to you. I wish that you receive compassion and affection from your family (and I wish to remind you that family does not need to share blood). I wish for you to be seen in the capacity in which you need to be seen. ⁣

I hope your name is never slandered for glorification of an ungodly being whose sole purpose is to hurt you. I wish you at least three people who will answer your call at 3 a.m. without any hesitation, who will show up with bear spray and something hydrating and a woven basket full of tissues and a shoulder that cradles your head, without requiring reciprocation. I hope you know that you’ll be called upon to do the same, and that you’ll jump into your heart’s speedboat to deliver a sincere listening session.⁣

I wish you a connection with nature that allows you to explore the ease that comes from touching your fingertips against the spiked grass or the gnarled wood. I wish you a peace that is true and unbounded and a notebook with pages that feel safe to scribble on. ⁣

I wish you the sensation of feeling whole, even if there are forces that want to break you. I wish you the bravery and capacity to step away from those forces and to not be afraid of what others might think. I wish you authenticity and a space to find your best walking shoes, shoes that will point you in the right direction, and whose soles aren’t crusted with eggshells. ⁣

I wish you an open ear to lean into, and I wish you an open heart to truly hear the pleas of others. If a bedraggled, beloved soul comes begging to you for compliance or blessing or apologies, I hope you will be able to step into their longing and meet them in a place of grace and love.⁣

I wish you the clarity you need when it is time to step away from the things that make you feel heavy and unproductive. I wish you the strength to grip a beautiful walking stick when you feel unstable. ⁣

May you rise with aplomb and seek solace with assurance. May you rest. May you smile. May you exhale.


Here is my wish for you: I wish that you’ll rest your weary eyes and know that you are able to sleep without harm coming to you. I wish that you receive compassion and affection from your family (and I wish to remind you that family does not need to share blood). I wish for you to be seen in the capacity in which you need to be seen. ⁣

I hope your name is never slandered for glorification of an ungodly being whose sole purpose is to hurt you. I wish you at least three people who will answer your call at 3 a.m. without any hesitation, who will show up with bear spray and something hydrating and a woven basket full of tissues and a shoulder that cradles your head, without requiring reciprocation. I hope you know that you’ll be called upon to do the same, and that you’ll jump into your heart’s speedboat to deliver a sincere listening session.⁣

I wish you a connection with nature that allows you to explore the ease that comes from touching your fingertips against the spiked grass or the gnarled wood. I wish you a peace that is true and unbounded and a notebook with pages that feel safe to scribble on. ⁣

I wish you the sensation of feeling whole, even if there are forces that want to break you. I wish you the bravery and capacity to step away from those forces and to not be afraid of what others might think. I wish you authenticity and a space to find your best walking shoes, shoes that will point you in the right direction, and whose soles aren’t crusted with eggshells. ⁣

I wish you an open ear to lean into, and I wish you an open heart to truly hear the pleas of others. If a bedraggled, beloved soul comes begging to you for compliance or blessing or apologies, I hope you will be able to step into their longing and meet them in a place of grace and love.⁣

I wish you the clarity you need when it is time to step away from the things that make you feel heavy and unproductive. I wish you the strength to grip a beautiful walking stick when you feel unstable. ⁣

May you rise with aplomb and seek solace with assurance. May you rest. May you smile. May you exhale.

Timeline Photos 07/20/2021

Quiet whispering woods 🌲 ~ wanna join me? - https://mailchi.mp/124755b55774/quiet-whispering-woods

Quiet whispering woods 🌲 ~ wanna join me? - https://mailchi.mp/124755b55774/quiet-whispering-woods

Timeline Photos 07/12/2021

5 Reasons to {re}Treat Yourself - Part {1}! - https://mailchi.mp/38c9193d1563/5-reasons-to-retreat-yourself

5 Reasons to {re}Treat Yourself - Part {1}! - https://mailchi.mp/38c9193d1563/5-reasons-to-retreat-yourself

Timeline Photos 07/05/2021

How to find optimism 🙏 - https://mailchi.mp/5099bce82f5f/how-to-find-optimism

How to find optimism 🙏 - https://mailchi.mp/5099bce82f5f/how-to-find-optimism

07/05/2021

Meander
Linger
Wander
Wonder
b r e a t h e
And let the earth rise up to meet you with its petal-fringed solidity
{good morning}

Meander
Linger
Wander
Wonder
b r e a t h e
And let the earth rise up to meet you with its petal-fringed solidity
{good morning}

06/28/2021

Consider the source. The source of water for the earth is fresh and clear and crystal cold. If you ever been to the site of a spring you’ll see the water flowing as clearly as the air, you’ll be able to see all the way dow to the rocky bottom as if there was nothing there at all. ⁣

Springs are the source of water for rivers and lakes and reservoirs and nourishment. They are pure and only pure, and the water in some has traveled through the ground, getting tumbled and mineralized, for miles before reaching the abrupt surface of the earth. ⁣

When we consider the source - of water - we can see the clarity that resides therein. When the water comes from the source, it is unburdened by grimy tarry sooty dirty scummy information; it is crystalline in its purity and therefore completely truthful.⁣

Ideally, the source is a point of honesty and trustworthiness. The source is raw and real and where you want to go for answers - even if you didn’t know you had the questions.⁣

Drink spring water, the plastic bottles declare, for it is clean and healthy and will wash your insides free of the toxins you acquire. Come to the spring, the healers say, and be cleansed with a purification for body, mind, and spirit. ⁣

Consider the source, they say. They say it when a word makes us feel grimy, when a statement makes our hearts feel heavy. Consider the source, they say, when a story comes with a doubt shadow lingering in its wake.⁣

​The source matters, and when we begin to open our eyes to sources that are untrustworthy, overly opinionated, and dishonest, we consider them, and we make a decision whether to trust our vulnerability with its presence or to turn in search of an honest spring.

Consider the source. The source of water for the earth is fresh and clear and crystal cold. If you ever been to the site of a spring you’ll see the water flowing as clearly as the air, you’ll be able to see all the way dow to the rocky bottom as if there was nothing there at all. ⁣

Springs are the source of water for rivers and lakes and reservoirs and nourishment. They are pure and only pure, and the water in some has traveled through the ground, getting tumbled and mineralized, for miles before reaching the abrupt surface of the earth. ⁣

When we consider the source - of water - we can see the clarity that resides therein. When the water comes from the source, it is unburdened by grimy tarry sooty dirty scummy information; it is crystalline in its purity and therefore completely truthful.⁣

Ideally, the source is a point of honesty and trustworthiness. The source is raw and real and where you want to go for answers - even if you didn’t know you had the questions.⁣

Drink spring water, the plastic bottles declare, for it is clean and healthy and will wash your insides free of the toxins you acquire. Come to the spring, the healers say, and be cleansed with a purification for body, mind, and spirit. ⁣

Consider the source, they say. They say it when a word makes us feel grimy, when a statement makes our hearts feel heavy. Consider the source, they say, when a story comes with a doubt shadow lingering in its wake.⁣

​The source matters, and when we begin to open our eyes to sources that are untrustworthy, overly opinionated, and dishonest, we consider them, and we make a decision whether to trust our vulnerability with its presence or to turn in search of an honest spring.

Our Story

Lighthearted + legit wellness, coaching, fitness and fun with Emily!

Welcome to the urban farm in Boise, Idaho! Home of Boise Goat Yoga, the Boise Barndominium AirBNB, and Lively Balance wellness, it's a lighthearted, legit place to stay and play.

I believe wellness is a holistic experience that includes body, mind, and spirit. I incorporate body movement in every session and retreat, whether it's a walk around the block, some glorious yoga and stretching, or a full-on sweat fest.

I'd love to join you on your journey to a thriving, happy, healthy life!

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Wellness Coach, Licensed Desire Map Facilitator Emily Nielsen Boise, Idaho B.A. in Psychology Marie Forleo B School Graduate AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer ACE Group Fitness Instructor Foundations of Science of Mind Graduate Desire Map Licensee Owner of Boise Goat Yoga "Compassionate" "Positive" "Inspirational" "Contagious Spirit" "Definitely put on this planet to help others grow & be their best" I'd love to join you on your journey to a thriving, happy, healthy life!