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The Next Phase

Greenville Yoga has been our home for over twelve years now.  When we first opened, we were one of two (maybe three) yoga studios in town.  But a decade plus later, Greenville has grown by leaps and bounds!  Our teachers have grown, our student base has grown and with the growth and the development of […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

After my travels out west this summer, I knew with certainty that I would go back and live there one day (especially Sedona).  I came home wondering if now was the time.  I took some time to really think things through and I realized that I am not ready to make a big move just […]

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Sacred Space

Sometimes when we grow, we have to develop a new way of being, or at least a collective understanding of how to grow and keep our space feeling sacred.  Each of you has helped to create this amazing community of students and teachers who look out for one another, come early to talk about life and […]

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Fixing the Cracks with Gold

Kintsugi is a Japanese Art that fixes old pottery by filling in the cracks with gold.  I had heard of this some time ago, but didn’t pay much attention.  Then a few weeks ago I had a moment that just stayed with me.  I often close class with a blessing for the students.  This night […]

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I Can’t… (fill in the blank)

Today I was having friends over for our monthly brunch and book discussion.  I decided I wanted to make something that I wouldn’t have to prepare while my friends were here.  It just so happened that my friend / student, Emily, posted a lovely recipe on her blog I thought I might try. So here […]

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A Different Way to Yoga

One of our kind students wanted to share what Yoga means for her.  We may never know the people we are breathing next to, their daily struggles or daily successes.  But showing up and being together has a tremendous impact on each student.  Whether you realize it or not… My first thought every morning is, “Am I […]

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Happy New Year 2017!

I used to embark on each new year glassy-eyed and hopeful that this would be the year… This would be the year of no changes or upheaval.  This would be the year life would be filled with peace.  This would be the year magic would happen.  This would be the year… But this year I […]

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Merge- Poem from a Greenville Yogi

This week is Trans-Visibility Week. One of our brave students wanted to share a poem he wrote with you.  He said he wrote this to show the difficulty of what it feels like to feel apart from another part of yourself and the distance it puts between yourself and your loved ones.  I am so grateful he […]

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What Can We Do?

In this world, we are all so very diverse- gender, age, race, sexuality, gender identification, education, socioeconomic status, loves, fears, and on and on.  Yoga means so very many different things, but the main meaning is to yoke, to join, or simply union.  In our sweet yoga community we have Trump supporters, we have Hillary supporters, […]

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