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Finding a Place That Heals

Finding a Place That Heals

I know the power of yoga to help heal the emotional wounds inflicted by a society which often fosters and actively encourages discrimination, harassment and even violence against those who differ from the “norm”. For many years, I was tormented by bullies, ignored, harassed and even teased by teachers, as well as shunned in people […]

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Place of Peace

Place of Peace

I don’t watch the news and am often out of the loop.  Today my sister called with news of Osama BinLaden’s death.  I watched Obama’s speech from the White House website and that was enough information for me.  It had no “spin”, no attached viewpoint, just information.  I hear that people are celebrating and / […]

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Listen to Your Heart

Listen to Your Heart

The following is a post from my good friend, Mickey.  This is a wonderful exercise we hope you take the time to try.  It sounds simple, but is truly powerful.  From Mickey: I visited an Ayurvedic practitioner a couple of weeks ago, and one of the many lifestyle, dietary, and yoga prescriptions I got was this exercise: […]

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Patience in Your Practice

Patience in Your Practice

Recently, while teaching forearm balance (Pincha Mayurasana) at the wall, I noticed a student fervently trying to get herself up in the air. The last time she tried to kick up into the air, she almost made it but toppled over and looked immediately defeated, embarrassed and disgusted with herself. I imagine anyone who practices […]

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Public Apology

Public Apology

I had an interesting thing happen a few weeks ago.  The tale I am about to tell is a bit embarrassing so I figure I’d better apologize publicly… Here goes: After an event at our new studio, I had a woman ask me about taking yoga classes.  She normally takes Hot Yoga.  I told her […]

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