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Why one sequence for the month? In June, I started working with one sequence per month in my weekly ongoing classes.  I’m happy to say that you have responded to the new approach with much positive feedback. The monthly sequence takes postures from each of the classes of poses, and pairs them such that they […]

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In these dog days of summer it’s refreshing to know that we can keep active in our yoga practice, and cool it with the heat. The solar plexus is the seat of fire in the body, and in the July Sequence of poses, we’ll work with both of fire’s qualities–heat and light. We’ll close the front […]

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When I think of some of the references to summer: dog day afternoons, livin’ easy, or long sultry days that stretch out to the night, I find that I am not quite syncing up with summer’s implied relaxed nature.  You? So how do we chill out when life is asking all the same of us, […]

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Bhava’s 7 Gems

by | May 17, 2013 | 0 comments

This year, more than any other, students have shared their experience of Bhava and have told me what they love.  Now that Bhava is in its 8th year, perhaps our vision and mission has taken form in what we do, and is clear to even the new student.  Over the years, I have collected students’ […]

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Ok, it’s school, but remember, it’s YOGA school, more like Jack Black’s School of Rock and nothing like the school we had to go to.  It’s way more fun, interactive; and integrates body, mind and spirit. But really, why immerse yourself in an in-depth yoga program? Any or all may apply: It’s a transformative experience. […]

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 What is a commonly heard statement from clients at the beginning of a Therapeutic Yoga session? a.  My body is falling apart as I age, and I want to stay active. b.  I’ve tried everything, and this is my last attempt to get relief from my  ______  pain. c.  I want to still be able […]

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Today it is popular knowledge that yoga’s benefits include physical gains like increased flexibility, balance, stamina and strength, yes?  But how do these gains translate and impact your daily life?  And what is this talk about the more subtle benefits of yoga such as relieving stress, being a nicer person, a more conscious being on […]

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Having been connected with a spiritual community for the last 12 years, I have heard the best intending people express their wish to become enlightened in this lifetime.  I once asked an acquaintance when she said that she was going for it, meaning, enlightenment, what she would do when she actually got there… For what […]

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Walking home from the studio recently, I experienced one of Albuquerque’s early signs of autumn’s approach–green chilies roasting. I LOVE that unmistakably sweet and pungent, slightly burnt aroma that wafts through the air on most fall days. The other harbingers of fall to note–balloons polka dotting the early morning sky and cottonwood trees showing a […]

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Remembrance

by | Dec 26, 2011 | 9 comments

Before class one morning, a yoga student shared with me that she was decidedly nervous about a flight she would be taking that day.  It was snowing like crazy in Albuquerque and temperatures were dropping.  From behind troubled eyes she asked if there was some way I could work the class to help her.  I […]

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