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Embrace Your Greatness

I’ve given a lot of thought to the idea of greatness and what it means to have it in my life.  It’s a slippery slope, this idea of being great, but I want to share a story, thoughts that have recently come together for me and what the yoga tradition has to say about...

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Why Longer Formats for Yoga Offerings?

A recent study, Yoga In America­–2012, provided some interesting and eyebrow raising results for me.  The good news:  yoga and everything yoga related is increasing in popularity.  The unfortunate news: the true purpose of yoga may be getting lost. Take a look at how...

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July Sequence–Grounded Backbends

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....

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Bhava’s 7 Gems

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...

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7 Reasons for Going to Yoga School

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...

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Yoga Therapeutics–What’s it All About?

 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...

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Yoga Has Your Back… and Your Heart

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...

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What Motivates Your Practice?

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,...

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