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A Yogic Perspective on Karma Karma is a term that tends to get thrown around fairly loosely by those of us in the West. We lean towards a belief that Karma is some sort of entity floating around, keeping track of when we’ve been naughty and when we’ve been nice, kind...

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Energy Follows AttentionIf you’re reading this, congratulations, you’ve made it to Spring, 2022! With the change of season, many of us may be noticing a lightening of our burdens, an openness in our minds, a lifting of our spirits, and yes, a spring in our steps! Yes,...

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Nurturing and Cultivating Love through Presence and AwarenessHello Yogis, as many of you regulars know, we are currently in the midst of another Yoga Teacher Training here at OYC. As part of our curriculum, we are learning about the eight limbs of yoga, as codified in...

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A Journey to the Heart Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras are the guiding light on our experience and journey of yoga. Yoga means Union, to bring together, to yoke. What is it that we are bringing into union? Nichala Joy Devi offers a beautiful interpretation: “Yoga is the...

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New Year, Fresh PerspectiveHello everyone, and Happy New Year! The beginning of a New Year is certainly cause for celebration! Although 2021 has been a step up from 2020 for most of us, we do still have a pandemic making itself very well known, and many of us still...

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Giving the Gift of ReceivingFa La La, Ho Ho Ho, Season’s Greetings and Let’s Go Shopping! We’ve got gifts to buy, lists to check and people to make happy, right? Hmmm, maybe, and if your life is anything like mine, then yes, definitely! But does it have to be like...

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GratitudeHappy November everyone! Yes, you read that right, it’s November, and though many of us are continually presented with life’s challenges, the month of Thanksgiving is a reminder for us to recognize the abundance in our lives.   Now, upon hearing this, some of...

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Surrender sur·ren·der /səˈrendər/ verb cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority. Here’s a great topic: surrender. This may be something you’ve heard before in one of your spiritual circles. It could be advice you’ve gotten from one of...

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Establishing a RoutineHey everyone, welcome to September! For many of us, our kids have been back in school for the last couple of weeks, recommitting to their education and growth, establishing a whole new routine for themselves. Some kids get super excited to head...

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