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Fear as TransformationOctober is here, and you know what that means: cute little ghosts and goblins will be walking the streets of your neighborhood very soon! Although these little monsters are typically not too frightening, we figured this month would be an...

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The Power of Routine

The Power of Routine

The Power of RoutineHey everyone, welcome to September! For many of us, this is a time where our kids have gone back to school, recommitting to their education and growth, making big adjustments in their routines. So what happens with us and our routines? Whether we...

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A Core Practice of Yoga: Tapas

A Core Practice of Yoga: Tapas

A Core Practice of Yoga: TapasWith temperatures climbing, we figured this would be a good time for us to explore a core practice of yoga: Tapas! And no, I’m not talking about tasty dishes served on little plates for your dining pleasure, I’m talking heat! In Sanskrit,...

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Liberation and Freedom

Liberation and Freedom

Liberation and Freedom...This month, our country celebrates Freedom & Liberation on July 4th, Independence Day! As yogis, we can focus on choosing Freedom & Liberation for ourselves. Liberation from what, you may ask? Well, as a country, we know we were...

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Yoga is…

Yoga is…

Yoga is... Since we are celebrating International Yoga Day on June 21 this month, it seems now is a good time to look at an important question: what actually is yoga? Is it maintaining tree pose for more than five breaths before falling? What about the perfect...

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Nurturing and Cultivating Love through Presence and Awareness

Nurturing and Cultivating Love through Presence and Awareness

Nurturing and Cultivating Love through Presence and AwarenessLove, it’s what makes the world go ‘round, right? We’re all looking for it, we all need it, we all want more of it! Whether it’s your spouse, child, parent, friend, neighbor or self, these relationships can...

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Awakening and Discovery

Awakening and Discovery

Awakening and DiscoveryDuring the month of April, we invite you to begin to look to your yoga practice and understand it as a process of awakening and discovery. Using two of the most accessible tools of yoga, asana (poses), along with pranayama (breath), we can begin...

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Transformation & Change

Transformation & Change

Transformation & Change By Ashley Benson, ERYT-200, YACEP If you’ve been practicing yoga for a while, you may have said, or heard a fellow yogi say, “Yoga changed my life.” For many of us, yoga has become a vehicle for deep transformation and change in our lives....

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Yoga: A Journey to the Heart

Yoga: A Journey to the Heart

Yoga: A Journey to the Heart By Ashley Benson, ERYT-200, YACEP 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...

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