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A Journey to the HeartPatanjali’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 2022 has been a step up from recent years for most of us, we do still have COVID19 making itself known. Furthermore, many of us...

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Giving the Gift of ReceivingFa La La, Ho Ho Ho, Season’s Greetings, and Let’s Go Shopping! The holidays are upon us; we’ve got gifts to buy, lists to check, and people to make happy, right? This busyness is a prequisite to get into the holiday spirit, right? If you’re...

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Yoga and TranscendenceYoga and transcendence are weighty words with significant meanings and potentially life-changing implications, but most of us don’t realize just how much the two have in common. Generally speaking, we revere transcendence as a state reserved...

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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 and establishing a whole new routine for themselves. Some kids get super excited to...

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A Core Practice of Yoga: Tapas FREE YTT information session this Friday, August 5th @6pm. Click here to sign up now <3  For those of us here in Florida, August is one of the hottest, if not THE hottest, times of the year. With temperatures climbing to their peak,...

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Liberation and Freedom...Hey everyone, it’s July, the month when we, the citizens of the United States, carry on with our annual tradition of celebrating our country’s Independence on July 4th; barbeque, family, friends, fireworks, it’s a blast (pun intended)!...

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Acceptance of the UnacceptableAcceptance is a loaded concept, at least it has been to me. In the past, when a well-meaning friend or family member would counsel me to accept an upsetting situation and to move on, I was indignant! Acceptance meant that I was either...

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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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