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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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A Core Practice of Yoga: TapasFor 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, now is the perfect time for us to explore one of the core practices of yoga: Tapas! As you...

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Freedom and LiberationThis month, we Americans continue with our annual tradition of celebrating Freedom & Liberation on July 4th, Independence Day; barbeque, family, friends, fireworks, it’s a blast (pun intended)! However, the ancient texts of yoga teach us that...

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AlignmentHello Yogis, and welcome to June! We are overjoyed that many of you, slowly but surely, are returning back to the studio for in-person classes; it is truly a delight to see so many of your smiling faces! Practicing at home is great, however, coming to class...

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Looking Past Beliefs to See What's TrueHowdy Friends! The weather is starting to heat up and summer will soon be upon us. With the visibility of the November elections fading in the rearview mirror, and the COVID pandemic becoming less threatening for many of us here...

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