#Metoo, Buddhism and Healing

#Metoo, Buddhism and Healing

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My first experience with Buddhism was at a monastery in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. in the late 1990s. I took a fellow journalist to an introduction to meditation. It was in a listing in the alternative newspaper and it was free.   It was led by Lama Norlha, the abbot there. […]

Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, to speak at social justice summit

Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, to speak at social justice summit

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Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Candea, director of Yoga Impact and the International Yoga Therapy Institute. She had heard of the work Just B Yoga does with accessibility and inclusion and wanted me to share the concept with her teacher trainees in New Jersey via web […]

Just B Yoga helps make social justice workshops trauma-informed

Just B Yoga helps make social justice workshops trauma-informed

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Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, has been contracted to work with the Ingham County Health Department to revise its Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop. The workshop has been doing groundbreaking work for nearly a decade, training employees and the public about how privilege and oppression affect access to […]

Step by step: Revelations in a walking meditation

Step by step: Revelations in a walking meditation

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I led a group of about 7 people on a walking meditation recently. It was one of my workplace clients and our room had been changed to a conference room. I removed as many distractions from the room as I could. We cleared the white board of the project work […]

The benefits of meditation at work

The benefits of meditation at work

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We started a new contract offering midday meditation twice a week for employees at the Board of Water & Light this year. The first session, at the old depot station, started with just a handful of people, seated on the floor with essential oils diffusing. But a steady stream of […]

Yoga 1.0 series starts Jan. 7

Yoga 1.0 series starts Jan. 7

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What is yoga? Is it a religion? What’s the OM? I’m not flexible. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’m not advanced enough.   Yoga. So ancient and yet so foreign to many of us. We are bombarded with images online or in magazines of perfectly sculpted bodies in seemingly […]

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