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 […]

All are welcome at Just B Yoga, even if you voted for Trump

All are welcome at Just B Yoga, even if you voted for Trump

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Facebook message to Just B Yoga: “…Also, in response to Thursday’s post, does the studio’s philosophy of diversity & inclusion extend to those who are non-political or who have alternative political views? I presume the answer is yes… (Alternative, as in alternative to yours.)” Of course my answer was yes. […]

Yoga with hand pan performance: Believe

Yoga with hand pan performance: Believe

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There is a stillness inside of every note that Jeremy Arndt plays. It’s a palpable soft cloud of energy carried by some of the most beautiful vibrations ears can perceive. That’s how I feel when in the presence of his hang drum (hand pan) and didjeridoo. That’s what I wanted […]

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

Here’s how yoga helps me #resist

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I got up this morning and I had my sit meditation. It was a struggle. I resorted to mantra in order to have a focus. Om mani padme hung. Compassion. I got some tea. Then I started my asana practice. It was staggered. My body sluggish. My heart heavy and […]

Yoga + Social activism = peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

Yoga + Social activism = peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

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I love Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwiches. Initially, the mere mention of this combination would cause me to make a sour face.  I couldn’t comprehend how brine and peanuts could co-exist.  However, confusion and intrigue encouraged me to try one and I loved it. I think that I can say […]

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