Student profile: Betty Gauthier

Student profile: Betty Gauthier

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Name:  Betty Gauthier Pronoun:  She, her, hers When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you?   Early 2017 I believe.  I greatly appreciated the diversity of the classes and the love and acceptance of all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity.  As a […]

When a sexual trauma survivor still feels like a victim

When a sexual trauma survivor still feels like a victim

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As I stirred my tea this morning I realized the rippling dreadful and defeating sensation I’ve been feeling lately.   I am participating in a daylong event that includes a trauma survivor workshop. I haven’t felt like a survivor that much lately although I teach yoga to survivors of sexual […]

Student profile: Kendra Pyle Kanaboshi

Student profile: Kendra Pyle Kanaboshi

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Name: Kendra Pyle Kanaboshi Pronoun: she/her/hers When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you? My fiancé (now husband), Naoki, and I started coming to Just B Yoga in late fall 2015. Naoki did a search for yoga studies online. I was attracted to the studio because […]

Noticing the color purple

Noticing the color purple

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There is a Lavender Farm in Lansing, just north of Old Town. It’s called Sixteen Sprigs.  It’s off Cesar Chavez on Clifton.         It’s amazing how beauty is right in front of all. We just have to open our eyes. Or change our patterns. Or walk a […]

Love the hater, forgive the hate

Love the hater, forgive the hate

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Recently, while at a protest against the separation of children from their parents at the southern border, I found myself surrounded by friends. It seemed every few moments someone came up to give me an embrace. I was touched at how many people I know from different walks of life, […]

#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. […]

Student profile: Laurel Tilot

Student profile: Laurel Tilot

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Name: Laurel Tilot Pronoun: She/her/they When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you? Summer 2017. I had two friends from work who frequently talked about the studio and I had just finished my first ever power yoga course over at Lake State Crossfit. I wanted something […]

Just B Yoga included on Pay-What-You-Can website

Just B Yoga included on Pay-What-You-Can website

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Just B Yoga is honored to be included in a website-directory of businesses across the U.S. and Canada which use alternative economic models (free, work exchange, barter, donation, pay-it-forward). The site, Pay What Online Guide, is vibrant and rich with businesses off all kinds across the country. There’s restaurants like Panera […]

Student profile: The Hillstroms

Student profile: The Hillstroms

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Name: The Hillstroms, Joe and Claudia Pronoun: Mr. and Mrs.   When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you? 2013   Why did you begin practicing yoga? To avoid old age aches and pains. Joe was recovering from osteoarthritis in his spine and I needed to […]

Flex your yoga muscles against child “abductions” at the U.S. border

Flex your yoga muscles against child “abductions” at the U.S. border

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When we roll out our yoga mat we are often seeking solace and peace and refuge for our bodies, minds and spirits. That refuge should not be hoarded and used solely for self-soothing and pampering. We owe it to our practice and our consciousness to step forth from our refuge, […]

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