The Point is the Practice

The Point is the Practice

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I was invited to a Yoga 2eXceL class by one of my friends. When I learned that it was a class for bigger bodies I leapt at the chance. I was a fitness yogi eight years ago. I treated yoga then as a nice alternative to kickboxing and spinning class. […]

The Women We Are photo book, Just B Yoga special

The Women We Are photo book, Just B Yoga special

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I can remember the folds of my mother’s skin as I bathed her before she died. I felt like I could feel the passage of time and love and birth and life in the texture of the skin. I could feel what she gave, shared, exuded over that span. I […]

What’s “the face” of loving yourself?

What’s “the face” of loving yourself?

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Our very own Emily Dryzga is a finalist in a local contest “The Face.” It’s a casting call for a lingerie photo shoot for Curvaceous Lingerie, a shop in Old Town for all body sizes. They were asked to share one piece of advice to women about learning to love […]

Body-image, beauty & bravery: A Just B Yoga photo shoot

Body-image, beauty & bravery: A Just B Yoga photo shoot

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For many of us being in front of a camera  – much less doing yoga! – conjures feelings of dread and even disdain. We don’t feel the camera flatters us. We are afraid to see our bodies. We are afraid of judgment. Last weekend several Just B Yoga students took […]

Why I teach yoga to heavy people

Why I teach yoga to heavy people

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I am five foot tall and about 125 pounds and I teach yoga to heavy and round people. I see myself as a heavy and round person. I don’t know if I ever won’t.      Positive body image and balance are a daily practice. When I step up to Warrrior 1 […]

Finding yoga to excel, no ifs, ands or buts

Finding yoga to excel, no ifs, ands or buts

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A student recently asked me how she could get her arms into Eagle. I started by looking at her try to approach it. Her elbows barely cross one another and her forearms are nowhere near touching. I then focused on the back of her shoulders and told her she was […]

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