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What are you making it?

I used to look at messages like this and push myself harder. I saw it as a spotlight on everything that wasn’t perfect and I should just pull up those bootstraps, stop whining, see the silver lining. Basically harsh self-criticism, masked as positivity and motivation. I looked at this type of phrasing to amplify what

Community cleanup this Thursday and Friday

Our community center at the former Otto Middle School was vandalized a week ago. The Advancement Corp. (AC3) non-profit that runs the center is not discouraged or defeated. Join us with the entire community to help clean up and continue restoration of the center with painting and other projects. Thursday 4-8 p.m., Friday 4-6 p.m.

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Yoga Poem: What’s yours is not mine

The bees make honey What’s theirs is not mine The trees make sap and wood What’s theirs is not mine The flowers make blooms What’s theirs is not mine The planet has water and minerals The cosmos have planets The natives have rituals and customs What’s theirs is not mine What’s mine are my actions

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Receive: When we have nothing left to give 

Ever drag yourself to your yoga mat and feel depleted? You push yourself through poses and breath exercises that have become your discipline, but today you feel like you’re pushing against the grain.
Is that a bad day on the mat? What went wrong?

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Tai Chi: Beginning and Ending

In the I-Ching, there are 64 lessons, or natural phases of being in harmony in life. These 64 phases cycle. So once you are at 64, you return to 1. The last two, After Completion and Before Completion bear great significance for me in my Tai Chi practice (and life). Tai Chi is alluring in

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Bravery and strength show up when you do

Bravery and strength can grow and fluctuate in intensity. Watching students grow over time is a privilege and gift of teaching. I only get to teach if students come back and continue to come back. These two spirits have kept coming back to their yoga through life stages and challenges, through different kinds of classes,

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It takes a village to yoga

It takes a village to yoga. We help each other see ourselves honestly and with clarity. We keep each other balanced on the mat and accountable off the mat. We get courage when we see the bravery of others and take baby steps ourselves. Caroline does this for me in her blog post “Ebb &

Recovery-focused yoga class, Happy Hour Yoga starts Friday

Happy Hour Recovery Yoga starts this Friday! It’s a yoga class with a half-hour circle sharing time for those in recovery from substances, trauma, habitual patterns… all recovery. Yoga is a system of living and growing that is about connecting and integrating what is fractured and disconnected. This system has been used, as Krishnamacharya says,

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We have moved to the former Otto Middle School

What a journey this last month has been! We have cleaned and redecorated a space – Room 150 – in the former Otto Middle School as the new home of Just B Yoga. We are excited to be a part of a new community center vision of wellness and collaboration, created by Advancement Corporation. How

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