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How many sun salutes should I do this morning?

How many sun salutations should I do this morning? How many is enough? What am I hoping the effect will be? Enough sun salutes to reverse the rotation of the earth on its axis? Turn back time? To when? To what? How many prostrations should I perform this day? As I go up and down

“Same old same old” is in our minds

There is no such thing as same old same old Each sunrise is new Each cloud is new Each flower is new Each bird chirping is new Each breath is new We know this but we don’t KNOW this. We find ourselves grumbling about rolling out of bed on a Monday (or a Tuesday as

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Just B Yoga anniversary package specials

I am humbled and grateful beyond belief. Six years ago I started teaching yoga in a school gymnasium with an idea to make yoga more accessible to everyday people. And every day you ALL never cease to amaze me in your adoption and adaptations with yoga in your lives. Thank YOU for SIX YEARS OF

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There is no winning in yoga

I’m a competitive person. Yes I’m a yogini. I teach yoga. I own a studio. I teach people to teach yoga. And yet I’m competitive and struggle against needing to win ALL THE TIME! Since I was a little girl I’ve had a drive to win. My mother even toppled a game board  (Trouble) shouting

Free LGBTQ Rainbow Yoga Flow at Spiral July 16!

Our hearts have been hurting. Our anger has been brewing. News accounts of the massacre in Orlando targeting the LGBTQ community left many dazed, numb. Follow that up with more police killings of black men and then the killings of police. We rally. We shout. We push for legislation. We push for changes in systems.

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Yoga should FIT YOU, not be FITNESS

I’m going to try yoga but don’t expect me to be good at it. I’m not going to be able to do a lot of stuff. I can’t do what you do.   This is often the introductory phrase of a lot of yoga students. It’s apologetic before trying. It’s so much pressure to fit

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Sexual trauma, teens and transformation

It’s a modern day Breakfast Club of sorts. A gymnast. A martial artist. An honor student. A book worm. Teenage girls. Stressed about school and dating. In love with social media and music. Worried about college. They are bonded each week knowing they’ve all suffered something horrible in a special yoga class I teach with

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Parent-Tot Yoga starts Feb. 8!

Bring your infant-toddler to Just B Yoga and let’s get creative in finding yoga together. This class welcomes a parent with up to two (2) little ones (birth to age 4) to come in and have fun exploring movement and breath. Feel free to bring a baby carrier, small bouncy seat, quiet (soft) toys or

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How it all began: The journey to Just Being

Just B Yoga, a donation-based yoga studio, got started on a public bus in 2010. It was the #14 on the CATA system here in Lansing. Michigan was in the tailwind of the Great Recession. It was an idea that got into motion as I noticed no one who rode the bus with me went

Please donate to a Just B Yoga student after a house fire

Our friend and fellow yoga student, Julie Cotton-Fire Reed, lost her home in a fire yesterday. It’s all gone. Apparently she smelled the smoke overnight before the alarms went off and was able to get her family and even the cats out before it all burned down. We are relieved to know they are safe

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Curvaceous Lingerie Sports Bra Trunk Show & Fit Experience

On Monday, Jan. 11, we will host “Curvaceous Lingerie Sports Bra Trunk Show & Fit Experience” at Just B Yoga from 6-9 p.m. Owner, Lauren Long, will talk about the value of a properly fitted bra and particularly for your yoga practice. RESERVE YOUR SPOT – TRUNK SHOW IS FREE. ATTEND FOR CLASS OR JUST

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Yoga on the Ball starts Jan. 12

Come have a ball with us on Tuesday nights! On Jan. 12 we are starting a new class series, Yoga on the Ball. Using exercise balls, we will find flowing yoga sequences and core stability and deep stretches. This class is not recommended for those with wrist issues. Exercise balls provided. This is a six-week

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