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Joel Mann: Finding your yoga float, flight and flow

By Joel Mann. (Joel is teaching a workshop July 14, Finding your Float, at Just B Yoga) Developing my float has been an inward journey paralleling my asana practice. It started on the outside with an exploration of what my body can do physically. I learned that my pelvic floor not only engages, but stabilizes

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When life becomes a circus, do yoga!

Ran into Derrick Perkins at the Reach Studio Art Center circus Saturday for Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. He was juggling and walking on stilts. So when life becomes a circus, why not do yoga?

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Lansing fire victim starts fundraiser to become a yoga teacher

I met Derek Jones over this winter when he came to Just B Yoga for a class. His presence was gentle and assured. His practice was honest and his own. His smile was pure sunshine. I later found he was interested in yoga teacher training and thought there are many who could benefit from his

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Award brings Just B Yoga journey into focus

I was honored to share receiving the Tribute to Women Award last night with Judi Brown Clarke. It was the first time the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing had given the award to two of the honorees. To stand alongside her, our journeys side by side, is awe-inspiring. From her wikipedia listing: “She competed for

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Just B Yoga founder nominated for Tribute to Women

Tonight I will attend the “Dream, Girl – Reach for the Stars” Tribute to Women award ceremony by the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing as a nominee. I am humbled to receive this nomination for so many reasons. According to the nomination application, “the award recognizes local women who have shown the following:” 1. Success

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Yoga for depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety can leave us immobilized and feeling helpless. We struggle to gain control. We often fight to hide our situation from friends and loved ones. And we sink further and further. Even if we are in therapy, often prescription medications are offered and we are left hoping and waiting for results. Yoga practices

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Hug a tree to just be

I am a natural-born tree hugger. And go figure! Hugging trees is good! A friend recently posted this article on Facebook. When I saw it in my newsfeed I took in a gasp. After reading it I exhaled. I almost cried too. You see, as a very young child I used to hug a tree

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Who’s to blame for yoga injuries?

Does yoga cause injuries? That’s the question. There have been some articles lately with gurus and teachers confessing the error of their ways of teaching and practicing, begging forgiveness for injuries and throwing yoga under the bus saying it’s actually harmful to our health rather than restorative, healing and good. “How Yoga can Wreck your

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Building wellness into Michigan communities

I got the honor to join more than 1,700 people last week who are invested in building Michigan communities. Building them, literally, brick by brick. Building our transportation. Building our image and vitality. And, building our spirit and health. The Building Michigan Communities Conference celebrated its 15th year with a name change that sharpens its

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Yoga studio sprouts kids garden yoga program

The Just B Yoga kids garden program got underway this Saturday. City Sprouts runs at the same time as Empower Yoga, encouraging parents to do yoga while kids learn about gardening and fresh produce and yoga. Emily White, a Just B Yoga instructor, is teaching City Sprouts. She also has some help from our garden

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Just B Yoga garden art

Yoga and gardening and art? That’s community building for sure! Weekends like this past one force me to reflect on our little community and how much we’ve grown. So many of our family and friends came to help paint our garden mural it was humbling. From very little seeds big things can grow. Just B

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Chakra workshop gets inner wheels spinning

I’ve felt stuck in the mud, drenched in tears and serene as though floating on calm peaceful waters. That’s all in the last month and a half. No, there haven’t really been any huge life-changing, emotionally charged events. I’ve been traveling through my chakras. I am co-leading a monthly series of workshops at Just B

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