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The yoga Malcolm taught

“We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, patience creates unity.” – El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcolm X), May 19, 1925-Feb. 21, 1965 Many of you have heard me talk about walking by my mom’s bedroom  as a child and seeing her in salamba sarvangasana – shoulder

Healing and the power in our yoga

Yoga taught me a lot this week. I was faced with truly teaching; teaching with an innate reflex; teaching to people who really need yoga. Let me say that again….teaching to people who really NEED yoga. And while it was scary, it was ultimately humbling, revealing and transformational for me. I took on a new

Video captures REO Town renaissance at Art Alley

I love underdogs and folks who hoist themselves by their bootstraps. Maybe that’s my attraction to Michigan and Lansing in particular. We’ve stopped laying down and accepting being kicked. We’re seizing the day, seizing our potential, seizing our own futures! New ideas and efforts abound. One of them is REO Art Alley. It’s more than

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Just B and the Yoga Refuge Co-op connection

A few months ago I ran into a non-profit yoga organization in Colorado called the Yoga Refuge Co-op trolling on the internet. The founder and I struck up email and Facebook niceties and well-wishes. I had no idea it would blossom into a beautiful interstate relationship that would offer opportunities to live our yoga practices

I want to thank….

In true Academy Award fashion I can see myself at the podium: “I want to thank my mother, my brother, my dog (may she rest in peace), my cats, my fish, my first grade teacher Mrs. Garcia….Oh and #LOVELANSING!” Folks, this has been an amazing day, week, month…you pick. And it’s all because of you

Community: There is no try, only do

It has taken me decades of life and arriving in Lansing after working at more than six newspapers to truly feel and be a part of community. This isn’t a gratuitous #lovelansing moment (although I love you guys, and you know that). I hope it’s a touch deeper.

Make a difference

Tonight’s the night! Our Wednesday yoga class is moving to Art Alley at 6 p.m. We’re practicing yoga to DJ Rachael and we’re gathering afterward with food from Feed Your Karma. This special 2-hour class is about celebrating and giving back to the community. The drive to give back comes from a lot of places.

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How Lenten Yoga reawakened my spirit

I experienced a different style of yoga practice on Saturday. And in many ways I practiced what my spirit has always known. Just B Yoga visited The Studio Yoga in Grand Rapids for a special candlelight Lenten Yoga Practice. The class was instructed by my friend Andre Daley (@whollyyoga) who is a pastor and a

Just B Yoga is taking yoga around town

Today is the first day of a new Lansing yoga experiment.

A part of our mission is to make yoga not only affordable but accessible in Lansing.

So we’re taking it to the streets and bringing yoga to your neighborhood.

The Free Community class will now rotate to different locations around town.

Lansing Derby Vixens: WINNING

What’s worth a drive to Flint on a Sunday night? A pack of knee-pad, mouthguard-wearing girls in pink and green.

The Lansing Derby Vixens are one of Lansing’s roller derby teams. The Vixens have been coming to Just B for yoga training.

Well, some of the Just B Yoga family went to support the team and check out what derby is all about. First, some lovely people I’ve come to know as Sarah and Jen are transformed into “Mullicious Intent” and “Gluteus Maxine.”


Roller Derby-Yoga Fusion? Hmmmm…

I like to think I’m kind of a bad ass (or have been at least, in my day). I played rugby in high school (one of two pioneering women on a male team!) I played rugby when I was in college for the Pittsburgh Women’s Rugby League (our T-shirt said No Balls at All) I

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