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Love the hater, forgive the hate

Recently, while at a protest against the separation of children from their parents at the southern border, I found myself surrounded by friends. It seemed every few moments someone came up to give me an embrace. I was touched at how many people I know from different walks of life, some attached to Just B

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#Metoo, Buddhism and Healing

My first experience with Buddhism was at a monastery in Wappingers Falls, N.Y. in the late 1990s. I took a fellow journalist to an introduction to meditation. It was in a listing in the alternative newspaper and it was free.   It was led by Lama Norlha, the abbot there.   My friend was itching

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Student profile: Laurel Tilot

Name: Laurel Tilot Pronoun: She/her/they When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you? Summer 2017. I had two friends from work who frequently talked about the studio and I had just finished my first ever power yoga course over at Lake State Crossfit. I wanted something in a different environment that

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Just B Yoga included on Pay-What-You-Can website

Just B Yoga is honored to be included in a website-directory of businesses across the U.S. and Canada which use alternative economic models (free, work exchange, barter, donation, pay-it-forward). The site, Pay What Online Guide, is vibrant and rich with businesses off all kinds across the country. There’s restaurants like Panera Cares Cafe in Dearborn. There’s

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Student profile: The Hillstroms

Name: The Hillstroms, Joe and Claudia Pronoun: Mr. and Mrs.   When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you? 2013   Why did you begin practicing yoga? To avoid old age aches and pains. Joe was recovering from osteoarthritis in his spine and I needed to exercise (plain and simple). I

Child Health

Flex your yoga muscles against child “abductions” at the U.S. border

When we roll out our yoga mat we are often seeking solace and peace and refuge for our bodies, minds and spirits. That refuge should not be hoarded and used solely for self-soothing and pampering. We owe it to our practice and our consciousness to step forth from our refuge, strengthened, emboldened and empowered to

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Just B Yoga closed for #MeToo Tarana Burke event

Today, Just B Yoga will be participating in the first-ever #MeToo Teen Summit, with Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement. The summit is being sponsored by the Firecracker Foundation and is inviting teen survivors of sexual assault and supporters of those survivors.   According to Tashmica Torok, director of the Firecracker Foundation, “This is

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Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, to speak at social justice summit

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Candea, director of Yoga Impact and the International Yoga Therapy Institute. She had heard of the work Just B Yoga does with accessibility and inclusion and wanted me to share the concept with her teacher trainees in New Jersey via web cam. (see video below) It

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Just B Yoga helps make social justice workshops trauma-informed

Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, has been contracted to work with the Ingham County Health Department to revise its Health Equity and Social Justice Workshop. The workshop has been doing groundbreaking work for nearly a decade, training employees and the public about how privilege and oppression affect access to public health. Belinda is being

Classes

Twice the fun! Two Curvy classes on schedule now

You asked for it. Just B Yoga now offers Yoga 2eXceL twice a week. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. SIGN UP FOR CLASS HERE I thank you all for your support of this class. We are the only Curvy Friendly yoga studio in the Lansing area. Belinda got her Curvy Friendly training from Anna

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Step by step: Revelations in a walking meditation

I led a group of about 7 people on a walking meditation recently. It was one of my workplace clients and our room had been changed to a conference room. I removed as many distractions from the room as I could. We cleared the white board of the project work that was scribbled there. We

Classes

We want to add another Plus-sized yoga class; vote here

Yoga 2eXceL, our plus-sized yoga class, has become so popular we’d like to offer it twice a week. The current class is Thursday at 7:30 p.m. and we will keep that one. But we’d like you to tell us when you’d like us to add the second class. Vote and keep your eye out for

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