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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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Invite your wild side and feel the real you

You are allowed to feel your body. Feel deeply, good, bad, ugly, anxious, excited, mellowed, empty and full. Feeling our feelings is our greatest gift, and terror, that we have as humans beings. We are wild human beings, who are connected to everything around us through breath and weather and sunlight. Our very inhale is

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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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The Mat and the Meds, by Kim Lewis

(August 18th , 2015) I’m taking a big step. Coming off medication prescribed for bipolar disorder after 25 years of taking anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medication, and mood stabilizers. Really, I’m taking another step in series of small steps. This is not a reckless, unplanned leap from a complicated mix of drugs to zero drugs. And I’m

Cyber Monday deals at Just B Yoga EXTENDED THROUGH GIVING TUESDAY

OUR CYBER MONDAY DEALS ARE EXTENDED THROUGH GIVING TUESDAY! Today for Cyber Monday, we are offering a few specials to show our appreciation and in hopes you will give the gift of Just Being! 5-class Package PLUS 60-Min Massage $80 ($100 value) Warrior Monthly Unlimited yoga & tai chi classes $60 ($85 value) 60-Min Massage

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