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What am I supposed to feel in my yoga?

“What am I supposed to be feeling?”   This is a common question in yoga classes. What am I supposed to be feeling in this pose? In my body? What is it supposed to feel like? What “should” it be like, feel like?   And quite honestly, the best answer I feel any teacher can

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How tai chi can help your yoga practice

I’ve been playing tai chi for far longer than I’ve practiced yoga asana regularly. So my meditation in movement has always been slow and purposeful and full of strength as well as ease. Recently I’ve come to realize just how much that practice influences my relationship to yoga asana. My sequencing is fluid. My steps

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Meditation on the go

A student recently asked if I had any resources for meditation on the road. They have a long commute and they have a stressful job. So they wanted something to listen to in order to keep their connection to calm heading into work and leaving. As I scrounged up some of my favorites I thought

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Distracted Peace: Yoga and meditation amidst the noise

The yoga mats are full of silent, almost sleeping students. The soft breathing marks the stillness. The scent of sage and sandalwood waft through the room. Then the thunderous rumble of big rig tires and hydraulics go past the front window. Or the sound of a dog barking, its claws scurry back and forth come

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What is Juicy Yoga?

Yoga Sutra 2.46 – SukhaSthiraAsanam: Posture practice should embody steadiness/strength/stability and ease/joy/comfort.   When you find that space of steadiness and ease, then you’ve truly found the Juicy part of your practice! Yoga is ultimately a practice of finding a space of empowerment and peace.  It is a spiritual technology that utilizes breath work, meditation,

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Placid effort

Stillness is a practice that can evade, elude and still entrance. This past weekend I had the blessing of a private beach camping experience . It was a long overdue vacation. The weather was clear albeit chilly. Restoration would be mine! I was actively planning my nothing time. I was going to immerse in this

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Best in Michigan: Just B Yoga

The day-to-day life of running the studio and teaching can feel like the work grind that my students arrive at the studio complaining about at the end of the day. And just like everyone else’s “job” inspiration can wane. Not that I ever forget what we’re doing at Just B Yoga – providing yoga and

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The ‘how-to’s’ of a donation-based yoga studio

I get contacted a lot about our donation-based model. Sometimes it’s from the media, like Mindful Studio magazine. Reporter Kaitlyn Clay interviewed Just B Yoga about the pros and cons in her article “Opening a donation-based yoga studio.” I honestly forget sometimes that we are donation-based and that it’s novel for some. It’s become such

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Meet new teacher Veronica and her Slow Flow Yoga class

Join us in welcoming Veronica Vachon as a new teacher at Just B Yoga. She completed her 200 HR yoga certification last fall at East Lansing Hot Yoga. She teaches several classes there and at Haslett Community Church. Her bio: Veronica started dabbling, very lightly, in yoga about 10 years ago. After years of practicing

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Just B Yoga garden volunteers needed!

Are you passionate about gardening and fresh  veggies? Do you want to be a party of Lansing’s only yoga garden? We need at least two garden volunteers to help tend to the garden this season. It needs to be turned and planted. Julie Cotton, a sustainable agriculture professor at MSU, will provide guidance and coordination

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New yoga classes starting May!

We are excited to offer two new classes on schedule with new teachers who completed our teacher training program. These classes start the first week of May. Sign up HERE and enjoy these new restorative and fun classes.   Spirit Flow with Elige. 6 p.m. Tuesday (Level 1-3) Connect with the voice of your spirit

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Do you want to teach at Just B Yoga?

Are you passionate about making yoga accessible to all bodies? Do you have experience creating inclusive environments? Are you a yoga instructor who understands yoga isn’t just about stretching the body but the mind and spirit? We’d love to have you join us! We are seeking 200HR or 500HR certified yoga instructors to teach yoga

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