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Tai Chi classes start in November

Sifu Belinda Thurston will offer free/donation livestream classes on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. (EST).

A 6-week series class will teach the Cheng Man Ch’ing Short Yang form starting Nov. 7, 9 a.m. Saturdays.

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Receive a Chakra Tuning CD with donation

For a limited time, you can receive a copy of our “Crystal Singing Bowl Chakra Tune-up” CD. Gale Amon, an amazing practitioner and wise spirit, plays his crystal singing bowls, which are tuned to the energy of each of our chakras. This is a wonderful accompaniment to our Chakra Yoga Flow, Sunday morning classes, where

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Home Yoga Practice: Tapas/Discipline

Tapas, or devotion, is a key fire in the engine of our yoga practice. Applied energy toward positive change – a healthy body and mind-spirit. Tapas is one of the Niyamas, or ways of personal behavior, in yoga. The Niyamas guide the “what it’s all about.”  “Tapas is the conscious effort to achieve ultimate union

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Home Yoga Practice: Suffering/Duhkha

When we are confronted with an inability and lack of power to influence a situation or emotion we interpret the resultant feeling as suffering

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Home Yoga Practice Week 10: Focus (Dharana)

I have spent a lot of my years believing that focus was lasering my will. It was how I believed my success in academics, my profession – heck anything – was achieved. Lasering my will was me forcing my dominance or defiance. For example, “I’m not going to let them think I can’t do something because I’m a woman. “ “I’m going to prove I’m worthy as a person of color and do it 10 times better.” I had to be THE best which means superior when you think about it, or when I think about it. And being superior by deductive reasoning means others are inferior. And that just lands me at dominance.

Home Yoga Practice: Week 8, Flexibility

How we view flexibility is so different. It’s like this alluring Siren. We are drawn to it and fear it and know that it could hurt us so we also avoid it.

This week’s Home Yoga Practice explores Flexibility in multiple ways as a theme for a yoga plan.

  1. Physiologically
  2. Mentally
  3. Sutras

Home Yoga Practice: Prana/Breath

Prana can be loosely defined as “life force energy” or the source of our consciousness, the source of our life force. It is also referred to as breath. Breath exercises are called pranayama. This is often a focus or theme of my practice. I call it a “root” theme because if I’m not in a

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Week 3: Practice your plan, Plan your Practice – Effort

Our yoga practice is a great canvas for us to explore and learn about effort. Poses show us when we are straining or giving up. Breath reveals the quality of our ease. Our mind can be the birth place of our effort and where we cultivate sustainable effort, aka focus.

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Week 2: Plan your practice, Practice Your Plan – acceptance and binding

Acceptance of what happens is certainly a worthwhile chew for our times. The pandemic and our fight for freedom, justice and equality can stir discontent. At least it keeps our focus on what’s wrong and the need to fix. It can feel like acceptance means we are OK with the state of the world. It doesn’t.

Outdoor Yogas canceled until further notice

I have decided to cancel further outdoor yoga classes for the foreseeable future. The COVID pandemic is still among us and recent trends locally have me not feeling comfortable with hosting an event which could become an epicenter of outbreak.

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