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How to be black and healthy?

The moderator called us a “dynamic duo.” I kind of smiled inside. Certainly my brother and I had illusions of animated cartoon grandeur when we were growing up; we were going to “take over the world!” But to be introduced that way in our first on-stage event of our lives was a bucket list moment.

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Gratitude is an action

(From Thanksgiving 2018) Gratitude is more than feeling fortunate. Feeling fortunate has been aligned with luck. Reveling in personal luck and abundance over others’ suffering and lack implies a right to an unearned privilege. I cannot celebrate my unearned privilege of fortune and be grateful I wasn’t in a wildfire, earthquake, volcano, typhoon, war, genocide

#metoo

Student profile: Betty Gauthier

Name:  Betty Gauthier Pronoun:  She, her, hers When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you?   Early 2017 I believe.  I greatly appreciated the diversity of the classes and the love and acceptance of all people regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity.  As a sexual abuse survivor I felt

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Student profile: Kendra Pyle Kanaboshi

Name: Kendra Pyle Kanaboshi Pronoun: she/her/hers When did you start coming to Just B Yoga? What attracted you? My fiancé (now husband), Naoki, and I started coming to Just B Yoga in late fall 2015. Naoki did a search for yoga studies online. I was attracted to the studio because it is community-focused and makes

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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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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

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