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Independence Day, Freedom and Yoga

How free are you on your mat? Is yoga freely available in your community? Do you have an independent, home practice? How does your yoga practice help you free your body, mind and spirit? And most importantly how does your yoga practice help create freedom and independence in your community for positive transformation? I encourage

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A new look for Just B Yoga

This month we are celebrating a year of being a full-time yoga studio and with that comes a new look. We have a new logo created by Kimberly Lavon. It’s a fresh new take on Just B Yoga that hopefully reflects our spirit and our vibe. We are gritty. We are urban. We are bold.

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Derek Jones: Three weeks into yoga teacher training

Derek Jones is in yoga teacher training and trying to raise money for the tuition. He lost his home to a fire just a few weeks before the training began. He is raising money via Indiegogo. Training has already been transformative, according to his Facebook  posts: Things I learned in Yoga Teacher Training. <Week Two,

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Joel Mann: Finding your yoga float, flight and flow

By Joel Mann. (Joel is teaching a workshop July 14, Finding your Float, at Just B Yoga) Developing my float has been an inward journey paralleling my asana practice. It started on the outside with an exploration of what my body can do physically. I learned that my pelvic floor not only engages, but stabilizes

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When life becomes a circus, do yoga!

Ran into Derrick Perkins at the Reach Studio Art Center circus Saturday for Be a Tourist in Your Own Town. He was juggling and walking on stilts. So when life becomes a circus, why not do yoga?

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Lansing fire victim starts fundraiser to become a yoga teacher

I met Derek Jones over this winter when he came to Just B Yoga for a class. His presence was gentle and assured. His practice was honest and his own. His smile was pure sunshine. I later found he was interested in yoga teacher training and thought there are many who could benefit from his

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Award brings Just B Yoga journey into focus

I was honored to share receiving the Tribute to Women Award last night with Judi Brown Clarke. It was the first time the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing had given the award to two of the honorees. To stand alongside her, our journeys side by side, is awe-inspiring. From her wikipedia listing: “She competed for

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Just B Yoga founder nominated for Tribute to Women

Tonight I will attend the “Dream, Girl – Reach for the Stars” Tribute to Women award ceremony by the Women’s Center of Greater Lansing as a nominee. I am humbled to receive this nomination for so many reasons. According to the nomination application, “the award recognizes local women who have shown the following:” 1. Success

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Yoga for depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety can leave us immobilized and feeling helpless. We struggle to gain control. We often fight to hide our situation from friends and loved ones. And we sink further and further. Even if we are in therapy, often prescription medications are offered and we are left hoping and waiting for results. Yoga practices

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Hug a tree to just be

I am a natural-born tree hugger. And go figure! Hugging trees is good! A friend recently posted this article on Facebook. When I saw it in my newsfeed I took in a gasp. After reading it I exhaled. I almost cried too. You see, as a very young child I used to hug a tree

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Who’s to blame for yoga injuries?

Does yoga cause injuries? That’s the question. There have been some articles lately with gurus and teachers confessing the error of their ways of teaching and practicing, begging forgiveness for injuries and throwing yoga under the bus saying it’s actually harmful to our health rather than restorative, healing and good. “How Yoga can Wreck your

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Building wellness into Michigan communities

I got the honor to join more than 1,700 people last week who are invested in building Michigan communities. Building them, literally, brick by brick. Building our transportation. Building our image and vitality. And, building our spirit and health. The Building Michigan Communities Conference celebrated its 15th year with a name change that sharpens its

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