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Welcome Yogi Narayan and his Yoga Pranayama class

This Sunday Just B Yoga welcomed Yogi Narayan to the studio for his Yoga Pranayama class, a new weekly offering from 1-4 p.m. This is an amazing experience. Don’t let the three hours give you pause.

The class does light asana practice (postures) in the beginning for about an hour, then pranayama practices for a little more than an hour, and then meditation and questions.

The depth of his knowledge and the peacefulness of his spirit are a blessing to share.

Just B gets to know REO Town with old-fashioned shoe leather

Tuesday I took a few hours to walk around REO Town to hand out fliers and meet whomever I could meet. I can be really comfortable with putting out a quick blog, sending out a Tweet and updating my Facebook page, but that can give me a false sense of communication. It’s not interaction. It’s not connecting…so, it’s not yoga, right?

Welcome Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga – This class focuses on relaxing the body in restful postures – it helps calm the nervous system and give your body an opportunity to renew and heal itself! New class starts Oct. 11 at 10 a.m. in Lansing at Just B Yoga, 106 Island Ave.

Spirituality, religion and yoga

Yoga is a life practice and philosophy – not a religion (read an excerpt from Georg Feurstein’s “Deeper Dimensions of Yoga” – which I highly recommend). It is rooted as a path for spiritual enlightenment but it isn’t a religion. We are encouraged to find our truest selves, not as it is dictated by any person, group or cultural or religious expectation.

That this practice – whether we focus on the one limb of asana (physical postures) or any of the other seven limbs (i.e. breath control, meditation, the ethical dos and donts)  – can come under attack by someone waving the banner of Christianity is unfortunate. Yoga practice can help enhance one’s spiritual connection in my experience.

Ready? Set? Yoga!

Well, Just B Yoga is ready to open its doors on Friday. I can say it’s exciting, scary, and nerveracking all in one bundle. The opening will be “soft” – so, no hoopla. Just start teaching and see who shows up, right? We’ll kick it off with a hip hop power hour on Friday at

Yoga To The People and Dharma Yoga

I had the honor of visiting two donation-based yoga studios in New York the weekend of Sept. 11. A powerful experience on many levels that served as affirmation for Just B as a donation-based yoga service in Lansing.

Just B Yoga studio coming soon!

Hello Lansing and all my #lovelansing peeps. I’m so happy to be able to announce that Just B will be moving to REO Town, 106 Island Avenue.   Stay tuned for grand opening information, a class schedule and donation information. This studio is a donation-based operation to share yoga, tai chi, meditation and other programs

Buy this water NOW!

Boxed water is better! Really it is. If you’ve seen this already, that’s cool. But I just found it and I want to shout it for everyone to hear. The story behind my introduction to Boxed Water was me running after a guy in the Nuthouse bar at lunch last week. I think he thought

Healing Garden in Lansing

I’m not usually a fan of hospitals and western medicine in general. But I have to give all kinds of props to Sparrow Hospital’s Healing Garden. For almost four years I’ve heard of a meditation garden or maze at Sparrow. I even called about it once or twice and never seemed to get anyone on

Get your head out of the game

Listening “Get your head out of the game and just feel what you are feeling.” It’s wonderful how the lessons of  yoga are inside of  us all along. I often state this phrase or something like it while teaching asana. I’m meaning it on a physical and internal level. In Downward Facing Dog or Uttanasana

Front of mind? The cries I hear from the earth

I know most of anything we can do as individuals regarding the BP oil disaster is ground-level stuff. But I want to start a groundswell damnit! I want to feel the earth move, tremor from our stampeding feet!

How do we make this front-of-mind for each of us EVERY day?

A salute to Summer, the Sun, the Earth

  THIS POST HAS BEEN MODIFIED. THE EVENT HAS CHANGED. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE UPDATES. AND PLEASE STILL PLAN TO COME TO CLASS! Join Just B at Hilltop Yoga for a special practice June 21, 7:30 p.m. Old Town (Just B, instructor) SALUTE TO SOLSTICE   June 21 is the summer solstice – when

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