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Amidst the pandemic she was taunted for being curvy, she responded with kindness

Constance Haywood is a Just B Yoga student, a grad student and a student of life! She’s trying to keep her head and heart in the right place as she navigates the coronavirus pandemic. She’s still working and juggling social distancing and self-care. A lot is said about how the COVID19 pandemic is bringing out

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A summer of kindness practice

“Avoid negativity, build positivity and carefully watch your mind.” The Buddha   Near the beginning of this summer an older fellow was riding his bike on the sidewalk coming toward me as I was walking my dog, Karma. He didn’t slow down. In fact, he started to yell to get out of the way. Karma

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Saucha lesson: Self-care is not selfish

My new teacher trainees have to spend this week giving something up (bramacharya) and inviting something pure into their lives (saucha). I thought it best if I did it with them. Wouldn’t be cool to have them practicing these disciplines and observing what comes up and I just sit on the sidelines munching anything I

“Same old same old” is in our minds

There is no such thing as same old same old Each sunrise is new Each cloud is new Each flower is new Each bird chirping is new Each breath is new We know this but we don’t KNOW this. We find ourselves grumbling about rolling out of bed on a Monday (or a Tuesday as

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Yoga should FIT YOU, not be FITNESS

I’m going to try yoga but don’t expect me to be good at it. I’m not going to be able to do a lot of stuff. I can’t do what you do.   This is often the introductory phrase of a lot of yoga students. It’s apologetic before trying. It’s so much pressure to fit

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Karma and I apologize for the incident at the Moores Park concert

It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your child pulls away from you darting into danger. You run as fast as you can trying to catch her fighting images of accidents and injury. Time stops. The situation above was what I experienced last night. It’s exactly what another frightened mother experienced. We both were emotionally and physically invested

Vandalism, Yoga and Forgiveness

Our new bike rack with the custom-welded logo was vandalized yesterday. A student told a Just B teacher that they saw some “kids” ripping the letters off. Intentional meanness. Blatant and open daytime vandals. I could go on and on about feeling violated and perplexed at such a display of evil. But I won’t. It’s

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