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Joy and pain: a practice

I am at a loss with your losses.
All I have is my presence and willingness to feel the loss with you without getting lost.

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Truth of feeling

Yoga frees us from a life of “feeling bypass” to one of immersion and growth and balance.

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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Just B Yoga founder, Belinda Thurston, to speak at social justice summit

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting Nancy Candea, director of Yoga Impact and the International Yoga Therapy Institute. She had heard of the work Just B Yoga does with accessibility and inclusion and wanted me to share the concept with her teacher trainees in New Jersey via web cam. (see video below) It

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Of muses and remembering

My writing self has been M.I.A. of late. I don’t want to say a writing block. It has been more like a pause. Like something has been waiting and needing to brew. I’m feeling more loose now and things and ideas are starting to flow. Ideas are more cohesive. It’s been interesting to observe needing

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Sexual trauma, teens and transformation

It’s a modern day Breakfast Club of sorts. A gymnast. A martial artist. An honor student. A book worm. Teenage girls. Stressed about school and dating. In love with social media and music. Worried about college. They are bonded each week knowing they’ve all suffered something horrible in a special yoga class I teach with

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Oren Kennedy: A spirit of strength, survival and super powers

Our Tai Chi student, Oren Kennedy, is spotlighted on LansingYoga.com today. Oren is an amazing spirit. Any of you who have gotten to know him, he’s kind and sweet, and kinda crazy! An environmental analyst for the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Kennedy, 49, is known for his sharp mind and memory. After more than

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