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What are you making it?

I used to look at messages like this and push myself harder. I saw it as a spotlight on everything that wasn’t perfect and I should just pull up those bootstraps, stop whining, see the silver lining. Basically harsh self-criticism, masked as positivity and motivation. I looked at this type of phrasing to amplify what

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Receive: When we have nothing left to give 

Ever drag yourself to your yoga mat and feel depleted? You push yourself through poses and breath exercises that have become your discipline, but today you feel like you’re pushing against the grain.
Is that a bad day on the mat? What went wrong?

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Bravery and strength show up when you do

Bravery and strength can grow and fluctuate in intensity. Watching students grow over time is a privilege and gift of teaching. I only get to teach if students come back and continue to come back. These two spirits have kept coming back to their yoga through life stages and challenges, through different kinds of classes,

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It takes a village to yoga

It takes a village to yoga. We help each other see ourselves honestly and with clarity. We keep each other balanced on the mat and accountable off the mat. We get courage when we see the bravery of others and take baby steps ourselves. Caroline does this for me in her blog post “Ebb &

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We have moved to the former Otto Middle School

What a journey this last month has been! We have cleaned and redecorated a space – Room 150 – in the former Otto Middle School as the new home of Just B Yoga. We are excited to be a part of a new community center vision of wellness and collaboration, created by Advancement Corporation. How

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Join the Mettā-Verse Kindness Workshop

Is worry and  fear of what’s coming next weighing you down? Feel like giving up on talking to folks with differing opinions? Have you lost faith in the goodness of our fellow man? Mettā is a practice of inviting kindness in all of our affairs; embodying kindness in our actions, words and intentions.  Kindness is

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Just B Yoga is hybrid – new in-person and virtual classes

It’s been so good to get back into the studio and move our energy together! We returned to in-person classes two weeks ago on Saturday. Laughter. Moans. Eyes meeting each other. “Thanks for offering studio class. I/we have missed,” one student wrote. Saturday, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. (starting March 31) SIGN UP FOR CLASS

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The Yoga of Chaos

Three groups of students: 18, 16 and 20. Grades 4, 5 and 6. We filed into a gymnasium – floors were not swept and without windows. Everything was different. We were meeting on a different day of the week in a new location and two days after the clocks got changed, shorting them of an

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Time is not currency, we cannot waste it

There is no such thing as wasting time. It is one of the greatest falsehoods that have detoured my thinking with shame and fear and insecurity. The concept of wasting time is rooted in the productivity worth culture. If I am not producing I am not worthy and I am wasting time. Your time. Our

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Practice as an invitation into self

invite yourself into your practice invite yourself into your body invite yourself to create a relationship right now with how you are right now just be a body physical human body in harmony with outside and within make yourself an intention, a promise to yourself of how you want to treat yourself keep that front

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No in-person classes in January due to Covid

Due to the Omicron/Covid surge, we will suspend in-person classes for January. We will hold virtual Zoom classes instead. Check the class schedule here. If you are signed up for this weekend’s classes you will get a cancellation notice and be offered a refund. But you will have to sign up again if you wish

Emergence

“Emerging never ends, never stops. Emergence is our state.” ~belinda Emerging from a stillness, a time of meditation and processing and healing. I am emerging. I have been silent for a while. I pulled back on a lot of teaching. I appreciate those who have continued practicing on their own and with me in private

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