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MINDFULNESS IN 2015: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD

By Brooke Asbury This is the last post of our series, Mindfulness in 2015 but the mindfulness won’t stop here. We’ve had some Mindful triumphs over the year… who can forget the truly mind-stirring (i.e. crazy-making) sensations of the Spring Juice Cleanse? That was a good exercise in mindfulness! And there were many others as well....

 

January 7th, 2016|Uncategorized
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YOU’VE GOT TO GO THERE TO GET THERE

By Eleanor Self My yoga story is still mostly ahead of me, but this is the story of just getting to that first class. A wise woman once said, “You’ve gotta go there to get there.” Actually, the wise woman was Hannah, and if you’ve been in her class, you know she’s said that WAY more than once. But it’s true. If where you want...

 

December 10th, 2015|Yoga Story
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MY YOGA STORY OF TEACHER TRAINING

By Brooke Asbury Embarking on on Yoga Teacher Training is, for me, like the feeling of going on a huge adventure by yourself. Like hittin’ the open road, singing out loud at the top of your lungs, with windows and heart open wide. Doing something for you. Having the courage to pursue a dream. Taking a risk. Making sacrifices for...

 

November 2nd, 2015|Uncategorized
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MY YOGA STORY – WENDY WESTMORELAND

From my previous entry, Breath is Life: My first Bikram yoga class was in Feb. 2002, and I became certified by Bikram to teach in June 2006. Yoga teaches me daily (on and off the mat) concepts like discipline, determination, concentration, faith, patience, strength, flexibility, balance … really, all just other words for “awareness...

 

October 12th, 2015|Yoga Story
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MY YOGA STORY – LESLIE HINSON

One of the most consistent themes throughout my arts education was Creation from Chaos. Out of the debris left over from trauma or turmoil or pain rises the universally desired phoenix: art. Art is a response to the suffering related with the human condition. Once all of our problems are solved, we will be so comfortable on our fluffy...

 

October 5th, 2015|Yoga Story
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MY YOGA STORY – BROOKE ASBURY

How did I get here? It was a rainy, grey morning, as usual come mid-November in Seattle. I was looking out the window from the warmth of my blanket cocoon on the couch, contemplating the 9-mile run I had planned for the morning. I was training for some-such marathon or half marathon, and I had just about reached the end of my self-...

 

September 24th, 2015|Uncategorized, Yoga Story
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TUNING OUT THE NOISE – MINDFULNESS IN A SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

By Bradley S. Handley Admit it. You’re addicted. It started innocently enough. Maybe just once at dinner. Sometimes twice, depending on company. Then you lost control. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat. It never really mattered, as long as it kept you busy. Even for that extra 30 second wait behind some philistine who somehow had...

 

September 16th, 2015|Uncategorized
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MINDFULNESS IN TEACHING

by Brooke Asbury As teachers of yoga, we have a great responsibility to the lineage, our teachers, our students, and to ourselves. We can never stop learning. We are stewards of a gift, a key that unlocks a treasure much greater than burning calories, gaining flexibility, or posing. Somewhere along our way, in the middle of a yoga class...

 

September 3rd, 2015|Uncategorized
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MINDFUL LIVING & MAKING BABIES

by Tara Smith January, 2014 was the time during which I poured myself in my yoga practice again. One day at a time, what I thought might be 30 days, led me to practice daily for almost 4 months. It also led to me getting pregnant after 5 years of trying both natural and hormonal fertility treatments. I don’t know if it was a coincidence...

 

August 20th, 2015|Mindful Living
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SUMMER SOLSTICE + MINDFUL LIVING

by Sarah Norris The summer solstice is the day of the year when the sun shines on us longer than any other. It’s the ripest time to come together and celebrate our lives and honor our intentions with 108 sun salutations. The number 108 has so much significance, and here are a few reasons why: 108 connects the sun, moon and earth as the...

 

June 19th, 2015|Uncategorized