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What is The Summer Solstice?

On June 21, 2012, the daytime hours are at a maximum in the Northern hemisphere, and night time is at a minimum. It is officially the first day of summer. People around the world have observed spiritual and religious seasonal days of celebration during the month of June. Most have been religious holy days which are…

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Be Careful What You Wish For…

It’s not easy to take a hard look at your life and decide what you want. It’s even harder to do something about it. You need the clarity of knowing who you are, the courage to follow your intuition and the will to initiate the shift towards what serves you and sustain it no matter…

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Makin’ a Baby…One Asana at a Time

  We’re all in training… training for a big run, new promotion, skill…always to get to the NEXT LEVEL; land the big score. Yet in our yoga practice we strive to be in the present, in the now — with nowhere to get to. Isn’t that yogic bliss? Isn’t that why we all come to…

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Food for Thought or Thoughtful Food

 Today is day four of my seasonal juice fast. Many of my friends and relatives consider this to be a bit radical, this ritual of denying myself any solid food for 5 days. I suppose it does sound a bit over-the-top in contrast to this society of fast paced, conveniently packaged living. I mean, my…

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What is a MOYO Trekker?

The MOYO Trekkers are a fairly laid back somewhat crazy group of yogi’s who love to be outside as much as they love to practice yoga! On our outdoor adventures, we take a few too many pictures, make lots of bad jokes, get sent to the back of most restaurants and feel that just about…

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Where’s Your Will?

To hear the word “surrender” in a yoga class is commonplace. To surrender into the pose. To surrender any pre-conceived expectations of how a pose should look or feel. To surrender the ego. Now, surrender is a fine practice. It fosters sensitivity, humility, patience, and awareness. All worthy and necessary qualities. But what has become…

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How many breaths do we take in a lifetime?

Alex Hitchin’s Quote aka “Hitch”– “Life is not the amount of breaths you take. It’s the moments that take your breath away!” Coming to the mat allows the opportunity to find those moments where we marry the breath. The breath can be easily forgotten when the intensity of the pose overpowers us, and the teacher…

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A Winter Reflection

It is that season, the season where we turn inward to re-awaken our sense of self. The days darken early, and even the world around us reveals its bones –- the naked tree limbs that stretch against the sky, the patch of ice that in its very stillness reflects the universe. It is in this…

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What is in your sleep toolbox?

I love sleep, plain and simple.  I must have inherited this from my father who can sleep at the drop of a hat.  Imagine my excitement when I was introduced to a yoga practice called Restorative Yoga and found myself surrounded by blankets, bolsters, neck pillows and the like. I was smitten to say the…

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Mirror, mirror on the wall…

Over the past several weeks,  I have been setting an intention to gain clarity on different aspects in my life.  One day before yoga class, that clarity was realized as I glanced in the bathroom mirror.  Staring back at me were the words: “BE STRONG…Stand up for what you believe in!.   “WOW”!  I immediately…

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