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Meddy Bear’s First Yoga Class

So after some yoga and time to get acquainted with his new friends at Lake Pistachio, Meddy taught his first yoga class.  He decided to put them all into a relatively “simple” pose: Corpse Pose. As an alternative, he offered Constructed Rest Pose.   He observed his...

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Meddy Bear Arrives… Finally!

It's been a long road for Meddy Bear.  His presence was requested by my recent YTT200 graduates.  He has proven to be quite a yoga adept embracing the Yamas and Niyamas most diligently.  He's already taught me a thing or two about Aparigraha and the...

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Exploring Neutral Spine

Curiosity is one of the most valuable tools in our toolbox.  I often like to explore one particular thing in my yoga practice, like “What do my shoulder blades do?” or “What's my tailbone doing?” during my practice.  This can reveal some interesting habits and...

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In the State of Aloha

What I hope to hold dear from our recently completed Maui Yoga Retreat is that sense of "Aloha".  It has many meanings, and not surprisingly, seems to share a kinship with a word more familiar to yogis:  Namasté.  There's a sense of seeing each living...

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New Years Resolutions…

When I think about New Year's Resolutions, I see the tendency in myself and others to see what's wrong and needs to be fixed ("I'm too_____." or "I"m not _____."). If I accept that my truest deepest nature is basically good, then nothing needs fixing. You may...

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Lessons from Goat Yoga

Maybe you've heard or read about a new yoga craze coming out of a little farm near Corvallis, Oregon:   Goat Yoga.  It's a real thing.   Lainey Morse of No Regrets Farm in Albany hosted some unusual yoga classes where 7-8 of her very social and curious...

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Register: Beginning Yoga 8 week series

New to yoga and uncertain if it's right for you?  Not sure if you're doing the poses safely? Want to develop a home practice?  Register soon for this Beginning Yoga 8 week series that begins Oct. 17!  Bring a friend or two with you!  This...

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Do you realize that the moment the breath fills you with life is the shortest distance there will ever be between the finite and the infinite? It is the shortest possible line that can be drawn between the two extremes. Into this finite being, the infinite came. You got touched. In that moment, you are a part of the universe. You're not separated from it. You are living; you exist. That's what the whole universe is about.

— Prem Rawat; The Greatest Truth of All – You Are Alive

“Action Addiction”

Do you sometimes feel like all you do during the course of a day is chase down little details so you can cross them off your list?  Is it possible you are using that busy-mode to procrastinate taking care of the more important questions in...

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Register: 200 Hr. Alignment Yoga Advance Training

Are you looking for a comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training?  The Alignment Yoga Advanced Studies program enjoys a fabulous reputation graduating highly competent students.  While the trend is for short intensives, our program gives you time to digest and apply what you learn each month over an...

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