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“Pura Vida” in Costa Rica

Retreats, in my experience, are essential to deeply unwind and unplug from my day to day life.   In Retreat, there's time to be unscheduled and nourished physically, emotionally, spiritually, mentally, and energetically with ample time to reflect, play, be creative, explore, read, and rest as...

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Why “Yoga for Healthy Aging”?

With prescription glasses, I can see signs of aging with greater clarity, and I know I’m not alone.  Osteopenia.  Joint stiffness.  Did I forget to mention memory?  With each new grey hair, I search for the granny gear to slow this train down.   While there are...

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NEW Series: Yoga for Healthy Aging!

Last summer, I took a week-long workshop with Dr. Baxter Bell and Melina Meza on Yoga for Healthy Aging and completed the requirements to become certified in this yoga approach.  From that material, I am very excited to offer two new 5-week series at Eugene...

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Yoga for a Healthy Back- Returns!

Yoga for a Healthy Back is BACK by popular demand! Perhaps you've noticed your low back aching more than it used to - getting off the couch or out of bed or maybe you feel your posture is starting to slump more and more from sitting...

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Fall is a time to Replenish and Let Go

  Walking in the woods on these Fall days lately has left me in a state of wonderment.  From savoring the late afternoon sunlight on Fall foliage to spying birds and furry animals cache seeds and nuts for the winter ahead, there's a sense of Nature's...

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Goat Yoga – This Fri. Sept 1!

That's right! I've been invited to be a guest teacher at the original Goat Yoga farm in Corvallis, OR this Friday, Sept. 1 from 5 - 6 pm. That's a 30 min. class approximately with plenty of time for Goat Happy Hour Schmoozing....

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Happiness is what we’re good at…

Sometimes I look out at the world which humans have sculpted, excavated, planted, drilled, bull-dozed, landscaped, cultivated, and I wonder what is it that humans are really good at on this Earth?   Cheetahs are good at running fast.  Mice are good at hiding and squeezing through...

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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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