Julia Siporin

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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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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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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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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