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I am proud to announce my recent change in status as an instructor certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. It has taken many hours of reflection and detailed documentation of years working with individuals in private home settings. I enjoyed reviewing my...

Yoga Therapy vs Yoga Classes

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I recently found out that there is a mutant gene floating around on my mother’s side of the family that is presenting itself in scary ways left and right with my siblings. Apparently there is a 50 percent chance that I carry it too....

A Recipe for Longevity

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It was the early eighties when I walked into Karen Diamond’s innovative fitness studio in my peach-colored wraparound cotton skirt and matching print blouse. I was teaching there at the time, but ran in to pick up my paycheck. Karen gave me the eye...

Color Me Beautiful

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Eating fat is a good thing, really. It’s not bad for your health, but it is the types of fat we consume that can make a positive difference. So let’s get smart about the kinds we ingest and the benefits they offer us. Fatty...

Fats for Folks

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Memory is dangerous. It can be fraught with mines. This is why I have always prided myself in having a terrible memory. I don’t want to remember painful events of the past, but I do hold dear those memories that bring me joy. Maybe...

Minding Memory

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Place revisited is powerful medicine. It can be a healing balm or a seeping poison based on events past combined with individual memory. Our senses come alive within the scenes of yesterday whether pleasurable or painful. A return to places past is like going...

The Power of Place Revisited

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Does anyone think it’s funny how hard we try to be non-attached to certain people, places or things that bother us? How we can easily announce that we renounce these certain people, places or things (like bad habits and behaviors) with such gusto only...

Get a Grip on Non-Attachment

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How do you interact with food? Is your relationship to it a sensual, nourishing one? I admit mine is complicated. While a teenager, I found food to be a great source of love, whether the nourishing type or a drug, and the drugged sugar-high...

Two Eggs and an Orange

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The adorable Star Wars character could use this advice given his enormous mouth and impulsive nature. However, chewing better rings true for me too after my studies in wellness and Ayurvedic Medicine. Not only is solid food better for you than juice, in spite...

Chewbacca Chew Better

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My husband collects things, “antiques” of all sorts. I collect words. Words of encouragement can be found in a number of drawers and cabinets, as well as on walls, pillows and even platters throughout my home. I have words stashed in my wallet, in...

Words to Live By

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Create a Throne in your Home Have you lost your tiara? I lost my crown sometime between birthing my first and second child. It probably fell into the recycling bin, crushed amid jars of Gerber’s baby food. But more importantly, I lost my allegiance...

Reclaim Your Feminine Majesty

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Happy 2015! What an optimal day to set resolutions, or better yet, intentions. Failed resolutions are, unfortunately, part of a huge stockpile of baggage we store in our minds. In my experience intentions are best announced privately and daily as part of a meditation...

Intentions vs. Resolutions

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Did you know that women are four times more likely to suffer from scoliosis (curvature of the spine) than men? Most often it is manifested as a deviation of the thoracic section, at the rib cage area, to the right side with compensation to...

Did You Know? #2 Scoliosis

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Did you know that the muscles on the torso’s left side tend to be “tighter” than the right side? Why is that, you ask? Since our left side houses more material like the heart, for example, there is less space and more density. And...

Did You Know? #1 Left-Sided Muscle Tension

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Are you are a wounded weekend warrior? If you are recovering from whiplash,suffering from a shoulder strain, a hamstring tear and more, these tips below can help you get the most out of your yoga class. 1. Back and Spinal Problems Avoid seated forward...

Yoga and Pesky Injuries

View this example of the fluid motion that promotes more serenity and joy for you in my Yoga Dance classes. This short video shows the initial floorwork in the practice. The dance evolves to standing movement which is energizing and expressive, then finishes with...

Dance Demo with Lisa