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Come as you are

A few weeks ago I watched the broadcast of the 2nd annual Accessible Yoga Conference. One of the presenters was Dianne Bondy She’s very passionate about bringing yoga to communities that don’t fit the common yoga population. This quote comes … Continue reading

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2017 at Rexburg Yoga

We will take the theme for our classes this year from this quote by Joel Kramer: Yoga is a living process. The heart of Yoga does not lie in visible attainments; it lies in learning about how universal patterns express … Continue reading

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Dotti, a horse, and a video camera

One of our long-time friends and yoga students participated in a television commercial for Blue Cross Blue Shield. The great shots don’t give the true picture of the many hours riding back and forth by the river on a horse … Continue reading

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Chanting Practice

For those gathering for chanting practice, here’s the “homework” to prepare for the first few meetings. First is an essay I prepared recently: Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

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Breakfast Cookie recipe

We had a quick surprise graduation party for Shelly who graduated from Massage Therapy school this week. Breakfast cookies were on the menu, so here’s the recipe. And congratulations to Shelly for her accomplishment. Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

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Myth-busting: Yoga and weight loss

We have all seen advertisements or online photos of very thin, and very flexible women in beautiful and challenging yoga postures. This is a constant message to the subconscious mind that yoga will make one look like this model or … Continue reading

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Myth busting: Yoga is Exercise

Yoga is exercise. This myth and question is not so simple to answer. Its both Yes, and No. Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

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OM music recomendation

I played a track with a beautiful vocal OM in class today and several wanted to know what it was. The particular track is called OM. Here’s the artist’s site, Lex Van Someren and then a few youtube clips: Share … Continue reading

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Natural Movement: Squat pose

While its true that a yoga practice does not provide all the movement a body needs, it does provide most of the natural human movements including the squat. What’s the big deal about squatting? Share this:ShareFacebookPrintEmail

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Myth-busting: Yoga is the only kind of movement I need

Yoga is the only kind of movement one needs. Is that true? Let’s look at a standard, garden-variety yoga class: inside a room, on a mat, for about an hour, two or three times a week. The student moves forward, … Continue reading

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