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Originally from the Zen Buddhists, the concept of “beginner’s mind” refers to an empty mind, free from past experiences. Physically, […]

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Ah the ego. A remarkable facet of the human psyche. It can drive how we  interact with one another and with […]

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You may have noticed that I tend to repeat themes: remaining a beginner, moving through fear, non judgement, keeping an […]

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What does it mean to be a ‘beginner’? In what context are you ‘new’ to something? How often are you […]

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I lost a gold ring this week. Getting ready to go out I was deciding what to wear and suddenly […]

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Master Teacher”.  Hmmm. What does that mean exactly? I was curious to find out for myself, especially since this was […]

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Yoga Teacher Training; three words that were not part of my vocabulary until just a few short months ago.  Three […]

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Homeric Hymn 8 to Ares (trans. Evelyn-White) (Greek epic B.C.) : “Ares, exceeding in strength, chariot-rider, golden-helmed, doughty in heart, […]

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Two Non Yogis walk into a studio. A Beginner Yogi, me, greets them, as they enter, and leads them to […]

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I returned to my home practice again this week and felt as though I’d been reacquainted with an old friend. […]

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What a difference a week makes! No doubt if you read last week’s blog you may have been wondering if […]

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I bolted from class today and it came as a real surprise to me. As I write I’m still trying […]

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Oh Yin how I love thee, let me count the ways. This is not necessarily the first sentiment a beginner […]

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Each time I reach the mat, each time I move into a pose, each time I breathe deeply and wonder […]

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After reviewing the blogs I’ve written thus far I realized I’ve done anyone who’s brand new to yoga, or still […]

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Kundalini. What is it? Why is it? And how was I going to like it? It’s early Friday morning, crisp […]

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By the time this post is up the 40 day challenge will be just past its halfway point and my […]

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What a fantastic week! I’m so proud of all these happy faces, young and old, rookies and veterans, coming through […]

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I don’t know about you but sometimes a change in the seasons can make me a little melancholy. Especially as […]

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Starting up a yoga practice can be quite an intimidating experience. What studio will be a good fit? What kind […]

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