Posts by Mimi

Beginner’s Mind

Posted By on Dec 22, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 0 comments

Being a Good Student When teaching teacher training, I often suggest to people that it is important to be a good student.  Being a good student means staying in learning mode.  Being on the road means that I take classes with teachers and at studios that are unknown to me.  So far, I have taken a “Foundation” class by a Jivamukti trained teacher, an Anusara class, and a Mysore practice.  Each teacher was excellent and had...

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On the Road First Days

Posted By on Dec 20, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 9 comments

FIRST COUPLE DAYS 12/17 We slept in the RV in our driveway so we could take off bright and early. 12/18 6am drove along 1A and watched the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean for the last time in 2010.  Dylan and I sat in the co-pilot seat drinking coffee and chatting about our trip. Hit a toll booth in New Jersey and and almost took off the passenger side mirror.  Not good because this thing is a giant and we are towing my 1985...

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Posted By on Dec 14, 2010 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 1 comment

      How I Started Teaching Let me just say that I love to OM. This was not always the case; in fact I never closed yoga practice with an OM as a new teacher. When I first started teaching, I honestly didn’t know a lot about the tradition of the practice. I started teaching because my teacher kept not showing up. One day as we were waiting on our mats for someone to come and lead class a few students started to...

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Updogs, Downdogs, No Dogma Thought it appropriate to revisit our tagline as the new year and a new chapter of O2 begins. Some of it might seem obvious. We do a lot of updogs and downdogs in O2’s unique style of yoga based on the Astanga system. There is also my clear love of dogs in general, up, down and otherwise. What is not so obvious is the dogma part. In the Beginning My introduction to yoga began in the early 90s. I spent...

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Padmasana, or Lotus pose, is in many ways the quintesential yoga posture. It is the one most non-yoga practitioners think of when they imagine a yoga practice (that and ommmmmmmm). It seems appropriate to focus on padmasana at the end of the year because it represents consolidation of energy, balanced energy, and expanded energy. You see this pose at the end of every Astanga class in 3 forms: badha (bound) padmasana, padmasana, and...

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