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The ABC’s of Gift Cards

So you've got O2 Yogis on your gift list and you'd like to purchase a gift card.  We think that's a great!  We put together this handy "cheat sheet" to help you navigate the steps to make this dream come true. To begin, go to o2yoga.com.  Look in the upper right hand corner for this:

The Agitating Molecule

I have three blogs. It is funny because I always lament the way that we as a culture seem to think that everything needs to be separated out. Take the fitness industry for instance, of which I was a part for many years and in many ways still am. We were always taught that you

A Note on Karma and Maple Farm

my son Dylan, at 10, with his friend at Maple Farm Sanctuary Next spring we will begin another round of what we call Karma classes at both studios. The concept behind these classes came out of a desire to help new teachers get experience they need, give some support to a local charity,

Efficiency

January's focus was pranayama. Loosely translated, prana means life force and yama means control. In the yogic tradition, pranayama refers to different methods of controlling breath which is a representation of one's life force or energy. Rather than thinking about controlling breath and energy, I like to think more about being efficient. Now in our

Ommmm

A Note on Om 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

Gratitude

What Does Gratitude Feel Like? As I was driving down to the studio today, I was thinking about the feeling of gratitude. Afterall, it was Thanksgiving Day. That said, these holidays often feel so forced and contrived. Today, you should feel gratitude. What about tomorrow? I guess, however, that it got  me to think in

Reward or Punishment

The other day, while I was taking class with Elliott, a women came rushing into the room 20 minutes late.  Elliott politely stopped her at the door and explained, as briefly and quietly as possible,  that the class had already started and that there were other classes she could come to later that evening. This

Love Letter From Ohio and Return to Writing

Hold Me To This First of all, please hold me to this: I would like to start writing blog posts again. My brain has been so full with all the new things going on that I just haven't had the mental space to write. I miss it! On another note, I am here in Ohio

Why?

How often are we told what to do without being told why? Why is that so? Because some people believe that knowledge is power and therefore giving it away makes others more powerful than themselves. I completely disagree. I do believe that knowledge is power but I don't believe that there is a finite amount

Staying Present?

Do you ever think that we yoga teachers are calm and serene all the time? Well, I can only speak for myself when I say, I am definitely not! I gravitated towards yoga, at first, for the physical benefits as I think many do. I was a personal trainer and an aerobics instructor for years.