O2 Yoga Blog


I thought it was appropriate to revisit our tag-line in light of the new website launch. Some of it might seem obvious. We do a lot of up-dogs and down-dogs 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 a lot of time roaming the east...

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Finding Center


Posted By on Jul 6, 2011 in O2 Yoga Blog | 3 comments

I have just completed another teacher training program. It is truly a humbling and gratifying experience to watch people transform into teachers seemingly before my eyes. Participating in teacher training is like one long yoga practice. There is stumbling, loss of breath, then steadiness returns. There are moments of such intensity that the will is challenged, then the steadiness returns. There are moments of doubt, indecision, and...

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Beginner’s Mind


Posted By on Jul 6, 2011 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Do we ever stop learning new things? Or maybe the question should be: should we stop learning? September seems to be the unofficial learning month and it will be here before you know it. Most of us went back to school in September when we were kids and young adults. As some of you know, my kids are home-schooled (well actually, they are un-schooled but that is a whole other post), but it still feels like something new is supposed to...

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How often do we ask ourselves this question? When I first started teaching yoga, I wasn’t “ready”.  In fact, I was kind of thrown into it because the teacher kept not showing up. When I contemplated opening my first yoga studio, I definitely wasn’t ready. I remember debating this with myself and realizing that the question wasn’t; was I ready? The question was; did I have something to share with others...

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Life is not about Answers


Posted By on May 18, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 2 comments

I am told that I am an ambitious person. I am not sure that that is true. I do know that I am not often satisfied. That is not to say that I don’t find satisfaction in my work and with my family. It is more of a feeling that I want to continue to push myself. I get nervous when things get too easy and comfortable. Having the Floor Drop from Beneath Me I have had a few experiences in my life when everything changed in an instant....

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I thought I would share a great blog post that I read recently. Sherry Pefine, has been practicing at O2 Yoga for many years. She is now in O2 Yoga teacher training and was interviewed about her experiences with yoga in general. Thanks Sherry for sharing this! Peace, Mimi http://iamguiltless.blogspot.com/2011/05/you-your-yoga-mat-interview-with-yogi.html

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