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Patience is a Virtue I Do Not Have


Posted By on May 18, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

Now before I go too far, I need to say that I love the city of Cambridge and can’t wait to join the community. That said, we have had quite an education going through this process. It has definitely been a lesson in patience; not a virtue of mine. We have run into many roadblocks, and have been given extraordinary timelines for permits and zoning changes. I now understand why you sometimes see an opening soon sign hanging for...

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Pratyahara


Posted By on May 10, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

I have spent the past two days traveling on a refurbished school bus with my sons, Dylan and Deven, our friends the Halldorsons (Facebook.com/the unschoolbus), making a total of 3 adults, 4 kids, and 3 dogs. We are heading to a conference in North Carolina called ARGH. Yes, like the pirates. It stands for autodidactic radical gathering of homeschoolers. Intrigued? Integrity It appears on the surface, to some, that my personal and...

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Why a Vegan Challenge?


Posted By on Apr 21, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog | 2 comments

How do I benefit from getting people to take the vegan challenge??? I don’t. So why the hell do it? Because I think that it makes someone’s lot better. Am I hoping to change people’s minds about what it means to be vegan? Damn right, at least in the sense that I really believe in making someone’s life better through this process. Quite frankly, this is just between you and me, I don’t care whether people...

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Spring Cleaning


Posted By on Apr 6, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog |

In yogic philosophy there is a concept called avidya. In short it refers to mis-perception or lack or clarity. There are four basic categories of avidya, all leading to clouded thought. I like to imagine a foggy window. When you wipe away the accumulated moisture, you can see clearly through it. However, it will fog up pretty quickly again. Yoga practice is said to be one way of clearing away this fog. I know for myself that is...

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Somerville, I miss you!


Posted By on Mar 25, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog | 6 comments

This is a love note to O2 Yoga Somerville. Since beginning teacher training, I have been pretty much off the schedule in Somerville except for the Friday night intensives. My husband and I worked out a schedule for March and April where I am working Friday-Sunday (teacher training) and then he is down in Cambridge Monday-Thursday working on the new studio. In order to stay focused on my family I needed to come off the schedule during...

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When is it Enough?


Posted By on Mar 7, 2012 in O2 Yoga Blog | 1 comment

Often, I wonder if I am doing enough. Am I working enough? Am I playing enough? Am I spending enough time with my family? Am I practicing enough? I don’t lead a conventional life. Elliott made a joke the other day about the difference between “conventional” produce and “organic”. I would definitely fall into the organic category. Not organic meaning chemical-free although I try; more organic like, letting...

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