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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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www.huffingtonpost.com/stewart-j-lawrence/anusara-yoga-scandal_b_1272471.html Okay, here we go again. What does this scandal have to do with practicing yoga? Everything and nothing. What this really has to do with is abuse of power. I have always believed that my job as a teacher is to empower others with knowledge not to tell them how and what to feel. Many people are looking for someone to tell them what to do and unfortunately that...

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Been back for 10 days and have hit the ground running. Or at least my mind has. Before we left for our trip, there were a lot of things up in the air with the new space in Cambridge. My husband, Steven, is the mastermind behind all the beautiful design work in each of our locations. This one is massive and filled with great details, unusual twists and turns, levels, little stairways, and windows everywhere. It is huge as are our plans...

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