Vegan Nachos!!!

Posted By on Mar 21, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog |

Okay, so I have tried every vegan cheese under the sun and they just don’t do it for me. The most recent one is Daiya which is decent and does melt. However, it still has that weird after taste. Now, I have had it out at restaurants and it was great. Once at The Other Side, I had vegan nachos with Daiya cheese and they were really good. I just don’t like to cook with it myself. I was wondering down the street in Bisbee,...

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The Definition of Yoga

Posted By on Mar 20, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

“There are many definitions of yoga, -yoga as the movement from one point to another, higher one -yoga as the bringing together, the unifying of two things -yoga as action with undivided, uninterrupted attention These definitions of yoga have one thing in common: the idea that something changes.  This change must bring us to a point where we have never been before.  That is to say, that which was impossible becomes possible;...

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What I am reading

Posted By on Mar 4, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Vegan Blog |

I am always reading at least two books; one fiction and one non-fiction. This usually translates to one about a serious topic and one somewhat trashy mystery. On the serious side, I just picked up, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, by Melanie Joy, Ph.D. I had heard her interviewed recently and thought her book sounded interesting. I too am a student of psychology (certainly not a Ph.D.). I am fascinated by why people do what...

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This January marked the opening of a new O2 Yoga in Mexico City.  My good friend Stephany Weingerz completed  O2 Yoga Teacher Training with me back in 2008.  She then returned to her home town of Mexico City and started to dream.  Back then, we had talked about her opening an O2 but I wasn’t sure it would actually happen.  Well, after having a baby, Naomi, who is now a year old and with lots of help from family...

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The Lure of the Sirens

Posted By on Mar 2, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog | 1 comment

Okay, so my husband and sons don’t look like sirens to you but to me, I am being lured back with their sweet song.  What is really happening?  Well, I am jealous of course!  They are still out west exploring and I want to go too.  On Saturday, I will be flying out to Phoenix, AZ to spend 8 days exploring the southwest with my boys and doggies.  I will also be checking out some yoga studios (read, professional development Mister...

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March 2011 Astanga Primary Series

Posted By on Mar 1, 2011 in Blogs, O2 Yoga Blog |

O2 Yoga has its roots in the astanga tradition. This tradition was interpreted and organized by Shri K Patabi Jois during the last century, although it is based on ancient texts in India. Every year, I teach a 200-hour teacher training that always begins with the astanga Primary Series. O2 Yoga is not an astanga studio, yet we respectfully use astanga for the base of what we do. The ujjayi breath, bandhas, and dristi all come directly...

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