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How to Make a Heart a Home

I sink into the backseat of his cab and read him the address of my destination. He asks me where I’m from and I reciprocate. He’s from Afghanistan, and not much older than me. He’s been in this country for … Continue reading

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Special Two-Hour Aromatherapy Chakra Flow Class at Yoga HEAT in Grand Rapids, MI

Beyond excited to announce that I’ll be teaching my special two-hour Aromatherapy Chakra Flow Class in Grand Rapids, MI at the wonderful Yoga HEAT. The event is Saturday, March 29 from 1-3 p.m. at Yoga Heat’s breath-taking industrial space replete … Continue reading

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Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Chakras (But Were Afraid to Ask)!: What Is a Chakra and What Are You Smoking?

What is a chakra? The Sanskrit word chakra (hard “ch”) translates roughly to energy “vortex” or “wheel” in English. Sanskrit words are onomatopoetic, meant to sound like the objects they describe. Chakra is a good example of this linguistic quality, … Continue reading

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“Send Your Groins Back” – Sridaiva Yoga with Desi & John (Not for the Faint of Heart)

I was there to learn about the newly engineered sridaiva method of yoga, a theory of anatomical alignment that supposes that both on the mat and off, we should aspire toward a lifted chin, proud heart, stretched belly, and anterior … Continue reading

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