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Alive – Anthony Lamarr

Early in the year, one of my yoga students asked me to teach a special class that he could film and turn into a music video to accompany a song he had written. It turned out so beautifully that I … 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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Home Practice: A Flow Sequence to Dig into the Outsides of Your Hips [Video]

When I first got into yoga over a decade ago, I could not imagine practicing at home. I loved the community aspect of a practice at a studio, the synchronized flow of breath and movement, and a real live yoga … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Q-106 & Country Radio Stations Everywhere: If You Value Women’s Lives, Please Stop Playing “Redneck Crazy”

I see I have some explaining to do. I’m going to have to admit to listening to (and liking) country music before I get any farther. As a young woman of Middle Eastern descent who grew up first-generation American in the … Continue reading

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“What the Living Do” by Marie Howe

What the Living Do Johnny, the kitchen sink has been clogged for days, some utensil probably fell down there. And the Drano won’t work but smells dangerous, and the crusty dishes have piled up waiting for the plumber I still … Continue reading

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alt-J – Tessellate

I’ll be opening up my flow classes this week with this here jam. My friend Steven turned me onto this band about a month ago & I can’t turn it off. Be sure to check out Ellie Goulding’s cover of their song, too.  A … 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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i carry it in my hips & buffalo chicken mac ‘n’ cheese helps me get rid of it

no, i’m not talking about the stuff love handles are made of. i’m talking about the more abstract things we carry in our bell jars, the things yoga teachers say that make you roll your eyes with nausea: stress, tension, … Continue reading

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go w/ the flow: a lesson in landing, opening & letting go

Tori Reynolds & Ben Rivet of Go w/ the Flow Photo Credit: Abbey Moore Photography i started practicing hot yoga with consistency when i first moved to madison almost four years ago. i kept my mat at the now-defunct kaivalya … Continue reading

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