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Sloth Medicine: The Beauty of Stillness by Kari Jacobsen Many of my friends know my spirit animal is the sloth.  “I just want the whole world to relax with me!” is just one of many Kari-isms.  Though a highly busy, always traveling, hard-working person, my truth is… I love doing nothing!   At the time I took the Forrest Yoga Foundation Teacher training, I was a 28-year-old working as a mechanical engineer in the fieldRead More

The Art of Joyful Presence

Posted on March 27, 2017
The Art of Joyful Presence “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” ​-Elizabeth Gilbert We live in a world that is constantly distracting us from the present moment. This is partly self-inflicted, but it creates a consistent challenge to remain present. It takes an ongoing practice to show up in the here and now. It’s not always glamorous and doesn’t always feel great, but it’s the only chance we have atRead More
A Look Inside Our Stellarflow Yoga Teacher Training: by Stellarflow Graduates Ali Greene, Kristen Law & Allison Lin Our Teacher Trainings are a unique playground in which to dive into your inner mysteries and deepen your movement practice. In our Stellarflow Yoga Teacher Training, Michelle and Kiki and their Guest Teachers create a safe, inspiring learning environment and a sense of community and comfort, meeting each trainee where they’re at and encouraging them to grow.Read More

The Importance of Sangha

Posted on January 31, 2017
  The Importance of Sangha By Michelle Cordero   “A sangha is a community of friends practicing the dharma together in order to bring about and to maintain awareness. The essence of a sangha is awareness, understanding, acceptance, harmony and love. When you do not see these in a community, it is not a true sangha, and you should have the courage to say so. But when you find these elements are present in aRead More

A is for Activism

Posted on January 19, 2017
  A is for Activism by Kiki Lovelace   About a week before Christmas, I came across a list of feminist books for young girls that dismantle the patriarchy. I was intrigued, and ended up buying a number of them as Christmas presents for my three-year old daughter. Her current favorite of the lot is A is for Activism by Innosanto Nagara; she requests it every night before bedtime (followed by Ada Twist Scientist, which is Mama’s current favorite).Read More