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  The Feeling Person’s Guide to National Trauma & Tragedy by Kiki Lovelace   With thanks to my friend, Wise Woman Cindy McPherson, & Jhos Singer, one of the leaders of her local Jewish congregation Chochmat Halev, who helped me  crystalize these thoughts and feelings into words.   After 9/11, I spent endless hours reading and watching the news, grieving and terrified and almost catatonic. Months later, I remember crying on the phone with my mom; sheRead More

Healing the Ancestral Line

Posted on November 3, 2016
Healing the Ancestral Line by Kiki Lovelace   “All that remains unresolved in your ancestral line, the violence, injustice, and suffering, has impact on your life today. It is the job of the ancestors to remember and the job of the living to change and heal.” – Last Mask Center for Shamanic Healing   These last few months I’ve been fascinating on how my commitment to my own ongoing healing and evolution is making ripplesRead More

Yoga for Emotional Health

Posted on September 29, 2016
Yoga for Emotional Health By Colleen Millen On the eve of presenting my Yoga for Emotional Health class series at Innerstellar (starting Oct. 1), I am reflecting on the reasons I created this series and the aspects of yoga that support emotional health. I recall years ago when I took a workshop with Gary Kraftsow and he uttered the yoga sutra (1.2): “yoga chitta vritti nirodha” (“yoga is the silencing of the modifications of theRead More

On Yoga Ceremony & Breath Blessings

Posted on September 12, 2016
On Yoga Ceremony & Breath Blessings by Kiki Lovelace I’ve always loved ritual. Growing up in my family, I loved how we had dinner together every night after school, how we had Angel Food Cake with fresh whipped cream and strawberries for every birthday and how we all piled up on my parents’ bed to look at our stockings first thing every Christmas morning. Even though the prayers I learned in Catholic school didn’t muchRead More

From Ballet Drop-Out to the Reformer

Posted on August 1, 2016
How Pilates is Changing My Practice, and My Life. By Abbie Dutterer As a little girl, I desperately wanted to be good at dance. My parents made sure I had lessons and a cute, traditional ballet leotard and tights, even though funds were low and dance was an extra. I was 3 or 4 when I started taking classical ballet and tap. As an adult, now 35 years old, I can be honest with myself.Read More