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Yoga for Emotional Health

Posted on September 29, 2016
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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
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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
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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

My Showgirl Awakening

Posted on July 21, 2016
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MY SHOWGIRL AWAKENING by Kiki Lovelace My teacher Ana Forrest is 59 and has the most incredible yoga practice. She floats up into handstand with the most grace and ease I’ve ever seen, and she gravity surfs from said Handstand into an Arm Balance like it’s the easiest thing in the world. Every time she does a yoga demo for her students, she comes out of it like a peacock ruffling her colorful, sparkly feathers.Read More

My Yoga

Posted on June 13, 2016
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by Kay Taylor When I started doing yoga, I had a love/bored relationship with it. Not love/hate, but more like the yoga practice of clock gazing. It’s 11:35.  Seems like it should be noon already. The spinal twist is now facing in the other direction.  It’s now 11:37. What time does this class end? Noon or 12:15. Maybe I could just go to the bathroom for awhile…   For years I’d go to one, 60-minute class per week. But then life got busy. I moved. The teacher moved. I’dRead More