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5th Anniversary Membership Drive! May 15th-June 30th

Dear Grassroots Yoga Community, We are proud to be celebrating our fifth year in business.  Thank you so very much for your loyalty and support these past five years.  We are humbled and grateful for the opportunity to serve so many in our community and in such a profound and fun way. But… we have so much more to give to so many others
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Getting off the ground isn't easy--but it is possible! Try these tips and get to flying.

Arm Balances: 5 Tips for Taking Flight

In the practice of yoga, it seems no category of poses strikes students’ fancy-or frustration-more than arm balances. But like any other pose, arm balances (like crow or eight angle pose) can be broken down into five very doable component parts, which over time add up to getting off the ground. 1.  Foundation Learning how to properly place the hands is key. In most
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On Yoga, Punk Rock and Helping Each Other Along

On Yoga, Punk Rock and Helping Each Other Along

My family and I recently traveled to San Diego, where my husband Andrew lived briefly between high school and college. I had visited as a kid, but had forgotten (or maybe had previously never really appreciated) how beautiful the place is: blue, blue ocean; fuschia bougainvillea creeping up white walls; fragrant citrus trees all over the place. The sea air and the sound of
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Partial Partivrtta Trikonasana/Revolved Triangle

Taking an Incomplete: Revolved Triangle

Sunday afternoon: I am sensing the slow glide of the medial border of my shoulder blade toward my spine. It moves easily, then less easily, then arrives at the place where I know intuitively it should not go further. And that’s where I have to breathe and get a feel for where I am, from the inside. Because to look at me from the
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Honesty, Integrity and Election Cycle Sanity

As we move through February of this particular year, I’m finding it difficult to escape the emotional roller coaster of the current presidential campaigns. The debates, the caucuses, the outlandish (and from some corners, quite scary) proclamations, the worry about the future. On some days, the more deeply I dive into it, the more I notice a distinct feeling of not knowing which way
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Yoga Practice: You don't have to be "good" at yoga. You just have to keep showing up!

Shifting the Balance: How Yoga Helps Create New Habits

It’s a whole new year. Like many people, you may feel motivated by the fresh start the new calendar offers. Because it’s going to be awesome! You are going to quit eating sugar and exercise every day and quit yelling at your kids and dance like nobody’s watching, dammit! 2016 is IT, man! And this year really might be it. The one where big
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Expectation, Indulgence and Some Yoga for the Holidays

The bright lights and luminarias, the smells of home cooking, the excitement (and stress) of procuring innumerable trinkets for those we love, the anticipation of embraces from those seen too many days past- and the all too likely culmination of disappointments and food-induced comas- torpor that beseeches coffee as its only effective medicament. We work so hard… to stay afloat, to provide for the
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Behold- The Power Of A Neti Pot!

As we transition into fall, one of the things we may be concerned with is staying strong and healthy so we don’t fall victim to the onslaught of colds and flu that will be soon hitting the streets. With this one tool, you can cut down your likely hood of catching a cold by 90%!!! Okay, okay that is just my personal experience- but
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Why Take A Yoga Teacher Training and Choosing One That Is Right For You

There are plenty of Yoga Teacher Training programs out there, so how do you choose? Why take one? And how does our training stand out from the rest? Well, there are a million reasons to take a teacher training, and here are just a few: Go beyond the weekly class experience and delve into the vast and ancient areas of study that yoga has
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Theater of Memory: the Roasted Chile, the Dancing Gods

I am standing at my kitchen counter, peeling the green chile we’ve just taken from the roaster, feeling the deep yet unsettling familiarity of…something. I stop and listen. We have an album playing, “Show Your Bones” by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; the last time I listened to it, we were living in Buffalo, NY where my husband studied for his doctorate.  Oh, that’s what
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