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Dive into 2015 with Compassionate Courage ❤

As we kick off this New Year am flooded with the opportunity to cultivate courage, compassionately. In this process I am re-defining what that word means to me. It can’t just be all power, all effort, all fire and all battle. I realize now that in the past I really used to think that having courage meant being ready for the fight, taking something
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Organizing Change: Saraswati

A new year is an exciting occasion: a perennial opportunity for do-overs, makeovers, fresh starts, changes.We often start with great ideas, eager to dive in to our shiny new plans for life. With such great intentions, why do so few new year’s resolutions (some reports say just 8%) come to fruition? What’s the deal? Who do we contact about this? Well, in the words
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Holiday Survival: Family Edition!

Holiday Survival Guide: Family Edition!

Here we are, on the doorstep of the holidays. Maybe you can’t wait to step across that threshold and get your celebration on. Or, if you’re like me, you feel a combination of “I’ve been looking forward to this all year” and “how am I going to get through all this without going insane?” Quite often the holidays come with a heaping helping of
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An Exciting Year Ahead

Dear Grassroots Yoga Students, The gratitude we feel for getting to share a yoga practice in a community like this one is im- mense. We are driven by a desire to create a strong, cohesive and healthy community, both within our studio and in Albuquerque. To that end, we have restructured our programing to reflect all of what we have to offer including exciting
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Love Your Neighbor

What’s that old saying about your neighbors? Love your neighbor or something? Well, today this bit hit home for me as I lay in fetal position- no, not crying on my kitchen floor as I can remember doing a few years back- but on my yoga mat after a splendidly taught class by Damon Scott. As I felt my body melding with the earth,
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Redefine Your Practice

Ok- so here it is- a real life, un-veiled peak into my personal practice…ever evolving for sure. Today seemed like a particularly perfect time to write about how we define our personal practice. (She writes on her laptop while in Pidgeon pose). There is the practice that can happen in that perfectly and simplistically decorated and dedicated space- where there are no interruptions, and
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Summer (Yoga) Poetry Project: Fire/Space

Summer (Yoga) Poetry Project: Fire/Space

This week’s episode of the Summer (Yoga) Poetry Project is inspired by the kind practice you do when you don’t know what else in the world to do with yourself. This is usually a good time to sit down. Much love and thanks for reading, Erin 2. Fire/Space when you finally do concede the seat of your rage you might discover an astonishing tenderness
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How I Came to Know Faith

Okay, so here we go, my first blog post since giving birth.  I was advised- “blog about being pregnant, about your changing practice or your insights etc”.  All I can say is that it didn’t feel right, I couldn’t do it.  For someone like me, who usually doesn’t hesitate to share my experiences, ideas or processes, this came as a surprise.  Being pregnant was
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Putting Words into Practice: Water

Putting Practice into Words: Summer (Yoga) Poetry Project

In wading into the slower, daydreamy rhythm of summer, I’ve been reminded that one of the avenues for my own learning–one of the ways in which yoga happens for me–is through writing. I love the ways in which putting words on a page creates a sense of conversation, even if I’m not immediately sure who that conversation is happening with. But the partners in
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You Minus Sugar: The First Three Days

Okay, to lay out some basic details: the first three days of the detox program I’ll be following are the most stringent. It’s basically protein (in the form of chicken, fish, turkey, red meat, tofu, tempeh, beans, nuts and seeds) vegetables (minus a few high-sugar veggies like beets, carrots, summer squash, sweet potatoes–thankfully, these come back into the mix very soon), and fats (olive
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