Yoga Foundations – Creating a Sustainable Practice

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I have heard my teacher, a lifelong monastic, compare engaging in yoga practice with constructing a house. In both instances, the importance of developing a deep, solid and structurally sound foundation is paramount, as it provides support for everything else. If the foundation is not developed with love, care and attention, the building, or, in […]

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Wake Up and Flow

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Start your summer off on the right track with Morning Flow, an early morning yoga practice that invigorates the body and calms the mind. It’s true! Waking up is hard to do! But so worth it when you start your day in a way that honors your life, your body, your mind, your spirit and […]

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Studio Artists :: Daniela Molnar

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Meet Daniela Molnar. Her work is currently on display at our SE Belmont studio. Please take a moment to soak in its beauty next time you’re at the studio. For now, read more about Daniela… Daniela Molnar’s work focuses on plant forms and color, posing formal questions about the distinction between figure and ground and conceptual […]

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Interdependence for Independence Day

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Interdependence. Three summers ago, I got these tattoos. These arrows came to me after a horrible break up and the subsequent months of agonizing heart break and pain that followed. The invisible threads that connect us all with lovers, with friends, with family, and yes, even strangers, felt as if they were winding themselves around […]

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Creating Cohesion Between Spiritual Practice and Parenting

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Article originally posted on mattnelsonyoga.com. Shortly after my first child turned three years old, I found myself feeling that there was a disconnect between my sadhana and my family life. Having two children under four is a consuming endeavor, and presents a unique set of challenges with regards to finding time to engage in daily spiritual […]

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Off the Mat, and On the Wall

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Yoga and rock climbing are a natural match, both combining mindful movement and bringing focus to the present moment. I began my own journey into rock climbing eight years ago, when my sister took me to the Portland Rock Gym while visiting from New York.  I had always been afraid of heights, and I thought […]

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Be Radical: Love Your Body!

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I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself, as some of you may be unfamiliar with my work at The People’s Yoga. I am the creator and teacher of Yoga for Bigger Bodies. This yoga class was created when I noticed the absence of support for people living in larger bodies. It was created […]

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Living Yoga’s 2015 Yogathon

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What is the Yogathon? Since its inception in 2010, the Yogathon’s purpose has been to bring awareness to the long term effects of trauma and how they impact those within our community.  Through Living Yoga’s trauma informed yoga programs, students are taught mindfulness, impulse control, and wellness practices.  These life changing skills support students in making […]

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