Yoga and Scoliosis: Finding Balance in Asymmetry

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My journey with yoga and scoliosis began when I was a teenager living in a small town in Wisconsin.  I starting having some discomfort and pain in my back and was soon diagnosed with a significant curvature in my spine.  The options for treatment sounded bleak – bracing and the possibility of having surgery for a […]

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Pathways and Currents – Yoga Philosophy for Everyone

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My first dip in Yoga philosophy as an adult was inadvertent – I went to Yoga class expecting it to be something like jazzercise and instead was introduced to a holistic form of moving meditation that integrated aspects of philosophy I had first become acquainted with as a college freshman. In addition to moving in […]

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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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I am interested in the 100-Hour Immersion, but…

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I enrolled in my first Yoga Immersion after seeing a paper flyer taped to the check-in counter of my local studio. Those two words, “Yoga Immersion,” spoke to a longing that had taken form in me that I hadn’t quite named yet: I wanted to steep in the practice. I sensed there was something more […]

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