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“If it’s to be, it starts with me.” -Norris Henderson

This is weekend was packed full of intensity, interspersed with power, partner, and (much needed) restorative asana practice.  We focused on how the 8 limbs of Raja yoga can be integrated into social justice/anti-racism work.  It all began with a heart breaking scenario that Felicia created, to have us think deeply about our reactions to… Continue reading “If it’s to be, it starts with me.” -Norris Henderson

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White privilege is about what doesn’t happen to you.

I am thankful beyond words for having the opportunity to explore the ins and outs and upside-downs of racism in the United States today, yesteryear, and centuries ago.  Through our fearless leaders Rockie, Dr. Mike, and Martin, we marched forward into territory in which I am not very comfortable or necessarily familiar.  And, this is all a… Continue reading White privilege is about what doesn’t happen to you.

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While the teacher’s away, the students will… Sit in their chairs!

As our revered instructor is off making more yoga history happen for Pittsburgh, we were treated with a visit by guest instructor Joanne Spence.  She taught us a chair yoga class.  I was a bit skeptical, as there is such stigma attached to chair yoga, i.e. It's for "old" people.  So not true.  Joanne showed us… Continue reading While the teacher’s away, the students will… Sit in their chairs!

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Dark, light, and all shades in between.  Strong, beautiful and sometimes weak.  That is who we are. Today started with a lesson on Raja yoga, and its components. That was followed up by a lovely walk over to Ace Hotel for a much needed restorative yoga class.  After a walk back, we had lunch outdoors… Continue reading