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Borders in Classical Music (7 Sept 2019)

A list of borders in classical music that I now recognize as resulting from patriarchy/racism/capitalism... borders that prevent classical music from being accessible, inclusive, equitable, and long-lasting: Musical literacy  The idea that one must be able to read and write Western notated music fluently in order to be taken seriously as a musician. The idea… Continue reading Borders in Classical Music (7 Sept 2019)

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Day 3: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/8/19

Before training: my body feels open, soft, strong, relaxed, calm, set into myself. I am thinking about the spa. My mind wanders to the hammam often. I notice my flexibility increasing through my kundalini practice, this has happened through breathing. I am finding new ways to nurture myself and new ways to love me. It… Continue reading Day 3: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/8/19

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Day 2: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/7/19

I felt immense gratitude. In all honesty, I felt it the moment our session began on Day 1, and on Day 2, it was different. I felt acceptance, a deeper internal acceptance – that I was in the right place and that I was meant to be here, at this training. That saying, “your name has… Continue reading Day 2: Raja Yoga Teacher Training with Yoga Roots on Location 9/7/19

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Day 1: Raja Yoga Teacher Training 9/6/19

I have been searching for a yoga teacher training for years. Most of the programs that I researched I didn’t meet the requirements such as attending classes regularly with one particular yoga studio (I am self-taught). Another factor was the schedule, a number of programs, in my opinion, aren’t adult-friendly. In January, I stumbled upon… Continue reading Day 1: Raja Yoga Teacher Training 9/6/19

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August Day 3

It took a long time coming and finally able to complete a business plan, to begin to put into words the vision you have for your future.  I’ll be honest the idea of writing an obituary is a difficult one, what does that portend, if words are spells, what are you writing for yourself?

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July Day 2

In consideration of how we teach yoga, of how we consider the trauma and the history that others bring into the studio space and also what you bring into the space.  How do you teach from a trauma informed place if you do not love you and treat you from a trauma informed space