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Theme of the Month: The Four Brahmaviharas

Last night I was teaching class, and I was speaking about being kind with ourselves as the students held a long pigeon pose. I was saying this, based on experience of how when we are still we more readily hear the chatter of our minds, and so often those thoughts can be negative or self-defeating…. Read more »

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Winter Vitality

There was a time when people were living in complete harmony with nature. They were acutely aware of their natural environment, rising with the sun, eating food that was in season, and aligning their daily life cycle with the time of year. Times have changed. We are living further removed from our environment and the… Read more »

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Theme of the month: Samadhi

Samadhi the final limb of the 8-limbed path is the concept of integration or absorption with the totality of the universe. Often translated as enlightenment, samadhi is a state where our consciousness is pure and balanced. From my experience there have been glimpses and moments where I’ve experienced a sense of completeness, where it seemed… Read more »

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Shake Things UP

Gil and I just returned from a six day kundalini yoga training in the Joshua Tree desert. It was an intense and transformative experience. We were up for practice every morning at 6 am and our day wasn’t finished until 6 pm. Both of us had done some kundalini yoga before the training, but it… Read more »

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Peep of the Month: Liane Medley

Our February Karma Peep of the Month, Liane Medley, is an adored member of the Karma team. We’re ecstatic having her back behind the front desk after maternity leave with the birth of her first child. She adds personality, kindness and the remarkable skill of remembering names to her shifts at the studio. Here’s more… Read more »

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Theme of the month: Dhyana

The seventh limb of Patanjali’s 8-limbed path is dhyana, meditation. The yogic path builds upon the foundations established in the previous limbs progressively developing one’s ability to sustain concentration and channel mental energy to a focal point under any circumstance. Meditation is often described as a practice, and most meditation practices include 3 components awareness… Read more »

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