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My Yoga Teacher Training Retreat: Part 4

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4:45am – I consider not showering and drifting back into my deep sleep to the point where I actually jump back into bed, but then I quickly decide that this is a bad idea and make my way outdoors into the freezing cold to the shower blocks that are located Read More

My Yoga Teacher Training Retreat: Part 5

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So, I’m sitting back in my room getting ready for bed and my roomie is burning a violet and pear candle one of her friends had made, delicious. So you’re probably all wondering how my first official attempt at teaching went!? To be honest I wasn’t even nervous right until Read More

My Yoga Teacher Training Retreat: Last Day

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4:45am –For the first time here at the Santayana Ashram I had a full night’s sleep so I didn’t mind getting up before the birds today. I have begun to appreciate how magical this time of morning is. It’s so still, the air is crisp, when it hits your face Read More

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    One of the biggest things I’ve come to understand when people tell me they want to be healthier, happier and start getting into good practices but don’t know how. . .
    Is that it’s all about getting real on your values and priorities.

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