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Melancholy

melənˌkälē a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with no obvious cause Not the most uplifting name for a blog post huh?  What does melancholy have to do with yoga?  What does melancholy have to do with Yoga Union? Come to Yoga Union and feel...

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My Yoga Path

The in-depth study at our studio is another opportunity for us to open up a space for students to step into their own bodies, their own power, the curiosity and humanity that makes up a slice of who they are.  Nicole is one student...

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Ahimsa

In my past few classes I have been pondering this first abstention of the first tenet of the eight limbed path (Ashtanga).  Ahimsa. Non harming. Non violence.  One of the interesting things to know about this eight limbed path is that the first two...

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Dig in

I don’t think I have ever met someone who doesn’t like Spring. There is a feeling of new in the air. Who doesn’t like new!? I rake out my garden beds and there are small clumps of perennials making their way out to the...

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To Arrive Where We Started

Teacher Training Weekend 2 “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.” I first encountered TS Eliot as a teacher of poetry. My high...

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Field Notes from Teacher Training

Field Notes from Teacher Training Embodyoga® In-Depth Study Weekend 1 While I have been waiting and waiting for Pam to offer a teacher training, I have to admit that the very name “embody” had me both unnerved and also deeply certain that this would...

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Kent Falls

Dharma

The Bhagavad Gita talks about dharma, your calling – your path in life. We live in a culture where comparison to others is almost hardwired into our DNA. We are constantly bombarded with images and ideas, thoughts and suggestions about how everyone is living...

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Ganesh

Ganesh

Here we are at the spring equinox, standing on the threshold. The end of one thing just signaling another beginning. Ganesh is our elephant headed deity in Indian lore, filled with goodness, representing possibility, overcoming and sending out obstacles, standing at the beginning of...

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India Temple

Devotion

I came to India to “do” yoga and to find me in the midst of this studying.  Turns out my trip is not about asana, the postures we associate with yoga.  In fact, asana is a very tiny part of what I am doing...

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India

When you study yoga for 20 years, there will inevitably come a time when you feel called to venture to India. At least for me, that is what happened. I always had a feeling that I would get there, but it wasn’t until last...

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Open your heart???

What does that mean?   I hear it a lot in yoga classes…..open your heart, is there some door I haven’t found yet, some lock I don’t have the key to?  Is my heart some gnarly tangle of branches that I can’t unwind?  Is it...

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Embrace the change

Turning Inward

  Fall in New England. A beautiful time of year, leaves changing color, the beauty all around us layered in red and orange hues. On the one hand, this time of year can wreak havoc on someone who is already floating through the air...

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Yoga Nidra with Darlene, 10-12, 7-8:30 pm

Join Darlene Barnes for Yoga Nidra Friday October 12, 2018 7:00 – 8:30 pm Yoga Nidra is an active form of meditation. Come enjoy the benefits of a relaxing guided journey through the body. Release tension and areas of holding. Yoga Nidra will help...

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Practice

Write a Blog

These were instructions given to me by my friend, and all around website guru Adam. Write a blog. We need content for the website. We should blog on a regular basis. We??   Me? You know how hard it is to do anything on a...

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