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Iyengar Yoga with Anna Rain 2019 Winter Series

Anna Rain is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher.  She began her practice in 1994, has been teaching since 2000, and has passed four levels of rigorous assessment to hold currently the level of Junior Intermediate II.  To improve the art and science of her teaching, she studies with her mentors in Pennsylvania regularly, and she visits the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India every two years. Through asana (poses), pranayama, (breath control), and pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Anna seeks to lead students to ever deeper revelations in their spiritual awareness. Her own […]

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The Yoga-Ayurveda Connection

Yoga has taken America by storm. The number of Americans who practice some form of yoga has doubled in the last five years, and is now estimated at fifteen million. Three-fourths of fitness clubs offer yoga classes, and yoga was named one of the two fastest-growing segments of the exercise industry by Trendwatch 2000, an annual report on fitness trends. While many view yoga as a gentler way to exercise, most long-time practitioners realize that yoga is not just physical — it creates balance in mind, emotions and consciousness […]

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A Heart-Centered Practice

According to the Eastern chakra system, when a person’s heart chakra (seat of love) is closed, it can’t hear, feel, or discern emotions.  As stated in ancient Eastern text, modern man/woman is ambivalent and confused due to a lack of knowledge.  Living without knowledge in a couple is like being hijacked by fear, dispensing energy towards the primitive instinct of self-preservation.  When this closure occurs, the body completely denies access to the frontal cortex, priming a survival pattern—all decisions made, or emotions expressed are rooted in fear and survival instinct. […]

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YogaFaith: “Living Surrendered” 10-Week Session at Grow Joy with Karla Lawrence

“Always say ‘yes’ to the present moment… Surrender to what is.  Say ‘yes’ to life – and see how life suddenly starts working for you rather than against you.” – Eckhart Tolle “Are you living surrendered?” This is the question that sprang into my head without warning as I was driving home from work a few weeks ago.  The question rang out so clearly that I almost looked around to see who had hitched a ride in my car without permission!  I knew of course that it was God […]

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Clear Your Life: Inner & Outer Well Being

This workshop provides practical tools & inspiration for clearing physical, mental, emotional, spiritual & material clutter! Is your home filled with clutter? Is your body temple overweight, achy or stiff? Is your mind scattered? Is your emotional body holding on to grievances? Well, then this Program is perfect for you! You will learn effective methods for~ Getting rid of clutter in your home & work environment Enjoyable ways to lighten up your body temple including Hatha Yoga, toning exercises & the 7 Guidelines for optimum high vitality nutrition How […]

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