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Posts Tagged ‘namaste’

Making my voice heard

“We work peacefully while recognizing there is no true peace without justice and equity for all.” I along, with millions of others, around the globe marched and protested last Saturday, Jan. 21. It felt amazing to be surrounded by love, kindness, mutual respect … to feel welcomed, loved and safe. Marches around the globe were peaceful. […]


Celebrating community

Yoga has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people and make some amazing friends. I regularly take classes at two yoga studios in Oakland/Berkeley. One of the studios, Namaste, which has a total of three studios in Oakland and Berkeley, celebrated its 10th anniversary. And Namaste threw a big party today. There was music played by Adrienne […]


A greeting practice

On Thursday night in yoga teacher training we had two hours of anatomy and an hour of a meditation practice and learning session. The first hour was dedicated to our teacher Ericka and her reasons for practicing meditation, which is a truly fascinating story. At one point she asked us to get up and walk […]


What is Restorative Yoga?

This is what my friend Pam asked Monica and me yesterday before spin class as Monica and I were discussing the The Gift of Restorative Yoga workshop we attended today with Vickie. According to Namaste’s workshop link, Restorative Yoga uses props to support the body, allowing for expansiveness and ease while stimulating the body’s innate […]


Review Wednesday debuts with Hugger Mugger yoga mat bag

As promised, one of Go Fit Girl’s new features, Review Wednesday debuts today. This post launches the first official review for Review Wednesday. In honor of September being National Yoga Month I thought I would review an item related to yoga. Today I am reviewing the Hugger Mugger Recycled Paper Mat Bag. I was excited […]


Yoga subs can be a real treat

Have I told you lately how much I love and enjoy practicing yoga? Last night Vickie’s class had a sub, Sadie. Sadie is a regular Saturday teacher at the studio–but I hadn’t had the privilege of taking her class … until last night. One of the best things about a sub is that you get […]


Unlimited yoga is amazing

UPDATED: Go Fit Girl’s IT online boy has fixed the issues. Photos and tags are working again. Woot-woot! This post was originally written on Thursday night. But I am having some issues. Until my IT/blog maintenance guy (aka The Husband) helps me figure it out I won’t be able to add photos or tags. I […]