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Ann’s third newsletter

My third newsletter came out Wednesday, June 1. I am reposting it for my GFG! readers right here. If you would like to sign up to receive future newsletters in your inbox, you can go right here to enter your e-mail address. ~~~~~~~~~~~ Friends, Thank you so much for your interest in my newsletter. Many have been asking when […]


Happy Summer Solstice

Today is the Summer Solstice. June 21. The first day of summer. Many yoga practitioners celebrate by practicing Surya Namaskar, Sun Salutes. The tradition is to practice 108. There are many things I found giving significance to the number 108, from it being a sacred number in yoga and Hinduism to mathematical to many other […]


Learning over the weekend

Over this past weekend I attended two 5-hour yoga workshops. There were supposed to be three, but unfortunately the Friday Fibromyalgia yoga workshop was canceled. I attended the two workshops at Piedmont Yoga Studio. Piedmont explains a little about the workshops: Adaptive yoga is the tailoring of the practice to people who are not “sick” but […]


Teaching my first yoga “class”

Over the weekend Curt and I were in Missouri visiting his parents for our annual deer season trip. If you want to read more about that, you can go here. I have practiced yoga with friends and family before where I am essentially instructing. But it is usually just one-on-one. On Saturday late afternoon, my […]


Practicing Sun Salutations

In yoga teacher training class on Thursday night we worked on Surya Namaskars (Sun Salutations). There are a variety of ways to practice Sun Salutations (aka sun salutes). The one linked here is basically what we worked on Thursday night. We built on the sequence in class. The idea was, how do you teach a […]