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Posts Tagged ‘yoga community’

A celebration of yoga & people

June has been a fun month for me partnering with Athleta. Turtles Yoga & Wellness, the studio where I teach, partnered with Athleta–Washington Square for June Studio of the Month. Each Saturday in June a different Turtles teacher taught a free yoga or Pilates class. I taught on June 11. I had a great group […]


I have so much gratitude

I have many things to show gratitude for. I am grateful and thankful for so many things. And I am not just thankful today but every day. I have amazing people in my life, my family, my friends, my husband and my students (cycle and yoga). I feel very fortunate that a little more than […]


Thanks, Piedmont and farewell

There are so many great things about taking yoga classes, especially at a studio. Establishing a yoga community is such an important part of the practice. While in Oakland I regularly took classes from two yoga studios. Piedmont Yoga Studio is where I did my yoga teacher training and also took classes from teachers who […]


Bidding farewell to the Bay Area

As the last boxes are being packed and the movers will be showing up in about 24 hours I am bidding farewell to Oakland, the East Bay and the Bay Area. Curt and I came out here in 2005. He in February and me in March. We first lived in Berkeley and for the past eight […]


Taking public yoga classes

At some point this summer when I was still working full time the shuttle bus schedule changed. With the change I wouldn’t be able to make my regular 5:45 and 6 p.m. yoga classes that I liked to regularly take during the week. I was talking to a friend at work about the new schedule […]


Movin’ on up … to Oregon

If you didn’t take the chance to visit us while we’ve lived in the Bay Area unfortunately for you, it’s too late. After being in the Bay Area for almost 10 years Curt and I are taking the plunge and moving to Portland in mid-January. It’s exciting and scary. I have lots of good friends […]