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Om Swastiastu my yogi friends! That is the way I was greeted in Bali, and it is a beautiful way to say hello and peace and greetings from God! In Bali, Om is the most important sound, and an Om starts every mantra, prayer, and ceremony, and it represents Brahma the...read more
During my last two yoga retreats I got the opportunity to teach a few sunrise beach yoga classes. Each class I lead is an opportunity to learn, but I must say the classes on the beach at sunrise were exceptionally good at teaching me the following life lessons. My...read more
Breathe In: May I Exhale Out: Be Happy Breathe In: May I Exhale Out: Be Healthy Breathe In: May I Exhale Out: Be Safe Breathe In: May I Exhale Out: Live in Peace Ready to change your mood with a tried and true meditation? Find a comfortable seated...read more
"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." I love these words from Buddha, and they have rung true in my life and yoga journey. When I needed yoga to heal my back pain caused by scoliosis, I found my teacher in Mary Pat Murphy. I had been told about yoga...read more
Sing it with me, "I don't want to work, I just want to yoga on the beach all day!" Before summer slips away, it's time to take a well deserved retreat to the beach. If you live in northeast Ohio, Lake Erie has beautiful beaches, and I am blessed to share beach yoga on...read more
Woo hoo! Summer has arrived and along with it a host of fun outdoor activities (like beach yoga) and so many things to do that yoga, and especially meditation practices can get pushed off the to-do list. This summer I've decided to make a dedication to my meditation...read more
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