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Being Able To (Do Anything You Want!)

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“A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations.”      ~Patricia Neal As I reflected this morning on the new year and all of the “things” that need to be done, my mind came back to some of the emails that I have received from my […]

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“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take what you’ve been taking.” ~Earl Wilson Yes!  I have just returned from vacation at Yosemite in California.  It was glorious, fabulous, wonderful and elating; all of the things that a true and proper vacation should be. My husband and I hiked tall mountains. […]

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This last weekend of teacher training in Grand Rapids was amazing.  My heart is so full that I feel as if it couldn’t hold anything else right now.  Though the weekend was technically a make-up weekend, I feel as if it were the pinnacle and all of the previous learning came together in a magical, […]

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“It take s a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new.  But there is no real security is what is no longer meaningful.  There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.”  ~Alan Cohen  Quality 29: […]

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“Elves are like trees, grounded and focused from the trunk down but graceful and agile on top.”  ~Orlando Bloom Quality 28:  Grounded Good yoga teachers are well-grounded in their teachings, in their business, in their lives.  They have a good grasp of reality with a healthy dose of positivity and imagination.  They walk a fine […]

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“We are not born all at once, but by bits. The body first, and the spirit later; and the birth and the growth of the spirit, in those who are attentive to their own inner life, are slow and exceedingly painful.”  ~Mary Antin Quality 25:  Attentive Those who have never attended a yoga class might […]

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“Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.  You will then find out how easy it is to get along.”  ~Paramahansa Yogananda Quality 20:  Calm Good yoga teachers are calm, and they present an aura of steady strength.  Due to their many years of practice and training, their personalities reflect an inner strength that builds […]

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“I am disillusioned enough to know that no man’s opinion on any subject is worth a damn unless backed up with enough genuine information to make him really know what he’s talking about.” ~HP Lovecraft Quality #5:  Genuine Yoga teachers do much more than lead a class.  Yoga teachers actually teach and interact with every student […]

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“To be educated, a person doesn’t have to know much or be informed, but he or she does have to have been exposed vulnerably to the transformative events of an engaged human life.” -Thomas More Quality #3:  Engaged Good yoga teachers are both engaging and engaged.  When students walk into a yoga studio, yoga teachers […]

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