Yoga: A Universal Language

I’ve just returned from a beautiful trip to France. Much of our time was spent in Paris. My husband has family there and it makes our visits extra special. This trip we were in touch with our neighborhood. I took yoga classes at Rasa, just a few block away. http://www.rasa-yogarivegauche.com/ So, here’s what I discovered. Yoga is a universal language. I went to class and only understood a few words of the first part of our class. I imagined it…

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Karen Scott and Her Journey to Bring Yoga To Our Youth

My Yoga Journey with Teens, Tweens and Children My yoga journey began in 2003, when two of my high school AP Physics students came up to me after class and said, “Hey, Mrs. Scott, we are doing Yoga as part of our swim team conditioning.  We think you would really enjoy it!”  So, on their recommendation, I tried it and they were right – it was just right for me. After a couple years of developing my personal practice, I…

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Karen Chakoian and her Pelotonia Ride

How can I describe how good it felt to ride Pelotonia? Two years ago I was battling cancer. When the Pelotonia riders came through I cheered them on with my hand-written sign: “In Treatment – Thank You!“ When those riders went by I set a goal for myself: the next time I would ride with them. It was an ambitious goal: I was so weak, ‘exercise’ meant walking up stairs. But I did it. Last year I rode twenty-five hard-won…

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Yoga Adventures for Girls in Grades 2 & 3

Yoga Adventures Class times are 5:30-6:10pm  Yoga Adventures introduces girls in grades 2 and 3 to Yoga and Mindfulness in a fun, thematic way.   Girls will explore individual, partner and team poses mixed with yoga-inspired activities, age-appropriate energizing and calming breathing exercises and relaxing “silent seconds”. Enroll in Class for Oct. 6th Enroll in Class for Nov. 3rd Enroll in Class for Dec. 1st

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Yoga Girl Power! For Girls in 7th and 8th Grades

Yoga Girl Power! Class Times are 6-6:50pm  Yoga-Girl Power! is designed to help empower girls by building confidence and peace within, improving flexibility and balance and developing emotional awareness.  We explore breathing techniques to calm and energize, relaxation poses to reduce stress, basic and challenging individual poses to promote self-image and fun partner and team poses to build community.  And, of course, we practice being strong, both inside and out.  Yoga-Girl Power! Enroll for Class on Sept. 8th Enroll for…

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