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This is my prayer to be at home in myself. Elena Brower Sign up for a Class Here After completing my 200 Hour Teaching Certification at Laughing Lotus in 2007, I continued deepening my practice with teachers at YOGAMAYA in New York City, and I continued my trainings in specific areas such as prenatal/post-partum yoga,…

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Flow with the Music

A rejuvenating vinyasa flow accompanied by the sweet sounds of the harmonium and Shelly’s soothing voice – you can truly lose yourself in the movement, the breath and the music. Shelly will enhance your practice with music that is both soothing and stirring; with a combination of Sanskrit chants and original compositions performed live on…

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We Are Mothers Podcast

We are Mothers is a project that explores the transformative process that is motherhood through storytelling and conversations with women who are ready to dig deeper into their journeys. From whichever angle we look at it, motherhood is a transformative process. An emotional rollercoaster. While new motherhood offers so many new joys into our lives, too…

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Mother.

Mothering is the most intense yoga practice I have ever experienced. With all the love and joy that it brings, it has also brought some of the darkest and most difficult moments. Although I often lose my grounding in those moments, I remember everything the practice teaches. From the practical breath work, to taking a step back from the ego, and the deeper understanding that we must be able to hold the space for the darkness and the light in our life.

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Live the Questions Now

I remember one of my teachers, Bryn Chrisman from YOGAMAYA in New York, sharing some very realistic words of wisdom during an advanced teacher training that I was taking part in.   While highlighting the essence of teaching different levels of yoga, she reminded us that as teachers we didn’t have to know everything: ,“You just…

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The Joys of Imperfection

I’m not sure why we refer to the space between black and white as the grey area, when actually there are so many colors that exist in that space. I’ve never been a perfectionist, so it’s hard for me to make a case for perfectionism, but since life and the world we live in is so clearly not perfect, expecting perfection from yourself or those around you, is bound to lead to disappointment. If we could, instead, see the space between the two ends of the spectrum as full of possibility, we may be able to enjoy the void between perfect and nothing.

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