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Day Twenty SFY Mindful May Challenge – Festival Yoga at the JFFA Festival in Port Angeles, WA

Such a pleasure to teach festival yoga this past weekend at the Juan de Fuca Foundation of the Arts Festival again.  And, coming HOME to Port Angeles?  Oh…so good for my soul.  xoxoxo Namaste… – Yogamama Meels  

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Day Nineteen – Memorial Day weekend – Airport Yoga #travel #yogaanywhere #airportyoga

Yes, I got funny looks at the Oakland Airport, and my daughter was embarrassed but, I did it anyway.  And, damn it felt good. Thanks to my hubby for being my fearless and generous photographer.  BTW – AFTER I took … Continue reading

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Day Eighteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – Practicing yoga at home #homepractice #yogaspace

One of the easiest ways to bring more attention and time to your home practice is dedicating a space for yoga and meditation.  Choose a space big enough for your yoga mat, a meditation cushion, maybe some props and an … Continue reading

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Day Seventeen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #smile

I’ve recently been teaching to more and more beginner yogis and I love when I ask them to smile during their struggle and their intense, scrunched up faces break into a laugh. There’s focus on breath (Prana), gaze (drishti) and … Continue reading

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Day Sixteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #patience Wheel Pose – Urdhva Dhanurasana

It’s yoga practice, not yoga perfection. Before my car accident almost two years ago I was FINALLY making progress in wheel.  It was always a challenge for me but, I was finally finding freedom and ease in this pose.  THEN…just … Continue reading

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Day Fifteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #inversions Getting upside down and facing fears

Inspired by the inversions workshop I took yesterday with Patrick Beach and Carling Nicole, I worked on handstands today.  In this pic it’s obvious I need to work on my core but, my initial focus is just to get my … Continue reading

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Day Fourteen SFY Mindful May Challenge – #discovery Art of Inversions workshop with Patrick Beach and Carling Nicole (You and the Mat – Piedmont, Oakland, CA)

Discovered that I still have fears of getting upside down, especially in a class or workshop setting.  My body is strong and capable but, my ego seeks perfection and hates embarrassment and failure.  I thought I was done with worrying … Continue reading

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