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When I lived in Johannesburg, South Africa, I worked with severely burned children from all over Africa at an organization called Children of Fire. I was a jack of all trades: I worked with children with multiple disabilities and needs aged 3-18 in the school, I did speech therapy, I taught yoga, and I did some emotional processing with some of the older girls. The amount of trauma these young children had experienced was unthinkable, and yet they were resilient fighters. One of… >> learn more.
Everyone has a different story for how they found yoga–whether it’s through a friend pushing them to go to a class, seeking pain relief from an injury, or at the recommendation of a doctor. Mine is really about how I found me, my truest self, and my deepest fears all on a gross, old yoga mat. I started a personal practice as a teenager, nearly a decade ago. Most people remember those awkward teenage years–the braces, the… >> learn more.
The good mother, bad mother debacle has a new frontier, or perhaps an old one: to vaccinate or not. There is so much judgment and hype and craziness, not to mention judgment! Throughout pregnancies mommas are often told to do something or not to for the sake of their child. People in white coats, or elders in your lineage of women (your own mother or grandmother, sister or aunt), perhaps… >> learn more.