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In House: Shakta Khalsa on Yoga with Children

  Children today are under as much stress as adults. And with the busy, achievement-oriented lives they lead, kids need tools to help them self-nurture, self-adjust, and feel happy. Children are expected to behave in ways that their nervous systems cannot easily manage without physical activity, yet they are increasingly inactive in school and at …

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In House: Jennifer Farmer on After-Death Communication

  The most frequent question I get is “Can I communicate with my deceased loved ones?” The answer is a solid YES. If you are open to the Spirit World, not only is it possible, it is likely that you will have a Spirit touch and visit from your loved ones.   Is after-death communication …

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The Inner Bonding Process

  This past May, the Art of Living Retreat Center hosted Dr. Margaret Paul for Inner Bonding, a weekend of transformative healing. Below, she elaborates on what the Inner Bonding Process is, and how it can change your life.    If you don’t value yourself or think that you’re good enough, why would you be motivated …

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In House: Rachel Fleischman on being Bozos on the Bus

    Like many women in the 21st century, I feel like I need eight arms, like a Hindu goddess, to keep up with myself.   I’m a body-oriented psychotherapist, workshop facilitator, yoga student, wife, friend, daughter, ninja flea market shopper. I try to have my shirt buttoned and my skirt ironed up before I …

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In House: Lavinia Plonka on Healing Back Pain

The truth is out. There is no quick fix for your back pain — not in the way you have been conditioned to think of it. Back surgery has been shown to be ineffective most of the time, and often makes things worse. Epidurals and cortisone shots are temporary. And by now, everyone knows what …

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In House: Jurian Hughes on Practicing Blessing

  A few years ago, my beloved David Wallace and I taught a program together for the first time. We spent the week leading up to New Year’s with a tribe of like-minded souls, diving into ‘Practicing Blessing’. And what an incredible blessing it was! Though I confess I had some trepidation about our teaching …

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Neil Kagan on his Reiki Journey

Why might somebody feel called to take a Reiki class? In my experience, there are generally four categories: You have a need for yourself You have a need for someone else You are in the Healing business (massage therapy, chiropractic, etc) You love the subject of energy work and other similar modalities Taking healing into …

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In House: How Tobi Gold Discovered Reiki

I came to Reiki through teaching Yoga. For years, as I ended a class and people were resting in Savasana, I would place my pointer fingers in the center of my student’s foreheads and spread a little oil. Student’s would often remark, “I really liked the energy I felt from your hands!” I was not …

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In House: Stacey Vann & Pamela Hunter on Walking Through the Door

    Walking through the door I remember walking through the door to my very first yoga class, and then my first workshop, and finally, not soon enough, my first retreat. The progression of being ready to walk through the door for the different intensities of my yoga journey was all-life giving.   What has …

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The Nature of Pain

  Some of you may know that I was in a small plane crash in December 2007. As we were crashing I braced myself, trying desperately to “put on the brakes”. Obviously, I lived to tell the tale and I was left with some pretty profound right side low back and hip pain as a …

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