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Share your thoughts, observations, insights, moments, fears, accomplishments, stories, poems, just about anything you like, with other yoga practitioners here in our community. Blogging can be therapeutic in its own right. It can also inspire others in many subtle and not-so-subtle ways. It can connect people, it can make internal connections for people. Whether you are a regular blogger, an in intermittent one, or haven't done it before at all you are encouraged to dive in here. You are in good company.




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The Milwaukee Art Museum and omTownYogis Present

Yoga @ the Museum


Next class is on Sat., September 26, 8:15 - 9:30 am (doors open @ 7:45) led by Ali Szarzynski of YamaYoga and Core Essence Yoga.

General admission is free while donations are encouraged at the $15 level. Proceeds benefit the Museum and our Annual Grant Fund. With your donation of $15 or more you will get all day access to the Museum. Credit cards will be accepted at the event. Please bring your own mat (though a limited number of mats are available to borrow). Arriving early and pre-registering are highly recommended. Reserve your spot today by pre-registering online here. Pre-Registrations are now taken only online (requiring donation) until midnight the Friday evening just before the event. Walk-ins are always welcome!


1. What brought you to the practice of yoga? My first yoga class was called "Intro to Iyengar Yoga" at UWM with Janet Lilly. I signed up for yoga looking for a "fun" class my last semester of school and I was hooked ever instantly. Before I stared yoga, I had lower back pain, depression and anxiety issues and was overall a very shy self-conscious young woman. Right away, I noticed changes in my body, my attitude and and my self confidence and I am still growing more and more with my practice every day.

2. Who are some of your yoga teachers?  I practice with Iyengar teachers from all over the country and around the world, but I study most frequently with: Chris Saudek from The Yoga Place (La Crosse, WI), Laurie Blakeney from Ann Arbor School of Yoga (Ann Arbor, MI), Faith Russell from Yoga Coop of Madison (Madison, WI)

3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently?  I practice and teach in the Iyengar Method. BKS Iyengar (founder) developed a method through years of study and practice which incorporated props (blocks, blankets, belts, chairs, rope walls, and more) so that everyone regardless of age or flexibility could practice. These props help us to work on correct body alignment in the postures so that the spine and internal organs reap the benefits of the practice. The method also works in a systematic way from beginning to advanced poses so that the student can progress in a safe effective way progressing from level to level. [READ ON...]


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    "Rooted in classical and enriched with the great wisdom of Astanga Vinyasa and Prana Vinyasa (tm)" Aubree Saia brings her esteemed Madison, WI Yoga Teacher Training curriculum to Milwaukee for the first time. Location will be on Milwaukee's North Shore, classes begin in September. Space is limited and registration is open! 


    We applaud and, through our Annual Grant Fund, support the work of KATE WERNING in creating "Circulo de Mujeres (women's Circle)," a yoga program for Spanish-speaking women on Milwaukee's south side.

    In Kate's words, "The goal of the group is to create connections – connections internally with our own

    bodies, minds, and souls; as well as connections and relationships with each other. One of the biggest challenges facing the immigrant community is isolation and depression – which can only

    be overcome through the combination of personal and internal liberation partnered with support and community. In this way we are attempting to create a foundation for both."



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    Congratulations on your accomplishment! Regarding your readiness to share, there are a few ideas that come to mind.

    First, you may want to contact a few studio owners offering to get on sub lists, and then take as many appropriate sub jobs as you can. I recommend to all beginning teachers to teach classes that are not geared toward beginning…

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