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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., December 12, 8:15 - 9:30 am (doors open @ 7:45) led by Meg Galarza and Ali Modell of YogaOne

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?

Life. I took my first yoga class ever at the ripe age of 12 in our local YMCA gym. I think I took about 6 classes and stopped going because I became a cool teenager. Many moons later yoga found me again when I was in college. During a particularly stressful semester, I began having anxiety attacks on a regular basis. In the middle of one I felt a deep urge to get on the floor and stretch – it must have been some sort of instinctual response to remember the practice. I felt almost instantaneous relief and began taking classes again in my late teen years. 


2. Who are some of your yoga teachers?  

I have so many!! The first local Milwaukee teacher that I began taking classes from was Karen from the Milwaukee Yoga Center. The nerd in me liked the detail-drenched practice & it was fascinating to observe how teachers could modify the practice to suit a variety of abilities. After studying alignment-based practices for a few years, I happened into a class at Yama where Morgan introduced me to the quiet challenge of Yin, which has influenced my teaching greatly. Now that my home base is at Saffron Yoga Center, I have many teachers from other disciplines as well. I have learned so much from Saffron’s teachers as well as the acupuncturists, chiropractors, massage therapists, and other integrative health professionals in our Bay View space. 


3. How would you describe the form of yoga you teach currently?  

As a yoga teacher with a background in occupational therapy and myofascial release, I teach what resonates with me from both the scientific and esoteric perspectives. Once students grasp alignment basics and functional movement patterns, I then encourage them to explore and listen to inner intelligence as they practice. The body has so much to teach us in the daily hour that we tune in – imagine what would happen if we listened all of the time! {read on for more RITA}


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    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."


    omTownie, Ali Modell interviews her teacher, Tias Little for our friends at ILLUMINE Magazine

    Being connected to a community and plugged into a teacher is vital to the yogic process, something Tias Little knows a lot about, as the founder of Prajna Yoga in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Little began his yogic studies as a youth, and as an adult, Little and his wife, Surya, studied within the Ashtanga yoga system. Ashtanga was a vital source of inspiration and maturation, as it helped them establish a consistent daily practice and connection to a teacher. Now, as a practitioner, he works closely with his Zen and Sanskrit teachers, who continue to inspire him. Little’s focus as a yoga teacher includes in-depth anatomical detail stemming from his training as a bodyworker, paired with in- depth meditation instruction stemming from his training in Buddhist meditation and classical yoga. He continues to honor the Krishnamacharya lineage, the father of the Ashtanga and Iyengar styles of yoga, which form the basis of most modern styles of yoga. Little is also influenced by various other somatic modalities, which combine to form a rich tapestry of teachings. {READ the INTERVIEW}

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    Community Yoga at Affiliated Wellness Group

    Posted by Joelle Ottoson on November 1, 2015 at 11:00am 0 Comments

    Please join us at Affiliated Wellness Group for Community Yoga. Instructor Joelle Ottoson will take you on a journey through the Chakras using Asanas, Myers, breath, sound and lights. November 1 11am-12:30. Donations to Be the Change Global Wellness appreciated but not required. Register: or 262-646-8288
    4650 N. Port Washington Road Glendale- Barnabas Building-Lexington Entrance

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