Musings

On Gratitude: by Tania McCartney

On Gratitude: by Tania McCartney

A friend going through a rough time recently asked me to share some words with her some words about practice. She had appreciated what I have said in classes over the years, but wished for a tangible definition she could currently take hold of. I thought about this...

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Observing That Which Is: by Tania McCartney

Observing That Which Is: by Tania McCartney

A wise man once told me, "meditation is the practice of observing that which is." This could be anything from walking to driving to cleaning to traditional meditation practice. That wise man is both a colleague and student at The Yoga Loft, a man named Wayne...

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I Have Arrived- Yoga as My Home

I Have Arrived- Yoga as My Home

I have long loved the offerings of Thich Nhat Hanh- the Vietnamese Buddhist Monk who’s simple teachings resonate deeply.  In the early 2000’s I would lie on the floor in Bikram Yoga, resting between poses, eyes open as directed.  Heart beat racing from the heat and...

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The Loft- Where It Started

The Loft- Where It Started

  For this of you who don't know me, my name is Marcia Wilson and I am the   owner and director of the Yoga Loft. I'm a mom, a health professional, and someone who loves to bring people together when there is a natural possibility of creating something special. In...

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When Things Change

When Things Change

If you had told me a year ago that my yoga practice was about to shift drastically, I would have been surprised.  Insight tends to follow change.  But the lessons of the past six months have shown me that over time, our changing relationships with our bodies are...

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Choosing to Live Fully

Choosing to Live Fully

I had a realization recently. I own a yoga studio- an entity that thrives with a lot of love and attention. Being present in the studio is part of the role. But there is an incredible amount of work that happens behind the scenes.  All of you- the teachers, staff,...

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Self Care- Holiday Style

Self Care- Holiday Style

The kids yoga classes at the Yoga Loft are an opportunity for all of us- teacher and students- to learn from each other. As we talk about the theme of each class we have frank discussions about real life happenings and how yoga applies to our time at school, at home,...

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Off the Mat: How Yoga Keeps Me Honest

Off the Mat: How Yoga Keeps Me Honest

Off the Mat: How Yoga Keeps Me Honest I learned a lesson this week. I need to do yoga. Period. Full stop. End of story. As I sit and write, my hip flexors are tight. My right thigh needs massaging to release the tight spots. I wiggle and stretch- unsuccessfully- to...

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