Author: Michele Vennard

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    dailyM 112: The Nature of Transformation

    My Insights for this month are based on my experience with Craig Villani’s recent teacher workshop here at BYSJ. The theme was Transformational Leadership. It was a great time for reflection, and I think you’ll find it relatable to you and your practice. We’re here to transform, to love who we are. And that love is also poking us and…

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    dailyM 111: Connecting Through Gratitude

    Invoking gratitude is an exercise to get into your heart and spirit where a genuine connection lies. It provides nourishment for the things in life that continue to inspire you. Our daily yoga practice benefits significantly as a result. Gratitude is really the softness, the intangibles of our lives, and those are the things that keep our hopes and dreams…

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    dailyM 110: Teacher Appreciation

    Last week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers are so committed to being better leaders for you on the podium. Thank you, members, for all your notes of love and encouragement. Teachers make a commitment because they care about you and are invested in pulling out the best in you. Thank you, teachers and members, for your commitment to…

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    dailyM 109: The Spirit That We Grow

    In our yoga practice we know we’re working on our physical body. We know that we’re working on calming the fluctuations of the mind. This ongoing process of endurance builds the character to bear witness to ourselves and accept. You find hope in your dreams and awaken your spirit, fulfilling the destiny of your life. That’s the exciting part, so…

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    dailyM 107: Top Tips for a Successful Practice

    Practice often, this yoga is giving you what you need – every day. Be open, be smart: Doing what feels right might get you nowhere. Do what IS right. That is smart! Discernment is the muscle you exercise to build integrity. Be still. Lean back. Work hard. Do a double. Some classes will feel more yin and some more yang. The sequential order…

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    dailyM 104: How to Overcome Struggle

    One of the main themes you experience in yoga class is how to overcome a struggle. The dialogue is arranged to give you the best chance to push enough, entering into a struggle that – when held – overcomes obstruction in the body, in the mind, and in the soul. The result is freedom. You’ll open up to a willingness…

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