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Tensegrity and Resilience

If you have taken a class with me, you have  likely heard the word ‘tensegrity.’  So, what is tensegrity?  Tensegrity is a compound word comprised of tension and integrity.  The idea of the tensegrity repair sequence (TRS) is to balance the tension in the body's connective tissue and muscles to allow us to move our bodies with more grace and ease. The TRS was created by Giowa Irwin, and I am honored to have studied it with my teachers Cathy Valentine and Flo Dedame. The TRS consists of repetitive, simple movements that build resilience in the body’s connective tissue as well as rehydrate them.  When practiced regularly, the sequence can help restore range of motion to the shoulders, spine and hips. This practice is like a moving...


Quarantine Update

Hi There, We have been practicing virtually for 5 months now,  yet it feels like we are still riding the waves of change.  During the past 5 months we have done virtual classes, recorded classes, and outdoor classes--oh my--so many new ways of practicing, learning, and growing!  How are you settling into this new way of practicing?  Are you creating structure in your days?  Are you planning out your classes and practice times every week?  What is working for you?  I am genuinely curious about your experience; feel free to share! Personally, I have been enjoying the outdoor yoga classes.  They have been especially loved by my 10 month old son.  We have been participating in the Baby and Beloved class on Thursdays, and the Post Natal...

Roxy Robbins

Surgical Birth Yoga

[embed]https://youtu.be/q3H3un8TJDY[/embed]By Roxy Robbins Roxy is an experienced Birth and Postpartum Doula, Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified Perinatal Yoga Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist.I get the question frequently “What are safe stretches/yoga you can do post surgical/cesarean birth?” I recently made this little video for a client and thought I’d share!TIPS FOR MOVEMENT POST-SURGICAL BIRTH • FOCUS ON BREATHE. Conscious Breathe is essential post surgical birth to encourage blood flow and awareness to the core. Simply practicing diaphragmic breathe can enhance your healing process.MOVE SLOW. Be easy on yourself as you explore your body after birth (this goes for any birthing person/however your story unfolds). Especially after cesarean birth, there is extensive healing to be had. Move slower than you’re used to as you begin a movement practice.UPPER BODY RELEASE. No matter...

Vegetarian okonomiyaki

Quarantine Recipe: Okonomiyaki

Hi Everyone! Sue Ann here.  So, most of you know I love yoga. But did you know, I also love cabbage?  Seriously. My cabbage love affair got started when my (now) husband and I started dating.  He made a mind blowing cabbage salad, and that's when I realized I love cabbage!   During the quarantine I have been experimenting with making Okonomiyaki or cabbage pancakes.   The recipe below isn’t a total representation of the traditional dish, but more of an interpretation.  I like it because it is easy and delicious. I hope you enjoy it!  Ingredients: 2 eggs (vegan sub flax egg) 1/2 cup water  1.5 Tbsp Braggs  1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil  3/4 to 1 cup all-purpose flour (sub gluten free flour mix - I’ve used...

trigger point

What is a Trigger Point? And Why do I Get Them?

Blog Post by Cat Matlock of FreeBody Massage A trigger point is a focal point of tension in a muscle. This means that a part of your muscle is stuck in contraction and it is not able to release or relax. We don’t fully understand why this happens. All we do know is that it DOES happen and it can be what’s behind your loss of range of motion, weakness in an area of your body, or that nagging pain you are feeling that you can’t seem to figure out how to get rid of.Let’s explore trigger points and learn a little bit about them. About Trigger Points Myofascial trigger points, or simply trigger points, are basically tone gone rogue. What is tone? Tone is when your muscle...