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Practicing at Home: Creative Props

Posted by on Apr 25, 2020 in home practice, yoga props | 1 comment

We are six weeks in to practicing at home… how is it going for you? Some of you have been coming to the live stream classes, and it is so great to see your happy faces there. Others of you are practicing at home, or maybe exploring what it means to practice at home. What is a home practice? Is it all about movement? Can it be meditation? Can a home practice be approaching your gardening with a mindful sense of presence? Yes to all of that. Yoga is not just about being on your mat in a studio. In fact, stepping away from the studio gives...

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Your Practice is Calling

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in home practice, yoga philosophy | 1 comment

Your Practice is Calling… (Expanded and adapted from recent CCY instagram posts) Slowing down is a practice. Slowing down is a function of presence rather than time. Slowing down is not something our society is accustomed to, and… we are being invited in this moment to slow down. How is it for you these days? Do you feel the anxiety of setting down the busy-ness? Do you feel the frenzy all around you of online activity? Is it possible to step away from all of that and sit for a moment in the stillness? In the yoga world this week, I...

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An Equinoctial Wandering, by Molly Dahl

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in misc content, poetry | 1 comment

Equinox = Equal length of night and day Balance Of dark Of light. The cyclical rhythm of The dance, The celestial equator Intersecting with the great galactic ellipse. Honor the dark Be in her home, quiet and still. Rejoice in the light Expanding in her growth, in her life. The balance of your own dark beauty, Your own radiant light. The cycles and revolutions of time Forever changing Forever fluid The counterbalancing act Of every six moons that pass, We move with her, in our own wheel Of harmonizing effort and grace. Now we walk in light,...

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Clarity, by Deborah Stevenson

Posted by on Feb 27, 2020 in misc content, poetry | 0 comments

Clarity – a poem by Deborah Stevenson Sparkling lights dance upon the waters of time. Lives flicker   and dim            in an instant,then vanish without a trace. I walk into    the light at water’s edge,embracing the golden glowthat warms the hollow   places. I note shadows that lurk,    clinging like lichen–    that hold on               to hardness. Meanwhile,...

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Meet a Teacher: Here’s Amy

Posted by on May 5, 2019 in carson city yoga studio, meet a teacher | 4 comments

This month in our meet a teacher series, we introduce you to Amy, the owner of Carson City Yoga. You may know Amy from classes, and she is usually your first contact when you reach out to the studio for more information. Amy’s primary job is to hold the studio steady as it grows in to what it wants to be, and to provide support to teachers and students in the process. Read on to learn more about Amy… CCY: Let’s start with a bit of background – when and how did you come to yoga? Amy: Well, it’s been a long and winding road. My very...

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Meet a Teacher: Mary Kay Raponi

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in carson city yoga studio, meet a teacher | 3 comments

This month in our Meet a Teacher series, we introduce you to Mary Kay Raponi. Mary Kay started out with Carson City Yoga as co-owner, and was instrumental in making sure many of the business details were handled.  While not new to the world of yoga, she was new at the time to the world of teaching, and so she bravely took on not only a teaching gig, but also stepped into the business world.  As you will find out below, Mary Kay is stepping back from the business aspects now, but will continue to teach and is an integral part of Carson City...

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Meet a Teacher: Angela Sullivan

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in carson city yoga studio, meet a teacher | 2 comments

This month in our Meet a Teacher series, we introduce you to Angela Sullivan, a teacher who has been here in Carson City for many years, and is know to many students as a Master Teacher.  Angela teaches the Men’s Class here at Carson City Yoga, and has some great workshops coming up as well.  Read on to learn a bit more… CCY:  Hello Angela. So glad to have you here. Angela: Thank you for having me. CCY: Angela, you have a very long background in yoga, having been teaching for 30 years now. What first brought you to yoga? And in a...

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Meet a Teacher: Dresden Truesdell

Posted by on Jan 30, 2019 in carson city yoga studio, meet a teacher | 2 comments

Meet Dresden Truesdell, our featured teacher for the month of February.  Dresden is our newest teacher in the studio, and is a newcomer to the world of teaching. Here, she tells us a bit about her background, and her path to yoga, and touches briefly on the relationship of yoga to her art. CCY: Hi Dresden. Let’s start with a brief background. How did you come to yoga, and how long have you been practicing?  Dresden: Well when I was about 14 or 15, there was a lot of turmoil going on in my personal life… my parents were splitting up, all...

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Meet a Teacher: Lisa Cook

Posted by on Dec 31, 2018 in carson city yoga studio, meet a teacher | 2 comments

This month, our featured teacher is Lisa Cook.  Lisa is a long time teacher here at the studio, teaching since the inception of Yoga Sol, and then staying on as a teacher with Carson City Yoga. It’s taken us a while to get together, but we finally got to sit down for an interview. Read on to learn more about Lisa, and what she is up to, both in and out of the studio. CCY:  So, Lisa, let’s start with a little bit of your background. In a nutshell, what brought you to yoga? Did you have specific teachers that were really significant for...

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