Y12SR by Felicia Ruth

Y12SR by Felicia Ruth

Felicia has a deep educational background, holding a Master’s degree in Education and certifications to teach Yoga, Reiki and Grounded Kids Yoga, most recently completing coaching programs for Yoga and Meditation for Recovery.  Her initial 500 hours of training included a focus on Structural Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, Vinyasa and Tantric teachings.  Felicia later found and was influenced by the teachings of Sri Brahmananda Saraswati and the meditative practice of Yoga Nidra.  Alongside her work with adults, she continues her work in education teaching yoga, mindfulness and self-regulation skills to students, faculty and parents of The Quaker School at Horsham.  Felicia believes that well-integrated body alignment reveals the capacity to go inward and discover one’s unique and inherent gifts.  As a practitioner, she has discovered her own love of music and shares this joy with her students.  Felicia is dedicated to helping people of all ages find greater ease, strength, freedom of movement and peace of mind.  

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Kundalini Yoga: Taking You to the Center of Yourself

Kundalini Yoga: Taking You to the Center of Yourself

Kundalini yoga is the yoga of awareness. It is a direct method to awaken your awareness and take you into your infinite self. It is a natural unfolding of your own nature. Kundalini means awareness, it is the technology of human consciousness. Normally this awareness is sleeping within you and you experience your own capacity and reality in a limited way. Kundalini truly is a workout for the mind, body and soul.

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The Alchemy of Breath - Integrative therapeutic breathing Written by Kim Kemper

The Alchemy of Breath - Integrative therapeutic breathing Written by Kim Kemper

Alchemy: process of transmuting a common substance of little value, into a substance of great value.

Integrative breathing uses a diaphragmatic breath, originating in the lower abdomen as a conscious unification of the inhalation and exhalation without pause. Setting up a circuit to clear previously blocked breathing patterns.

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Liz Fullen: the Journey Towards Digging Deeper

Liz Fullen: the Journey Towards Digging Deeper

By Elizabeth Fullen

My first svasana doubled as my first meet-and-greet with myself. Lying there, I was free to just be. I didn’t have to be “Liz the cheerleader” or “Liz the thespian” (yes, I was a walking contradiction in high school). I found the place where all the labels dropped away and what I was left with was pure, unadulterated Liz. I quickly realized that yoga class was going to help me find the balance I longed for but had not yet known, and found a studio near my house and began a dedicated practice. Almost immediately, it became apparent that the practice of yoga was invaluable to my well-being.

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exploring your boundaries in yoga with sue elkind

exploring your boundaries in yoga with sue elkind

While teaching abroad recently, a student asked me if I always ‘push my students to their edge’. He was new to my teaching and obviously felt challenged by class. I paused before answering him, and then smiled and said, ‘No, I don’t push, per se, I greatly encourage.”  Fortunately, he came back to my other workshops that week and even thanked me afterwards for all that he learned.  I could see a new light in his eye and a confidence in his posture.  

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Kids Dig Truth and Share it With an Open Heart with Jessica DiLorenzo

Kids Dig Truth and Share it With an Open Heart with Jessica DiLorenzo

Yoga is everything was the response I received from Krishna a few weeks back when I asked him what yoga meant to him. Its a part of everything I do. It makes me stronger and more balanced. Krishnas mom giggled as she confessed, He is practicing Surya Namaskar each day! I told him that if he keeps doing that, he will never get sick!

 

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Every Winter in the Middle of January with Kate Appel

Every Winter in the Middle of January with Kate Appel

Every winter in the middle of January I wish I had made plans to go to warm sunshine and ocean waters.  But usually the winter comes and goes and I never get it together. When I saw the post card about the Nosara Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica, I picked it up and made my reservation immediately, I wasn’t going to miss this opportunity. What could be better, yoga in the warm sunshine, great people from Dig, an ocean and people to be with that had a common connection in yoga, nature and the outdoors.  

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Medicinal Herbs and the Mind Body Connection with Lindsay Napolitano

Medicinal Herbs and the Mind Body Connection with Lindsay Napolitano

Life is always better in the garden.  Outside the interior landscapes of buildings and mechanized structures, there is a world that sings in cacophonous harmony.  An omnipresent place where trees rattle in the breeze, frogs bellow in the bog, and the songbirds take the high notes.  All the insular stresses that give weight to the day to day grind lift and diffuse in the garden. 

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We DIG Bodywork

We DIG Bodywork

All holistic health care practices require an individual to take responsibility and conscious action for the creation of one’s mental and physical health and happiness.  When our physical body is misaligned, it is often due to our lives being out of balance.  Our body then has to continually compensate and utilize our vital energy, causing us to feel more stressed and exhausted, and our physical and emotional symptoms and conditions often go unchanged.  

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Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy

This essential oil blend is intended to echo the silence of the season.  Everything around us is frozen- slow and still- and slowing more, freezing more deeply.  Resources have been cut off; nothing was left for the leaves so the leaves left.  Fatty little squirrels sleep off their pumpkin binges and humans try to return like sap to the trunks of their family trees. These are delayed responses.  The days have already started getting longer, and the Earth is tipping us toward the sun. Light is returning, but it will be a bit longer before this has noticeable effect. All growth is dormant, and life force is drawn inward to the core, where it wells and waits and readies itself for the expansion that is to come.

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The Yoga of Nourishment

The Yoga of Nourishment

At this turning point of a new year, our natural rhythm draws us inside. Winter is here, temperatures drop and our bodies seek to find a new balance. Turning to foods and remedies which reduce inflammation (leading cause of lower immunity), give warmth, ground, lubricate and calm the body assist this balancing act.Here are a few simple strategies, that you can make to optimize your winter health and wellness.

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Supporting your practice with massage therapy

Supporting your practice with massage therapy

Well-being and health have always been important to people.  Being happy and having peace of mind, as well as having a strong and flexible body to enjoy life with, are (or should be) goals of all of us.  Therapeutic massage can be a powerful way to help people in achieving these goals.  Whether physically through perfecting balance and strength, or mentally by increasing the level of good hormones to improve mood, there are many real world benefits of massage

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