Less Ouch, More Om

Lauren Tepper at YogaCity NYC really caught the heart of our weekly Yoga For Arthritis and Chronic Pain classes at Integral Yoga. Check it out! Less Ouch, More Om

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Yoga for Arthritis Teacher Intensive Review in Yoga Therapy Today (Int’l Association of Yoga Therapists)

Click for copy of the review: http://www.iyiny.org/pdf/IYTT_Training_Report_OBrien.pdf International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Yoga Therapy Today Report on Yoga for Arthritis Teacher Intensive

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On January 10th, 2013, posted in: Published Articles by

Yoga & Lyme – 5 Ways It Helps

We’ll be experiencing some of these practices Sunday, Jan. 13 @Integral Yoga Institute at the Yoga for Lyme and Chronic Lyme workshop. Link to info is at the end. If you’re in the NYC area, join me! 1. Deep Relaxation/The Power of Intention– Learning how to relax reduces stress and allows all the body’s systems […]

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Yoga for #Lyme & #ChronicLyme — Top 5 Ways Yoga Can Help

1. #Yoga encourages us to meet ourselves where we are. If we are in pain, we are in pain. We bring ourselves compassion. We accept the fact of that pain. Ignoring it usually doesn’t make it go away anyway. We gently breathe in, bringing ourselves acceptance and compassion. We breathe out with an intention that […]

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Yoga Brings the Floor Up to More and More of Us #in

   It’s so simple. We sit in a chair. We may have a “bad” back, or really sore shoulders. We may have just had knee or hip surgery, chemo. Or perhaps it’s the chronic pain of Lyme Disease or Rheumatoid Arthritis. Next thing we know, we are graceful dancers in mid-air, grounded on our folding […]

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Remembering The Power of Beverly Eckert, the Voice of 9/11 Families (from 2009)

Nancy O’Brien The Power of Beverly Eckert: How One Victim of Flight 3407 Spoke Up for 9/11 Families It seems almost hard to remember. A mere four months — only weeks, really — after the World Trade Center towers collapsed, a disparate group of 9/11 families still reeling from the unthinkable loss of their loved […]

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Yoga Buzz/Yoga Journal Blog: Yoga Teacher Charged with Teaching Without License

Yoga Buzz The latest in yoga news. Yoga Journal Blogs / Yoga Buzz / YJ Exclusive: Michigan Yoga Teacher Charged with Criminal Misdemeanor August 1, 2009 By YJ correspondent Nancy O’Brien. Yoga Journal, tracking down furtive reports that a yoga teacher had been arrested in a Michigan crackdown on yoga teacher training programs, has learned […]

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On July 20th, 2012, posted in: Published Articles by Tags: , ,

Licensing Yoga Schools Spurs Action (Yoga Journal 2009)

  License to Teach Yoga schools across the nation respond to government regulation. By Nancy O’Brien 2009 This spring, yoga teacher trainers in New York got to put their stress-relieving practices to the test. More than 80 yoga schools received cease-and-desist letters warning them to either obtain licenses to train teachers or risk fines of […]

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too exciting #in

@Integral Yoga Institute NYC is launching a health initiative in the fall, bringing weekly Yoga for Arthritis & Chronic Pain classes, Yoga for Cancer and Yoga for MS classes. More details to come, but I am thrilled to be partnering with IYI and three incredible teachers for the arthritis and chronic pain portion. i believe […]

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a video you’ll never forget #in

… it’s a brilliant animation of our cells in action — all sorts of machines going about their business. reminds me of an amusement park … grounding beautiful scenes that allow us to see where yoga & meditation & compassion do their work. you’ll love  the cell animation -video (the last third is best, if […]

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