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Off the Mat with Debi Grilo: Our Divine Purpose

In the summer of 2004 I had decided to go to massage school. I had already been teaching yoga for 7 years and was looking for a way to increase my income. I had several friends who were yoga teachers, who were also massage therapists, they were making decent money, and it was a great compliment to teaching yoga. At …

Together, We Can.

Over 500 participants at the conference, and *your* service – to support cancer patients and their families, to strengthen local gardens and parks, to feed your neighbors and comfort the animals and support those struggling with addiction among us, and to extend a hand of friendship across the ocean to yogis in Kenya – your efforts set an example of …

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Student Feature: From the Battle Field to the Mat

I first started doing yoga in 2011 after I got out of the military. I had joined the military right after I graduated high school and served for six years. My job was very fast paced and physically demanding. I knew that I would eventually have to pay for all the times my body hit the ground whether from jumping …

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A Letter from Kiersten Mooney: Unlimited Potential For Energy

Most people seem to be busier and busier these days, especially during this time of year, pushing people to their maximum. Recently, I was having a conversation with my dad. Not only was I telling him about how stressed I was about my workload, but that I was also stressing about the fact that I was stressed. In essence, my …

Naples Community Leader: Jennifer Gray

When you think about who the greenmonkey Community Leader might be for October, my name might not be at the top of your list.   While my intentions are good, my physical presence at the studio is somewhat lacking.  With a full time job and a baby at home, my daily yoga habit became somewhat of an enigma. I’m sure …

Prescription Yoga: Be a Part of Yoga Research

Kiersten Mooney and her mentor Dr. Joseph Signorile have been collaborating with a team of researchers at the University of Miami to quantify the indisputable health benefits of yoga by using cutting-edge science and technology. We are looking for participants for two important research studies: Muscle activity levels and calories burned during a series of yoga poses The University of …

Asana Addict by Hanna Riley: Crescent Lunge

Sometimes I go googly-eyed over the grandiose twists and turns of asanas, especially ones in the air —boy, am I a sucker for shapes in the air. Exotic, somehow, can sometimes seem shinier, or worse: better. It seems we can occasionally interpret our “regular” poses, abilities we are used to & the dailyness of our life as old hat. A quote …

A Letter From Kiersten Mooney: Humanity as Survival

It is said there are two sides to every story. I would consider that there are as many sides as people involved. How a situation occurs for us is in direct correlation to how we show up in that situation. If a situation occurs to us as threatening, we will respond to protect ourselves and those we love. The fight-or-flight …

Off the Mat with Debi Grilo: Man in the Mirror

If you are human, and let’s face it, we all are, then you probably like to make others wrong. This is a basic human defense mechanism that allows us to place blame, be right, and not take responsibility for our own behavior and for what is not working in our lives. We like to point fingers and yell at everyone …