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  • CSY Walkers Have Their Say!

    “Your walking class is giving me a wonderful opportunity to learn how to move into the “cardio zone” properly, without the usual joint strain and bouncing around that comes from running. You are teaching us from the ground up and I am so impressed with how scientific your approach is, even though this is cleverly disguised under the veil of a good time. I am actually having great fun and It feels so good to get outside after a long, hard winter. Finally, you and your personal story are truly inspiring and this provides me with the motivation to “tie …

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  • CSY Community: Introducing Dave White

    How did you discover yoga and how long have you practiced?  I don’t know if I practice, more like play yoga. I like to have fun. I discovered Yoga quite a few years ago when I was a summer counselor. The yoga teacher was called Ivan the Bender. He was tremendous at teaching us how to relax. I got away from a great deal of it over the years. I always retained the various forms of stress relief that he taught. It was more like a restorative class.   Why do you continue to practice yoga? And how has your …

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  • CSY Community : Introducing Helen Hills

    How did you discover yoga and how long have you practiced? Yoga has always been a part of my life.  My mother was a yoga teacher.  She is 81 years old and still practices.  It was the 1970s and Nehru jackets and beads were the uniform. She taught yoga teachers, adults, children, and people with special needs.  She was on a yoga mission.  The first class I attended was at a school for intellectually challenged children. I was eight.  I looked different than all the other children and I felt different too.  Every child was much “better” at all the …

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  • CSY Community : Introducing Carol Newbigging

    HOW DID YOU DISCOVER YOGA AND HOW LONG HAVE YOU PRACTICED? I discovered yoga around 6 years ago while on vacation.  The all inclusive resort offered yoga classes as I had always been curious about yoga I decided to give it a try.  It was a great way to begin the day, thus my journey began. When back from vacation I noticed a sign at the corner of Cornwall and Chartwell advertising CSY I immediately turned around and lucky for me it was open and I signed up on the spot. I have to admit to being nervous and concerned …

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  • Chair Yoga – What Is It?

    Chair Yoga is a class of traditional yoga poses adapted so they can be done while sitting in a chair. It is ideal for people who have trouble standing for long periods of time, those who have balance issues, or for those who find it hard to get up and down off the ground. However Chair yoga is beneficial for any student, from beginners to those working at the more advanced levels. Our Chair yoga class is dynamic and challenging, developing greater strength, flexibility and balance for students at all levels. Chair yoga is wonderfully adaptable; our teacher gives several …

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  • You Know You Are A Yoga Geek When…

      You have footprints on your wall You always have a yoga mat in the car You own a neti pot or know what one is You dream of yoga poses Your yoga mat has a permanent place on the floor of your home You know the names Iyengar, Krishnamurti, Vanda Scaravelli, Pattabhi Jois and others You spend as much time in your bare feet in the winter as you do in the summer You own a belt that is not for pants You wonder if you will ever reach “enlightenment” You are aware of your breath You have a …

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  • CSY Community: Introducing Louise Maher

    How did you discover yoga and how long have you been practicing? I was living on a typical diet of today’s world ~ sitting behind a desk, working on a computer & sitting in commuter traffic. A “knowing” within and how I felt both physically and mentally, let me know loud & clear that I needed to move.  This set me on a mission to find some form of movement and on the way I discovered a copy of Yoga Journal magazine.  This looked very appealing.  I found a place to participate in yoga classes ~ this was in 1999 …

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  • Proliferation of Pj’s!

    As we move through the years and the holidays approach, we usually gravitate towards long lasting traditions and try to hold on to the same yearly events and gatherings.  But as we all know, things always change and never stay the same.  There is both sadness and freedom in this truth.  The shapes of our families change.  Kids grow up, people move away or we lose someone that we love.  It is hard to envision replicating the same loved traditions with the changing shapes around us. What I have noticed with each greying hair is that traditions are so important …

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  • CSY Community – Introducing Julia Schmidt and Paul Beinschroth

    How did you discover yoga? About 5 years ago we both realized that we needed to find a way to balance ourselves and yoga seemed the means to a much needed end.  We figured that if it worked for George Harrison then surely it would appeal to us! Years earlier I (Julia) had tried yoga but for me at that time in my life it was not fast enough. I was into the heavy & hard jump around aerobics phase and did not give yoga a fair chance.  Thankfully I recognized that this was not a fair assessment and was …

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  • CSY Community: Introducing Sue Tully

    How did you discover yoga and how long have you practiced? My yoga journey began with my Mom. I was looking for something that was physically engaging but, as a post graduate student, I also sought an activity that would teach me how to slow my mind down and relax. My Mom had begun her yoga practice a few years before and encouraged me to join her for a session. We began almost 10 years ago and still practice together when we can. How has your yoga practice shaped or affected your life? My yoga practice has become an important …

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