Over the past year I’ve been teaching chair yoga for the Philly School District, through a grant for the early childhood education Headstart Program. It has taken me into the communities of Southwest Philly to North Philly. The classes are sweet, as a teacher often challenging, some days, like today, no one shows. This work is some of the most rewarding work I’ve done. I believe in the possibilities of greatness, and that even a little bit of this practice can shelter you from great sorrow.

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Moon Glow Flow: Moon Salutations and Yin Yoga

photo by elliot polinsky.

Lately I have been asking myself: what would it be like to let go of the need to be somebody and instead open up to simply being?

As these new sparks of change make their way through my synapses, I am humbled to be leading Moon Glow Flow: A Moon Salutations and Yin Yoga workshop. This is a practice of being with the big questions without actually having to ask them, and instead, simply feeling, breathing, and yes, being.

Please glow with me:

December 12th, 12-3 p.m. Wake Up Yoga South

December 19th, 2-5 p.m. Pacific Yoga Philly

As I wrap up another Brand New Beginner’s Series (Level 2), I am reminded of the importance of the beginner’s mind: to stay curious and to always be learning.

The next Level 1 Series begins 9/8 and runs until 10/27: Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00 p.m. at Wake Up Yoga Fairmount.

Register here.

“Yoga = 99% practice, 1% theory

Practice = 99% failure, 1% success

therefore

unceasing curiosity wins the day

sustained enthusiasm is a great boon

be happy with the tiniest of gains.”

-David Garrigues, Philadelphia based Ashtanga teacher

Yoga with Laura Edoff

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Upcoming Series:

Begin where you are: at the beginning!

While there is nothing quite like the energy of leading an open-levels class, teaching those new to the practice of yoga holds a HUGE place in my heart. One of the reasons I love teaching beginners is that they continue to always teach ME. Together we learn and together we practice. Starting the first week of March, I will be leading two different series geared towards beginners. Whether you have never stepped on a yoga mat, or have been taking classes for some time, and are interested in diving a bit deeper into the specifics of each pose, I have an offering for you:

*Brand New Beginners Level One: 8 Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:00 p.m. March 3rd-April 21st. Wake Up Yoga Fairmount. Register Here.

*Brand New Beginners Level Two: 6 Sunday afternoons from 12:00-1:30 p.m. March 1st-April 19th (no class on 3/15 or 4/5). Wake Up Yoga Fairmount. Register Here.