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New Goal? Might Feel Weird. Give It Some Time To Sink Into Your Body.

New Goal? Might Feel Weird. Give It Some Time To Sink Into Your Body.

January 4, 2018

NEW. What is new in your world? Or what would you like to be a new thing in your life? Maybe it has something to do with the new year. Maybe this newness is something you wanted, and maybe you got handed a life shitstorm and now you’re trying to deal. This whole concept of mind-body is often perceived as this nebulous and subtle thing that can’t possibly be that big of a deal, can it? But the more we understand the state of our bodies, and the more that we understand how much our physical “presence,” we’ll call it – the way we carry ourselves, and physically present ourselves – is affected by our emotional presence.

What Is In Your Heart?

What Is In Your Heart?

December 18, 2017

I hope you’ll join me for the annual solstice class on Thursday Dec. 21st 2017 (with the other YOGA Garden teachers!) and participate in a very special music and movement class on Monday, January 1st, 2018. We’ll explore some slow floor stretches to open up the body and breath, followed by a gentle yoga class, and ending with some group vocalization: Om’s, holding tones, simple harmony, and simple melody.  Both will be hosted at YOGA Garden Minneapolis – 1229 Tyler St. NE.

The Brain Into Sections: One, Two And Three

The Brain Into Sections: One, Two And Three

October 5, 2017

At the end of August, I had the pleasure and advantage of attending the Integrative Medicine for the Underserved conference in Chicago. It was encouraging and inspiring to say the least, and I wanted to share a highlight: A presentation given by Patricia Rush, MD, in reference to the way the brain is constructed and deals with information (as specific to trauma in her work). The brain controls the body, so this directly applies to our yoga practices.

Calley Bliss (Yoga Alliance RYT-200) teaches yoga with the approach that the science of the mind is intrinsically connected to the state of the body. Learning, and re-patterning that state is a journey of exploring our selves and our lives by way of a physical practice.

Testimonials

Robyn Tabibi, M.D.

Calley’s style of teaching and excellent insights have transformed my yoga practice and deepened my understanding of myself and my own body.  Her thoughtful and challenging classes have helped me build an excellent foundation for my body. 

Robyn Tabibi, M.D.
Michelle Rudqvist Anton, Preschool Teacher/Mom

I always leave Calley’s class with a great sense of calm, peace, strength and happiness. Calley has been a wonderful guide through this practice of yoga. Her classes have brought me an awareness of my body like no other yoga class has done. She has insightful and thought provoking things to say and a warm comforting way about her.

Michelle Rudqvist Anton, Preschool Teacher/Mom
Emilee O’Leary, Application Developer/Author

Calley’s approach to teaching yoga is adaptive and connective. She sees each person who comes to the mat, assesses skill levels, and looks to get a gauge of where everyone is, how we’re all feeling, on a particular day before settling in.

Emilee O’Leary, Application Developer/Author