Yoga in Our Schools

  . ~          I am proud to say that Dr. John A. Provost is our superintendent.  He asked the above question in a letter sent to all Northampton Public School employees, welcoming us to the new school year last August.  I was so struck by the depth and importance of this …

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Yoga for Kids

Recently I was asked to photograph a class of elementary school students at Karuna. I met them in the entrance and watched them race up the stairs, excited to see their teacher, Rebeca Allessi, for about an hour of yoga. . They were let into the studio in small groups, a method to mediate the …

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Dream of Chloe

Last year Chloe Rombach, one of the students in the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, was badly injured after being struck by a car. Her family has set up a GoFundMe site to help afford her care. Collective she is in all our thoughts and prayers. One of the other students from the training, Anna Hansen, has …

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“Balance does not mean merely balancing the body. Balance in the body is the foundation for balance in life. In whatever position one is in , or in whatever condition in life one is placed, one must find balance. Balance is the state of present–the here and now. If you balance in the present, you are living in eternity.” …

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letter from a proud mama

Heidi is the young daughter of one of Karuna’s teacher trainee’s, Anna. She usually accompanies her mom to class and sometimes helps Eileen assist or gives the students eyebags while they settle into savasana. We have posted about her before, including a video of her singing the chant to Patanjali. Recently she helped out at …

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A Passing

As many of you know B.K.S Iyengar passed away 3:15 am Wednesday morning in Pune, India. Iyengar was instrumental to bringing the practice of Yoga to the West. Instruction at Karuna is done in the Iyengar style of Yoga and our teacher Eileen Muir and all of the yoga teachers who have taught workshops at the …

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