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How to Be Mindful in Relationships

Last month I spent a week on silent meditation retreat. It reminded me that everything we do is potential meditation—our intention as we walk, do the dishes, or say hello to our neighbors. When we move slowly, with loving awareness, life becomes an art form. Our relationships are training grounds for mindfulness practice. When you choose […]

We are Loving Awareness

What draws me to buddhist philosophy is the belief that the nature of our souls is gentle.  When I held my nephew for the first time, what I knew about him beyond a doubt was that his nature was love. I continue to be reassured of this because each time I see him, I am […]

Why I Know Yoga For Trauma Recovery Works

When Jennifer Prugh and I began the yoga program for the residential treatment facility I worked at in 2008, it wasn’t long before I understood the profound contribution yoga has on the healing process. I remember one young woman in particular. She entered treatment to recover from sexual trauma–this trauma led her to self-medicate in […]

Yoga for Trauma Recovery 35 Hour Immersion

With the start of a new year, there is so much possibility in front of us. How are you going to challenge yourself in 2015? With that in mind, Satya is excited to announce the Yoga for Trauma Recovery teacher training that Rebekah Tayebi will be co-facilitating this Summer with the wonderful, Joanne Varni. The […]

The Power of Breath, Guest Post by Joanne Varni

Joanne is a Yoga Alliance Certified ERYT500 and completed her certifications through Jennifer Prugh’s JOY of Yoga teacher trainings. She is a certified Trauma Sensitive Yoga teacher having received her certification through TSY under the renowned guidance of Bessel van der Kolk. Her Yoga Therapeutics certification was completed with Cheri Clampett and Arturo Peal and she […]