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10/31 MAKE AMERICA KIND AGAIN

Statue of Liberty with head in hands

Namaste, Friends, Yogis, and Cultural Creatives! Last week, I wrote to you about the Tree of Life, which we climb like our ancestors before us, upward, sideways, and even down sometimes. Little did I know how far down we would go in just a few days, and that this week we would be mourning the loss of life at another Tree of Life, a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The Tree of Life is the same one.

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10/14 Power Within & Yoga's 8 Limbs

Worshipper in water

On the amazing Tree of Life, we climb like our ancestors before us, upward, sideways, and even down sometimes to step carefully on stable limbs and hold branches to steady ourselves in this quantum leaping world. It’s crucial to know where the limbs and handholds are, and what helpers and metaphorical demons we may face each step of the way. That’s why during our full-body asana classes on Mondays between now and Christmas, we’re immersing

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10/8 ON OUR WATCH - Climate Change, #MeToo, & the Patriarchy

justice weighing planet and fire

We live in an era of firsts, and also a time of lasts. The last days we are witnessing are the ones we can still use — before it could be too late — to stem catastrophic climate change. Floods, fires, and hurricanes have all increased in the last ten years, all of which were predicted by scientists. They just didn’t think it would be so soon. They have now set 2030 as the threshold

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10/1 Art in Bali - Remembering to Remember

Yogi at Bali s Gunung Agung Volcano

I was working on my Ph. D. in Creative Arts when I first visited Bali, the tiny island in Indonesia where, it’s said, the gods spend their vacation. Studying the practical psychology of liberation through the arts, I arose every morning at dawn, walked out to the sun-drenched wooden platform overlooking the Java Sea, and began my morning yoga practice. It was 1986, long before Yoga in Bali became a commercial goldmine, and it was

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8/7 We're All in the Same Double-Hulled Canoe | Ten Jewels of Wisdom from Hawaii

Hale Makua

As Earthlings, we are all metaphorically in the same canoe. We have one planet, one Spaceship. Nowhere is the feeling of our need to work together in harmony for the good of all quite like paddling in a double-hulled canoe. When you step off solid ground and enter the craft, everything is new: paddles, ropes, the two iakos securing the two hulls and the six seats with two bailer buckets in each hull. You surrender

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7/29 Yoga with Hawaiian Perspectives: The Magic & Mana'o of Transformation

Five Koshas

A New Twist on an Ancient Art & Science University of Hawaii at Palamanui Community College Have you wanted to discover the magic of Yoga and the mana’o of indigenous traditions? Is this the year for you to broaden your horizons and expand your aliveness by engaging the yogic arts and sciences, Hawaiian wisdom, and Polynesian and Asian practices for transformation? Every class in this evolutionary course features powerful principles, sacred tools, and ancestral teachings

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6/25 Bucky & the World Game | Best Dreams

WORLD GAME

Aloha, Friends! What is your best dream for the world? Remember the World Game that Buckminster Fuller envisioned back in the 1980s? The Earth would be a dymaxion playroom where people came, competed, and cooperated, to: “Make the world work, for 100% of humanity, in the shortest possible time, through spontaneous cooperation, without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.” What would the 21st Century version of Bucky’s World Game be, considering how people in

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6/18 Illuminating Joy | Summer Body Wisdom Yoga Series

Chakras and flower of life

KUNDALINI, YOGA, AND BALANCING YOUR MANY CHAKRAS – Mondays, July 2 – August 14, 5:00 – 6:30 pm Your body is already perfect, and yet Kundalini, the Subtle Bodies, and Hatha Yoga practices of asana and pranayama can both empower and enlighten your journey to recharge, rejuvenate, and reimagine yourself from the inside out. Ancient yoga masters imagined the central channel of the body, the Sushumna, as a brilliant thread, strung with seven lotuses. As

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5/27 Kilauea Volcano: BODY OF A GODDESS

lava flows

This spring is different. A cloak of vog from Kilauea Volcano blocks out the sun for half the day, even 100 miles away from the bubbling caldera. We taste ash on our tongues and the eyes sting with gases and dust particles. But the annoyance of ash is mild compared to our neighbors in Puna. Some are living in cars, tents, and under trees, coughing and wheezing as they shelter as much as possible from

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5/7 Kilauea Eruption | Stephen Hawking | Yoga

USGS Volcano fierworks behind trees

Helping Volcano Refugees | Quantum Creativity | Brave New View Vol. 13, #11 | May 7, 2018 VOLCANO VALUES Living on Hawaii Island has its rare delights, and also its dangerous threats. Fiery fissures open up in roadways and families are forced to flee ahead of Kilauea Volcano’s recent eruption. My heart reaches out to those affected, students and friends and neighborhoods. Ninety miles from the crater, I was shaken during Friday’s 6.9 quake, the

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