Ode To We Are Yoga

It is strange to be so far away and “virtually” witness the closing of We Are Yoga, a studio that has been such an essential part of my life for so many years. This blog is a gratitude practice - a private reflection made public - expressing what I have most loved about We Are Yoga.

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Rachel Posner
So Many Words for Beauty

One of the things I’m enjoying most about learning Spanish is the small discoveries I am making about the impact language and culture have on one another. Here is my current favorite observation:

Some of the most repeated words I hear in conversations are descriptions of beauty and wonder.

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A Year In Spain

My family and I are moving to Spain for a year! Many of you know that I am not really a throw-caution-to-the-wind kind of person. I am quite deliberate and relatively careful. I’d call myself a calculated risk-taker.

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Rachel Posner
One Too Many Things

Being busy - it’s an old and boring story I’ve been telling people for years and one which I’m ready to re-write. I think it’s safe to say that like most of you, I “do” too much. I thought it might be a useful exercise to ask myself why. Here is what I came up with:

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Welcome

Welcome to rachelposner.com: The Nature of Yoga. The seed of this site was planted many moons ago but it took the support, love and brilliance of Wanna Johansson to bring it to fruition. Isn’t that how it is sometimes? We talk a lot about support. We spend hours in therapies of one sort or another exploring why it is so difficult to ask for help.

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Reflections from Costa Rica

Last summer I led a yoga and nature retreat with Beck Shatles and Wanna and Toby Johansson. I’ve been home for just over 2 months and as I begin to plan for our next Costa Rica Retreat in May, I am asking myself, what made it so magical? And more importantly, what magic am I still carrying with me? While a retreat can be an incredible experience in the moment, it should also nourish, support and inform our lives moving forward. So how did it change and grow me? Was there a magic ingredient?

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Secrets and Yoga Teacher Training

What is your secret?

We all have them: ideas about what we might offer, things we want to do, experiences we want to have. Sometimes our ideas feel too big or too scary. So we keep the ideas a secret. Sometimes they feel so big that we even hide them from ourselves. We put them in a little box inside our hearts and close them up tight. Other times, we let the box open a crack. For me...

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Finding the Balance Between Effort and Ease

Part of entering into an intelligent yoga practice is to shift the judgements or opinions generated from the mind about what makes a pose “correct” or “good”. Instead of letting these thoughts lead your practice, consider letting the information - particularly the sensations - arising from the body be your primary guide.

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