This has been a busy and exciting year of growth for myself and the studio! Seeds that I planted months to years ago are now coming into fruition. I am so happy to see so many quality teachers who are now my colleagues growing their aspirations right alongside mine. Special acknowledgement for their service and dedication to the Full Circle Yoga Community this year goes to Kristy Cronkrite, Cara Fraser, Yvonne Clapper, Janet Riley, Alyssa Garcia, Lula Cervantes, Kathy Sprout
The kind of care you choose to receive is as invidual as you are. Outgoing or extroverted people like friends, hugs, and verbal encouragement. They go to public conferences, support groups, and seek reassurrance from others that they are not alone in their struggles. Community and group support is very important to extroverts. If you are shy or introverted, you may be drawn to reading self-help books, journaling, poetry, or meditation. Introverts may be drawn to the solit
Yours is a highly personal yoga practice, even when we practice in a group. The positive energy we get from a group can motivate and bolster our spirits, but when life gets in the way, we need to remember what we've learned to practice on our own. The only way to get the benefits of doing yoga is to DO the yoga, and sometimes that means getting a professional to design a sequence and support you in your efforts to practice it.
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Starting a yoga studio in an area full of medical centers is not an easy mission. It first started as a dream to fulfill a personal and professional goal for our family far ahead of its actual manifestation. Full Circle Yoga finally became a beacon of healing light when we realized how dire the need our north Orange County community was for a natural healing center with a light carbon footprint. The fertile ground for energywork, ayurveda, vegan and vegetarian food, and yoga
The following is an excerpt from "Freedom Meditation to Release Attachment," a recent meditation class I taught at Full Circle Yoga in October, 2014. Aparigraha is the observance of non-hoarding in the moral code of yogic behaviors that, if kept, provides the most personal empowerment, freedom from any fear, anything that might prevent you from fulfilling your life’s purpose to be truly happy! Aparigraha is the 5th yama (moral observance) of the Yoga Sutras according to Patan
If you're not used to belting out tunes, getting the sound "aum" out of your mouth can be intimidating and downright strange. I used to feel that way about it myself. I don't fancy myself a singer and I used to feel self-conscious about my ability to stay in tune for more than a few moments. But much in the way I love a strong resonant bass and singing bowls, I loved the way those vibrations made me feel inside! So I took a step to join in by humming along in a group yoga c
We opened our new location on Bastanchury Rd. in Yorba Linda last week and I feel so fortunate to see many new people mingling with our students who made the transition to the new space. Some new and returning teachers are also adding a lively flavor to our class schedule! This is the community of Full Circle Yoga. I did some mingling myself. I was warmly welcomed by the tenants as I made my rounds of the center last week to introduce myself, but none better than Alma of Sh