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Principles of Yoga Sequencing with Ariele Foster

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Saturday Salutations

Written by PYR Volunteer, Sara Anderson Imagine it’s Saturday morning and your alarm is going off at an oddly, early hour. Did you really mean to set it for a weekend morning? YES! Because it’s time to get ready to volunteer for Saturday Salutations with...
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What is “Acro” Yoga Anyway?

Written by PYR Ambassador, Kim Catley Maybe you’ve seen photos of people doing some acrobatic yoga and you’re wondering, what’s this class all about? Or maybe you’ve seen it on the schedule, and have wanted to try it, but you’re nervous to make the leap. We get it!...
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How I became a Yoga Teacher with M.S.

Written by PYR Ambassador Sarah Humphries Featured by National MS Society Virginia-West Virginia Chapter Last week we came across this amazing testimonial from one of our wonderful Ambassadors since 2012, Sarah Humphries. Yoga has been an outlet for Sarah to overcome...
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Yoga for Juvenile Justice

PYR Ambassador Ashley Williams at the ACE Summit 2016 leading a Trauma-Informed Movement and Breathing Techniques with a demo by PYR Ambassador Morgan Howell. Every day we are reminded of how amazing our Ambassadors are and the life-changing ways in which they are...
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What is Trauma Informed Yoga?

Written by Holly Zajur Trauma is evident worldwide and takes place in many different forms. As trauma has become increasingly apparent in society, it is essential to understand how to best support individuals who have experienced trauma, in turn helping to heal...
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How do Yogi’s Handle Stress?

Written by Holly Zajur, PYR’s Communications and Studio Associate Life lessons arise in many unexpected ways. Yesterday, we hosted Saturday Salutations in support of our yoga programs for ESL Children and Youth. The sun was shining, Sue was singing, and the...
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A New Venture at Brook Road Academy

Maya Angelou wrote, “I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.”

This was the reading I chose to close a recent class at Brook Road Academy.  As so often is the case, the reading chosen was as much for myself as for my students.  Lately, there has been a lot of decision-making happening after a period of calm.  Jobs have been changing, classes shifting, and I find myself embarking on a new venture:  Picking up the Brook Road Academy outreach from my dear friend Becky Eschenroeder.  I am so grateful for the opportunity, and beyond honored to be able to work with such a cool group of teens.  However, I was also a bit nervous:  How am I to embody the role held by a teacher as beloved as she?

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What Are We Grateful For?

Yoga was introduced to Falling Creek Middle School last April after ESL teacher Carolyn Waters attended Saturday Salutations at the VMFA the previous Fall. She recognized that the practice of yoga would greatly benefit ESL students in her classroom, many who were...
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Volunteering at PYR with Kasey Dolin

Kasey Dolin has been volunteering with PYR for close to a year. We’ve enjoyed working with her and are grateful for her support. Recently, she took on the role of PYR Volunteer Leader for the Richmond City Health District’s health fairs series, which offer...
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Dear PYR : My Volunteer Experience at TJHS

Dear PYR, I really enjoyed the Health Fair at Thomas Jefferson High School and I would love to volunteer to help with anything like that in the future! Hopefully, I was of some help to the rest of the amazing volunteers representing PYR. Everyone did such a wonderful...
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