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posts by Katie Ratchuk

be patient with yourself. you’re growing

be patient with yourself. you’re growing

I have always considered myself a relatively patient person. I have even experienced situations (and people) that led me to believe I have the tolerance of a Buddha. Don’t get me wrong. I have thrown my share of fits when someone cuts me off on the highway or doesn’t say thank you when I so kindly held the door for them. I mean I’m human for cripes sake. But ...

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transition with intention – yoga transitions

transition with intention – yoga transitions

“Be mindful in the transitions”.  I hear myself say this so often while teaching a yoga class.  The other day it came out of my mouth sort of auto-pilot-style while my students were moving through  chattaranga dandasana. My next immediate thought was “what the hell do you even mean by that Katie?”.  Do you ever say things so much you forget why you are saying it?  I made a mental ...

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the adventure has begun

the adventure has begun

Monday night ended our two week teacher training immersion at evolation Tampa.  We closed Monday with one last group session, including final practical info and some closing ‘rituals’ – think om circles, chanting and lots of hugs.  The energy created during a teacher training is so amazingly powerful that you just want to bottle it up and take it with you, sprinkling it through the world as needed. I have now ...

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yogic spring cleaning

yogic spring cleaning

Happy spring equinox to everyone!  Spring equinox marks the official start of spring; the day when the sun aligns directly over the earth’s equator.  On this day, twice a year (once in the spring, once in the fall), the length of day and night are the same…equinox=equal night.  This day has been celebrated throughout history for many different reasons; increased sunlight hours, the shift of the season, restoration of crop ...

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