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What is Rewilding?

Rewilding is a return to our roots, a reconnection with the natural world from which we come from. It’s recognizing that we are part of nature, rather than separate from it. It means to embrace our planet and become aware of it’s beauty and abundance, but also its fragility. Micah Mortali explains in his book, Rewilding, that human rewilding is “a return to our essential nature and an attempt to reclaim something of what we were before we used words like ‘civilized’ to define ourselves”.  We live in a society that is disconnected from the natural world. Think about your typical weekday. Many people wake up in a heated house, take their car to work, and sit at a desk for...

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Let’s Talk Stress

A few weeks ago I asked my students, “what is the main reason you practice yoga?” Many of them responded, “to reduce stress”. This actually surprised me at the time, as I had thought that many of these upbeat, energetic yogis practiced with me for the movement component, or even for the fun, social element within many of my classes, not for the relaxation aspect of class.  This got me thinking, feeling stressed is a huge part of daily life in our society. Many of us feel overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed on a regular basis, and we aren’t really talking about it. I think there’s a lot of pressure to seem like you have it all figured out, that your...

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