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TBY Talks – Overcoming Obstacles

In this first episode of TBY Talks, a foursome of friends waxed eloquent on the topic of Overcoming Obstacles. We felt it a timely topic as we collectively weather a global pandemic, social unrest, a historic election, and much more. TBY Co-Owners Julia Jonson and Andrew Gurvey had an enlightening conversation with TBY student Kadi Petridis and her fiancé Dr. Willie Underwood (bios below!). We hope this complimentary episode touches your life in some way.  https://youtu.be/82VY-Z4v62E Kadi Petridis Kadi Petridis was born in Bamako, Mali, to a black Malian mother and a white American father who served in the Peace Corps in [...]

TBY Talks – Overcoming Obstacles2020-10-25T17:04:47-05:00

Finding Joy in Adversity

By Kadi Petridis Sr. Director/Team Lead South Central Oncology Account Management Team Pfizer, Inc. (TBY Yoga Student/Guest Contributor) A women’s group at my company invited me to write a blog post on the topic of Joy earlier this year. At the time I had no idea we would be in the midst of a global pandemic as well as a major call to action led by citizens across the globe to address the issues of police brutality and systemic racism in the United States.  Both issues are a stark reminder that life as we know it can and will shift [...]

Finding Joy in Adversity2020-10-05T08:25:26-05:00

Yoga for Anxiety

By Deb Shults (Julia's Aunt, Psychotherapist LIMHP, Yoga Teacher) Hi! My name is Deb Shults. Some of you may ‘know’ me from zoom TBY Yoga classes as Julia Jonson’s Aunt Deb. That is a role I cherish but just one of many. I am a wife of 45 years, mom of 3 and grandma to 7. I am a retired mental health therapist, yoga instructor, foster care board member and amateur tennis buff. I am telling you all this as a preface to my contributing to the TBY Yoga staff as a guest blogger. My yoga journey began in 2006 [...]

Yoga for Anxiety2020-10-07T10:28:28-05:00

Go With the Flow

By Julia Jonson For some, going with the flow, being adaptable, and rolling with the punches ostensibly comes easily. As we've all experienced, the random and dynamic nature of life makes it impossible to be prepared all of the time in a given moment. Since life will inevitably throw curve balls, adopting a more yielding way of existence does a body and mind good. This takes a lot of practice. Vinyasa is a term used in postural yoga classes to describe an intelligent way of flowing and linking breath with movement. This concept can be directly applied to our daily [...]

Go With the Flow2019-04-10T20:23:36-05:00

Want That?

  By Laura Mills    This summer, as a new mom, I registered for gifts at two stores. Each gave me a catalog of suggested items prior to composing my own wish list. Some of the items I knew I couldn’t or didn’t want to do without, but also a good number seemed either extravagant or useless. In composing my own list, I spent serious time considering the questions “What do I need?” and “What do I want?” By the end of the process, my list looked quite different from either pre-printed registry guide.    When was the last time you asked [...]

Want That?2018-10-10T15:11:14-05:00

Light Play

  By Laura Mills      The other night at dinner, my almost three-year-old pointed straight ahead of her and proclaimed, “My shadow!” I followed her finger and saw an image of her in the side of my glass. I explained to her—as I had done many times when we had looked into mirrors—that what she was seeing wasn’t a shadow, but a reflection.     She blinked at me. “What dat?”      In the past she had just made a face in the mirror and we had moved on. But now, for some reason, she wanted information. I thought for a moment [...]

Light Play2018-10-10T15:11:15-05:00

Thanksgiving in May

By Laura Mills The first week of May is one of the year’s most special times for me, being the anniversary of the day I first met my daughter. Two years ago this week I was in China introducing myself to a 17-month-old little girl whom the universe had predestined for my family….  The moment I met her and began my journey as her mommy is the moment of most profound gratitude in my life. And even though the many moments since then—parenting and otherwise—have included innumerable challenges and even great heartache, I can always recall that moment in China [...]

Thanksgiving in May2018-10-10T15:11:16-05:00

Squirrel in Reverse

By Laura Mills       I plopped into my car after bringing my daughter to a class. 1pm and I was already beat…. And it hadn’t been that extraordinarily busy of a day so far, either—only that after the craziness of the last few weeks I had lost track of the day and the time and, it seemed, life in general. This day I was lucky to have managed my daughter’s drop-off at the correct time in the appropriate place.     While I stared out the window, catching my breath, a squirrel approached my car from across the parking lot—then appeared [...]

Squirrel in Reverse2018-10-10T15:11:17-05:00

Teacher Feature: Page Webb

Page’s PathA Peek at Page Webb’s Eclectic Yoga and Life Journey (Page Webb pictured 8,500 feet up hiking Montana's "The Beaten Path") interviewed by Julia Jonson You’ve had quite a journey with yoga. Where did you first start and what attracted you to the practice?A friend took me to a Bikram class. I taught group fitness, so the hot, sweaty type of yoga made sense to me. I loved the way I felt after a class. I continued practicing hot yoga for years but gradually moved toward different styles. Where else are you invited take child's pose or savasana in the [...]

Teacher Feature: Page Webb2018-10-10T15:11:18-05:00

Embracing Discomfort

By Thomas Tiernan Most of us reading this are blessed enough to be living in a great amount of comfort.  We wake up in cozy beds in climate controlled homes. We have climate controlled transportation, which brings us from one comfortable environment to the other.  To top it all off, we have the ability to order products and food without ever having to venture out and impinge on our sense of well-being. As a society, we have gone to great lengths to make sure we have access to something comfortable at all times. With the advent of technology, it would [...]

Embracing Discomfort2019-07-10T07:54:35-05:00
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