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Rikers Island Yoga

I had to practically beg the CO on post at building 7 to let me in. He kept asking if I was sure I was in the right place. 439 more words

Liberation Prison Yoga

Rikers Yoga - Trust Is a Process Part II

I wandered into the new class in one of the sentenced women’s dorm a little earlier than usual. Most of the students from last week were at work or at a program. 457 more words


Our Weekend with Desiree Rumbaugh

Desiree Rumbaugh recently spent a weekend at Pulsation Yoga, leading four workshops on hip openers, backbends, arm balances, and therapeutic poses for the neck and shoulders. 60 more words

Previously On Martinez Yoga...

As the weekend is upon us, and I reflect upon my classes, I realize that something powerful happened at the beginning of the week. So much so, that it’s imprinted forever in my teaching and in my life. 563 more words


New Year. New Me. Why Not?

Happy New Year! Clean and pristine in 2015!

Some words of wisdom fromĀ T.K.V. Desikachar, a man for whom I have great respect, and take immense inspiration from. 16 more words


Got Stress?? Get Restorative!

With the final days of 2014 before us, many people spend their time battling holiday crowds at the mall, entertaining guests, and traveling. And let us not forget the daily stressors that go with running countless errands, commuting to work, and dealing with household chores. 414 more words

Rikers Island Yoga (Teaching in Prison)

We are all prisoners, undergoing a life sentence, imprisoned by our own minds. We are all seeking parole, being hostages of our own anger, fear, desire… it is a thin line that separates us from these people, who stare at us from inside this cage.

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