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Student Stories: Rebuilding Carrie

This is an excerpt from a Full Circle student in a story series we call "Rebuilding." I was introduced to YogaCare when my office moved downtown. I was looking for a place to continue my love for Bikram yoga. What initially attracted me to the Full Circle program was the chance to learn more about meditation and the hope that I might be able to finally remove sugar from my daily diet. Some background: I am a true sugar addict. I was raised on sugar and I knew it was responsible for bringing down my energy levels as well as a host of other harmful things. 3 weeks into Full Circle, and I started to feel an incredible energy that shocked me. I was sleeping less, but getting a lot more accomplished with less downtime. It's hard...

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Student Stories: Rebuilding Elaine

This is an excerpt from a Full Circle student in a story series we call "Rebuilding." I'm grateful for every aspect of Full Circle this week, even the challenging parts of it. The way I've been eating has been such a welcome to my body. I'm no longer tired for no reason, and I feel that my focus has improved. Now, I nourish my body without thought. It's an awesome change for me. During this last mediation session, I was struck with the realization that the challenges I experienced during the week were learning moments. I now understand that it's through these challenges where I grow -- truly grow. I'm a person who has Epileptic seizures. They're not violent and they happen rather quickly. I've never let that stop...

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New Full Circle Students are Already Seeing Results

The latest iteration of Full Circle is three weeks in. The 25 students have been attending yoga, meditation, and even some boxing classes. Elaine, a native New Yorker, is no stranger to yoga, but she’s never incorporated it into a lifestyle program like Full Circle. “I started this program with hopes of creating a set of habits I could use throughout my life. The Yoga classes to me were just a plus.” Even in just three weeks, the students are transforming, shedding old habits and creating new ones that will stay with them for years to come. “This program is changing me so suddenly. I’m excited to see what the end result will be. I’ve never been in a program that had the focus on the entire being.” And the...

THE YOGI LIFESTYLE by Alejandra Calatayud

Before Yoga got to western shores as a new-age commodity to counter the hectic society we have created, it was an ancient tradition dating as far back as the Vedas, the oldest scriptures of Hinduism. Inevitably across time and space, Yoga’s real meaning and objectives have been lost in translation to many of the practitioners of the last century. The traditional yoga practice is about searching for a union between body, mind and soul --- by no means a simple task. Certainly not something that can be achieved by stopping by the gym’s weekly yoga class and saying ‘namaste’ to the tattoo covered, pony tailed, attractive man in front of the class. Being a yogi is a lifestyle. It is not achieved on the last...