tranquility du jour #165: musings on yoga

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Bonjour. Welcome to the 165th edition of Tranquility du Jour: a guide to bringing tranquility to your every day. Today’s show menu features happenings and musings on yoga with Deborah Bernstein.

Tranquilology Teleclass: Join moi for our next tranquilology teleclass “New Year, New You” on Monday, January 4 at 9pm ET. $10. View petals from summer’s teleclass.
Workshops + Retreats: Join moi in Montreal at the lovely Centre de Luna November 7 + 8. Consider the New Year’s Gala on January 9 in DC, online creativity circle in January, Hip Tranquil Chick retreat March 26-28, a week long sojourn to lush Costa Rica May 29-June 5, and Kripalu July 5-9. All the scoop is on my soon-to-be updated workshops page.

Featured Tranquilista:
Deborah is a yoga instructor, founder of Florian’s Causes and the founder of Roslindale Yoga Studio, in Boston, MA. She now owns and runs the Florian Yoga Retreats on St. John, USVI and leads yoga retreats with her fiance Scott.   Deborah is the author of Yoga in America and What is Yoga? After 15 years of working as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and later running an international corporate finance department for Iron Mountain, she left the corporate world to teach yoga. Deborah has long been involved with community service – while obtaining her MBA from Boston College, she ran a tutor mentor program for high risk teens from Boston’s inner city and later while working at PwC, Deborah began teaching yoga to middle school students from the Boston Public Schools. Deborah’s commitment to supporting the community continues with her work at the Florian Villa on St. John, providing free retreats at the villa to wounded veterans and families of fallen firefighters. Throughout the year, Deborah leads yoga retreats at the villa; her yoga teaching style is an eclectic mix of vinyasa and mindfulness practice, inspired by viniyoga and Kundalini.

Savvy Sources
Blog: florian yoga
Website: 30 day yoga journey
Twitter: @florianyoga
Books: Yoga in America and What is Yoga?
Retreat: Florian Villa

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Omwork: Check out 30-day yoga journey. What is yoga to you?

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