Hemma Blog

Teacher Feature – Deanna Bekker

This month we’d love you to meet Deanna! You can catch her, and her enthusiasm for Yoga every week on Wednesdays at 12:30, Fridays at 9:00am, and Saturdays at 9:00am.

Deanna, when did you start practicing Yoga and why?
I started practicing in 2004.  There was a Bikram yoga studio across the street from my apartment and I loved the idea of working out in a heated room.
2. How has Yoga helped you in your life?
I think overall, yoga has taught me how to breathe! When I first started yoga I was running a lot and I immediately remember how much my lung capacity increased.  Beyond that and the obvious strength/flexibility it helps to build, it has offered me salvation, inspired me and been a creative outlet, and ultimately it is the place I go, over and over again, to come home to myself. (more…)

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Parking Woes!

Joy of Joys! We are in the midst of yet another round of May Street Repairs!  Which means that parking will be a bit of challenge for the next few weeks.  There is still quite a bit of parking available on Moss Street, May Street east of Moss, and other surrounding streets.  A few tips for making your yoga class or acupuncture session stress free: 1. If you are driving plan to arrive a few minutes early.  2. Consider biking, walking, or bussing — we have a major route right that stops right at our front door!  Thanks for your patience and understanding.  The hemma Staff.
Note: Parking in the construction area is open after 5pm and on weekends!

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Thank You

If you have attended a ‘Chanting for Healing’ session at Hemma in the last year and half,  then I have a lot of gratitude for you. We come together for this practice as a way to elicit healing to those present in the room, and to send that healing out into the community. It’s a practice that is rooted in the Satyananda Yoga tradition from northern India.  I want to thank you because the contribution of your energy inspires me to continue to share this practice, and your donations have totalled over $1000 since last January!

These donations are being sent back to the Satyananda Ashram in Jharkand, India to support the underserved populations in that area. It’s not about offering charity to these villagers, but offering them tools and training so they sustain themselves. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Swami Satyananda’s arrival (more…)

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