After Camp: A Photojournal from The Front Line (Part 3 of 3)

February 8, 2016

My time on Lesvos is over, and I’m headed home. How do I wrap up my experience in the refugee camp on Lesvos in one final post? In reality, my thoughts are really scattered, and I’m of two minds: wanting to share how the experience impacted me on a personal level and my views on the refugees and what I witnessed on Lesvos. Is this a diary or a report? I guess, for me, the two are inextricably linked. I am forever changed by my time here. Working first hand in the camp at Moria has transformed third person references into […]
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Behind the Lens: An Interview with Yoga Photographer Wanda Koch

February 5, 2016

Having spent a fair amount of time honing in on the Charlotte yoga scene in the last six months, we couldn’t help but recognize the recurrent presence of local photographer, Wanda Koch. The craft of her subjects exude deep knowledge of asana (which she has) combined with mystical fairy dust (which we love). Our very first Charlotte Local Collective teacher, Melissa Hickok first introduced us to Wanda’s work, and we were blown away. So, we sat down to find out what goes on… behind the lens!   gy: So, first and foremost, talk a little bit about how you got […]
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a prayer for my sisters by Bryonie Wise

February 4, 2016

This is a prayer for my sisters … because something is happening right now & I don’t know what it is or how to name it other than to say: This is for my sisters; for the ones whose bodies have been ravaged by an invisible enemy & further brutalized by a potent remedy that will save them in the end For the ones mid-treatment mid-recovery or, for the ones who have hit bottom & are pausing in the darkness to find breath before they consider rising again This is for my sisters— for the mamas & daughters in mourning, […]
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Practices of Yoga: The Business by Christina Sell (Part 3 of 3)

February 3, 2016

The Practice of Business And there is my business, which has a practice involved, but is a different thing than my personal practice and different from what I consider to be the practice of  good teaching. I make this distinction because at least once in every training I am asked the question about how to teach people who don’t want to learn. (You can not teach people who do not want to learn. At best, you can inspire them to want to learn. Once they want to learn, then you can teach them.) And at least once in every training, […]
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Into Camp: A Photojournal from The Front Line (Part 2 of 3)

February 2, 2016

If I had to choose one word for this day it would be useless. We spent another 8-hour shift at the camp. Refugee camps are miserable places. And they are dismally miserable in the pouring rain, and it rained like crazy. For most of the refugees there is no where to go to seek shelter, hardly anywhere decent to even sit down. There was one spec of good news, every single one of the ponchos I collected in generous donations to bring with me on this trip were put to good use. I spent the majority of the day working […]
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