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Gratitude is a Fierce Surrender by Karin Carlson

Gratitude is a Fierce Surrender by Karin Carlson

GRATITUDE a Fierce Surrender Gratitude is a particular kind of attention; a way of seeing and being in the world. As such, it has nothing to do with circumstances or...

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Embodying Core Healing: Saturn & the Capricorn Full Moon

Embodying Core Healing: Saturn & the Capricorn Full...

Embodying Core Healing: Saturn and the Capricorn Full Moon Our relationship with time. Unpack the NO to enable the YES. Getting closer to ritual unfolding. Karin Carlson gives us a...

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Full Moon in Sagittarius: honing the spiritual teachings and avoiding spiritual bypass

Full Moon in Sagittarius: honing the spiritual teachings...

FULL MOON IN SAGITTARIUS A Full Moon in Sagittarius: honing the spiritual teachings and avoiding spiritual bypass I’m sitting in swealtry heat, listening to a thunderstorm coming on. It rumbles....

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New Moon in Taurus by Karin Carlson

New Moon in Taurus by Karin Carlson

New Moon in Taurus This new moon, May 15, is a tap tapping at the heart of the spiritual warrior. Which isn’t necessarily a comfortable thing.  Spiritual warriorship is almost always...

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Silence like no other: a contemplation of Yama Niyama, by Karin Carlson

Silence like no other: a contemplation of Yama...

Silence Like No Other yama:  nonviolence, truth, not-stealing, non-excess, non-greed niyama:  purity, contentment, discipline, study, surrender Karin Carlson dives into the multi-faceted yama niyama. A juxtaposition of our modern life....

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New Moon in Aries: 4 ways to transform the uncomfort into personal growth by Karin Carlson

New Moon in Aries: 4 ways to transform...

A New Moon in Aries: transforming the uncomfort into personal growth I’ve spent the last few weeks prepping a workshop for my friends at Sacred Space on the New Moon in Aries....

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Resolution, Revolution, Ritual: the last in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, Revolution, Ritual: the last in a three...

Resolution, Ritual, REVOLUTION It’s nearing the end of January. The dawns are so deep they break to ink blue. Stars are sharp. To say nothing whatsoever of the cold. Only that...

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Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the second in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the second in a three...

Resolution, RITUAL, Revolution It’s nearing the end of January. The dawns are so deep they break to ink blue. Stars are sharp. To say nothing whatsoever of the cold. Only that...

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Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the first in a three part series by Karin Carlson

Resolution, Ritual, Revolution: the first in a three...

RESOLUTION, Ritual, Revolution It’s nearing the end of January. The dawns are so deep they break to ink blue. Stars are sharp. To say nothing whatsoever of the cold. Only that it’s...

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The Unstruck Heart: Yoga and the Election by Karin Burke

The Unstruck Heart: Yoga and the Election by...

There are moments in the day when the particular angle of sunlight exactly hits the color of the leaves, creating a kind of loudness. At the right moment, you can...

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Craft by Karin Burke

Craft by Karin Burke

I often think of this practice as a call. Or, more rightly, as something that calls. More right still: this is the state of feeling something is there, calling to...

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Pornography and Modern Yoga by Karin Burke

Pornography and Modern Yoga by Karin Burke

This begins with a phone call from a stranger. She said she’d been Google searching for a yoga studio, found mine and tried to click it, and suddenly just like that...

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I Didn’t Say Death By Karin Burke

I Didn’t Say Death By Karin Burke

On a Monday, late in the year (I have to say this because I get confused, recently), I was supposed to be headed to New York City, yesterday, and a Zen...

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A Tribute to Prince By Karin Burke

A Tribute to Prince By Karin Burke

I was folding laundry. It was Thursday. The hamper and folded tee shirts, jeans and underwear covered my bed. The windows were open. The church bells across the street struck...

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An Invisible Child By Karin Burke

An Invisible Child By Karin Burke

Even when our teachers are procrastinating, they make beautiful things. Gate Gate from Karin Burke on Vimeo. ~Love this article? Want to read more and learn how to support Gather...

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Modern Yoga: Self-Love or Self-Loathing by Karin Burke

Modern Yoga: Self-Love or Self-Loathing by Karin Burke

For the longest time, I wouldn’t engage in food and diet questions as a yoga instructor. I’d point out that yoga wasn’t intended to be a replication of the world outside,...

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Fierce Surrender By Karin Burke

Fierce Surrender By Karin Burke

Gratitude is a particular kind of attention; a way of seeing and being in the world. As such, it has nothing to do with circumstances or things. It has to...

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Noble by Karin Burke

Noble by Karin Burke

Yesterday, I taught yoga in a locked unit for “emotionally and behaviorally disturbed youth.”  That’s a funny label. It’s a long one. I don’t know what all diagnosis and issues fit...

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Ahimsa: First, Ethic

Ahimsa: First, Ethic

My practice began with asana.  It began in the body.  Words and understanding, all this ethics and philosophy, came later. I felt a strange, deep stirring when I practiced.  I...

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The Yoga of Darkness by Karin Burke of Return Yoga

The Yoga of Darkness by Karin Burke of...

“Emotion is the chief source of all becoming- consciousness. There can be no transforming of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.” -Carl Jung I once had...

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Magical Thinking, Yoga and Internal Inquiry

Magical Thinking, Yoga and Internal Inquiry

Mostly, yoga is bullshit. This is breaking my heart. One of my teachers says I should allow my heart to break.  Another shrugs when I say I’m about ready to...

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