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Ben Thacker-Gwaltney

Databassist, boatbuilder, yoga & meditation teacher, Metta Y&M in Williamsburg

Benefits of Yoga and Meditation

PRESENTED ON AUG 20, 2016
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 15

We all hear that yoga and meditation are good for us, but for the non-yogi what does that specifically mean? Ben Thacker-Gwaltney has your 6 minute and 40 second tour of the answer to that question. And you get to learn about a couple of local organizations where you can seek out those benefits.

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Obstacles in Art in Yoga

BY SUSANNA HARWOOD RUBIN
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Susanna Harwood Rubin makes art about yoga, teaches yoga as art, and writes about it all. She is passionately committed to finding beauty and meaning in everyday life, and presents at Volume 2 about obstacles and challenges she encountered and has overcome. 

 

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Yoga: Now and Zen

BY CARRIE WENZEL
@ VOL 2 ON NOV 22, 2014

"Yoga is a meditative exercise that anybody can do almost anywhere."

Carrie Wenzel talks about the growing popularity, benefits and history of yoga. She also speaks about her pilgrimage to India to learn more about the philosophy, as well as postures and breathing exercises practiced, to achieve a balanced control of the body and mind.

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Yoga: Road Map to Freedom

BY GABRIELLE CONGRAVE
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 23, 2015

Gabrielle Congrave belives that yoga is for everyone, and that the deepest practice is what happens off the mat.

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Bye-Bye Boring Desk Job, Hello Health and Happiness

BY NADINE BUBNER
@ VOL 24 ON AUG 04, 2015

"Yoga helped me when life got shaken through illness and the death of a family member, thats when I decided to become a yoga teacher"

Triathlete, Paddle-Board Yoga Instructor, and Entrepreneur, Nadine Bubner talks about escaping the corporate world and heading up a full-time business teaching yoga and meditation classes, while indulging in Ironman triathlon competitions on the side, evolving into a practice that combines yoga and endurance sport. This is her empowering story.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Thursday, September 17th, 2015. 

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Dare to Dream Yoga

BY RACHELLE KERNEN
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 17, 2017

Rachelle Kernen presents her passion for yoga and describes how she and her partners use yoga as a force to bring community together.  With the creation of Dare to Dream Yoga, her group has given the gift of free yoga and taken it to the streets to make this healing art available to the public.

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Jump!

BY ADRIENNE ALANE WHITE
@ VOL 14 ON SEP 15, 2018

JUMP! -  Adrienne White is a lifetime yogi, yoga teacher, lover of life, believer in humanity, and tries to practice the art of fearless “jumping”.  She has faith that she will always (in the nick of time) grow her wings on the way down. She started The Collective in Benton Harbor, MI to be a space of community, healing, and a place where deep conversations can be held.  She works every day to stay curious and to listen intently to the siren call of the universe. Serendipity is one of her favorite words.

 

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The Magic of Laughter Yoga

BY EVA TOUTAIN
@ VOL 11 ON OCT 22, 2018

Eva came down with Lyme's disease which set her down a spiritual path trying to cope with the stress in her life. This path led her to something called Laughter Yoga and she talks about its benefits and how we can apply it in our lives.

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Finding Yoga

BY STEPH SUMMERS
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 30, 2018

Steph Summers, writer, cafe owner and yoga teacher, talks about why yoga is so important for her.