Category Archives: core values

Inner Light: Yoga for Weight Loss

I know I know… Yoga for Weight Loss, really? As if we don’t have enough bombardment in our culture to change our bodies to a standard that is unrealistic and frankly unhealthy. The reason I am bringing this to light, … Continue reading

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My Path Back to Health: The Story of a Smiling Dog Yogi

  Hello, I am a Yogi. My path back to health began twenty years ago, at a point when I was abandoning it. I used to be in good shape. I was a former long distance runner, with a handsome … Continue reading

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Are you Sweet, Strong or Spicy Vinyasa? Part One: Sweet

The time of year has come upon us where the darkness sets in a little earlier every evening and the rain comes down by the bucketful, and we find ourselves eager to keep the warmth alive with a flow class. … Continue reading

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A Mountain Woman Yogi Moment

As our house’s main source of heat comes from a beautiful wood burning stove I have begun to take much pride in the daily ritual of building a fire when socks and sweaters aren’t enough. There is something about this … Continue reading

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

Find out what it means to me.  I’m sorry, I couldn’t resist.  Can anyone not sing that song when you think of or hear the word “respect”? Respect is something we value highly at Smiling Dog and we list it … Continue reading

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The 3 C’s

What do you think about the 3 C’s of being a functional leader and person in your life? Competence – knowing what we are doing Character – doing the right thing, even when it’s not convenient Compassion – care as … Continue reading

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Love the earth!

Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. – Cree Indian Proverb No, it’s not earth day, but do we really need … Continue reading

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Paying It Forward

Our fourth Core Value at SDY is that we are committed to Sharing the Yogi Love. This could also be described in Sanskrit as Seva or Karma Yoga. We are thankful to be part of such a great community and … Continue reading

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