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The Impact Single-Use Plastics Have On Our Health & The Environment

teacher wisdom Apr 22, 2020

Our use of plastics has consequences. 

In the face of climate change and many other global issues, we are witnessing the devastating impact that single-use plastics are having on our own health, our oceans, our wildlife, and our environment.  

As Kate Nelson shares in our Commune teacher wisdom video, cheap and easy packaging might cost us less in the moment—but single-use plastics are costing us so much more on a larger scale. 

Join us in celebrating Earth Day and sign up for Kate’s Plastic Free Challenge course (coming soon!) in which you can learn how to reduce your use of plastics in just 10 days. You can sign up early here:

Kate Nelson, known as the Plastic Free Mermaid, started her journey to plastic-free living while volunteering for Dr. Andrea Neal in Santa Barbara, California, at Jean Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society. It was during that time that Kate saw something she could not unsee: the Great...

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How to Release Tension in Your Body & Mind with Yin Yoga

teacher wisdom Apr 17, 2020

Yin Yoga is a wonderful way to release tension in mind and body.

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga as exercise, incorporating principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, with asanas that are held for longer periods of time. In each pose and posture, you are encouraged to be still, observe what arises in yourself, and allow yourself to soften into the edges of your experience. In this video, Yin Yoga teacher Jennifer Elliott explains the intention of this practice.

Jennifer Elliott is Yoga Therapist who has been teaching for 15 years. She blends her skills to create a seamless and challenging class for her students.

Join Jennifer in our 7-Day Spiritual Survival Guide as she leads us through a Yin Yoga practice to release the hip flexors, often the cradle where we store our emotions. 

ABOUT TEACHER WISDOM - Teacher Wisdom is a Commune video series in which the brightest minds in personal development, movement and mindset, health and nutrition, spirituality,...

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The Key to Healing Pain & Trauma

teacher wisdom Apr 11, 2020

It is important to feel your feelings. 

We cannot transform that which we refuse to feel. You probably were not taught to sit with discomfort or acknowledge your pain. It's more socially acceptable to numb out than tune in. Yet the key to healing on a psychological level is connecting to those parts of ourselves that feel out of control and wild. The only way to heal is to feel and process our feelings. In this video, master teacher Hala Khouri explains more. 

Hala Khouri is a co-founder of Off the Mat, Into the World, a training organization that bridges yoga and activism within a social justice framework. She leads trauma informed yoga trainings nationally.

Healing from trauma is just one important topic we cover in our 7-Day Spiritual Survival Guide, now made available and free for you to take through daily guided lessons.

 Please use and share this resource to help you and others navigate through the stress and anxiety of this challenging...

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