Author Archives: DjunaPassman

About DjunaPassman

I practice and teach yoga. I attempt to carry what I learn on my mat and through my students into the real world. Sometimes I am successful and sometimes I am grumpy and less than kind. I started life as a dancer, moved on to choreographing, worked as a dance/movement therapist, then realized the wonders of a regular yoga practice. I am a realist - whether the glass is half full or half empty you are bound to spill its contents if you are wearing white (this is why I wear black so often). I am not an expert on yoga, life, or anything else for that matter. I do my best to keep my mind and my heart open every day (some days are better than others).

Career Change/Plot Twist

Exactly seven years ago, the hospital where I worked as a dance/movement therapist closed its doors. I found myself unemployed and very, very freaked out. I had a regular yoga practice at that point. I credit my practice for getting … Continue reading

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June Book of the Month

I know, I know, it is June 5th already – I dropped the ball posting this at the very start of the month. This month I chose one of my favorite books to return to, whether for my own practice, … Continue reading

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Social Media Break

I decided to take a week off from social media. I, like so many others, get sucked into the trap of incessantly checking my phone to see who liked and commented on my latest pictures and posts. Then there is … Continue reading

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30 Day Yoga Challenge – Followup

Okay, so I realize I failed to offer updates on my 30 day yoga challenge. Here’s the rundown, I did not take one yoga class everyday for 30 days in a row. I did take 30 yoga classes in 30 … Continue reading

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May Book of the Month

I’m a few days late with this because May just crept up on me. So, here it is, the book for May – Living Your Yoga by Judith Hanson Lasater. I first read this book about a year and a … Continue reading

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April Book of the Month

Somehow another month just flew by, which means, it is time to announce the book for April. This month I am looking forward to reading Anne Lamott’s new book, Hallelujah Anyway (released April 4th). My mom first introduced my to … Continue reading

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30 Day Yoga Challenge

I’m sure many of you have heard about 30 day yoga challenges – the ones where students take 30 yoga classes in 30 days. I’m sure some of you reading this have completed 30 day yoga challenges. (Go, you!) Well, … Continue reading

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March Book of the Month

It’s March already. Am I the only one who feels like this year is flying by at lightning speed? With a new month comes a new book. A yoga teacher I’ve been taking class with over the last month shared … Continue reading

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February Book of the Month

It’s February. I am grateful for a new month, and a fresh start. Things have been feeling unstable and uncertain in the world lately. The yoga classes and sessions I teach have been full of people looking to cultivate a little … Continue reading

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Book of the Month

This year, I am recommitting to my own practice. Each month I will be reading or rereading a book to aid  me in this journey. So, on the first Friday of every month, I will share my monthly book. Sort … Continue reading

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