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  • Steve Christilaw: Yoga teacher recenters at studio after facing serious medical issues

    A yoga studio in little Millwood, where the whistle from the paper mill is as much a part of the community as the Spokane River, fits the tree-lined setting.


  • Healing body, mind, spirit

    Jill Ciccarello’s sister died of cancer. Lorrie Stonehocker’s husband is still battling cancer that has caused him to lose organs, including part of his stomach, as the chemo is shutting …


  • Recreation calendar

    For 10-09-2014


  • Main Avenue closed Saturday for group yoga

    A portion of Main Avenue will be closed Saturday morning for a group yoga session to celebrate the opening of Lululemon Athletica.


  • Downward frog

    Katie Fitzgerald’s yoga students, instructed to close their eyes and notice their surroundings at the start of a class last week, had much to be mindful of. The gentle breeze. …


  • Passing along life’s lessons

    Lindy Lewis knows all about jumping outside her comfort zone. She also knows sometimes life pushes you there whether you’re ready to jump or not.


  • Eye on Boise: Pretty quiet on fundraising front, but Crapo’s war chest deep

    BOISE – Idaho’s four-member congressional delegation didn’t do a ton of fundraising during the first quarter of this year, what with it not being an election year and all. But …


  • Yoga for the older set

    It took just one collective inhale from the group of middle-aged men for Katie Scanlon to realize she wasn’t going to be able to stick to her original plan. The …


  • Pain reliever

    After decades of “hard livin’ ” – football and baseball as a young man, 23 years as a Marine pilot, serving in the Vietnam War – Bill Nichols suffers from …


  • Rubin shares her knowledge with other yoga enthusiasts

    Alison Rubin grew up in England and began studying yoga at 18 when she moved to San Diego. “I was drawn to yoga from a spiritual perspective,” she recalled, “and …


  • A few easy-to-use stretches can keep your vacation relaxed

    Long flights, lots of walking and constant kid activity can take all the fun out of any summer vacation. But there’s an easy remedy, and it can go wherever your …


  • Breathe, people

    Take a deep breath. Hold it for a few seconds. Let it out. Raise your arms to the sky as high as you can. Now bring them down like a …


  • Yoga guides spiritual path for Swami Radhananda

    Through her own life struggles, Mary-Ann McDougall’s interest in yoga as a physical exercise led to her learning of the spiritual side of the practice and into following a path …


  • Yoga teacher provides popular classes for inmates

    Diane Sherman teaches yoga to male offenders at Airway Heights Corrections Center. But that’s only one reason her life is interesting.


  • Before you do yoga, do your homework

    Studies have shown yoga has many health benefits, including increased flexibility and strength and reduced stress. But starting a program can be intimidating. Here are tips from yoga instructors: •Check …


  • Yoga can be an effective therapy for children with special needs

    As she stands on her tiptoes – stretching her arms and legs and lengthening her entire body – 9-year-old Samantha Carlson takes a deep breath and smiles. “Stretch out high,” …


  • Modified yoga poses help with stretching, balancing

    DETROIT – Many yoga classes use a wall as an occasional prop. But in Nancy McCaochan’s classes, the wall is the star. In fact, McCaochan of Royal Oak, Mich., wants …


  • An escape from cancer

    During three-hour chemotherapy treatments, Alison Rubin would close her eyes and focus on the gentle rhythm of her breath. “Be still,” she often told herself, concentrating on the words of …


  • A look at 2009’s hottest fitness trends

    Beth Galis is totally hot. No, seriously. Several days a week, the Spokane yoga instructor cranks up the heat in her studio to 104 degrees, turns on a humidifier and …


  • Regaining control

    Jackie Kittel returned to her yoga practice as soon as she was able following breast-cancer surgery four years ago. Kittel had been an Iyengar yoga instructor since 1994, so it …


  • Fit to be tried

    Ma’lena Walley wants to get you moving. Even if you’re overweight. Even if you have a disability. Even if you’ve never exercised before in your life.


  • Quite A Stretch Inner Peace Aside, Yoga Skeptic Finds Outer Physical Benefits Of Faithfully Followiing A Yoga Routine.

    “Exhale, forward bend,” Alison says with a beatific smile, practically kissing the floor as she tucks her head between her knees, her body folding at the hips like a door …

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