Yoga tears an immigrant family apart (not)

 

I met Rita Ortiz Contreras at Green Tree Yoga Meditation, a non-profit yoga and meditation studio in South LA that I helped to open in 2013. I was taken by her presence, fun personality and sense of self. She started as a new yoga student and soon found herself enrolling in the Yoga Teacher Training program at Green Tree. As the anatomy ...

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De nada

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I admit it. I went into a foreign land, about to immerse in a new culture on my own only knowing two words in Spanish; hello and thank you. Not pretty. And its shocking how far those two simple words can bring a person into this rather friendly universe and into a small sea of Mexican people living their lives. I got schooled on ...

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