Experience the fun and creative energy of the Bending Tree studio in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico. Practice yoga, pilates, meditation amid the songs of the jungle in our open-air palapa or schedule a rejuvenating reflexology session.
We also invite you to be a part of the Bending Tree Expansion Project. This is a project we have been working on to expand our services to our community. It is twofold -- To offer community classes for adults and children; and to offer an additional space for people to heal, grow, create and practice in a restorative environment through the many offerings of the studio.
One day I noticed a spider spinning a web between the palm trees in my backyard. It was big, and beautiful with many intricate layers. Then one of the palm fronds fell, as they do when they dry out, wiping out the web. But, the spider just got back to it and created another web, without hesitation, without a doubt. …
Written on Monday, 09 December 2013 13:08
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People sometimes say, once they learn I'm a yoga teacher, that they don't go to yoga because they aren't flexible enough. And as much as it cracks me up, I understand it. There is something inside of us that wants to be perfect, to strive for perfection, but sometimes we have no idea what that is or means. In the…
Written on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 07:43
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Sometimes during a yoga class, when a posture feels uncomfortable, I wonder, why am I doing this? A posture can feel uncomfortable for a variety of reasons, but most of the time, discomfort is caused by trying to control it. This is where the jaw tightens, the shoulders raise, the breath stops. The idea of letting go and allowing, brings…
Written on Thursday, 18 July 2013 17:30
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Recently I've had to make some business decisions and take some time to reassess what I'm doing, why I'm doing it and how. Usually when I make business decisions or any decision for that matter I use my divine resources. This may not be the traditional way to make a business decision that we learn in school, but it works…
Written on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:56
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Do what you like; like what you do. I bought a coffee cup with that mantra on it to remind me that our work is meant to be something that we enjoy doing, that it gives us joy and fulfillment. Don't get me wrong, work can have it's moments, but overall it should be a happy place to go and…
Written on Thursday, 16 May 2013 20:09
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For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends.