Our Sangha (Community)

Yogis of the Month: Edie and Glen Martin

As a young man, Glenn began his career in the car business. When he moved to Punta Gorda, he obtained a degree in culinary arts and worked as a chef catering with Dean of Dean's South of the Border, first at Edison College and then Hurricane Charley's. Edie is retired...

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Yogi of the Month—Teresa Pamer

I have been married to Dave, the love of my life, for 23 years. My children Jack and Olivia are simply amazing. I was put on this earth to be a teacher. I teach fourth and fifth grade gifted at Neil Armstrong Elementary School. I first began yoga three years ago, and...

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Staff Spotlight—Pat Francis

I went to a small Catholic school where they taught with intimidation and harness. While I did have a couple of wonderful teachers who made it tolerable, they were few and far between. School was not my favorite place to be. I was taught to fear the wrath of God more...

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Yogi of the Month—Millie Rosenfield

I grew up in Highland Springs just outside of Richmond, Virginia. At age 21 I became a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines, based in New Jersey, Miami, and Washington, DC. I flew for 11 years and then moved to Charlotte County in 1982. I have a son, Jonathan and a...

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Staff Spotlight: Introducing Naomi Medrano

I was first exposed to yoga at the age of 19 or 20 when my little sister—quite the workout video enthusiast—brought over her latest “thing.” We huffed and puffed our way through Alan Finger’s Power Yoga video, and I loved it. So I bought a few more videos and...

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Yogi of the Month—Jim Cupo

I am a 54 year old from Hawthorne, NJ with two sons and a wife of 27 years. I worked as a pressman for a printing company in Paterson, NJ for 15 years and then worked as a leak detection technician for the State of New Jersey at Passaic Valley Water Commission for 15...

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Staff Spotlight—Lisa Ahrens

A wise friend of mine once said that all rivers lead to the same ocean. Taking into consideration all the investigating I have done on many different philosophies, sacred texts, and literature from various authors throughout the years, I concluded that not only was...

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From India With Love: Excerpts from Anna’s Journey

Red Light Sangha We all have been in traffic where one of the drivers just has to go faster then others – zig zaging in and out of lanes—just at the end, comes to stop at the red light and all others catch up with him. Sitting at the red light one time I felt oneness...

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Yogi of the Month—Susan Cheney

I have known about yoga for decades. In the mid-1970s I attended a yoga series, which was my introduction to yoga. I loved the practice, but sadly, the series was a one-time experience. Further yoga practice was not offered again. Living in a small Midwest community,...

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Staff Spotlight—Gwen Burdick The Teacher’s Teacher

Many years ago my best friend sent me a copy of the book When Things Fall Apart by the Buddhist nun Pema Chodron. At the time I was unfamiliar with her work, but my life was definitely falling apart and out of my control. So I was interested in what it might offer to...

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