Posts By: Erica Denman

  • Mindfulness

    We have two lives

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    “And on this journey, please, choose love.” I’ve ended every class in 2016 with these seven words.  Like every mantra, it’s made an impact on my daily life. “Choose love” is a tough mantra to let go of. It’s resonated with so many people and, in many ways, it’s become synonymous with the studio. And… Read more »

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    Disconnecting to connect

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    Yesterday, my boss sent me this video and it paused me. Simon Sinek speaks about how relationships are formed by small conversations, that a culture is built one person at a time. As much as he’s not speaking about mindfulness, boy is he. So, beginning Saturday, December 31st, I’ll be taking a two week phone break…. Read more »

  • Mindfulness

    What connects us

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    This week, Balance won the ‘Best Yoga Studio in Rochester’ award. And, to me, it’s a win for our community and for those of us who believe in the power of connection. Did the win give my ego a little boost? Yep. Did it make me fill with pride? Sure did. Does it make me feel… Read more »

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    Mindfulness is saving me

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    I have two amazing jobs that I completely love; it’s engaging work. On any given day, I travel from school to school- I meet with teachers, administrators, work with students, and athletes. I plan with colleagues. I shift from a kindergarten to an AP mindset. Then, I head to the yoga studio to teach and… Read more »