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Posted on Sunday, February 14th, 2016 by Stretch

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I Don’t Wash My Hair, By Theresa Elliott

I quit washing my hair a year ago. It crossed my mind that my hair was rarely ever dirty, like when I did the Survivor Mud Run. Now THAT required shampoo. But beyond that I wondered, did my hair ever have actual dirt in it? I concluded not, and that was the end of washing […]

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Posted on Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Stretch

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Don’t Piss Off the Help

By Theresa Elliott I worked at a donut shop when I was 15. I had a co-worker and friend named Bobbie Lou. One day she pulled me aside to show me her extra curricular fun time donut activities, the little things she did to help pass the time when things were slow. We went to […]

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Posted on Friday, November 27th, 2015 by Stretch

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12 months later, mall therapy works

by Theresa Elliott I was shopping at PCC, one of Seattle’s organic natural food stores. Outside stood “The Real Change guy” at his usual post, so called by me because he sells a small newspaper by that name. We know nothing about each other, not even first names, but I have always had pleasant interactions […]

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Posted on Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Stretch

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Hasta La Bye Bye, See You On the Flip Side, by Theresa Elliott

I have a reoccurring image popping into my head.  It’s Jodi Foster in “Contact.” She is strapped into the seat of a rocket moving at warp speed. The force of the movement is so great it violently shakes the chair she sits in, threatening her very existence. Suddenly, the straps holding her snap, and she […]

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Posted on Sunday, October 18th, 2015 by Stretch

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The Brutal Economics of Being a Yoga Teacher, by Michelle Goldberg

Forward by Theresa Elliott When I wrote “After 27 Years Teaching Yoga, I Got a Job at the Mall,” I intentionally left the financial aspect out of being a yoga teacher. It was too much to include, too big of an animal to contain, and I had way, way too many feelings that I felt […]

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Posted on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 by Stretch

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“Madie Mine”, platform choreography by Theresa Elliott

In the second half of 2012 I began working on one-legged pieces on the platform, a.k.a. The Lazy Susann. It crossed my mind there was all sorts of fun to be had with one foot in the ski boot and one foot free. Most of the music I used had quite an edge to it, […]

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Posted on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 by Stretch

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After 27 Years of Teaching Yoga, I Got A Job at The Mall, by Theresa Elliott

Telling this story has been surprising. The look of shock on friends and family’s faces, as well as fellow teacher’s, has been priceless. Invariably the look fades into peels of laughter as the contradiction of my long standing career as a yoga teacher clashes with the thought of me working in a department store. As […]

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Posted on Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 by Stretch

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In an “Anything Goes” Yoga World, What’s a Teacher To Do?

What alignment brings to our practice, and how to find it. By Theresa Elliott One of the challenges we face as teachers of hatha yoga is the practice has become so diverse and mutates so quickly that it begs the question: what do we all have in common? Although we use the word “yoga” to […]

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Posted on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 by Stretch

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38 Ways to Say Buttocks, by Theresa Elliott

Post #5 in The Elliott Lexicon of Satisfactory Yoga Terminology January, 2015 I would love to know how many times I have used the word “buttocks” while teaching in the last 27 years. Of all the words there are for this much sought after and innately happy part of the human body, there is no […]

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Posted on Monday, December 8th, 2014 by Stretch

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Tone in the Tush, by Theresa Elliott

Post #4 in The Elliott Lexicon of Satisfactory Yoga Terminology Back in the day, bloomers were all the rage in yoga class.  It was an East Indian aesthetic that had a certain old-world charm. You often saw bloomers in Iyengar classes on both men and women. They were very modest, made of cotton with elastic […]

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