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Sally Kempton

Sally Kempton

Website: www.sallykempton.com/

Sally Kempton is one of today’s most experienced and authentic teachers of meditation and inner evolution. Known for her ability to transmit deep inner experience through transformative practices and contemplation, she teaches students how to live from the space of an awakened heart in work, relationships and challenging situations. Sally spent 20 years as a teaching swami in the Saraswati order of Indian monks, and her work integrates the wisdom of traditional yoga tantra with the insights of contemporary evolutionary spirituality and cutting edge psychology.

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To be a woman yogi in the olden days was to take your, put yourself completely outside the bounds of normal society. So you couldn't be a yogi and a wife, you couldn't be a yogi and a mother if you were a woman. And of course the revolution that we are experiencing today is that, that women yoga practitioners are taking the, the principles and the practices of yoga and taking them, taking it into the home. Taking it into the workplace. Making yoga so much a part of normal daily life.

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Yogawoman - Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Yogawoman - Friday, August 08, 2014
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Yogawoman - Thursday, August 15, 2013
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Yogawoman - Tuesday, August 06, 2013
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Yogawoman - Friday, March 15, 2013
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Yogawoman - Tuesday, December 04, 2012
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Yogawoman - Friday, November 16, 2012
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The Changing Face of Yoga by Alice G Walton

Yogawoman - Tuesday, November 13, 2012
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