Shoji Arts Blog

Ribbon Cutting

March 4, 2021
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At its base, Shoji Arts is about health. Health for the whole body, mind and spirit. Health for ourselves and health for our communities.

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End White Silence

January 7, 2021
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I want to say that the deep-double-standard of the USA is being white, vs. being-anything-but-white.  I’m going to try to write this diplomatically; in some ways I feel privileged to understand this because I know what it means in many ways to be white.  Therefore I am a responsibility bearer to ending white silence.  And I know what it means to be not-white as well.

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Women and Yoga

September 30, 2020
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Right now two women are asking me questions about yoga– One is a woman I imagine is in her 50s or 60s. She wants to know whether there are any yoga scriptures or schools founded by women. She’s been reading the Yoga Sutras and finds Pat@ñjali is quite gendered to her. Another is a young…

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Lola: Women’s History Month

March 13, 2020
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My aunt unearthed this treasure of a photograph. I feel inclined to share it today, my final day here in the Philippines before taking off for the United States.  I might be late for International Women’s Day, but not for Women’s History Month. My grandmother, Lola Clavelina “Belen” Antiquera Grajo, was something special.  Born in…

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