Jewish Journal

Cheat Sheet

By Michelle Azar

August 19, 2013 | 10:38 am

I love chanting Torah. I try to do it often, and BK (before kids) I think I did it nearly every weekend. I did study it formally for a short while, and soon it... More.
  • Coming Back to Breath

    By Michelle Azar

    August 2, 2013 | 6:00 pm

    Some days, it’s all hard. The thing you thought you had taken care of that time still does not work. The thing you wanted, try as you might, feels still... More.

  • Knocking

    By Michelle Azar

    June 27, 2013 | 1:22 pm

    We were about half way through class Tuesday night, when I heard a light knock at the door of our studio. To be clear, our studio also serves as a... More.

  • Daddies

    By Michelle Azar

    June 17, 2013 | 10:52 am

    I sent my big girl to the mall with her daddy today. I wanted to buy him new pants but there were two problems with my idea. He rarely likes what I buy... More.

  • Gardening

    By Michelle Azar

    June 10, 2013 | 10:16 am

    I was out gardening yesterday  Did I really just start a sentence like that? I promise, I have never actually gardened in my life, except at kibbutz... More.

  • Orthodoxy. And when to throw it away.

    By Michelle Azar

    May 17, 2013 | 5:33 pm

    As many of you know, I am (was?) a rigid Ashtanga Yoga practitioner. Never mind that I never got much past the beginning of second series (there are... More.

  • Torah Flight

    By Michelle Azar

    May 6, 2013 | 4:50 pm

    I watched as my Torah portion flew out into the street. The pages were in the basket of my bicycle as I rode to Milky’s on Friday afternoon to study in... More.

  • Why Jews stand on their heads

    By Michelle Azar

    April 22, 2013 | 2:45 pm

    There is still room tonight for Jewish Wisdom and Wellness discussion: WHY JEWS STAND ON THEIR HEADS.

    I will be speaking on panel with other instructors moderated by Rabbi, Anne Brener. We will talk about our own journeys, give some examples of the yoga we enjoy practicing, and take questions as well. RSVP’s are required, click on this link.

    Thanks in advance for your continued interests,

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Michelle fell in love with the practice of Ashtanga Yoga, the system of Hatha Yoga taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, some 13 years ago while doing a play in San Francisco. Having...

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