Yoga– it’s for everyone

By JT Whitt | Walking into my first day of Yoga Asana II, I was immediately greeted with a room full of awkward stares. No one was acting particularly rude, but the initial judgment from my peers was unsettling. I was puzzled until I realized why I was…

Stripping the stereotypes: Local yogi divulges truth about the practice

By Caroline Young |
Photos by Evelyn Seiler
Photos contributed by Christopher Baxter

St. Augustine local Christopher Baxter turned to yoga in 1971 to take the pressure off his overwhelming college course load.

“I was really struggling to keep my head above water,” Baxter said.

Already drowning in academic classes, Baxter never actually attended a yoga class. He began with a home practice and taught himself from a book.

Forty years later, he said he has no idea what he would be without yoga now.

The Balancing Act

Dealing with Stress in the Middle of College Chaos

By Caroline Young |
Photo by Ashley Muller

Sophomore PJ Mistry strives to relieve stress in the midst of her busy lifestyle.

She is a double major in business administration and accounting, as well as a project coordinator in Flagler College Students in Free Enterprise.

Mistry calls her priorities a “four tier balance” system, which includes her family, friends, school and herself.

Finding the Meadow

By Lauren Belcher |

Less than a year ago, I went on a journey.

It was five days of intense therapy called Hero’s Journey.

I was told to have someone drop me off at a hotel that was about 15 minutes away from my home in West Palm Beach. Pack five days worth of clothing and leave all electronics at home. No cell phone, no laptop. These days were to be spent with no distractions so you can only spend time with you and your thoughts.

8 Limbs Yoga studio opens in St. Augustine

By Maggie Strassel |
Photo by Maggie Strassel

For Brittney Crosby and Amy Peterson 8 Limbs Yoga is a dream come true. The light blue walls of the new studio are inviting and calming, the floor to ceiling mirrors gives the illusion of never ending space and the wood floors give the interior of this yoga studio the impression of timelessness.