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Book, Blog and Media Development

In the quiet of meditation, in the focus of asana, in the experience of practice...wisdom arises.  You have things to share.

When it's time to get your words off the mat and into the world, I can help. 

As a national magazine editor turned college professor, I’ve helped brilliant experts bring their books to fruition. I have worked with nutritionists, psychologists and M.D.s, and contributed to a number of health and wellness titles. I write frequently about physical health, personal growth, family, relationships, and spirituality—on projects large and small. 

When you are ready to write a book proposal, manuscript, e-book, article or blog, I can help. Contact me at tamara.jeffries (a) gmail.

Yoga Service Conference
Best Practices for Cultural Competency: A View from a Historically Black College
With Santiba Campbell, Ph.D. 

Since Bennett College--a small, Southern historically-black women's college--added yoga to its course offerings, the course has been in high demand. But offering it to this distinct population pointed out the need to increase cultural awareness and eliminate micro-barriers in the yoga world. It also highlighted the need for stress-reduction and mental health alternatives for Black women. 
  • May 19-21, 2017
  • The Omega Institute
  • Rhinebeck, NY

The Mindful Munch  
A workshop on Eating with Intention
We watch fat, carbs, calories, gluten... But are we watching ourselves when we eat? New nutrition science says that conscious eating may be a surer path to good health and ideal weight than following "official" nutrition guidelines or diet trends. This non-judgmental, food-positive workshop focuses less on what we eat than how and why. We discuss pyramids and portion sizes, food foreplay, hunger versus craving, and the role of memory, culture and emotions in what we eat. We mindfully examine eating habits through the lens of yoga principles while we practice "tasting" with all our senses.

These sessions will be offered as interest develops. Interested in getting a class going? 
E-mail me!

Every Body Yoga
Not twenty? Not skinny? Not bendy? Not to worry! This class is for beginners, abundant bodies and anyone who desires more flexibility and strength. Gentle, accessible asana variations for people who want to reconnect with their bodies—inside and out. Encouraging and respectful instruction with no pressure to be a “pretzel.” every size, warmly welcomed. (And the music is upbeat, too!)

Worship Workout
Sunday morning session set to an upbeat gospel soundtrack. Includes peaceful meditation. to early service and before your Sunday brunch--and a great way to begin your week. Ask about scheduling classes at your church or place of worship.

Obi Ocha: Clear Heart Yoga 
The Nigerian (Igbo) phrase for “clean heart” or “clear center” is an ideal description of yoga to help ease depression and anxiety. 
Youth Yoga 
Research shows that yoga helps children and teens become more aware of their bodies and increase their ability to focus--reducing ADHD symptoms, stress and juvenile depression. Includes activities and stories. Camp, after school, special events.

Private Practice
One-to-one sessions for people who desire personalized instruction or who want to develop a home practice. ALSO:  Invite your friends for group yoga sessions in your home.  

Yoga Parties 
No new-age mood music. No quiet meditative states. We pump the thumpin'-est music to shake your chakras. Gives new meaning to "hot" yoga!   

AltarHouse Interiors
“Sukha” is the yogic concept of happiness that comes from feeling physically and emotionally unobstructed. I believe that cultivating clear, inviting space in your physical environment encourages internal peace and equanimity----as well.     

AltarHouse Interiors can help you create inspiring environments appropriate for work, yoga practice, prayer/meditation or other activities. Whether you want a welcoming space or a peaceful retreat, a room that is serene or energized, we will create a peaceful, uncluttered environment styled to inspire creativity and growth, and reflecting your personal aesthetic, tastes and budget.          


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