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Satoyama Yoga

Community Yoga with Kristen McQuillin
and her animal friends

Follow-along practices, teacher resources, and yoga discussion from a community yoga group in rural Japan.

We meet live on Zoom daily from 7-8 am JST for an hour of yoga asanas, pranayama, laughter and meditation. Please see our full monthly schedule on Facebook.

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Kristen & Maura ready for practice


Walking Meditation (10 minutes)

Summary Join me on a 10 minute walking meditation no matter where you are. Step mindfully with attention to each step. When your mind wanders, bring awareness to your breath, sensations in your body, and your five senses. Then return mindfulness back to the walk.

Satoyama Yoga Books

If you are a yoga teacher, community leader, or simply want a deeper personal practice, you might like some of these Kindle books written by Kristen McQuillin. Links below are for Amazon US; these books are available in your local Kindle store, too.

Articles & Info

112 Meditation Techniques

The Vigyan Bhairav Tantra specifies 112 ways to find reality through meditation. These are the answers that the god Shiva gave to his wife, Shakti, when she asked: O Shiva, what is your reality? What is this wonder-filled universe? What constitutes seed? Who centers the universal wheel? What is this life beyond form pervading forms?…

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Satoyama Yoga is a donation-based community yoga practice. Contributions help to pay for online subscriptions to Zoom, yoga tools, technical equipment, and the other running costs. Beyond expenses, donations are used to feed and clothe the yoga teacher, Kristen, who deeply appreciates your donation.

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