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Short Yoga Sequence to Help Relieve Back Pain

Five Poses a Day with Romi: Yoga for Back Pain Back pain is often as elusive as it is frustrating. Many people suffer from it and it’s easy to feel down when it persists. For me, years of gymnastics, dance, stress, and structurally unsound yoga practices have contributed to strain in my lumbar spine and […]

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(Upcoming Workshop) True Self Exploration: Introduction to Somatic and Relational Psychology

True Self Exploration: An Introduction to Somatic and Relational Psychology; Tools for Empowerment & Growth Sunday March 19, 1:00 – 3:00pm Location: Santa Barbara Yoga Center. 32 East Micheltorena St. Cost: $45  Somatic Psychology is the study of the lived experience of the body as it pertains to psychological exploration. Somatic and relationally-based awareness practices […]

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Salt Farms and the Single Life

It was just another day for the Maras salt farmers, but for me, it was a solid hike at 10,300 feet. As I walked through a small Andean village to get to a trail head, beautiful scenery was met with the aberrant dichotomy of social distress. One moment I was basking in the surrounding landscape, […]

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The Power Hungry Games

by Romi Cumes MA, MFTI   “I am who I am, and what I believe in and what my spirituality is about, is that we’re all in this together” -Bernie Sanders   Battles against humankind are as old as time, yet never before has science fiction so symbolically depicted the absolute insanity of American politics […]

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