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We found it: The perfect place to take refuge and practice yoga in the Ozarks
Namaste, friends!

2020 has been a year of transitions and challenge! Jeremy and I hope this message finds you well. Here's a quick summary of what we've been up to:

After searching far and wide for a beautiful piece of land to call "home," Jeremy and I purchased a parcel of hardwood forest in the Arkansas Ozarks in late 2019. 

We arrived in March to spend my "Spring Break" vacation from UNLV camping on the land. When UNLV's instruction switched to fully online at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, we decided to stay. 

Seven times we watched the moon grow round and bright from our small clearing in the woods. We learned to identify dozens of new trees and plants, gathered edible and medicinal mushrooms from shady hollows, and experienced life somewhere below the top of the food chain. 

Construction of our "dream house"--a tiny off-grid cabin--is well underway!

The warm season came to an end, so we recently stepped back into the comforts of "civilization." We've settled in to a cottage on a hill where we will spend the winter.

Life is change, and change is growth...this year has been full of innumerable and unforeseen challenges! May we all be resilient, forward-sighted, and reflective enough to integrate the knowledge that has been offered by our recent experiences!

We are happy to announce that a number of students have completed our teacher training programs!
Congratulations to Beth, Julie, Carly, Jessica, Steve and Francis! Please take a moment to look at their profiles on the Desert Yoga School "Graduates" page.

When UNLV courses were switched to "online" in the spring, I took advantage of the opportunity to create a series of audio recordings that I am happy to share with you for free. It is my hope that they will help you practice more! Please visit the new "Resources" page of the Desert Yoga School website for a link to our SoundCloud profile. Enjoy!

With love,
Teacher trainees reviewing their Anatomy homework with Jeremy
Steve and Francis display their certificates from our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
Jeremy watches the sunrise from our forest by Beaver Lake
Smiles amid the oaks and maples
Lion's Mane mushroom!
Life is change
Copyright © 2020 Marissa Lee Harris, All rights reserved.

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