Sacred Space for Yoga, and It’s You

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Knoxville’s Glowing Body Provides Sacred Space for Yoga, and It’s You

This life is happening just as it is, indescribable at times, yet some say it’s glowing. Can you feel it? If you’re around Knoxville, TN, nearby or just dropping in or drifting on—do you have the time to stop for a moment? Do you know it from within?

Knoxville’s Glowing Body studio—it’s definitely happening here. Classes at this yoga school are more like a pilgrimage to some sacred place where you find out once again that yoga is born from the heart.

Just north of Knoxville’s ‘Old City’ neighborhood, Glowing Body makes her home in an area the Cherokee once called the ‘kuwanda’talun’yi,’ which means ‘Mulberry Place.’ In the neighborhood now called ‘Happy Hollow,’ you’ll find this luminous sanctuary tucked away on Irwin Street, split between Central and Broadway and, uh, yes, you will tell your friends about this local treasure. I’m still talking about Glowing Body’s magnificent studios, God beams shining through high-vaulted skylights on immaculate bamboo floors and the blank spots, unexplained as of yet, left in my mind....

—Betterton Wallace, [“the place to find your yoga in the southeastern US”], June 30, 2011

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Comments » 1

kemeyer writes:

Hmmmm.... Glowing Body is once again going to be involved with BaconFest (otherwise known as HeartAttackFest) this September. They will be hosting a panel discussion on the joys of smokehouse foods (consumption of smoked meats is associated with breast cancer, heart disease, leukemia, and stomach cancer). The panel will be lead by Jennifer Nicely - a promoter of foxhunting - one of the cruelest and most barbaric "sports" ever devised by our species. Perhaps not so luminous, not so sacred?

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