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1635 E. Lind Rd. 

(Drive in on Cherry from Ft. Lowell or Vine from Prince)

Tucson, Az

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October 25, 2010

MY LEAP INTO THE YOGA WORLD

Once we were settled in Tucson I looked for someplace to teach yoga.  I joined a local tennis club and they allowed me to start a class in their common room.  There were just a couple of ladies interested, but I didn’t care.  I wanted so badly to teach seniors and they were giving me the opportunity.  This class didn’t grow, but I was happy that somebody would sit in front of me and let me share what I knew.  I went to health clubs and asked if they needed a yoga/stretch teacher and eventually worked in several different places.  I was told at one club that they didn’t need a yoga teacher, but would I be interested in teaching water aerobics?  I wanted to work so badly that I said yes even though I’d never done one water aerobics class myself and taught 6 classes a week for the next 3 years.  I cannot tell you what fun it was to teach 30 seniors.  They were a hoot!  I wanted to have my own yoga classes and found a martial arts studio where I could teach in th...

October 25, 2010

In 1987 Russell was transferred and promoted to VP/GM of the company and we had to leave Ilo for Toquepala.  I had made such good friends and was having a great time and this was another difficult move for me.  The previous VP/GM’s wife had made Toquepala a very formal setting and I didn’t know how I was going to deal with that.  But as usual, I quickly adjusted and began life as mother hen to the women of all three of the company’s areas.  My adjustment was especially easy as Leah, the woman who came and went from Ilo, became my best friend.  I told her often that I felt as if she was the other half of me and she seemed to feel about the same.  She was also my right hand gal for organizing the social life that was my responsibility and we turned Toquepala into a really fun place to be. 

I was still kind of floundering around with the spirituality thing and at one point even messed around with an Ouija board.  We did successfully get information about all o...

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