Move, Yoga

Grounding Your Practice

In 1989, I went to Pune, India to study with Geeta and BKS Iyengar. A group of 30-some dedicated practitioners from around the U.S. joined senior teacher Mary Dunn for a three-week …

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Environmental Politics, Think

Environews: January 2017

Environmental news around the state and the West. Brownfields grant for Centro Civico Mexicano Environmental justice and social justice came together when the Centro Civico Mexican …

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Community Profiles, Connect

In Memoriam: Homage to Cosmic creator Stephen Jones

At the beginning of the Summer of Love in 1967, word about a new Salt Lake City store started spreading via actual word of mouth—a common method of communication in those days. Whe …

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Community, Connect

Briefly Noted

News around town. Farewell Toby Hemenway We were eager to tell you more about the Permaculture Design lecture and workshop we announced last month for February. Venerable instructo …

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Connect, Entertainment

Sundance Film Festival: Films worth standing in line for

Geralyn’s Sundance cheat sheet. Dominant themes found this year in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival lineup bring us narratives of climate change, police misconduct and race. These f …

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Home

Ask Umbra: Is it terrible to crack open a window during winter nights?

Q. Dear Umbra, I have a window in the bedroom that I like to keep open about an inch, year-round, at night only. This window is across the room, down the hall, past a stairwell, an …

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Enjoy, Entertainment

Sundance Film Festival: documentaries worth standing in line for

Dominant themes found this year in the 2017 Sundance Film Festival lineup bring us narratives of climate change, police misconduct and race. These films explore the plight of Syria …

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Beverages, Environmental Politics

Ask Umbra: What’s the Greenest Kind of Drink Container?

Q.Dear Umbra, My peers and I are working to better our campus. We’re looking into the most sustainable option for drinks on campus. What’s better for our school to buy and sell: gl …

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Arts, Community Profiles

On the Cover: Renee Sarasvati

Renee is a lifelong self taught artist and photographer, creating works of art from the soul. She is also a Reiki Master, runs sacred cacao heart-opening ceremonies, and is a profe …

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Entertainment, Think

Slightly Off Center: Faking It

I’m not sure what to think of last month’s fake news scare, but I do know that 112% of people in over 53 states can’t recognize fake news. I don’t have any sources; everybody just …

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Metaphors for the Month: January 2017

Osho Zen Tarot: Rebirth, Comparison, Intensity Medicine Cards: Bear, Badger Mayan Oracle: Measure, Language of Light Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Seven of Disks, Princess of Cups, Stren …

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