Dumbing Down Your Writing


…extended vocabulary, if properly used, is impressive. It is rare to come across unusual words in manuscripts these days. It is as if all of today’s writers were working from a high school-level vocabulary—and writers who do use unusual words more often than not misuse them. ~ Noah Lukeman, author of the popular The First Five Pages

If the word is beautiful, unusual, attractive, it sounds cool, it’s got great rhythm—and, by the way, it means exactly what you mean to say—why shouldn’t you use it? Why in this day and age should we be apologizing for keeping these words alive? We’re killin’ ’em. We’re doing away with them as fast as we can…. It’s not about being snobby. It’s about being excited about language.~ Award-winning non-fiction author Michael Perry

About Maribel

I am a Certified Registered Yoga instructor specializing in Restorative Yoga. I offer an individualized, personal approach that adapts to all individuals, including those with chronic and acute pain. I'm trained in a variety of styles, although I focus on Hatha Yoga with Iyengar-based alignment (with use of props) and always centered on the breath. I strive to keep true to the tradition of Sri Tirumalai Krishnamacharya (and now his son, TKV Desikachar) and B. K. S. Iyengar. The other styles I'm trained in are: Kundalini, Vinyasa Flow, Bhakti and Tantra. My goal is to help each individual develop a personal practice that will not only stretch and relax the body, but also help alleviate pain and injury in those "stuck" places. I will also guide you to develop and maintain a meditation practice and I'll introduce those interested into Ayurveda (the sister science of Yoga) and I'll use organic food grade essential oils (when desired). If you are new to Yoga, I will help you build a solid foundation to safely embark on your Yoga journey through safe and effective methods. If you already have experience with Yoga and want to deepen your practice and enjoy the benefits of individual attention, then I will help you enhance your practice so you can enjoy the gift of Yoga from your own personal perspective. I am also working to become a Certified Yoga Therapist, an endeavor of a minimum of at least 3-5 years. But as I work towards this new goal, I will be incorporating what I learn so as to address a wide range of therapeutic conditions. I look forward to supporting you in an ongoing program appropriate whether you have never done yoga before or you are an advanced practitioner looking to deepen your practice. Fees: Privates $75 introductory price (can also be combined with a up to 2 other people for a Semi-Private, or $140 for up to 6 people) Group $15 per person (10 people or more)
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