Abnormally NormalSmokin' Yogi Visions
PROVIDING MEANINGFUL AND ENTERTAINING PRODUCTS
Happy Holidays!
May 2009 bring good health,
and only gentle transitions to you and yours...
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Relational Shifts
BUY AT AMAZON
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KEEP YOUR EYE OUT FOR
"Byte-Sized Yoga for Non-Yogini's"

A Daily ONE-MINUTE-BREAK for you~at your desk~ from us~at no charge :)

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JOY LANGER,
VP of Smokin' Yogi Films,
dances with
BALLET OF THE DOLLS
LITTLE MATCH GIRL
through December 28th
see clips and an interview
with Creative Director,
Myron Johnson

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CRISTINA CORDOVA,
UPM of ABNORMALLY NORMAL
is creating
"THE SYSTEM"
with Juan Antonia Del Sario

JOIN THEIR FACEBOOK FAN PAGE!

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ALESHIA MUELLER
CHERI ANDERSON
both worked on
ANA'S PLAYGROUND
Congrats
to Jillian Nodland and
Eric Howell and team!
AND...
Many thanks to Ana's Playground for the recycled sets, passed from the Coen Brothers to you to Smokin' Yogi!
THAT'S the industry helping to support one another!

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Quick Links

Around Town

www.raisingtheconsciousness.com
 join Susan Shehata and Colleen Buckman on their weekly show!
CLICK HERE TO HEAR IT LIVE
 


Greetings on this WINTER SOLSTICE DAY!
For many of us, this is a joyous time, and yet bittersweet, too, as we recall the passing of yet another year and look forward to a new beginning. OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!! 

The cycle of life can be exhausting and exhilarating at the same time, usually peppered with confusion before clarity.
  If you feel like you are spinning in an unknown cycle, know that you are not alone! We are all spinning, adjusting, building and destroying, and questioning what the future will bring.

I can tell you this much... our future awaits whether we reach for it or resist it. I believe the challenge is to create a balance between our thoughts and our actions, our wisdom and our understanding, our energy and our service in love. This comes from analyzing the past before divining the future, to assess what needs to be finished, released or destroyed~~in order to make room for new creations, concepts and structures.

As I celebrate this day, time, and energy of darkness, I look toward the light of the future, the growth of the spring and fruition of the summer leading into yet another harvest... but for now, I relish these days of darkness where I can fertilize the seeds of my mind.

Now, for the active part of my life, if you'd like to see my newest form of exercise, preparing for our upcoming show, ~~check out this video and come join me sometime!
Interpretive Dance for Peter Himmelman


AND! You might just know someone who may just make a guest appearance at the PETER HIMMELMAN CONCERT, Saturday, December 20th, 8pm, at the Cedar Cultural Center, so come down there for some wholesome fun!
Interpretive Dance for Peter Himmelman THAT'S TONIGHT!!
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SMOKIN YOGI FILMS
is looking for both an Editing Intern, and a Web Intern
contact info@smokinyogi.com
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THE TWIN CITIES JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

is looking for a House Manager Intern.
 www.sabesjcc.org/about_job.htm



 
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This group is for single mom's who want to connect with others in their similar situation. They not only have support meetings with speakers, but they support each other through trades of baby furniture, clothing, jobs and much more! You probably know someone who'd like to know of such a group, so share!
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Julie and/or Lee
are both available to speak at your gatherings
regarding post-divorce familial relationships.

Julie is also available to teach workshops/lectures
on incorporating alternative health practices into your life,
including Yoga, Shamanism, Bodywork/Bodymapping, and more.
Screening of her major project for graduation from the
University of Minnesota ,
YOGA FOR NON-YOGINI's
is available to watch for FREE on-line at www.smokinyogi.com/film
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Our storage piles of sets, props, music, and so much more are growing daily and we thank everyone who has put time, energy, and money into helping our efforts to create a sustainable company creating narrative works and inspired to offer inspirational pieces.

In these hard times of recession, it's difficult to ask for help or donations, but if for some reason you are looking for a tax deduction at this late date, PLEASE consider Smokin' Yogi Films as an artistic company whose associates are eager to put forth our work. 

CLICK HERE to make your
100% FULLY TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION to IFPMN.org on behalf of ABNORMALLY NORMAL's DEMO project, "Just Breathe."


Of course, we would rather do business than ask for donations, so if you are interested in an innovative way to advertise your business, let's talk about sponsorships! 

We have an innovative marketing plan that could reduce your advertising dollars by two-thirds, as well as add connectivity to your customers.  Please feel free to contact me directly about your marketing needs!

Lastly, investors are having a rough time of it these days.

One thing that President Bush did to help the film industry was to pass RULE 181, which allows a full 100% federal tax deduction on any investments made in films which are 100% shot in the USA--fully in the year it is invested!!  We are working on legislation in Minnesota to follow suit and create a competitive edge for the major effect film industry dollars can have on a state's budget.  If you are interested in investment opportunities, where any losses are 100% deductible, I'm happy to discuss the opportunity with you.


Until next time, SHINE ON!

And don't forget to share this with anyone you think might be interested :)
Many blessings for health, happiness and only gentle transitions.
 
Sincerely,

Julie Rappaport
Smokin' Yogi Visions

PS...
So, a note about a good friend of mine, Carol Riley, who is an ARBONNE Distributor. If you know of Arbonne, a leader in health and beauty products with decades of direct sales behind them, you'll understand her alignment with them. Carol is lovely! If you need any last minute holiday gifts, or would like to find out more about these amazing products, give Carol a call at 612-388-9742.