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  May Spiritual Quest Our second monthly Spiritual Quest/Meditation Challenge is underway! The Quest is designed for those who want to get into a regular spiritual/mindfulness practice groove with the help of a community. You can join the event community on Facebook at … Continued

May. 4,2017 Read More
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Red Light Camera Update – The Law is in Flux

In addition to the local disappointment we experienced in the Facella v. Orange County case, there is also some bad news for Red Light Camera (RLC) opponents at the state-wide level. The 2nd and 3rd District Courts of Appeal have recently released … Continued

Apr. 6,2017 Read More
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Orange County RLC update – Bad News for RLC Opponents

We are disappointed to report that we were unsuccessful in the  Facella v. Orange County case. Here is a link to that opinion, if you’d like to check it out: FacellaOpinion The short version of the opinion is that this means that … Continued

Mar. 29,2017 Read More
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Ashtanga Yoga Workshop November 13

More information can be found on the Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/709696635847729/ Hope to see you there!  

Nov. 2,2016 Read More
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Vote No on Amendment 1: “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

That’s how Justice Pariente of the Florida Supreme Court described Amendment 1. To be exact, Pariente said it was “the proverbial ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing.’” She wrote a biting dissent when the Court approved the amendment for the ballot, and explained … Continued

Nov. 1,2016 Read More
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Orange County Red Light Camera Challenge Update

Previously this site published information about the Facella v. Orange County red light camera appeal. Facella v. Orange County, FL is the case where Mr. Facella, an unrepresented defendant accused of running a red light by three-tenths of a second, was … Continued

Oct. 10,2016 Read More
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Orange County Red Light Camera Challenge

A new red light camera challenge has been filed in the Ninth Circuit in Orange County, Florida: Stephen Facella v. Orange County. Recently, the Ninth Circuit held that red light camera tickets are invalid for the City of Orlando in Hastings … Continued

Jun. 28,2016 Read More
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A Yogic Perspective on the Orlando Attack

The deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history happened in Orlando on June 12, 2016. It is surreal to see and hear people like Stephen Colbert and Anderson Cooper talking about my neighborhood – the attack happened about 2 miles from my … Continued

Jun. 14,2016 Read More
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Kyle Robert’s Ayurveda and Pranayama Workshop 6/10-6/11 at TZF

Two-day event at Total Zen Float in Casselberry 6/10-6/11: Friday, June 10th 6:30- 8:30pm (donation class) “Explorations in Ayurveda” Ayurveda is a timeless practice founded in ancient India which intends to create optimal health within mind, body, and spirit. Through investigation … Continued

Jun. 6,2016 Read More
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How to get out of a Red Light Camera ticket and Why

** 4/06/2017 Check out updated info here. Also check out the RLC tab, above.**   You may have heard the news about my recent successful red light camera appeal. Check it out: In light of being propelled to instant-kinda-sorta-fame, I’ve been getting numerous … Continued

Apr. 25,2016 Read More
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The Art of Mantra: Yoga Meditation Workshop at TZF

Yogic chanting is a powerful transformation practice. It not only calms the turbulent storms of thought, it is also tunes the heart toward the experience of Oneness and Love. It may feel like our brains never shut off; and the idea … Continued

Mar. 2,2016 Read More
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9th Circuit Says City of Orlando’s Red Light Camera Tickets are Not Valid

Breaking news in our Red Light Camera Ticket Appeal: The Ninth Judicial Circuit for Orange County, Florida, issued an order on February 16, 2016, and determined that the City of Orlando’s Red Light Camera program is an improper delegation of the City’s … Continued

Feb. 19,2016 Read More
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Red Light Camera Challenge

Believed to be an unprecedented challenge to Orlando’s red light camera law, initial briefs have been filed in the Ninth Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida, that seek to bar the use of red light cameras for all of Central … Continued

Jul. 22,2015 Read More
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Sadhguru in Tampa!

Earlier this week I went to a talk given by yoga teacher and mystic, Sadhguru. I talk about my experience in this video clip (and why he reminds me a little bit of Jedi Master Yoda at 1:22): The basic … Continued

May. 1,2015 Read More
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Powerful Yoga Meditation: Gayatri Mantra & The Ganesh Mantra

Practice chanting the Gayatri Mantra (21 times) and The Ganesh Mantra (108 times) along with us at Total Zen via the video of our Eight Limb’s class below. We also get deep and talk about how to transform the chanting practice … Continued

Apr. 17,2015 Read More
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Bill Murray Yoga

Turns out the Dalai Lama really did give Bill Murray total consciousness. He gave a very Zen answer to the question: “What is it like to be you?” which was posed to him last year at the Toronto Film Festival … Continued

Mar. 28,2015 Read More
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Hello its me.

What have I been up to? … Livin’ the dream. That’s pretty much my standard response to that question. It usually gets a chuckle and gets me out of figuring out a better way to answer. Don’t get me wrong – I mean … Continued

Mar. 19,2015 Read More
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Q&A: Do you have to use so many cuss words?

I recently received the following response to my article, “Why yoga is not about silencing the mind” via LinkedIn from a lawyer colleague: Good article and I am interested in quieting my mind however your LinkedIn tease to the article looks … Continued

Jan. 17,2015 Read More
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Book Review: Garuda, The Eagle Who Soared with Ahimsa

I love Garuda. This book fills a growing need for quality children’s stories that deliver positive messages about life. It was written by Ally Ford, a wonderful yoga teacher (and all-around-amazing-person) who is the mother of two young children. Garuda started as … Continued

Jan. 14,2015 Read More