I think summer is finally here. This means you should probably dig out your sun glasses and sun screen. Apply sun screen before you begin your out door practice. Yes, that’s right. I am encouraging you to take your mat outside and do some yoga in the sun. I love it when it is warm enough that I can role out of bed and do my practice outdoors. Some how it just feels right – sun salutations in the sun, and the music of the birds as background.
Yoga for Hope was wonderful. It was a gift to be able share space with all of you and do something good for our community while also doing something good for ourselves. Thank you.
Vacation: I will be heading off for vacation next week and will be gone till mid-August. I have subs for all my classes, so no worries there. Taking a class with a new teacher is always a opportunity for growth. He or she may say something you have been hearing for a long time, but put it in a way that is new and by doing so, you find a new way of entering and opening into a pose.
New Fall Schedule: I will be expanding my teaching schedule this Fall. Swedish Hospital just opened a new campus in Issaquah and they have created a wellness and yoga studio. Lucky us – a hospital dedicated to wellness from the ground up. Come check it out. You can even get a lovely organic lunch there after class. Class times are Tuesdays & Thursdays Noon-1:00.
Friendship: Summertime seems a time for friendship. I remember long days of summer as a girl, we would just travel from one friends house to the next. Lazing around the day, doing whatever we wished and then staying up late at night talking, talking talking. I am reminded how important friendships are to sustaining our health. I encourage you to take advantage of the long days of summer to nourish your souls with the gift of friendship.
A Friend is one to whom
You may pour out
All the contents of your heart,
Chaff and grain together
Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping, and with the breath of kindness,
Blow the rest away………
Shalom & Namaste,