I hope you are all feeling well and nurtured after this past Thanksgiving weekend. We traveled down to Portland for 2 nights with the family and then on to Cannon Beach for a weekend of friends and more family. I so enjoyed having time to spend with people who are all so important to me. I also spent plenty of time cooking special dishes for the holidays. For me, cooking is always a pleasure, so that too was a boon. We even got to spend some time walking on the beach under blue skies. Ahhh.
Speaking of Cannon Beach – be sure to mark your calendar and reserve space at the Cannon Beach Yoga Festival, March 2-4, 2012. This is going to be an amazing weekend of yoga, with a line-up of Master teachers. I spoke with the director this weekend and she said that the teacher list will probably include both Sarajoy Marsh and Aadil Palkhivala. If you are in need of lodging, I know of a few places, and have a condo that sleeps at least 8 that will be available for rent. Grab a friend and make a weekend of it.
On much shorter notice, Girish will be here this weekend, playing with his band and singing kirtan in an intimate event in Seattle with his beautiful voice. I know you love his music, ’cause I’ve seen you opening your hearts and moving to it in class.
Check it out at Source Yoga, University Place, Seattle.
Also this weekend, Forest Yoga master teacher Kelly Rush will be leading a workshop on hips, necks and shoulders at Two Rivers Yoga. If you want to find freedom of movement in any of these areas, do drive down the beautiful road to Two Rivers Yoga in Carnation Saturday morning at 8:30am.
Swedish Hospital Yoga located in Sammamish Highlands is up and running. Classes are available throughout the week all day long and most are open to all level students and drop-ins are welcomed The majority of classes focus on therapeutics, and the teachers come from a variety of teaching backgrounds. Follow this link to see the schedule and sign up for a class or two. I teach there at 7:45am on Mondays and noon on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
Finally, I want to encourage everyone to make sure to take time out for yourselves this month. I know there will be plenty to do, what with holiday shopping, baking and parties, but you don’t want to find yourself tired and burned out. Not now you don’t. So take a break now and then, breath deeply into your pranayama practice, focus your mind on your breath and let go into the infinite peace of all being. Oh, and come to class and stretch your asana.
Shalom & Namaste,