After a long hiatus from leading workshops, I am pleased to announce that I will be offering a series of workshops this Fall, focusing on structural alignment, safe modifications and attunement within fundamental poses found in most asana practices. These workshops are appropriate for all bodies but are recommended for yogis with an enduring and dedicated practice.
All workshops will be offered at Village Green Yoga, 1:30-4:00pm
The cost per workshop is $45, but all three can be purchased for a discount of $40.00 per workshop. Please contact Village Green Yoga to sign up.
Sunday, October 14, 2018 – Sun Salutations
Sunday, November 18, 2018 – Standing Poses
Sunday, December 16, 2018 – Backbends
Happy New Year.
I sat down several times in the last few weeks to write you all a letter of Holiday Cheer and New Year Wisdom. Alas alack, after several attempts, I found that really most of what I had wanted to share with you, had already been said by someone else, and usually way more eloquently than I could ever articulate. I gave it up for a bit, but today I realized, I did want to send you all a note.
So, I will keep it simple.
I am grateful to all of you: my students; teachers; friends and fellow yogis for all the support you have given me this past year. and I want to let you know that I am here for you. If ever I can be of service to you in any way, please let me know.
You may have noticed, that my teaching schedule has been reduced. I am only teaching a couple of public classes a week (Mid-Day Bliss at Village Green Yoga). Instead, I am teaching more classes at senior living communities and volunteering with a few local service organizations. If you are interested in scheduling private or small group classes or workshops, I do still have room in my schedule for that. Give me a call or drop me an email to set something up.
2017 was a tough year. I think we can all agree on that. But I also believe it was the catalyst many of us needed to step up and commit to doing the work we were each meant to do. For me, this has led to enrolling in classes in physiology, kinesthesiology, meditation and philosophy. And, while I miss time on the mat with my students, I know that now is the time to return to my studies, delving deeper into my meditation practice and giving back to my community.
In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, which was this week, I wish you the very best for 2018. May this be the year, you truly step into your dreams, following your heart, listening to the voice of wisdom and compassion that lives within you, and may you find the work that inspires and nourishes you and all those around you. In the yogic sense, this is following your Dharma.
Eat well, move safely, sleep soundly and breathe with awareness.
May this be a year of blessing and joy.
Shalom & Namaste
I am super excited about a new class that I will hosting in West Seattle.
Starting tomorrow evening at BendnMove Yoga on California St.
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:15pm Hatha Integration – all levels
A quick note to remind you all that this Sunday will be my last day of teaching my 9:45am All-Levels Vinyasa Flow Class at Village Green Yoga. Gosh I hope to see all of you there. We have had such a good time together these many years. We have learned so much about ourselves and each other, and of course about yoga. I am deeply grateful to all of you. I do hope you will join me this Sunday. I guarantee you an amazing and heartfelt practice.
Don’t worry, my Tuesday/Thursday Noon Mid-Day Bliss Class at Village Green is not going away.
Are you excited about the eclipse this Monday? I am. Hopefully you will be able to take an hour out of your busy day and spend some time experiencing this amazing event. Research tells me that we will see 92% of the eclipse which is pretty close to the entirety. The darkness will only last a couple of moments, but the whole event will last from 9:02-11:38am. The silence and stillness will peak at 10:22. I fully believe that that stillness will be felt deeply in our spirits if we allow ourselves to be open to it. Make sure you have those proper glasses and are in a wide open space, preferably facing southeast.
Happy Summer! I hope everyone is enjoying this long stretch of sunshine we have had in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I know I have. As usual, summer finds me playing on the water, hiking in the woods, picking berries, and dancing to music in meadows. Yep, life is good.
I wanted to let everyone know that after much consideration, I have decided to make some changes to my teaching schedule. I have decided to reclaim weekends and evenings and spend less time on the road driving. Its has been a hard decision to make, and even as I write this I feel a pang of loss. I will miss our Wednesday evenings in the woods and weekends mornings when we all breath together and nourish our bodies and spirits. We have all grown so much over the years, and I will miss each and everyone of you. Truly, it has been an honor.
But in letting go of these teaching slots, I will open myself up for more opportunities to study, practice and travel. I look forward to deepening my understanding of yoga, philosophy and anatomy and meditation through retreats and workshops that frequently fall on weekends. Let’s call this a mini-sabbatical.
What this means in the short run is that I will no longer be teaching at River Tree Yoga on Wednesday evenings or on Saturday mornings. It also means that I will no longer be teaching at Village Green Yoga on Sunday mornings.
My last day at River Tree Yoga will Be Wednesday August 9th.
My last Sunday at Village Green Yoga will be August 20th.
I will continue to teach my Tuesday & Thursday Mid-Day Bliss class at Village Green Yoga.
And I am still offering privates, scheduled at your convenience.
In the Fall, I will be adding a weekly evening class in West Seattle and a monthly advanced practice class at Village Green Yoga. There is also the possibility of workshops at River Tree Yoga. More details on all of these will be coming your way shortly.
Be Well, Breathe and have an amazing Summer.
Shalom & Namaste,
Thank You Everyone.
The response to my post and newsletter two weeks ago was incredibly supportive and affirming. I guess I am not the only one who has been trying to figure out how to navigate these challenging times. Thanks to all of you, I not only feel comforted but also inspired to continue to teach yoga from my space of satya (truth). Now when I listen to the news, I realize that there is something more that I can do other than make phone calls, sign petitions and march. And I have been doing it all along – teaching yoga and helping people to find a space of inner peace and strength to follow their own path of Dharma.
We have made a slight change to the schedule at River Tree Yoga. On Wednesday evenings I will only be teaching one class at 6:30pm. It will be a Hatha-Yin Fusion class. We will go slowly and deeply into our poses, look to alignment and strength, and finish with some long luscious yin holds to restore and rebalance our energy.
Other news at River Tree Yoga, we have a Yoga Sound Bath with Daniella White scheduled for Tuesday February 28th at 7:30pm. If you haven’t gone to a Sound bath yet, you really should. Imagine a gentle yoga practice followed by a nice, long svasana and being lulled into a deep state of meditation by crystal singing bowls, vocal harmonics and gongs. Participants are bathed in powerful vibrations that help entrain their brain waves into Theta. It is in this deeply relaxed state that physical / mental / spiritual healing can take place, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, cellular regeneration, stress release, and emotional/physical healing. Click here to register.
All my other classes are on schedule as planned:
River Tree Yoga, Fall City
- Wednesday, 6:30 – 8:00pm: Hatha/Yin Fusion
- Saturday, 9:00 – 10:30am (alternating): Hatha Flow
Village Green Yoga, Issaquah
- Tuesday & Thursday, Noon – 1:00pm: Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle
- Sunday, 9:45-11:15am: Hatha Vinyasa Flow
- Wednesday, Noon – 1:00pm: Mid-Day Bliss/Gentle
Thank you again for your continued support.
Shalom & Namaste