I spent the day yesterday with my teacher and soul sister. I ended the day in her class.
Across the street from the studio there was a Firestone Garage. The big neon sign beamed into the studio, “Maintenance & Repair.”
That’s what I was there for, Maintenance & Repair; a little “tune up.”
It takes just 40 days to bring new and lasting changes into your life. I can give you a whole list of reasons why 40 Consecutive Days of yoga is so powerful but I like to keep things simple.
When you do 40 Days of Yoga Consecutively, you teach yourself that your mental, physical and emotional being is a priority to you.
That is, you start being kind to yourself.
If you are unkind to yourself (you don’t prioritize your health), you will be unkind to others, so simply put, do more yoga and you’ll have more friends
See you at the Kick off party, 4:00pm today
This workshop takes place Sunday, March 3rd, 12:30-2:30pm in Vancouver
Some of us are graced with quieter dispositions and the idea of sitting peacefully on a meditation cushion is pure bliss. Some of us need to take a noisier path to get there. Achieving inner stillness is critical to our wellbeing. It is only in stillness that we can hear and understand all that the universe wants to gift us. Stillness and peace is accessabile to all. If the quieter route challenges you, join us for a workshop that can show you how to find peace using a more playful method that involves, yoga, dance and song. Be brave!
This workshop is an exploration of the sixth chakra, and the wisdom it holds to grace your life. This workshop will give you tools for your own yoga and meditation practice, in addition to tools to share with your students.
Eligible for 5 hours of Yoga Alliance credits. Homework will be assigned to those taking this workshop for course credit.
All levels welcome. 80% asana, 20% theory.
I’m not sure my teacher knows I refer to her as the Big G. I like the term. I always sign off on my communication as “G.” I imagine the “Big G” to be the wiser part of myself. So here are some of my favourite “simple wisdoms” from her workshops at the Yoga Journal Conference in San Francisco:
- “Don’t search for enlightenment, assume you are enlightened. It’s just buried under some deep neuorsis.”
- “Empty your mind..not to the state of being dumb but to the state of being wise. When your mind is emptier, you can receive messages.”
- “choose what you want to keep in your mind”
- “now that we have moved into the Aquarian Age, stop using the word “practice” to refer to your yoga. Live the yoga, don’t practice it. It’s like someone practicing piano for a concert. Don’t practice, be the concert.”
- On Conversations with God: “Why do you want to read about someone else’s conversations with God. You have to have your own conversations with God, whether it’s by walking through the forest, or cooking with your kids or through meditation and prayer. Without this you’re missing a pretty big link.”