To receive email from Mary Aranas, add maryaranas@yahoo.com to your safe sender list
View as Web Page Send to a Friend
Mary Aranas Yoga
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ More Share Options
 
Merry Brightness * December 2011 * Issue #72 * Mary Yoga ENews *

God is ... Love (=Relationship)

The Season of Lights is, among other things, a time for introspection, and personal observation. What is of worth in your life? What is worth risking, pledging, giving up something, maybe everything, for?

We are so abundantly blessed when we have something we can feel that way for. Truth? Beauty? Family? Devotion to something beyond just ourselves. Relatedness. To something.

We can aim to achieve so much in the different chapters of our lives. And what may surprise us sometimes is how anticlimactic a triumph or milestone can feel when we've achieved it for its own sake. We reach for the next one.

Process ... journey ... we say these words frequently in Yoga. Never are we more imperfect or perfect than now.

Joyful in where we are: that is the practice of Santosha, contentment, the 2nd Niyama or observance in Patanjali's classic 8 limbs of Yoga.

And so it is "come as you are" that God finds us, loves us. We are never asked to be flawless ~ only joyfully loved, joyfully flawed. Blessed clay jars containing this priceless treasure: our willingness to love, and be loved. God's love for us, poured to us, through us, from us.

We so often hear the words "God is Love." Love by definition is relating. It is union, it is yoking. One to another. Self to self. Self to God. Om shanti ~ peace! A blessed and a beloved Christmas be within you.

MARY'S WEBSITE

 

Mother Mary March Restorative Teacher Training

Have you ever wanted to share Restorative Yoga with someone you know, own it more for yourself, or share it with groups you know would benefit from it?

Do you already teach yoga or fitness, and wish to master the elixir of yoga's luscious dessert, to feature this deep nurturing Restorative dish more creatively on your teaching menu?

My 2nd Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training at Pure Yoga East is 2 weekends in March, 3/3-3/11, and will give you all of the above. it is intended for yoga instructors or anyone seeking to master their Restorative teaching skills. It counts as 25 CEU credits for Yoga Alliance and toward RYT 500 hour credit if you are a graduate of Pure Yoga's 200-hour program.

For full details and to register, see link below. Early bird pricing for pre-registration by February 17. Speak with Laina Seplow about teacher discounts if you are a Pure or Equinox instructor.

MARCH RESTORATIVE TT

 

Valentine Partner Workshop 2/11

Whether you're a brand new or seasoned yogi, this Valentine weekend, join my teacher pal Izzy VanHall and me as together we celebrate relationship through playful partner yoga, and thai massage.

Pure Yoga East on Saturday Feb. 11, 4-6PM. Bring a friend, relative, or other loved one. Sign up by Feb. 1 for an Early Bird discount!

FEB 11 PARTNER WORKSHOP

 

SoHo 4/7 AcroYoga Foundations Workshop

With spring around the corner come April 7, come and taste a 3-hour sweet & sweaty AcroYoga FUNdamentals workshop with my pal Chris Loebsack and me at YogaWorks SoHo, Saturday afternoon 4/7 from 2-5PM. No partner needed (but friends are most welcome). No experience required. Be ready for spring with some joyful partner yoga skills for park and beach play! Cameras are welcome.

Registration at YogaWorks will be open soon!

4/7 ACROYOGA FUNDAMENTALS

 

My Teaching Schedule

These are my New York classes for January. If you are not a Pure member and desire to be my guest at a class, please write me with the class you'd like to take. I may have one guest per class, and we LOVE to have people come and experience Yoga with us.

Pure Yoga - East/West
M-10:30 Slow Flow Meditation -East
T-12:30 Restorative -East
Th-9:30 Vinyasa 2 -West
Th-11:00 YinYang 1/2 -West
Th-5:30 Vinyasa 1/2 -East
F-10:30 Chakra Slow Flow -West
F-5:30 Restorative -East

MY CLASSES PAGE

 

Pure Yoga Special: Privates

From now until Dec. 31, Pure Yoga New York offers a private yoga special: 3-packs for $295 and 1-packs for $100. Maximum 2 per customer, of either/both packages. Member/non-member.

Photo credit:
'Yoga in New York Project' by Wari.cat; Sponsored by Yoga Journal & Hanuman Clothing; Full gallery at wari.cat and Flickr

PURE YOGA NEW YORK

 

Reply; Forward; Privacy

Thank you for being in my ENews cyber sangha, community. Feel free to reply whenever you like, and to forward to friends who may enjoy an event or a photo or a quote.

As always, feel free to unsubscribe anytime, and know that your email privacy is safe and honored; I do not share email lists.

Photo credit:
'Yoga in New York Project' by Wari.cat; Sponsored by Yoga Journal & Hanuman Clothing; Full gallery at wari.cat and Flickr

MARY'S WEBSITE

 

Photo Thanks; Happy New Year

Photo thanks this issue to: Jim Wang for family photo with Raul & Raphael; Gateway Playhouse & Raul Aranas; Michael Sivanataraj for photos of me and Chris Loebsack, except where noted by Wari.cat; Pure Yoga Studios; Michael Sivanataraj for Sam Prestidge here basing our F2F in silhouette; Niko Douwes & Marius Weerts in their H2H; Dave & Zoe of Paradizo Dance; Aranka Israni for studio photo; Blake Brody; and my brothers Paul Vivian, George Lee & Charles Lee for their nature photos.

Peace, gratitude, and blessings be upon you for 2012.

Happy New Year! Ommmmmm shanti.

Mary

In This Issue:

God is ... Love (=Relationship)
Mother Mary March Restorative Teacher Training
Valentine Partner Workshop 2/11
SoHo 4/7 AcroYoga Foundations Workshop
My Teaching Schedule
Pure Yoga Special: Privates
Reply; Forward; Privacy
Photo Thanks; Happy New Year
AcroYoga Calendar: 2012
Yoga in NY Photo Project
Dutch Acrobatics Weekend NYC 1/21-1/22
Paradizo AcroDance Evening Classes
Sponsor A Wild Place
Save the Children
Blake Brody Shoes
Links


AcroYoga Calendar: 2012

Beauteous scenes around the world are among the reasons to order the 2012 AcroYoga Calendar. Plus: check out March & Sept from NYC, and your humble servant in both with pals Chris & Sam. Get one for your friends to be inspired to join you in yoga or travel!

ACROYOGA CALENDAR

 

Yoga in NY Photo Project

If you like Woody Allen's New York cinematography, you will love Wari Om's yoga photography in our enchanting city. Order stills or custom calendars from his website.

Photo from 'Yoga in New York Project' by Wari.cat
Sponsored by Yoga Journal & Hanuman Clothing

Full gallery at wari.cat and Flickr

WARI OM: NY YOGA

 

Dutch Acrobatics Weekend NYC 1/21-1/22

Go Dutch and get inspired this January, East Coast acrobats! Marius and Niko have over fifteen years of experience performing all over the globe. Grab them while they are here on their Dutch AcroTour for this 2-day weekend in NYC!

Click below for details and registration information. Early Bird discount ends January 7! AcroYoga teachers, there are special discounts for you; read up on them or email me.

DUTCH ACRO 1/21-22

 

Paradizo AcroDance Evening Classes

Dave Paris of Paradizo Dance teaches partner acrobatics with a dance flair, every Thursday evening beginning January 12, and I'm delighted to be his assistant.

THURS EVE ACRODANCE CLASS

 

Sponsor A Wild Place

Here's a gift idea for a nature enthusiast: Sierra Club's "Sponsor A Wild Place" donations in honor of someone in your life, channeled toward protection of endangered flora and fauna of your specification.

SIERRA CLUB

 

Save the Children

90% of funds in 2010 were went to programs; sponsorship of a child is still only $18/month. Reasons this organization may be a good choice if you do not already sponsor a needy child and their community somewhere in the world.

SAVE THE CHILDREN

 

Blake Brody Shoes

You may see Figure 4 teachers at Pure wearing little stretch ballet slippers; they are actually Blake Brody In-Studio Shoes, which are anti-bacterial and anti-microbial, and prevent slippage on sweaty mats, as well as provide arch support. I have wide toes, so I got a pair but am still getting used to how they feel practicing, not teaching in them. See website for a variety of fun designs. Other options for similar functions include Vibram five-finger shoes and the classic ToeSox.

BLAKE BRODY SHOES

 
Links:
ACROYOGA.ORG
SAVE THE CHILDREN
SIERRA CLUB
PURE YOGA STUDIOS
ISHTA: MY YOGA LINEAGE
Mary Aranas Yoga • http://web.me.com/maryaranas * 310 Lexington Ave. • NY, NY 10016
http://web.me.com/maryaranas
Subscribe | Unsubscribe | Send to a Friend | Preferences | Report Spam
Powered by MyNewsletterBuilder
Bookmark and Share