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Thanksgiving * November 2014 * Higher & Deeper
Mary Yoga ENews  *  Issue #107
Higher and Higher

Deeper and Deeper ~ both a Thanksgiving and a lifelong practice.
 
Yes, I have always been an explorer and experimenter, a taster and a tester. And yes, I will defend the adventure instinct passionately and devotedly!  At the same time, I do hearken again, and yet again, to the wisdom voice that whispers, "Take the One Seat."* 
 
In meditation, that means choosing the chair you will sit on and remaining there in order that you may deepen your sitting practice.* This applies to many paths; perhaps all paths. Art. Athletics. Love. Faith.  Following your dharma, vision, you will only reach heights and depths when you are willing to face and conquer the demons that will arise when you stay steadfast in your saddle. 
 
Yes, we can find wisdom exploring far and wide. And we also need to know our tendency to go wide, to hide and flee, when heights and depths become challenging. My Thanksgiving wish for you and for me: the heroic staying power to go deeper, to go higher, upon your charger, your palanquin, your throne. To take your one seat and dare to fly high and dive deep with it ~ with courage and conscious choice.
Pure West: Holiday Restorative Bliss
Saturday December 13th, 4-6pm: Come to my 2-hour Chakra-Tuning Restorative Holiday Bliss at Pure Yoga West! A perfect pre-holiday treat for any yogi, or any journeyer of life, to take a rest, get restored and rejuvenated!
 
Aromatherapy, mantra, yantra, music, guided meditations, and nurturing hands-on assists throughout these deeply relaxing yoga poses: it's like a yoga practice, a healing meditation, an energy tuning, and a massage, all rolled into one. There will be a gift for each guest; spaces are limited so pre-registration is encouraged. 10% of Mary's proceeds will benefit Heifer Inc. for the holidays.
Schedule Snapshot
Upcoming Events:
12/5: 1st Fri. AcroYoga JAM ~ Om Factory Fashion District, NYC
12/13: Restorative Holiday Bliss ~ Pure Yoga West, 4-6pm, NYC
12/21: Holiday Trio Performance ~ Roberto Clemente State Park,
5:30pm, & Om Factory Flight School Union Square, 9:30PM
1/24-28: NYC AcroYoga Solar Immersionassist ~ MMAC, NYC
 
Weekly Yoga Classes ~ Pure Yoga NYC:
Pure Yoga East Side ~ 203 E.86th St. (3rd Ave)
  Monday: 10:30-12:00 Slow Flow Meditation
  Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative
  Thursday: 5:30-6:30 Vinyasa 1/2
  Friday: 5:30-6:30 Restorative
Pure Yoga West Side ~ 204 W.77th St. (Amsterdam Ave)
  Friday: 11:30-12:30 Restorative
 
Om Factory AcroYoga Classes:
  Friday: 7:30-9:15pm AcroYoga Flow Open Level ~Fashion District
  1st Friday/Month: 9:30-11:30pm AcroYoga JAM ~Fashion District
 
Private Sessions by Appointment:
Thai * Restorative * Meditation * ISHTA         
Photo thanks
Thanks for photos this issue to: Pure Yoga Fall 2014 200-Hour Teacher Trainees, Richard Baimbridge & Redefining Balance Retreats; Lisa LudoviciMegan Kelley & Pure Yoga West; Aranka Israni PhotographyMeryl LeighFrancesca McGrory-Loftus & Om Factory NYCLauren Tallody; AcroYogaKadri Kurgun PhotographyAlexandra Ruiz, & Jonny Nobleza; and Janel DuRoss for my lovely logo, below.
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May your holidays be joyful, illuminating, and free!
 
OMMMMmmary
 

 
 

 
In this issue:
Mind-Body Connection
November 26th, I celebrated one year from the day I walked into Lisa Ludovici's office and walked out pain free from the severe sciatica that had gripped me for 9 months and had some doctors talking about surgery. Lisa is tops in the field of clinical hypnotherapy. I am thankful for healing and grateful for an expanded view of our powerful, mind-body connection.

Holiday Acro Perf
At two holiday parties Sunday, December 21, I will perform in an AcroYoga Holiday Trio cooked up by me and two partners, Lauren Tallody and Christina Hernandez.
 
Join our Om Factory Family Party for our 9:30 performance, and Roberto Clemente State Park's party for our 5:30 ~ and see all the other playful acts at both joyful parties! Eat, drink, play, & celebrate with your local communities!

Solar Immersion
Solar Immersions are the most acrobatic of the 3 kinds of 5-day Immersions that AcroYoga offers.
Early Bird registration for NYC's January 24-28 Solar Immersion with Chris Loebsack and Arianne Traverso is Dec. 23.  I will join many other AcroYoga teachers to assist this!

There will be a NYC Lunar Immersion in late June that I will also assist, and then the Elemental, Sept. 19-23, blending both Solar & Lunar, that I will lead! Stay tuned....
Mary Aranas Yoga  •  310 Lexington Avenue  •  NY, NY 10016
http://www.maryaranas.com
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