|The juicy goodness out of it! Life, that is! Tickled pink these days to be a senior/mentor to so many (students, niece, son, friends), I am delighted to offer words of wisdom, solicited or not! And my top words are: LOVE like crazy! Yeah, like the Beatles said, "And in the end, the love you take, is equal to the love, you make." So ... what are YOU waiting for? Yes they sang what many sages have taught, including the One whose birthday we celebrate this month. And, what are you waiting for? The seasoned sage woman's words to you this season!|
Photo credit above: Wari Om Photography www.wari.cat
Photo below: Sam Hurd Photography www.samhurdphotography.com
Paul and Elena had one private AcroYoga session ~ she's a yogini, he was not ~ and they delightedly shared this photo from their pre-wedding shoot, when these flying newbies displayed their love for life, love, and each other, with this flight. Thank you Elena Kwon and Paul Ehrbar! Their wedding is: May 21, 2016 in Long Island.
That is also my beautiful niece Monica's wedding date to her fiancé Kalvin, in San Francisco! And my brother George's birthday and his wedding anniversary to his mate Paul. The Aussie mates will join us in California in May. Love is rich! Love is the only thing that lasts, that conquers, the only thing there is in the end, as my wise soulful husband reminds me.
And love is an action, not a feeling. So it is always available. It may take courage to act, but it is always available. And the actions of love bring forth the feelings of love, for giver and receiver.
What if Christmas' magic gift under the tree was absolute acceptance? Of you? By you? Oh yes, with all of your many flaws and imperfections! What if Someone delighted in them? Loved you to pieces all the same?
What if that actually is the gift? Being the Beloved? Try it on for size. Merry Christmas, Beloved. Namaste.
|With January 2016, my one class schedule *change is asterisked below. View my updated schedule any time, including special events, at my website, maryaranas.com. |
I am away traveling to India the last half of January, Jan. 15-30. I will have some wonderful teachers subbing for me; enjoy them!!
Pure Yoga New York Weekly Yoga Classes:
Pure Yoga Eastside - 203 E.86th St. (3rd Ave)
Monday: 10:30-12:00 Slow Flow Meditation
Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative
*Thursday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative *New~replaces Fri. 5:30
Thursday: 5:30-6:30 Vinyasa 1/2
Pure Yoga Westside - 204 W.77th St. (Amsterdam Ave)
Friday: 11:30-12:30 Restorative
Om Factory Weekly AcroYoga Classes:
Friday: 7:30-9:15PM AcroYoga Flow Open Level - Fashion District
1st Friday/Month 9:30-11:30PM AcroYoga JAM - Fashion District
(In January, JAM is 1/8 instead of 1/1)
Events For Your 2016 Calendar ~
Weekend Retreat Spring 2016:
June 3-5 ~ Wagging Tail Yoga Studio, Bethel, NY ~ details tba
Valentine Restorative Workshops 2016:
Pure Yoga, NYC ~ details tba
Private Sessions by Appointment:
Thai Yoga * Restorative * Meditation * AcroYoga * ISHTA
|2016 ~ Valentine Restoratives; Spring Retreat|
|Mark your calendars for Valentine weekend Restorative Treat workshops, at Pure Yoga East and possibly also at West! Traditionally they are Saturdays to prevent conflict with our Sunday evening regular Restorative classes. Shoot me emails if you have preferences for locations and times! Will be scheduled shortly.|
The June 3rd-5th, 2016, Friday to Sunday weekend dates are confirmed for Spring Weekend Retreat in the beautiful 100-acre retreat center and studio on Swan Lake, Bethel, New York, at Wagging Tail Yoga Studio! Hosted and co-led by loving, wise, RYT co-teacher Ora Ramat. Yoga, nature, delightful company are a constant. Our theme this weekend will be spiritual refreshment, rejuvenation, and empowerment. More TBA!
|Photo Thanks this issue to:|
Cover photo Wari Om Photography.
Lead article photo: Sam Hurd Photography.
Restorative photo at low right:
Kristina Cubrilo, model Michelle Velasquez, Om Factory Yoga Studio.
Stratton Mountain flying: base Arielle Caruso, photo Linda Mittel.
Logo: Janel DuRoss.
|This season I am grateful for so much: Health, Work, Family, Friends, Faith. |
Health is a key ingredient to enjoy it all. Lisa Ludovici whom I call my genie, guided me into self-healing from chronic pain resulting from sports injuries, two years ago.
This is a gift that goes on giving. My self-hypnosis skills are tools I draw on in many realms of life. They are a skills set much like the practice of Yoga Nidra, but modular, compactable, wholly self-owned. My folding bicycles of yoga nidra meditation gears!
|Louise Hay, author, publisher, at age 89 a glowing, loving role model powerhouse teacher of mind-body healing, is one of the finest gifts I received from Lisa. Start with her book "You Can Heal Your Life" if you are new to her treasure trove of works.|
|Jill Miller and Yoga Tune-Up are another gift I gave myself in 2015! I took Jill's YTU anatomy training, led expertly by Taylor Dunham, and have built steadily on my collection of therapy ball and skills ever since.|
Jill Miller, yoga and fitness scientist and educator, has such a professional, clear, yet accessible approach in her Yoga Tune-Up system that she is a gift to all athletes, movement professionals, and everyday folks wanting to live pain-free for optimal performance for life.
|Privates for Thai Yoga Bodywork or Restorative Yoga are some of my favorite healing offerings. Email me directly for hour house or mine, or take advantage of Pure's December special of a 3-pack for $298 and schedule any time in 2016 at Pure East or Pure West.|
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Merry, loving year-end blessings be upon you, your heart, your soul, your body, and your breath! Blissful journeys in 2016!
Maha Shanti! Magnanimous Peace!