Mary Yoga ENews * Issue #132 * December 2016
Festival of Lights
This Monday in my Yoga Nidra class I led an imagery inspired by Kabbalah teacher Dr. Gerald Epstein. Here it is, paraphrased. Happy New Year.
Meditation on Inner Light dispelling the darkness ~
Close your eyes, breathe out. Imagine the Milky Way within you, studded with bright stars, and streams of light of courage, love, and beauty flowing.
Locate a point of discomfort within your body. See it diluted, dissolved, and dissipated by the streams of light in you. Repeat this, feeling yourself filled with light, the streams of light reaching beyond you and out into the world.
Repeat this meditation daily throughout the 8 days of Hanukah, 12 days of Christmas, and the 7 days of Kwanzaa. This year, they overlap; a triple boon of a wondrous festival of lights, despite the darkness in the season.
Valentine's & February Immersion
I am a busy lover in February!  Join me for two Valentine's events:
Valentine Restorative Feast at Pure East on Saturday February 11th from 2-4pm, with an assistant team giving loving touch, aromatherapy gifts for guests, and poses, mantras, essential oils, to bless each of your 7 chakras. All levels welcome, special price if registering with a friend.
ValenThai at Om Factory, Sunday February 12th, 5:30-7:30pm, a lusciously led Thai yoga love-fest for friends and lovers, co-taught with my friend Bassam Kubba. Bring a family member, or bestie, or your honey, and give and receive the nectar of the dance of Thai. We complete the treat with wine and chocolates!  What a delish date, for body & soul!
Then, February 18-21, on Presidents' Day Weekend, my pal Brian Davis and I lead the 2017 New York AcroYoga Elemental Immersion, from Saturday though Tuesday.
In 4 days, over 30 hours, the Elemental is great for brand new AcroYoga students wanting the most solid Foundations imaginable, for seasoned AcroYoga students getting serious about training, and for those interested in the Teacher Training path. It fulfills one of the requirements for AcroYoga International TT. It also offers 30 Continuing Education hours for Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers. A few 3-day weekend spots are available. Early Bird ends at midnight January 13th.
Schedule Snapshot
Dec 31 An AcroYoga New Year’s Eve: Sweetness & Light
Om Factory Flight School, Union Square, 9:30PM-1:30AM; come for open-level class play 9:30-11:30 and midnight toast & party / Jam, or just join 11:30-1:30 for midnight toasting & party/ Jam!
Feb 11 Valentine Restorative ~ 2-4PM Pure East, 203 E.86 St.
Feb 12 Valen-Thai w/Bassam Kubba ~ 5:30-7:30 Om Factory
Feb 18-21 AcroYoga Elemental Immersion NYC w/Brian Davis
  30-Hours Lunar and Solar, Therapeutic and Acrobatic Foundations
  Save on Early Bird registration by Jan.13th
April 28-30 Mother-Daughter Retreat ~ Wagging Tail Yoga, NY
  This retreat is sold out. Reserve now for June 9-11 retreat!
May 6-7 & May 20-21
   Mother Mary Yoga Nidra Teacher Training ~ Pure Yoga NY
May 13 Mother’s Day Restorative 2-4PM Pure East, 203 E.86 St
June 9-11 Spring/Summer Retreat ~
   Wagging Tail Yoga Studio, Bethel, Catskills, NY
100 Hour Mother Mary Restorative Teacher Training ~ Pure
4 Levels of 25-HourCEU’s, OR 100-Hour Advanced Training
Each Level includes 30 days’ complimentary Pure Yoga membership
 July 14-16 ~Level 1 Restorative Basics ~ Teach for a year
 July 24-30 ~Level 2 Restorative Intermediate ~ Widen your scope
 Aug 18-20 ~Level 3 Restorative + Nidra + Thai Touch
 Sept 15-17 ~Level 4 Restorative + Nidra + Thai Yoga
Weekly Classes in New York City:
Pure Yoga New York Weekly Yoga Classes:
Pure Yoga Eastside - 203 E.86th St. (3rd Ave) 
   Monday: 10:30-12:00 Slow Flow Meditation
   Monday: 1:15-2:00 Yoga Nidra Meditation
  Tuesday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative
  Thursday: 12:30-1:30 Restorative
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
     ~ 265 West 37th Street (8th Ave), 17th Floor
 *1st Friday/Month 9:30-11:30PM AcroYoga JAM - Fashion District
Private Sessions by Appointment:
Thai Yoga * Restorative * Meditation * AcroYoga * ISHTA
In this issue:
Festival of Lights
Valentine's & February Immersion
Schedule Snapshot
An AcroYoga New Year
Schedule Past Feb...
Giving & Receiving
Photo Credits
Privacy; Reply; Forward
An AcroYoga New Year

Sweetness and Light are what we will create together Saturday night, my sister pal Linda Mittel and I, at Om Factory Union Square, to see out the old year and welcome in the New Year with light and hope.
We do so with AcroYoga games and flight and fun, and a bubbly toast at midnight. We then stay open for playful Thai and Fly and dance and sheer sweetness of company until we all go home tired at 1:30 in 2017.
Feel free to bring any treats and any dress-up masks! Register
Schedule Past Feb...
Upcoming are a Mother's Day Restorative workshop and two weekend retreats at Wagging Tail Yoga Farm and Studio in Swan Lake, NY in the Catskills. The April retreat is full, but the June 9-11 still has some spots open!
Also upcoming are two Mother Mary teacher trainings, open to teachers and students alike:

100-hour Restorative training, over 4 weekends: 

July 14, July 28, August 18, September 15
30-hour Yoga Nidra training, over 2 May weekends:  May 6 and 20.

See details for workshops, trainings or retreats when convenient for you and as they get added or updated, on my web page.
Giving & Receiving
Two of my favorite charities received donations from me in gratitude for the two December Restorative Holiday workshops at Pure East and Pure West.
They were: Food Bank for New York City, and Heifer, Inc.
More of my favorite charities:
The Smile Train
Habitat for Humanity
Feeding America
Coalition For the Homeless
Keoni Movement Arts
Photo Credits
Thanks for photos to: John Suhar, Kadri Kurgun, Derek Pashupa Goodwin. 
Thanks to Janel DuRoss for my logo.
Privacy; Reply; Forward
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Have a happy, holy, holiday season!
Ommmmmm Shanti Peace!

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