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Giving Thanks  *  Mary Yoga ENews
November 2017  *  Issue #143
Simple Thanksgivings
This Thanksgiving I took several days off, leaving them flexible for spontaneous, unstructured pleasures. Delighted to "wing it" as though on a pleasurable vacation with an open itinerary: and that is ezzackly how it feels! Sleep late or sleep early. Movies or long chats. Movement or luscious reading time. Time for strolls and music, journaling and daydreaming. Thankful for the precious commodities that all living beings share: Time. Breath. Being. Thanksgiving.
Restorative Holiday Treat
Come join us Saturday, December 9 afternoon at Pure Yoga East for a delicious pre-holiday treat ~ two hours in deeply supported restorative yoga postures over bolsters and blankets, ministered to by me and my team of assistants.
We will tune all seven chakras just in time for a fantastically calm and delightful, season of lights. Through deep, quieting postures, essential oils, soft music, guided meditations, and healing touch, we offer this gift for you and your loved ones! Reserve your spot and your holiday aromatherapy gift now. 10% of my proceeds will gift Food Bank for New York City.
New Year's in Colombia
Begin your new year in exotic and beautiful Cartagena, Colombia and the nearby Rosario Islands.
There are just a few spots left for reSOULutions retreat pt 4 ~ the healing on Jan. 3-8.  Experience: multiple layers and styles of yoga, all optional. A wise, loving, super fun team that includes Esco Wilson, Juan Gamboa, myself as senior teachers; an amazingly talented team of guest teachers; and a vacation/ yoga retreat/ life adventure all in one! Email me any queries! Come 'n vacation / retreat with me!
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Schedule At A Glance
My schedule is always updated at my website: Meanwhile here's a snapshot ~

Workshops, Retreats, Teacher Trainings

*12/9 Holiday Restorative Treat: 2-4PM Pure East
*12/17 Zouk N Thai: 3-5:30 Om Factory Fashion District
*1/3-1/8/18 reSOULutions retreat: Casa Pombo, Colombia
      includes two mini Teacher Training modules
*100-Hour Restorative Teacher Training ~ Pure East
     4 Weekends of 25-Hour Saturday/Sunday, Levels 1-4
     June 30-July 1st, July 21-22, August 11-12, Sept 8-9
*25-Hour Yoga Nidra Teacher Training ~ Pure Yoga East
     Sept 22-23, 2018

Weekly Yoga Pure Yoga New York
Mon 10:30-12 Slow Flow Meditation, Pure East
Mon 1-2PM Yoga Nidra Meditation, Pure East
Tues 12:30-1:30 Restorative, Pure East
Thur 12:30-1:30 Restorative, Pure East
Fri 11:30-12:30 Restorative, Pure West
Mon 5:45-7:15PM AcroYoga Flow L1-2 (Open),
   Union Square  *through November 2017
Fri 7:30-9:15PM AcroYoga Flow L1-3 (Open),
   Fashion District
*1st Friday/Month 9:30-11:30PM AcroYoga JAM
Private Sessions by Appointment
Thai * Restorative *  Nidra * Meditation * AcroYoga * ISHTA
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Have a wonderful, quiet, peaceful and bright Season of Lights!
In this issue:
Simple Thanksgivings
Restorative Holiday Treat
New Year's in Colombia
Schedule At A Glance
Email Privacy
Zouk N Thai ~ 12/17
Choice Charities
Photo Thanks
Zouk N Thai ~ 12/17
Sunday Dec 17, we wed two partner practices in one workshop: Zouk dance and Thai bodywork. Both are delicious partner practices that emphasize flow and connection.
Awesome NYC Zenzouk teacher Vinny will teach us Zouk with his equally awesome assistant Saeko.
After dancing, we will lay out padding and give and receive Thai yoga, furthering our enhanced partnership skills for healing. 
Zouk N Thai is 3-5:30; then all are invited to Om Factory's 7:30-10PM Solstice Party, with kirtan, raffles, a Thai lounge, and a Zouk hour to end the evening! Zoukers may attend just the party for $10, or the entire day with the workshop for $45 ($80/couple).
No prior experience is necessary. No partner needed! Come!
Choice Charities
Every time we give back, we light up someone's life. There are so many needs, yet each little gesture makes a difference. Here are some of my favorites:
Heifer, Inc. ~ "Give a man a fish, feed him for a day; teach a man to fish, feed him for life" informs this organization, which gifts families with livestock, teaches them animal husbandry, and requires them to give back to their community.
Habitat ~ Co-funding and co-building their homes is part of the contract with families chosen to benefit from Habitat's house-building gifts.
Feeding America ~ Across the nation this group's chapters organize delivery of food from restaurants, supermarkets, groceries, at day's end, to soup kitchens and pantries and shelters.
Children International ~ Focusing on local programs in ten countries including the USA, building the 4 pillars that break the poverty cycle, one child and family at a time: health, education, employment, empowerment.
What are your favorite agencies to give to? We need not feel or be helpless in others' need. We can carefully and wisely allocate, to these and so many more throughout the year, a part of the harvesting of our own thanksgivings for the right to earn and learn, give and receive.
Photo Thanks
Thanks this issue for photos to Lyan Lex, Ioana Catalina, Megan Kelley, Gina Newlin, reSOULutions team.

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